Today's News

  • 'A whole lot more than chickens'

    Returning to a simpler time when people grew the food they ate is a dream of those involved in community gardening efforts. 

    During his presentation, Rusty Collins, Denver director for the Colorado State University Extension Service, said that only 1 percent of the food consumed in the state is grown locally. Shifting that percentage to 20 by the year 2020 is a goal of his organization, he said.

    “Urban agriculture is a whole lot more than chickens,” Collins told a group at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium on Sunday.

  • Several of candidate's credentials confirmed

    Fire board recall candidate Jodi Kesten says that information on the recall committee website about her experience with the Long Beach Fire Department and work history in Evergreen is valid, and independent checks confirm several of those resume entries.


    Members of the no-recall committee have questioned Kesten’s credentials as a volunteer firefighter and her past employment with the Life Care Center and the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen.

  • Challenge candidates in recall election field questions

    Facing Evergreen Fire/Rescue staff and firefighters, the four challengers in the fire board recall election fielded questions about their intentions and qualifications at their April 3 forum.
    Candidates Dan Koller, Paul Peil, Jodi Kesten and Barry Pier held the event at Evergreen High School to present their views on issues related to the recall campaign of four Evergreen Fire Protection District board members. The school auditorium was filled with residents who challenged the candidates with questions written on index cards, which moderator Jim Sherwood read to them.

  • Winter all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is the 2013 4A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    Marnath Reat, Alameda; Luke Stratman, D’Evelyn; Grant Witherspoon, D’Evelyn; Cody Marvel, D’Evelyn; Colin Elmgreen, Evergreen; Andre Lane, Evergreen; Austin Rickard, Golden; Tyler Olson, Golden; Steven Lorenzen, Green Mountain; Stefan Hackenthal, Wheat Ridge

  • A pipeline toward success: Evergreen High to Adams St.

    It was 1992 when Rob Wright first stepped foot onto the campus of Adams State University in Alamosa. The distance runner from Belen High School in New Mexico gravitated toward the Division II powerhouse because of its rich history.
    “They’ve always had a great history of taking average, above-average distance runners and turning them into national champions, All-Americans,” Wright said.

  • EFPD recall would endanger Evergreen
  • How did we get here? Reasons for recall

    By the time you read this, you’ll probably have received your mail-in ballot for the EFPD board recall election. You have heard and read a lot about each side’s positions and arguments. So let’s focus on a different question: How did we get here?

  • Migrant birds, including fox sparrows, return to area in April

    It is late at night as I try to write this. I must try to get this article finished so the good people at the newspaper can put it in the next issue. This has been a strange week with weather warmer than usual, mostly cloudy, spring-like days and clear nights with gillions of stars.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Rob ‘n’ given

  • Young Writers Conference promotes the power of the pen