Today's News

  • Evergreen resident solves marketing riddle

    What's a more creative way to say "I love you"?

    That question plagued Evergreen resident Helene Hughes as she wrote notes for her children’s lunch boxes every day when they were growing up. 

    Hughes’ musings led her to create "Symbuzzles" (from the words “symbols” and “puzzles”): word-picture puzzle cards that her kids could figure out.

  • Jeffco school board approves 2015-16 budget on split vote

    The Jeffco school district’s 2015-16 budget, which has proved to be the latest dividing line for the fractured school board, was approved last Thursday with the votes of the board’s three conservative members.

    The conservative majority was pleased that the financial plan avoided added expenses, but the board’s two liberal members say the budget shortchanges teachers on pay, and could have met pressing facilities needs responsibly through an alternative financing method.

  • 2015 spring sports all-conference teams

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2015 spring sports season:

  • EHS finding a rhythm through summer program

    LAKEWOOD — It started May 29 with a three-day team camp at Metro State, then a summer series at Gold Crown, a camp at the University of Northern Colorado and now a final camp at Gold Crown Field House. 

    It’s just a little more than three weeks, but the Evergreen Cougars’ boys basketball team gets a small sampling of what kind of squad it has when it goes into the 2015-16 season later this year.

  • Snider takes in the Evergreen Rodeo

    Felesha Snider moved to Evergreen three years ago, but the on-again, off-again barrel racer had never competed in the Evergreen Rodeo until June 20. It was well worth the wait.

    “It was great. It was awesome. I wish my run would’ve been a little faster, but I’m proud of my horse. He hasn’t been running barrels very long. He’s kind of new at it. It felt good,” the Granbury, Texas, native said.

  • June’s showers bring July’s mariposa lilies

    There is an old saying in this area: “When it rains in June, the mariposa lilies will bloom in July.” Well, it certainly has rained in June, so now we can look forward to seeing mariposa lilies in July.

  • Beth Evergreen celebrating 10 years with Rabbi Jamie

    In 2005, the members of Congregation Beth Evergreen took a leap of faith. The 30-year-old congregation had experienced growth, purchased land and built Evergreen’s first synagogue. Now it was the time for the next step: a full-time rabbi.

    After months of interviews, the board of directors hired Jamie Arnold, a young rabbi ordained in 1999 who was serving at Temple Sinai in Amherst, N.Y.

  • Jeffco studying groundwater quality in Indian Hills

    Indian Hills resident Steve Hosie is among property owners in his area who cannot build homes on vacant lots because of restrictions on septic systems dating from the 1970s.

    “I’ve asked that my land be removed from the septic-prohibited list,” he said.

  • Local DAR honors Vietnam veterans with commemorative exhibit

    A display commemorating U. S. military involvement in the Vietnam War at the Evergreen Library is designed to honor veterans and educate visitors, said Anne Skewes, a member of the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which created the exhibit.

    Along with posters outlining the history of the war are gold bracelets bearing the names of soldiers identified as missing in action in Vietnam. People wore the bracelets in the 1960s as remembrances of those soldiers, Skewes said.

  • Denver Parks planning to repair flood damage at Evergreen Golf Course

    The Denver parks department promotes the Evergreen Golf Course as its “signature mountain course.” However, the 10th hole has been closed to players since September 2013, when it was damaged by the raging waters of Bear Creek.

    “We play 17 holes. It’s just ridiculous,” said Evergreen resident and Realtor Andy Wann. “We’re getting complaints all the time.”