Today's News

  • 7 acres near Elk Meadow eyed for open space

    Jefferson County Open Space has recommended the county purchase 7 acres of residential-zoned vacant land adjacent to Elk Meadow Park for $600,000 and maintain it as a nature preserve.

    The purchase has to be voted on and approved by the county commissioners.

    The proposal was unveiled during a regular monthly meeting of the Open Space Advisory Committee in Golden on Sept. 4.

    Most of the committee members agreed the land should be incorporated into Elk Meadow Park, although two voted against the purchase for cost reasons.

  • Zimbabwe event offers treats for the palate and the heart

    The Lord said to Jeremiah: “Buy a farm at Anathoth ee it will have houses, fields and vineyards.”

    — Jeremiah 32:8

    When she returns to her adopted continent later this month, longtime Evergreen resident Pat Stephenson will bring her faith, her optimism, her unflagging commitment and — with a little help from her neighbors — enough wholesome, nutritious and desperately needed food to keep 1,000 African schoolchildren at their books for a solid year.

  • Obama rips McCain in stop at School of Mines

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama came out swinging at a campaign stop in Golden on Sept. 16, the day after another Wall Street titan fell, by attacking his opponent's grasp on economic issues.

    "Over the last few days, we have seen clearly what's at stake in this election," Obama said to a crowd of about 1,000 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. "We are in the most serious financial crisis in a generation, yet Sen. McCain stood up yesterday and said the fundamentals of our economy are strong."

  • Local artists open their doors in the seventh annual Open Door Studios Tour

    Artists are often drawn to the solitude and beauty of the mountains, and Evergreen is no exception — it boasts hundreds of visual artists who live and work in the area. Our galleries are packed with the creations of these inspired individuals. Did you ever wonder where the creativity begins? The seventh annual Open Door Studios Tour will offer visitors a glimpse into the studios, and often the psyches, of local artists.

  • Softball team surging

    The Cougars opened the Jefferson County League portion of their softball schedule with a bang, sweeping three games last week.

    Evergreen edged Golden 8-6 on Sept. 9, and followed up by trouncing Alameda 12-2 Sept. 11 and Jefferson 19-1 two days later. The Cougars are now at 6-5 overall and tied with Wheat Ridge for the league lead at 3-0.

  • Tennis team edges rival

    When he first picked up a raquet, Stephen Hardy didn’t envision himself as the next Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.

    While he enjoyed the game of tennis, it wasn’t something he initially took seriously until a couple of years ago. It was when he began taking private lessons under Adrian Games that Hardy started to see his game, and potential, flourish.

  • Evergreen falls to 0-3

    LAKEWOOD — Playing football with a hole in your foot is never recommended.

    Yet that’s what the Cougars seem to be doing early in the season by giving up big plays and taking big penalties to shoot themselves in the foot.

    “I think we got to get some leaders step up,” senior captain Drake Brown said Sept. 11 after the Cougars were defeated 26-10 by the Centaurus Warriors (3-0) at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Cougars put it all together

    While soccer will always be a game between two teams, Evergreen’s 4-1 cross-classification victory over Columbine on Sept. 12 does have a third side.

    Blame it all on the Alameda Pirates.

    See, the Pirates pulled off a surprising 1-0 victory over Evergreen on Sept. 10 and that got the Cougars’ attention and anger. Columbine coach Brian Todd noticed the score and couldn’t help but start thinking the game was there for the taking.

  • Planning commission OKs downsizing for Elk Rest Village

    The planning commission voted 6-2 to limit the number of residential units to 12 instead of 22 in the proposed Elk Rest Village multi-use complex on Swede Gulch Road in El Rancho Town Center.

    The Sept. 10 vote affirmed the planning commission’s original decision on July 30.

    The recommendation goes next to the board of county commissioners Sept. 30 for a final decision.

    The planning commission was hearing the case for the second time after the county commissioners asked the citizen board to re-examine the allowed density level.

  • Building blitz raises homes and hopes for two area families

    The way Perry Timon had it figured, if it needs to be built, they will come.

    “It’s a good cause,” said Timon, standing at the high extremity of Kittredge’s meandering South End Road in the cool, predawn gloaming of Sept. 3. “They’re good people, and they want to be a part of it.”