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Today's News

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Chief Mike Weege announced the district has hired Paul Amundson, an Evergreen resident and part-time paramedic for EFR, to be its wildfire mitigation/education coordinator.

    During the April 10 Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting at the Bergen Park Administration Building, Weege said the district was hiring three new staff members, including Amundson.

  • Conifer marathoner’s new book recounts Boston bombing experience

    Five years ago, Conifer’s Greg Kalkwarf crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon shortly before the bombing.

    Fortunately, his family wasn’t in the area.

    “If we hadn’t had VIP passes, this little guy” — he said, pointing to his now 8-year-old son Bryce — “would’ve been right next to the bomb.”

  • Decision pushed back on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning

    Of the 20 or so Lakewood and Morrison residents who spoke at an April 12 Rooney Valley Commission hearing, not one supported the Red Rocks Ranch development – at least not its current version.

  • Annual Courage Walk an opportunity for crime victims to join together

    Despite moving out of state, Tiffany Segura and her family return to Colorado every year for the Jefferson County Courage Walk.

    For Segura, the annual walk is a means of healing and way to remember her 2-year-old son, Donny Ro’Mello Romero, who was murdered in Lakewood in 2015. Last Saturday, she and a large group of family and friends made the short trek around the Jefferson County courthouse to the on-site courage garden, carrying flowers and a large banner honoring Donny.

  • Husky baseball decimates rival Golddiggers

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — The Platte Canyon baseball team didn’t so much as beat Clear Creek on Saturday afternoon as survive against the Golddiggers.

    Falling temperatures, wind gusts that blew the ball around in unpredictable ways made life difficult for both teams. But thanks to some big hits and resiliency the Huskies prevailed, 25-15, at Clear Creek High School.

  • Clear Creek offers boys hoops position to Scott Haebe

    After nearly three decades coaching the boys’ basketball team at Evergreen High School, head coach Scott Haebe has decided to take his talents to nearby Clear Creek High School.

    “We are happy to announce that Scott Haebe, long time Evergreen boys basketball coach, has accepted our offer to be the new head boys basketball coach at Clear Creek High School,” Clear Creek athletic director David Schuessler said in an e-mailed statement.

  • Lobos’ soccer secures third shutout victory of season

    By Levi Waddell

    THORNTON — The Conifer Lobos girls soccer team’s season didn’t get off to the start it had hoped. After starting off 0-3, the Lobos have won three of their last four, including a 2-0 shutout against the SkyView Academy Wolverines on Thursday.

  • Who can resist puppies in ‘101 Dalmatians’

    Cute puppies are coming to the Montessori School of Evergreen’s Marshdale campus when Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale performs “101 Dalmatians Kids.”

    The 28 second-, third- and fourth-graders in the production will perform a show that is “recognizable and adorable, and the music is fabulous,” according to director Lisa Cole.

  • Adapting to life's circumstances

    While Joelle Broberg was an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, she came to realize that her life’s path was to become a parent.

    That realization led her to an international adoption, a hold on her career, and the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The lives of Broberg and her daughter, Shweta, 9, are intertwined as together they’ve faced issues with international adoption, multiple surgeries to fix Shweta’s leg and the task of becoming a family.

  • Historical Society's name is history

    The Jefferson County Historical Society has changed its name to reflect the area whose history it preserves.

    It’s now the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society or EMA (pronounced Emma) for short. The society, which is a nonprofit, has a new name but does the same work, according to Elaine Hayden, president of the society.