Today's News

  • Village Gourmet celebrates 30 years of good tastes, times

    The Village Gourmet is a shop that appeals to the senses.

    When you walk into the Bergen Park kitchenware and gift shop, your nose is greeted with the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. Samples always are available by the door.

    Your eyes see the vibrant colors of everything from dishes and kitchen gadgets to gourmet food and cookware.

    Your fingers can touch the soft towels and shiny pot and pans.

    If you walk to the back of the shop, your taste buds can partake in handmade chocolate truffles.

  • Four’s a charm at St. Pat’s fund-raiser

    It was a fitting four-leaf clover at the Rotary Club of Conifer’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser: tasty food, friendly companions, delectable drink and a worthy cause.

    St. Laurence Episcopal, which serves as a church 364 days a year, took a day off March 16 and dressed up as an Irish pub — complete with furnished tables, signs, balloons and lights strung around the walls.

    “The energy is just amazing,” said Rotary president Suzanne Barkley. “It just feels great in here.”

  • Ball bounces Lady Eagles’ way in win over Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Kayla Latham figured it was just a matter of time before the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles would score. When they did — and, incidentally, it was on a goal by her — it was the momentum shift they needed in the South Jeffco Invitational.

  • Cougars thrilled with start to season

    DENVER — Considering how little his team had actually been on a baseball diamond in preparation for the 2013 season, Evergreen baseball coach Matt Erholtz could find little not to like about the Cougars’ 8-2 victory over host John F. Kennedy on March 16.
    Jack Drumright and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and six different batters had hits in Evergreen’s second straight win. The Cougars defeated Westminster 5-0 the day before in the weather-delayed season opener behind Jake Englehart’s one-hitter.

  • Cougars wake from 1st-half slumber

    Try as he might first-year Evergreen boys lacrosse coach Zach Buckley could not get his Cougars to play with any emotion in the first half March 15 against Windsor. But something woke Evergreen up from its first-half slumber, even if it baffled Buckley as to what it was that did so.
    Jakob Koons, Dylan Haga and Zach Strande each scored a pair of second-half goals as Evergreen scored eight consecutive times en route to an 8-3 victory over the visiting Wizards at Evergreen High School.

  • Koller seeks balance on fire board as recall candidate

    Evergreen resident Daniel Koller said he decided to run as a candidate in the recall election of the Evergreen Fire Protection District to bring community representation to the board. 


    “The recall is not just about the burn building,” Koller said.

    The current makeup of the fire district board, which includes a majority of former firefighters, is not consistent with what one would expect, he said.

  • Simons focuses on goals for fire district board

    As a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, Charles Simons said he is dedicated to serving the overall community.


    “We have a commitment to the to the entire 125-square-mile district,” he said. 

    A former commercial airline pilot with an extensive background in safety training, Simons said he believes that the fire training facility at Fire Station 2 will help people in the district.

    “This building will improve the situation,” he said. 

  • Fire district's newest member voices support for training facility, volunteers

    Evergreen physician Valeri Leswing, the newest member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board, says she supports the controversial fire training facility in progress at Fire Station 2.

    “I feel like this training facility makes our community safer,” Leswing said. 

    The board members unanimously selected Leswing at their March 12 meeting to replace former member Charles Dykeman, who recently moved from the area.

  • Evergreen fire department providing residents information about fire risks, evacuation routes

    Brook Forest resident Carolyn Golba came to the March 12 meeting of the Evergreen Fire District Protection board to ask about evacuation routes in her neighborhood in the event of a wildland fire.

    “I know there’s no easy answer,” she said.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege replied that everyone in Brook Forest would have to take the primary route out of the community. If people were to take side roads, they may get lost, or caught up in a wildfire, he said.

  • Bringing a family home

    “Can I get a couple of two-by-fours?” called Adrienne Patenaude while standing on the roof a home under construction in Kittredge.


    An AmeriCorps builder, Patenaude was working with Evergreen volunteers helping to complete a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity home last Thursday.

    Robert Tobor and Melissa Duley of Evergreen-based Green Apple Supply were among those who came to the volunteer workday sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.