Today's News

  • Time to prepare feeders to help birds this winter

    I can’t believe it’s September already. But Labor Day is past, yellow school buses roll along our roads, and yellow wildflowers bloom along the shoulders of the road to my house.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    You may know his wife, ‘Cher’

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Cougars repeat as Boulder Creekside Classic champions
    — Sarah Kay and Morgan Milstead each homered and Evergreen pounded out 12 hits in a 7-2 win over host Boulder to win the second annual Boulder Creekside Classic on Sept. 1.
    Sydney Stansbury, Kenzie Skold, Natalia Aramovich and Milstead each had two hits in the title game.
    Ragan Wickham pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the victory. She walked two and struck out two.

  • Messiah Mountain Retreat seeks rezoning

    Some Indian Hills residents don’t mind if the Messiah Mountain Retreat Center continues to host camping and church groups, as long as the property isn’t commercially developed and its fire mitigation isn’t neglected.

  • Evergreen shows youth, lack of depth in opener

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.

  • Cougars find their groove in the second half

    It wasn’t your typical Evergreen Cougars game. Now that’s to be expected in the season opener against an opponent the likes of Air Academy. After all, both teams reached at least the 4A state quarterfinals in 2011. Shoot, Evergreen played for the championship.
    But the Aug. 30 game at Evergreen High School showed Cougars head coach Peter Jeans that his team needs to play as one. It took a while, but Evergreen finally figured that out.

  • Lundberg, Polis have close encounter

    The liberal incumbent of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District met his conservative opponent in public for the first time at an Aug. 29 citizens meeting in Larimer County.
    Democrat Jared Polis and his Republican challenger, state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, did not debate at Forks Food and Fuel in Livermore but answered questions from a largely conservative audience at the low-key meeting.

  • Evergreen Kitchen and Bath celebrates 20 years

    Marion Patterson says the past two decades have flown by, and in that time she’s designed more kitchens and baths than she can count as owner of the Kitchen and Bath Center in Evergreen.

    “No two projects are alike, and it’s never boring,” Patterson said of her business in Evergreen North, the shopping center between Safeway and the post office. “Every room is different, and clients are different. The way people approach things is different.”

  • Mountain Area Land Trust earns national accreditation

    As they celebrate 20 years of existence, staff members at the Mountain Area Land Trust also are excited about receiving national accreditation for the organization.


    After an extensive process involving 1,000 pages of documentation, MALT has been accepted by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. 

    “This accreditation is so important to make sure everyone knows we’re here forever,” said Betsy Hays, MALT development director.