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Today's News

  • U.S. Senate candidate visits mountain area

    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Steve Shogan unveiled his first TV ads at a fund-raiser Saturday at Nick’s Pro Fitness in Evergreen.

    Supporters laughed at an ad that shows a male actor with eyes pointing in different directions and a voice-over saying, “What if your two eyes didn’t work together?” as an allusion to partisan bickering between Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

    “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to fix Congress … or maybe it does,” is the theme of the second ad, a cartoon.

  • CAP holds search-and-rescue exercise

    Colorado Civil Air Patrol cadets in military uniforms and bright yellow vests were seen on Highway 73 on Saturday, searching for a hiker reported missing near Cub Creek Park in Evergreen.

    Fortunately, the search-and-rescue effort was just a ground training exercise for some CAP members and cadets. The nonprofit group includes an Evergreen squadron and several teenage cadets.

  • Teachers approve initial agreement with district

    Members of the teachers union have overwhelmingly approved a contract agreement reached May 8 with the school district’s bargaining team, but teachers voted on a version of the pact that did not include a later addition from the district.

    Just hours after bargaining teams reached the original agreement, the district added the stipulation that non-probationary teachers rated as not effective or partially effective would not be eligible for raises.

  • Niece of former Yankees baseball star going the distance for cancer society fund-raiser

    Evergreen resident DeDe Murcer Moffet remembers her uncle, former New York Yankees all-star Bobby Murcer, as a fun and kind person.“He was a fabulous human being,” she said.

    Murcer died of a cancerous brain tumor in 2008 at age 62, less than two years after his diagnosis.

  • Can-do attitude leads to charitable senior prank

    The term “senior prank” no longer has a negative connotation at Evergreen High School.

    While pranks the last few years have damaged the school, this year’s prank helped dozens of Evergreen families who need food assistance.

    A group of seniors collected 600 cans of food — weighing 781 pounds — and formed them in “2014” in 80-foot high numerals on the school’s football field. To make the cans stand out, each had a piece of colorful paper underneath.

  • Honoring military veterans and families of those who serve

    Longtime Evergreen resident Gerald Olde and his sons Larry and Richard Olde were among those honored for their military service at the Blue Star Salute on Sunday afternoon.

    The elder Olde, who served in World War II, has been a Legionnaire for 70 years, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 said during his presentation. Larry Olde was in the Navy from 1965 to 1971, and Richard Olde served in the Marines in the late 1960s.

  • Statue of soldier to be dedicated at veterans walk on May 26

    A bronze statue of a solider will be dedicated at the Veterans Commemorative Walk during a Memorial Day ceremony at Buchanan Park on May 26. The sculpture, named “The Sentry,” depicts a Vietnam-era infantryman holding a rifle.

    Working with American Legion Post 2001, five area Rotary clubs raised funds for the statue, which the Evergreen Park and Recreation District approved last year.

  • Can-do attitude leads to charitable senior prank

    The term “senior prank” no longer has a negative connotation at Evergreen High School.

    While pranks the last few years have damaged the school, this year’s prank helped dozens of Evergreen families who need food assistance.

    A group of seniors collected 600 cans of food — weighing 781 pounds — and formed them in “2014” in 80-foot high numerals on the school’s football field. To make the cans stand out, each had a piece of colorful paper underneath.

  • Affordable housing is focus of AT HOME in Evergreen

    Opening minds and hearts to the housing needs of people is the goal of interfaith group AT HOME in Evergreen, Rabbi Jamie Arnold said during a presentation at Congregation Beth Evergreen on Sunday afternoon.

    “In Evergreen, the lack of affordable housing is pretty clear,” Arnold said.  

    People who work at restaurants, care for the elderly and teach in local schools are among those who can’t afford to live in the community where they work, he said. Single mothers and divorced women also have difficulty finding housing they can afford.

  • 'Evan's Bay' honors 30-year employee of fire district

    Thirty-year employee Evan Fosler got a big surprise on May 13 from the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

    That was the night Fosler found out that the maintenance building where he works on Bergen Parkway had been named “Evan’s Bay” in his honor. Fosler said he never saw the honor coming, as he thanked friends and family who attended a reception.

    “I don’t deserve to be recognized. It’s all of you people who make this organization great,” Fosler said.