Today's News

  • Letting the good times roll

     Sisters Katie and Sarah Wachs had a good time listening to 16-year-old Austin Young play rocking, bluesy tunes at the Evergreen Music Festival on July 4. 


    “They’re so good,” Sarah said of Young and his band No Difference. 

    “I love that it’s a father-son duo,” added Katie.

    As Young belted out “Come on, baby, let the good times roll,” people danced in the grass at Evergreen Lake Park while others sat back and enjoyed the music.

  • Enough Americans still believe in America

    Seems like there’s plenty to lose sleep over these days. We’re into the fourth year of the worst recession since the Great Depression. In Afghanistan, we’re a decade into an “operation” nobody seems to understand. Long-term fiscal obligations mount apace, pushing dangerously against the limits of mathematical sustainability.

  • Politics, and poor judgment, on parade

    I’ve walked in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on many occasions, and it’s always a highlight of my summer. My job often involves attempting to keep sweet rewards out of the hands of politicians — so a morning spent depositing candy into the hands of cute kids provides a welcome break.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One egg, over hard

  • Former EHS standout in cross country, track injured in fall

    Ryan Haebe, a former standout cross country and track runner for Evergreen High School, remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Boulder Community Hospital on July 10 after injuries he suffered in a 13-foot fall three days earlier.
    The 21-year-old Western State University student, along with friends, was attempting to climb to the roof of an apartment complex in the 800 block of Walnut Street in Boulder at approximately 2:10 a.m. on July 7 when he slipped, Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release.

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen coach Cooper honored by spirit association

    Debbie Cooper, Evergreen High School’s poms coach, was named Coach of the Year at the Colorado Spirit Association’s annual conference June 8-9.
    Cooper, one of among 150 spirit coaches in Colorado, has led Evergreen High School to a national top-10 finish 10 consecutive years and six state championships.
    She was also named Coach of the Year in 2005.

    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

  • Buckles decided on series’ last rides

    DUMONT — It was almost over as quickly as it began. The five-week Oh My Gawd rodeo series, produced by the Miller Rodeo Company and held every Friday night in June at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, wrapped up June 29. Some of the series buckles awarded that night had already been decided, but many still hung in the balance. The following is a breakdown of who won each respective series titles and how.


  • Malazdrewicz’s stock on the rise after Omaha

    Her family drove eight hours to Omaha, Neb., to watch her swim. Classmates and friends have dropped her phone calls, text messages and Facebook posts. There’s no doubt that Lexie Malazdrewicz has her share of support.
    And even though she may not be headed to London for the 2012 Summer Games that’s not to say that Malazdrewicz didn’t put her best foot forward at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials last week.
    She certainly did.

  • Rec district board OKs contract for energy upgrades

    An energy-efficiency project designed to save the Evergreen Park and Recreation District 19 percent annually in utility expenses is in the works.

    The EPRD board approved a $765,761 contract with McKinstry Essention Inc. during a special meeting June 21, along with a lease-purchasing financing agreement in the amount of $273,450.

    Last year the district spent $225,556 in utility expenses at its facilities out of a budgeted $232,756.

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze near Chief Hosa Campground

     A brush truck that Foothills Fire & Rescue had just purchased was able to get close enough to a half-acre wildfire near the Chief Hosa Campground and extinguish it June 27.

    “We really got lucky,” said Dave Geralds, Foothills Fire & Rescue training captain.

    After receiving a call from a nearby resident, firefighters began running a water shuttle to put out the blaze caused by lightning striking a tree. 

    “When we got on the scene, the fire was driving into four other trees,” Geralds said.