Today's News

  • EPRD celebrates 50 years of being part of community

    It’s all about the smiles — the smiles on the faces of the families that use the Evergreen Park & Recreation District facilities.

    That’s what John Ellis, a lifelong Evergreen resident and an EPRD board member, said was the best part of watching the district grow since its inception 50 years ago. Ellis spoke briefly to attendees at the Community Appreciation Party on Thursday, hosted by the rec district and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Unconventional worship: Church meets monthly in the Little Bear

    If people aren’t coming to church, Ed Shirley wants to bring church to them.

    Shirley, pastor at Mountain High Chapel on U.S. 285 in Morrison, hosts Legendary Bar Church at the Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen once a month to bring the church’s simple message to more people: “We want to let people know that God is good and loves people. If we love God, we love people,” Shirley said.

  • 120-mile Triple Bypass bike ride attracts athletes near and far to Evergreen

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Early into his 120-mile bike ride through the Rocky Mountains, Derek Francois found a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of Clear Creek County as he stopped at the Frothy Cup for a cup of coffee with his wife. After all, he had just completed the trek over Juniper Pass, with two passes ahead of him.

    His second crack at the Triple Bypass was going off without a hitch on the warm and sunny Saturday morning.

  • A game of diamonds in the summer

    EVERGREEN — Aside from wintertime, it’s always baseball season in the foothills.

    Over the weekend at Evergreen High School, the Cougars hosted its first summer tournament for three Colorado teams near and far to keep the love of the game alive, even when the high school season is months away.

    It helps keep the players sharp for when the season does come around.

  • Third part of Evergreen Trail Racing Series a success

    EVERGREEN — Sometimes, the smaller foot races can be the best foot races. 

    On Saturday at the Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, a small group of people convened to run a 15-kilometer trail race, the third of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series. The first two, the Elk Meadow 5K and 10K and the Bergen Peak half marathon, took place in May and June, respectively.

  • Longtime fire marshal Rudloff dies

    Randy Rudloff, the longtime fire marshal with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

    Rudloff, who served for more than 25 years, was well-known among the mountain-area fire protection districts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Romberg: Replacing Columbine is not the answer

    Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has suggested that the district consider razing Columbine High School and replacing it with a new Columbine. He cites the ongoing attention the school receives from people who are drawn there because of its history as the sight of the first significant school shooting in 1999 as a concern for school safety.

  • Two injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 74

    Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident that closed Highway 74 between Morrison and Idledale.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue prepared to serve the community

    It takes a village for Evergreen Fire/Rescue to provide the emergency services needed in the Evergreen area.

    The 87 volunteer firefighters, 25 paid staff and the 16 recruits in training to become firefighters — plus the seven members of the Turnouts auxiliary — all make the fire department run smoothly 24/7. EFR is considered one of the largest volunteer fire departments in the state.