Today's News

  • 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.

  • Highland Haven celebrates 35 years in business

    Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business, and Highland Haven Creekside Inn achieved that landmark this year.

    “It’s so nice to be in this community for so long,” said Gail Riley, who along with her husband, Tom Statzel, runs the bed-and-breakfast on the east end of downtown Evergreen. “We have all this history, and all of Evergreen has all this history with us.”

    Riley said the secret to the inn’s success is reinvesting in the property so it never stagnates, and offering top-quality service.

  • Field of Honor remembers those who served

    The cloudy skies parted Saturday long enough for the first patriotic Field of Honor ceremony to take place at the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

    Elks Lodge 2363, with the assistance of Evergreen’s American Legion Post 2001, dedicated 60 flags honoring servicemen and women as a precursor to Memorial Day. The flags, which can be seen from Fireweed Drive, will be flown until June 8.

  • Superintendent finalist faces tough questions in first appearance

    Jeffco superintendent finalist Daniel McMinimee was greeted by a skeptical crowd with challenging questions at an informal meeting last Thursday evening.

    Nearly 75 community members packed the Wheat Ridge High School library to hear about McMinimee’s plans for leading the county's school district.

  • Searchers find missing Bailey man dead

    Bailey resident Nicholas Coats was found dead near his home of an apparent suicide on Thursday, May 15. 

    Searchers were called to look for the 21-year-old after he told his mother he was going for a hike at 4 p.m. Wednesday and did not return, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    There was no indication of foul play in the death, said Dan Pruett, chief deputy in the Jefferson County coroner’s office. Autopsy results are pending, Pruett said.

    Searchers looked for Coats in a forested area near Bailey along U.S. 285.

  • Track & field: Lauder, Kay, relays rule Jeffco