Today's News

  • Third annual Veterans' Rendezvous is this Saturday

    Veterans in need of assistance will have an opportunity to learn about services they can access at the third annual Veterans’ Rendezvous in Conifer on Saturday.

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Denver regional office and other state, county and local service and health-care providers will once again offer consultation, information and opportunities for veterans, who can sign up on the spot for VA benefits and services.

  • Group seeking ways to convert love of Evergreen into local spending

    “I think we would all agree that people who live in Evergreen love it,” said Steve Sumner, director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen. “How do we get them into the shops?”


    Gathered around a table at the arts center last Wednesday, Sumner and others in a focus group were immersed in a discussion on ways to promote Evergreen to its residents.

  • Colorado’s newest state park set to debut

    The mountain area's newest neighbor is settled in and ready to host its first open house.

    After several delays, Staunton State Park will open to the public this weekend with a two-day grand opening packed with events and activities.

    “This has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to share this amazing park with others,” said park manager Jennifer Anderson.

  • Several Evergreen teachers retiring this month

    Lynn Scheuer

    Art teacher for 18 years at Wilmot Elementary

    For the past several years, she also has taught art at Bergen Meadow.

  • Salute to a career

    Occasionally, when Evergreen Middle School science teacher Jeff McCarthy says goodbye to a class of students, he offers an offhand salute.

    He likens it to a gesture that late-night television comedian Johnny Carson often made to his right-hand man, Ed McMahon. It’s a sign of respect, a sign of farewell.

    McCarthy may make that offhand salute on May 30, the last day of this school year, when he says goodbye to his last class of eighth-graders. McCarthy, 63, is retiring after 35 years of teaching, 21 of them at EMS.

  • Natural fence designed to keep snow from blowing onto highway

    Shovels in hand, Tony Auciello and other Jefferson County Open Space staff were planting evergreen saplings and seedlings in the expansive meadow bordering Highway 74 in Evergreen last Thursday.

    Dodging rain and sleet showers, they worked steadily in the gray morning chill to complete the project designed to help motorists driving in winter conditions.

    When they mature in a few years, the trees will provide a living fence to protect Evergreen Parkway from snow and ice that strong winter winds deposit on the road.

  • Boy injured when vehicle hits bike in Evergreen

    A 6-year-old boy was injured Sunday evening when his bike collided with a vehicle on El Pinal Road in Evergreen, Trooper Nate Reid of the State Patrol reported.
    A 2000 Ford Focus was heading north on El Pinal Road when the vehicle and bicycle collided, according to the report. The driver of the vehicle, Lawrence May of Evergreen, 26, has been charged with careless driving causing bodily injury in connection with the incident, Reid reported.

  • Rosier takes heat over slash disposal

    Slash disposal continues to be a hot issue for mountain residents — figuratively and literally — and it doesn’t look like the problem will be solved any time soon.

    The Conifer Area Council’s public affairs committee hosted County Commissioner Donald Rosier on April 29 at Los 3 Garcias Restaurant in Aspen Park. Rosier was invited to speak on a number of topics: slash disposal, the county’s plans for legalized marijuana, and other goings-on in Jeffco.

  • Evergreen puts on a hitting clinic

    The Evergreen Cougars put on a hitting clinic May 4 against rival Conifer. And every time the Lobos answered, Evergreen answered right back.
    The home-standing Cougars scored four runs or more in four consecutive innings, capping the game with a Joe Danni game-ending RBI single in the fifth inning for a 17-7 win. And it’s wasn’t just one individual — it was a collective effort for the Cougars, as all nine guys contributed in some form or another.

  • EHS knocks on the door, but can’t push it in

    DENVER — It was a recurring theme for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. In a Region 1 girls tennis tournament that featured the likes of host Colorado Academy, Valor Christian and Alexander Dawson, Evergreen was knocking on the door time and again to qualify someone for this week’s 4A state tournament in Pueblo. But it didn’t quite happen.