Today's News

  • All-conference football

    Following is the all-conference selection list for the 3A Metro South football league for the 2011 season:

    QB: Noah Ansley, Sr. Evergreen
    RB: Quinn O’Neill, Sr., Evergreen (MVP); Joe Finken, Sr., Elizabeth; Patrick Marshall, Sr., Conifer
    OL: Don Fuller, Jr., Conifer (MVP); Damasjae Currington, Jr., Englewood; Cameron Davis, Sr., Conifer; Austin Peterson, Sr., Elizabeth; Jacob Brooks, Sr., Evergreen

  • EHS qualifies handful for state, rout Green Mt.

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes there is a thin line between superstition and just being prepared.
    At Evergreen’s girls swim meet against Green Mountain on Dec. 9, Jeannie Godaire, head swim coach for the Lady Cougars, was keeping her fingers crossed for as many state qualifiers as she could get during Evergreen’s 108-78 win.
    “There are a lot of things that can happen between now and state,” cautioned Godaire, “which is why we try to get these girls qualified as early in the season as we possibly can.”

  • Turnovers, foul trouble doom Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — Andre Lane scored 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, but turnovers and foul trouble plagued Evergreen in a 70-55 loss to Mountain Vista on Dec. 8 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.
    Evergreen only trailed by two points heading into the second half before the Golden Eagles (4-3) took control by outscoring the Cougars (2-2) 45-32 over the final two periods.

  • Cougars’ rally comes up short

    CONIFER — It’s no secret that Hailey Newhall has been the offensive catalyst for the Evergreen Lady Cougars so far this girls basketball season. As she goes so does Evergreen.
    Falcon found that out in the first half of its crossover game of the second annual Conifer-Evergreen Mountain Classic on Dec. 10 at Conifer High School. But once the Lady Falcons figured that how to eliminate Newhall from Evergreen’s offensive equation they were able to put their own offensive spark together and hold off a fourth-quarter charge for a 56-53 win.

  • Making it easier to buy American

    If Americans would buy more American-made products maybe more of us would be employed and the economy would not be in such a sorry state, says Evergreen resident Christopher Kilcullen, a salesman-turned-Internet entrepreneur.

    Kilcullen has created a website, www.americasgotproduct.com, to help people buy more American-made products, give the U.S. economy a boost, put Americans to work and stop sending profits overseas.

    “The average person on the street says nothing is made here anymore. I wanted to prove people wrong,” Kilcullen said.

  • Neighbors object to golf club's effort to shoo elk from fairways

    The Hiwan Golf Club has stepped up its pressure on the resident elk herd, but some neighbors are unhappy with the way the elk are being chased off the grounds by people in golf carts and small SUVs. The state Division of Parks and Wildlife says the club’s actions are legal.

    Some neighbors blame the golf club for causing the elk to stampede and wind up in their backyards, where they can scare pets and damage landscaping.

  • Master plan says vision needed for Buchanan Park

    The final draft of the 2011 park district master plan recommends developing a long-term strategy for Buchanan Park within three years, compiling a comprehensive site plan for the aging Wulf Rec Center, and planning to rebuild the boardwalk and perimeter of the Evergreen Lake Trail in two to four years.

  • Kittredge fire victim called a hero

    The man who died in last week’s fire in a Kittredge duplex was a hero who made sure his wife and animals got out of the house but was unable to save his own life, said his son, Brandon Young.

    Clovis Maurice Young, known as Maurice Young, was a man who loved animals and spent most of his life helping disadvantaged high school students, his son said on Monday, Dec. 12. He also had a daughter, Megan Young Chandler of Brighton, and a stepdaughter, Amber Smith.

  • Rabbi protests park district’s refusal to permit menorah at Lake House

    A Jewish community leader is protesting the park district's refusal to authorize placement of a decorative, 8-foot-tall menorah on the grounds of the Evergreen Lake House to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah on Dec. 20.

    If the park district allows a Christmas tree on the property, it should also make room for a menorah, and has done so in the past, says Rabbi Levi Brackman, executive director of Judaism in the Foothills, a Jewish outreach organization. 

  • Nissler to take top library job permanently

    Jeffco Libraries interim director Pam Nissler is poised to take the job on a permanent basis, a reversal of her earlier decision to retire next year that spares the system a second nationwide search for an executive director.