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Today's News

  • Mountain Reads tutors help residents develop language skills

    After learning of mountain area residents  who couldn't fill out job applications because they lacked English language skills, a group of volunteers formed the Mountain Reads program.

    Since the program started last year, the tutors have worked with several individuals, helping them improve their ability to speak, read and write. Now the group is seeking more participants for Mountain Reads, which area Rotary clubs sponsor.

  • Home on Deer Path damaged by fire

    A home in the 6000 block of Deer Path that had new owners as of Friday was damaged by fire Sunday morning.

    No one was home when the fire started about 10:30 a.m., and Evergreen firefighters rescued the family’s two dogs. One was fine, and the other was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague. The dog has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the owners.

  • School board won’t extend teachers' contract

    The Jeffco school board will not extend the current agreement between the teachers union and Jeffco Public Schools.

    Members of the Jefferson County Education Association asked for the contract to be extended on March 10, when negotiations began. District employees gave an update to the school board during an executive session March 13 and informed board members of the JCEA’s desire for an extension.

    The current contract between the district and JCEA expires Aug. 31, 2015.

  • A slice of academic life

    Pi Day was anything but half-baked for the fifth-graders at Wilmot Elementary School on Friday.

    That’s pi like the number, not pie like the food.

    However, the students in Kym Shaffner’s class ate pie to celebrate pi. In fact, they ate a lot of pie, plus they played pi games, wrote pi poetry and read pi books.

  • Gnome returns to sweet home

    Highway 73 just north of Marshdale has its gnome back, though this time it’s a ladies-only situation.

    Maminka the female gnome now sits proudly outside the house that has been famous over the years for its iconic gnomes. The male gnome, Gnomie, was stolen more than a year ago, much to the dismay of owner Andre Yerkes, neighbors and motorists who drive up and down the highway.

  • 2013-14 all-conference wrestling, girls basketball

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013-14 in wrestling and girls basketball:

    WRESTLING
    FIRST TEAM
    106 pounds: Dominic Baca, Alameda; 113: Lane Hanson, Evergreen; 120: Matt Luna, Arvada; 126: Romelo Salas, Golden; 132: Bronson Spies, Conifer; 138: Chase Daniels, Golden; 145: AJ Eleniewski, Conifer; 152: Devon Butler, Wheat Ridge; 160: Gavin Baker, Golden; 170: Brandon Saunders, Wheat Ridge; 182: Alfonso Nunez, Arvada; 195: Ian Cheatum, Golden; 220: Noah Lennox, Golden; 285: Bailey Bowker, Golden
    SECOND TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Late scoring flurry helps EHS to a 7-2 win  over John F. Kennedy
    DENVER
    — Evergreen scored two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away from host John F. Kennedy for a 7-2 victory in the season opener March 15.
    The game was originally scheduled to be played at Evergreen High School.

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Evergreen sweeps singles action in topping Golden

  • Tenney cards 79 as EHS opens season

    As far as season openers go, the Elizabeth Invitational was a win-win for Evergreen’s girls golf program. For one, it’s been a long time coming that the Lady Cougars actually got to set foot on the Spring Valley Golf Course and play and, two, Madison Tenney is already playing at midseason form.

  • Evergreen struggles to find the net in defeat

    LAKEWOOD — Peter Jeans decided earlier in the week that his Evergreen Lady Cougars needed to work on finishing shot opportunities in the final third of the field, because getting finishes against a good team is really hard to do. They found that out against Green Mountain.

  • Gerou won’t seek re-election

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou, a prominent Evergreen Republican who is in her sixth year at the statehouse, will not run for re-election in November.

    Gerou, the first female member of the House to chair the powerful Joint Budget Committee, has represented District 25 in western Jeffco since first being elected in 2008. She is planning to return to her architecture career.