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Today's News

  • Elk Creek Fire Protection District approves ballot language

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District is officially asking its voters for a 5.085-mill property tax increase in the November election that could result in an additional $900,000 for the district.

    The board of directors unanimously approved ballot language during a special meeting on Thursday. If approved, the property tax increase would bring Elk Creek’s total mill rate to about 12 mills and would result in an additional $12 a month in property taxes for a home valued at $400,000.

  • EHS volleyball wins long battle vs. Ralston Valley

    Losing eight seniors would stunt any elite team, but Evergreen volleyball seems to be making the transition nicely.

    On Friday at home, the Cougars hosted 5A Ralston Valley and — though they faltered a bit in the middle of the match — were able to secure a 3-2 win over the Mustangs. 

    Evergreen still has some growing pains to go through, but it’s off to a great start in the 2019 season.

  • Burke makes Major League debut

    As Brock Burke descended into the dugout after his Major League Baseball debut on Aug. 20, the 15,000-plus fans under the lights of Globe Life Park sent him off with a boisterous cheer. He couldn’t help but smile.

    The 23-year-old pitcher and Evergreen High School graduate had just completed his first six innings in the big leagues without giving up a run to the Los Angeles Angels as the Rangers eventually won 3-2. Burke, who did not figure in the decision, was the first lefty in Texas Rangers history to achieve the feat and the fourth pitcher to do so.

  • Evergreen softball relying on seniority

    The season may still be young, but the Evergreen softball team is already going gangbusters.

    In their first game of the 2019 season at Eagle Valley in Gypsum last week, the Cougars won with a stunning 15-2 final score. While strong hitting has always been a feature of the team, Evergreen has a lot more going for it this year.

  • Conifer, Chatfield and D’Evelyn XC teams start off 2019 well

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    The first race of the 2019 season couldn’t have gone much better for Conifer’s cross country team, especially on the boys side.

    At the D’Evelyn Dash at D’Evelyn High School on Saturday morning, the Lobos stunned much of the competition as the boys team cruised to a third-place team finish in Division I, which included teams from 3A, 4A and 5A. They had 48 points between the top four competitors. 

  • Annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival has a little something for everybody

    From the whimsical to the classical — and everything in between — the art at the 53rd annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival didn’t disappoint last weekend.

    Art lovers perused the booths at the Buchanan fields, enjoying paintings, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, clothing, leatherwork and more. Each booth brought a new treasure to admire.

  • Mountain Backpacks looking for volunteers

    With the school year starting, Mountain Backpacks has geared up for a new year, too.

    The organization provides food for needy kids to get them through the weekend when school meals aren’t available. Each Wednesday, volunteers gather to fill more than 150 backpacks with soups, peanut butter, milk, snacks, fruit, vegetables and more.

  • Families soak up festivities at Health and Safety Fair

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s 21st annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday was the perfect family outing: games, a bike rodeo and bounce houses for the kids, and demonstrations and learning opportunities for parents.

    Families rode in fire trucks and on a kids train, learned a bit about CPR and watched a helicopter land.

  • Two mountain lions euthanized after Bailey attack

    Two mountain lions, including one that seriously injured an 8-year-old Bailey boy, were euthanized on Aug. 22.

    Wildlife officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife found the mountain lions after a homeowner noticed a goat was missing and then spotted two lions nearby. CPW said the homeowner reported seeing the lions “within a mile as the crow flies” from the original attack site in Bailey’s Burland Ranchettes subdivision.

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