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Today's News

  • Cougars’ balance, zone add up to upset

    The challenge in front of them, namely 6-foot-6 Adam Thistlewood and 6-5 Kayden Sund, stood tall, but the Evergreen Cougars weren’t intimidated. If anything, they embraced the daunting task and tackled it head on Jan. 20 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at EHS.

  • Flinging the ball around

    Seven, eight, maybe nine balls line the center line. Players, as many as eight to 10 on a side, race up from the baseline, picking up or swatting as many balls back toward their side of the court. 

    Once back, then it’s on. The dodgeballs fly. Lots of them. Not necessarily all at the same time, but enough to pick off the opposition one at a time.

  • Users of off-leash area brainstorm solutions for Elk Meadow dog park

    Close to 200 Jeffco residents, canine lovers and regular Elk Meadow off-leash area patrons attended a community meeting last week to discuss potential solutions to the many problems facing the popular dog park in Evergreen.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.

  • StageDoor delivers mystery, folly with ‘Something’s Afoot'

    StageDoor Theatre is gearing up for a three-week run of the musical “Something’s Afoot,” a spoof of mystery writer Agatha Christie’s works, including the style in which the play’s lead character pursues and ultimately solves each crime.

    The play, which opened on Broadway in May 1976 after four years touring from Atlanta to Los Angeles and garnering rousing accolades along he way, has been presented in several different languages all over the world.

  • ‘High School Musical’ attracts huge cast at middle school

    Evergreen Middle School musical director Montana Brown prides herself on picking shows that will appeal to middle-schoolers to entice them to get involved in the theater program.

    So this year, rather than something like “Peter Pan,” which she considered, she went with Disney’s “High School Musical.” She hoped the basketball portion of the show would attract boys.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy OKs budget for rest of school year

    The school board at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen approved a budget to finish the current school year, discussed a timeline for next year’s budget, and began looking at hiring a new executive director.

    The approved budget for $3.5 million for the 2016-17 year will mean the school must pull $304,000 from its reserve funds to balance it. The school board cut $532,000 from budget in the last few months by laying off two preschool teachers and seven teachers in the K-8 school, and by making cuts to the supplies and purchased-services budget.

  • Williams sentenced to probation in shooting of bear cubs

    Daniel C. Williams, the Evergreen man convicted in November on multiple charges related to the shooting of two bear cubs in September 2015, was sentenced Monday afternoon to two years of probation and 48 hours of useful community service.

    In addition, Judge Tamara Russell ordered Williams to pay $2,000 in fines and $187.10 in restitution for a window broken in the incident, as well as undergo an animal cruelty evaluation and any recommended treatment.

  • Mixed reactions to mixed decision on Rooney Valley rezoning

    A week after the county commissioners' mixed decision on a rezoning application that could have brought auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, the parties involved say they remain uncertain about their next move.

  • Golden home invasion, stabbing from May ’16 yields four guilty pleas

    Three men and one woman charged in the Golden home invasion, robbery and stabbing last May have all entered guilty pleas for their roles in the alleged attack, according to a news release from the Jeffco DA's office.