Today's News

  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder on Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Menchie’s no stranger to community support

    If you participated in Evergreen’s Freedom Run on July 4th, chances are you received a goody bag at the end of the race, including a coupon for Menchie’s in Bergen Village.
    In addition, on that day, Menchie’s donated 15 percent of its sales to Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice.

  • ‘Hairspray’ takes on tough issues with comedic style

    Evergreen’s musical theater community has certainly had success with the 1960s. Last year the Evergreen Players presented “Hair” as the summer musical to kick off Arts Alive week. This year, we do the Twist and the Mashed Potato even further back in time in the early 1960s in the Players’ production of “Hairspray.”

  • A long ride for a worthy cause

    The desire to meet and help others has brought two Wisconsin men to Colorado — on their bicycles.

    Dennis Knight, 62, and Dan Haas, 56, are passionate about seeing the country, riding from town to town and meeting people. They are on a 70-day ride that will end in Pueblo.

    They’re also passionate about making people more aware of human trafficking, both forced laborers and the human sex trade in Colorado and worldwide.

  • Once again, Abe Lincoln nails it

    Oh, to be transported back to a more innocent time, just a few weeks ago, when the greatest problem with the exercise of federal power seemed (merely) to be the Internal Revenue Service’s selective targeting of a handful of political organizations. Compared to what we’ve learned since, the IRS scandal seems a passing trifle.

  • Black-headed grosbeaks are common bird in the foothills

    Many people’s first reaction on seeing an orange-and-black bird is that it must be an oriole; this, however, is not the case. We have another orange-and-black bird in the foothills that is not an oriole. It’s short thick finch bill and dull burnt orange color will immediately rule out an oriole.

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  • Love of Colorado brought new Methodist minister to the West

    “We fell in love with Colorado,” said the Rev. Russell Fletcher, senior pastor at United Methodist Church of Evergreen.


    After serving a church in Paonia for several years, Fletcher and his wife, Diane, have just moved to Evergreen to minister to the congregation. He preached his first sermon at the church this past Sunday.

    Fletcher is a native of Mississippi, where he served for 40 years with Methodist congregations.

    After visiting Colorado, Fletcher said he began exploring opportunities in the West.

  • Gessler, Tancredo advance conservative agendas at Evergreen Tea Party meeting

     Speaking to more than 100 people gathered for the Evergreen Tea Party meeting on Monday night, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo sharply criticized Democratic leadership at the state and federal levels.

    “I think what the governor did was an absolute travesty,” said Gessler, responding to a question about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to grant convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap a temporary reprieve from execution in May.

  • Tour of gardens is this Saturday

    An adobe home with an intriguing courtyard, hens, peacocks and a vegetable rooftop garden is one of five properties on the Evergreen Garden Tour this Saturday.

    Other gardens on the tour sponsored by the Evergreen Garden Club include a ranch property with burros, a xeriscape berm and vegetable garden, a Tudor home above Upper Bear Creek with hillsides of floral color, a historic home once visited by former President Dwight Eisenhower, and a home featuring multiple gardens, pergolas and patios.