Today's News

  • Evergreen sign company owner questions park district bid selection


    Zuni Sign Company owner Ed Bischoff believes that he should have been awarded a contract to create 17 signs for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After reviewing four proposals, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson and his staff chose the Al Lenzi Group of Lakewood for the project. Lenzi’s bid came in at $64,819, which was close to Bischoff’s bid of $64,993.

  • House District 25 candidates address issues around health care, retirement fund, fracking

     House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou and challengers Lorna Idol and Jack Woehr addressed issues concerning health care and the political process during a candidates forum Sept. 27 sponsored by the Jeffco League of Women Voters.

    Libertarian candidate Woehr said he does not believe the state would opt out of Medicaid benefits expansion, in his response to a question about health care funding.

    The entire health care system is “out of whack,” he said.

  • Packages for troops filled with necessities — and gratitude

    Evergreen resident Jane Lynch said she is thrilled that President Obama is planning to bring American troops back from Afghanistan by 2014. 

    In the meantime, Lynch and her friends are mailing care packages to soldiers in the war-torn country and to those still stationed in Iraq. 

    “I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” said Lynch.

    After mentioning her idea to friends a few months ago, Lynch said her dream has become a reality.

  • Sports briefs

    Jackson has goal, assist as Evergreen topples Conifer

    Ethan Jackson had a goal and an assist, while twin brother Matthew Jackson and freshman Adriano Borsa also scored goals in Evergreen’s 3-1 Mountain Cup victory over Conifer on Oct. 1 at Evergreen High School.
    The win was Evergreen’s fifth straight as it improved to 7-1-1 on the season, 3-0 in the 4A Jeffco League.
    Jack Drumright and Matthew Hornbecker combined for four saves for Evergreen.


  • Evergreen dances to own beat, tops Lobos

    Inertia, the property that tends to keep a body in motion, emanated throughout Evergreen High School’s gym Sept. 27 as the Lady Cougars defeated rival Conifer 27-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21.
    With the sound system blasting feet-twitching tunes that made officials and coaches bust some dance moves in front of a packed house, the girls on the court fed off the energy creating a dynamic game of attack and defend.

  • Skold hopes to be peaking at the right time

    LITTLETON — It was starting to become a regular occurrence. Three times this season, Sammy Skold placed third – at the season-opening Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, the Joe Vigil Open and the Liberty Bell. Her last win seemed like a distant memory.
    But she doesn’t have to worry about that any longer. Skold, who last won at the 2011 Liberty Bell, captured the annual Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park on Sept. 28 in a time of 19 minutes, 52 seconds.

  • Evergreen golfers on the prowl

    Sam Theil could’ve reflected back on his 3-over-par 75 at the 4A Metro Regionals and saw how it motivated him into the state tournament for a third consecutive year. He could also look back at his previous two trips and offer invaluable advice to his younger teammates, Kyle Peterson and Kyle Malazdrewicz.
    He could have, but Theil knew what the 4A boys golf state tournament truly takes.

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

    A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Romney’s comments over the line

    Dear Governor Romney:
    When I cast my ballot in this year’s presidential election, I plan to vote for President Obama “no matter what.” Having said that, let me disabuse you of the notion that only people you have characterized as “dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it” are committed to voting for the president.

  • Celebrating summer's end with German flair

    Lively music and beer flowed freely at the third annual Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon at Evergreen Lake.


    Musicians dressed in German attire played oom-pah tunes inside the large white tent where food and beer were served. The fare included sauerkraut marinated in wine and other Bavarian-style cuisine.

    Outside, festival-goers danced to music performed by the 3 Twins Broadband and other groups and took in a display of Volkswagen campers and Beetles.