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Today's News

  • Partisanship is our true enemy

    When Abraham Lincoln took to the podium on March 4, 1861, to deliver his first inaugural address, his country stood on the threshold of war. The divisions that had festered since the founding era now threatened to erupt into open conflict over the issue of slavery.
    Yet Lincoln, who was far from neutral on the great question of his time, chose to use this occasion to sound a peaceful note.

  • Sculptor finds inspiration in a primitive place

    Once they have acquired the skills of their trade, artists set out on a path to discover the subject matter that stirs their artistic souls. For Santa Fe-based artist Jill Shwaiko, it wasn’t until after her formal education was complete that she stumbled upon the images that inspire and inform her work — primitive petroglyphs of bighorn sheep.

  • Jeffco losing deputies to agencies with higher pay

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has for years been losing newly trained recruits and deputies to other metro-area police agencies, which employees attribute to a longstanding hiatus of the department’s step-and-grade pay system.

    Though the Sheriff’s Office said it could not provide a specific number of employees who left for greener pastures, other local law enforcement agencies have been luring away deputies since 2007 with offers of better pay, Sheriff Ted Mink said.

  • A window on students' creativity

    The inaugural Fifth Avenue Evergreen holiday event at Bergen Village on Friday brought the nostalgia of small-town holidays to the area as area students decorated windows in holiday themes.

    Residents strolled through the businesses while a DJ played holiday music. The event was a fund-raiser for the schools' art programs as well as a way for the shopping center to kick off the holiday season.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is the all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League in volleyball and boys soccer for the 2011 fall season:

    VOLLEYBALL
    FIRST TEAM

    Emily Walderman, Conifer; Ellie Brandon, D’Evelyn; Elise Belcher, D’Evelyn; Brenna Buckwalter, Evergreen; Allison Aafedt, Evergreen; Kira Nielander, Evergreen; Amy Taylor, Golden; Jaci Buscher, Green Mountain; Hannah Ikeler, Green Mountain; Maddi Osseloo, Green Mountain; Kaylee Pierce, Valor Christian; Samantha Baldwin, Valor Christian
    SECOND TEAM

  • Evergreen product Haebe wins D-II title

    Ryan Haebe had never won a collegiate cross country race before. But now not only did he score his first career win, taking home the Division II national championship on Nov. 19 at Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex in Spokane, Wash., his school, Western State, won its first team championship since 2005 to boot.

  • Buckwalter nabs all-state honors

    Evergreen senior volleyball player Brenna Buckwalter was recently selected to play in both the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports all-state volleyball game and the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star game.
    The CCGS game, in which the 4A Blue team was coached by Evergreen’s Katie Ryan, was played Nov. 20 at Arvada West High School. Unfortunately, Buckwalter was unavailable to play due to family commitments. The CHSCA games will be played June 7-9, 2012 at Adams State College in Alamosa.

  • Body of steel

    For Glenn Vogel, it was a unique sensation. There was his son, 6-foot-2, 220-pound Cameron, standing on the stage at the Mr. Teen Colorado bodybuilding competition in Denver and Glenn’s long-time training partner Mondre Van Der Lee noted the irony of it all.

  • Open Space seeks public input with online survey

    Jefferson County Open Space is interested in the public's opinion on various aspects of the Open Space program. To participate in an online survey, use the link on the Jefferson County Open Space website, http://jeffco.us/openspace.

    The online survey is part of a research project including the Open Space Division’s first-ever random-sample citizen survey that went out by mail to 10,000 residents in October. Questions cover parks, facilities, programs, trails, management, investment of funds, communications and values.

  • Mursuli pleads guilty to four counts in fraud case

    A former business owner in Evergreen who was accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers Inc. and a program he called "18 Percent Money" has pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft.

    Israel S. Mursuli was originally charged with 28 counts of making false statements and theft after being accused of taking more than $1 million from five people in violation of the Colorado Securities Act. A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment May 6.