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    WRESTLING
    Cougars place 14th at annual Evergreen Invitational
    The Evergreen Cougars placed 14th in their annual Evergreen Invitational on Jan. 17 with 17 points. The event was held at Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars had one sixth-place finisher as Lane Hanson went 3-2 at 120 pounds. He scored a 9-3 decision in the first round over Kyle Smart of Fossil Ridge before falling in the quarterfinals to Juan Rosales of Lincoln by a 9-5 score. 

  • Reading takes center stage at Marshdale Elementary

    The land of Narnia came alive for Marshdale Elementary students on Jan. 9 courtesy of Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre.

    Members of the middle school company performed a portion of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to whet students’ appetites to read C.S. Lewis’ book.

  • EHS perseveres despite foul troubles

    CONIFER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl has said that for her team to be successful, it needs contributions from all five players on the court at that time. 

    So when leading scorer Sam Kisiel picked up two quick fouls early in the third quarter Jan. 14 at Conifer High School, giving her four for the game, it may have been a good thing for the Lady Cougars. It forced them to play more as a team instead of relying on the 5-foot-11 junior’s scoring presence in the paint.

  • Cougars keep Lobos’ offense in check

    CONIFER — A lot has gone the Conifer Lobos’ way lately. Eric Valerio’s boys basketball team — the same program that ended last year with a win over rival Evergreen — had started a school-best 8-0 and was previously ranked No. 10 in CHSAA’s 4A poll.

     But Jan. 14, the Lobos were hosting Evergreen, a team flying under the radar a bit thus far in the 2014-15 season and one that was excited to show what it could do.

    It did quite well for itself as evident of its 60-52 win at Conifer High School.

  • Spreading the word about benefits of organic, locally produced food

    Since moving to Evergreen from Illinois 1½ years ago, John Emrich has been exploring ways to encourage local production of organic foods in this area.

    “The demand for organic food is going up 12 percent a year. … Demand continues to outstrip supply,” says Emrich, who has a financial background. “Our organic farmers are making more money. That’s a sign it is for real.”

  • Advance tickets for Big Chili Cook-off available to mountain community

    Advance tickets for the 2015 Big Chili Cook-off are now available to residents in the mountain communities through the organization’s website.

    Headliner bands for this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Buchanan Park in Evergreen are Jimmie Van Zant and Molly Hatchet.

    Visit the Big Chili website at www.bigchili.org  to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or reserve vendor and artist space. Tickets cost $15 for adults. Firefighters with identification and children under 12 are admitted free.

  • New recreation manager selected for Evergreen park district

    Brian Tucker of Arvada has been selected as recreation manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and will begin working in the position on Jan. 29. 

    Tucker is replacing Ellen O’Connor, whom the EPRD board of directors chose in November as executive director for the district. 

    Since 2008, Tucker has served as executive director for the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada.  

  • Singing songs of Selma

    People who see the film “Selma” depicting the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 might wonder what it was like to actually be there. 

    Evergreen residents Ann and Mike Moore know. They were among 25,000 people who participated in the march organized by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders seeking voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans.

  • GOP legislator named to county commission

    A Jeffco GOP vacancy committee has named state Rep. Libby Szabo to take over the remainder of the term of former county commissioner Faye Griffin. 

    Szabo was elected in November to a third term in House District 27, which includes western Arvada, and served as assistant minority leader for the House Republicans.   

  • Petition signed by 6,500 seeks resignation of school board majority

    A petition signed by 6,554 Jeffco residents calling for school board President Ken Witt and board members John Newkirk and Julie Williams to resign caused a stir at the board’s meeting on Thursday evening.

    Jeffco parent and petition organizer Molly Snyder told board members she is not affiliated with the teachers union, the Jefferson County Education Association.