Today's News

  • First pine siskin heralds beginning of fall migration

    Looking out my window early this morning, I saw a pine siskin at my feeder. The feeder is empty since I am all out of seed, so the bird did not stay long. However, pine siskins are frequent visitors to our winter feeders in this area.

  • Sustainability group has new board members

    Four new board members have been named to vacant seats at the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability.

    The Evergreen nonprofit group works on projects in areas such as renewable energy and recycling. The group operates with a budget of about $50,000 per year, a part-time executive director, a 13-member board, and an advisory board.

    “We’re really excited to have the new energy,” said Rachel Emmer, executive director of the group. 

  • Q&A with HD25 Libertarian candidate Jack Woehr

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district?

    I have been a political activist since 1975 and began campaigning for public office in 1994. In the past 20 years I have been involved with policy and policymakers, testifying many times before

  • Q&A with HD25 GOP candidate Jon Keyser

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district? 

  • Q&A with HD25 Democratic candidate Janet Doyle

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district?

    I am an experienced businesswoman with years of community involvement in our district and the ability to represent all constituents of HD25 across the political spectrum due to my moderate, pragmatic and fiscally responsible perspective. I have heard from many constituents that they want what I represent — a moderate, experienced, fiscally conservative community leader.

  • Walk to commemorate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act



    The 5-mile hike begins at 9 a.m. at the trailhead at the RTD Park-n-Ride in Bergen Park at the Highway 74 and County Road 65, and continues to the Evergreen Lake House.


    “We encourage outdoor enthusiasts,” said Dee Lyons of the Friends of Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wildernesses, the organization hosting the walk in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies.


  • Fall slash collection for Indian Hills residents could include vouchers for purchase

    Board members of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District are considering the use of vouchers, which residents could purchase for slash collection this fall.

    Indian Hills resident Bret Roller, who is coordinating a slash collection program with Jefferson County, has suggested placing vending stations in the community at which residents could buy the vouchers for approximately $20.

  • Park district board selects interim co-directors, approves loop trail contract

    Recreation manager Ellen O’Connor and Lake House  supervisor Brad Bednar are serving as interim co-directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District while EPRD board members search for a new executive director.

    Former EPRD executive director Scott Robson resigned at the end of August after 3½ years of service. He has accepted a position as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum in Golden.

  • Annual Big Chili Cook-off heating up at Buchanan Park on Sept. 7

    The 13th annual Big Chili Cook-off has a new venue at Buchanan Park, where spicy samples of recipes can be tasted throughout the day. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, for the event benefiting six area fire departments.

    Homemade versions of chili recipes will be available for tasting, as well as samplings from area restaurants.

  • Jeffco planners recommend revisions to oil and gas regs

     The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of changes to the county’s oil and gas regulations at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    Planning and Zoning Director John Wolforth said changes to county regulations regarding oil and gas drilling and operations would make them consistent with those of the state. There are no current applications for oil and gas development in Jeffco, and only one existing operation, along Highway 73 near Rocky Flats, Wolforth noted.