Local News

  • Devil’s Canyon Fire contained

    The Devil’s Canyon forest fire southwest of Idaho Springs was 100 percent contained as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Forest Service officials said. The blaze was limited to 7 acres, no structures were destroyed and no evacuations were necessary.

    Lightning sparked the fire 4 miles southwest of Idaho Springs off Colorado 103 about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Smoke jumpers and an air tanker were sent to battle the blaze.

  • Prodigal Dam Bridge comes home to Golden

    The next time you’re doing business in Golden, do yourself the pleasure of stopping by to see an old Evergreen friend.

    OK, maybe not “friend” so much as “brief acquaintance.” Or, possibly, “unwelcome guest,” or even “bitter enemy,” depending on how long you can hold a grudge. In any case, you’ll likely find a courtesy call to Evergreen’s one-time Dam Bridge well worth the effort.

  • Postal substation opens in Marshdale

    Ravenglass Gallery in Marshdale has become the home of a new postal substation to serve postal customers in that area.

    As of June 25, a variety of mailing needs can be met at the gallery, 6947 Highway 73.

    The substation will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed Sundays and holidays.

    Lisa Keipp will manage the substation. The Evergreen post office will oversee operations.

  • Lariat Loop boosters fete downtown interpretive plaza

    How convenient that downtown Evergreen’s newest public amenity happens to be the perfect place to throw a little party in its honor.

    On Saturday afternoon, June 21, dozens of folks turned out at Evergreen Mountain Village to extend a heartfelt “howdy” to the Evergreen Interpretive Plaza, a restful two-tiered oasis of ease and edification just footsteps from the buzz and bustle of Main Street. The plaza is the second link in a chain of interpretive interludes the Lariat Loop Heritage Association has planned along that historic route.

  • Parents go to mat over kids' tae kwon do class

    A delegation of unhappy parents made an appearance at the June 18 meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to protest what they said was unfair treatment of tae kwon do instructor Tom Spratt.

    Spratt is a contract employee who has worked for the district for about 25 years. He usually teaches classes at both Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, but has withdrawn from the Buchanan site, saying his insurance won’t cover it because of physical changes made to the room.

  • Stevenson touts benefits of bond, tax increase

    “It’s not about new schools,” Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson says as she asks voters to support a proposed $350 million school bond issue, plus a $32 million permanent tax increase.

    It’s about bettering existing schools, keeping class size down and increasing graduation requirements, rather than bricks and mortar, Stevenson says.

    Stevenson spoke June 18 at Bergen Meadow Elementary School in Evergreen at a meeting of about 30 people, most of whom had children in Evergreen schools.

  • Artist's work, and his garden, give back to the community

    Don Sahli, a painter who has lived in Evergreen for the past 17 years, was trained in the Russian tradition of Impressionism and over time has combined this distinctive style of painting with his own American roots. The result is a powerful blend of stroke and color that has resulted in an international reputation in the art world.

    In 1995, Sahli opened the Sahli School of Art, using his garden and rustic homestead barn as the teaching ground for his students.

  • Model T show transports Hiwan Museum back in time

    A visitor to the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday might have sworn he’d been transported back to the early 20th century, as cars, costumes and political agendas harkened back to those earlier days.

    The Ford Model T Centennial Festival featured nine Model Ts and one Model A in the museum parking lot, where spectators could inspect each car inside and out, take photos and talk to the owners. One car’s front license plate went so far as to declare, “If this car gets any older, I’ll have to shoot it.”

  • Evergreen family reaches Mount Shasta summit

    The Wilhelm family of Evergreen successfully reached the summit of Mount Shasta last week in their effort to honor Mark Wilhelm’s mother and her battle with breast cancer.

    On June 18, Wilhelm, his wife, Nancy, and son Brandon joined 30 breast cancer survivors and others affected by the disease in climbing the 14,162-foot peak in Northern California

    "I would like to thank the community, friends and family for their support,"

    Mark Wilhelm said. "It was a fantastic experience, emotionally and spiritually,

  • Proposed building projects alarm Buchanan Park neighbors

    A neighborhood group is up in arms about the magnitude of the proposed unfunded structural amenities and parking lots described in the master plan for Buchanan Park in North Evergreen.

    A concept drawing shows a community center complex with three buildings, an outdoor amphitheater, a picnic pavilion, festival grounds and parking for dozens of cars, northeast of the existing ball fields.