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Today's News

  • Health-care spending means anemic K-12 funding

    A friend called the other day asking me to explain why funding for K-12 in this year’s state budget wasn’t larger? Also, was K-12 taking more than its “fair share” of Colorado tax dollars? I thought they were both good and important questions that perhaps deserved an answer to a larger audience.

  • Colorado needs a presidential primary

    It’s déjà vu all over again — if we’re a year away from a presidential election, it must be time to talk about how we pick our delegates to national nominating conventions.

  • Evergreen students display their tech skills at event

    The Evergreen Schools Tech Extravaganza on April 23 was similar to a school science fair — only with students displaying their technology prowess as they explored a variety of topics from geology to understanding grief.

    More than 100 students from the Bergens and Wilmot elementary schools, Evergreen Middle and Evergreen High set up laptops on tables in the EHS library and two classrooms. Students and parents strolled through to hear about the students’ work. They used a variety of programs to explain their research and display their results.

  • Evergreen Middle School observes Day Without Hate

    While Evergreen High School was celebrating Diversity Day on Friday, Evergreen Middle School was celebrating the national Day Without Hate, a program the school has embraced for five years.

    “Not all schools have embraced Day Without Hate as much as EMS,” said Julie Maus, the leadership liaison to the EMS PTA. “We’ve been trying to make it more intrinsic in the school to promote diversity. We want it to become part of the school culture.”

  • EHS will see decrease in funding

    Jeffco Public Schools’ new student-based budgeting policy will mean Evergreen High School will lose about $150,000 for the 2015-16 school year.

    Principal Ryan Alsup is predicting an additional $180,000 reduction for the 2016-17 school year, assuming the district budgeting model is retained and state funding remains as projected.

    For the 2015-16 school year, Alsup is cutting an assistant principal position, the instructional coach position and half of a teacher position to make up the loss, trying to keep the reductions away from classrooms.

  • Sports briefs

    BASKETBALL
    Summer girls hoops camp scheduled for June 1-4
    The Evergreen High School girls basketball summer camp is scheduled for June 1-4 from 1-3 p.m. daily at Wulf Recreation Center.

    The camp is open to incoming 3rd through 8th graders.

    Cost is $70.

    For more information and information on the registration form, visit http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html.

  • EHS leaves chances on the base path

    LAKEWOOD — If the Evergreen Cougars are fortunate to make the 4A baseball playoffs, as head coach Steve Jones says — and that’s pretty likely — games like the 2-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 25 will help them.

  • Late goal hands Evergreen its first loss

    Evergreen girls soccer coach Peter Jeans couldn’t have asked for much more from his team. 

    His Evergreen Lady Cougars, as is usually the case, controlled the ball possession and had its fair share of shots on goal. But what EHS couldn’t do April 23 against Valor Christian was find the back of the net.

    The fourth-ranked visiting Lady Eagles, however, did, on Jastin Redman’s goal in the 77th minute, for a 1-0 victory at Evergreen High School, ending the top-ranked Lady Cougars’ 11-game winning streak and any chance at a perfect season.

  • Work on connector trail project resumes after highway stabilization

    After an extended closure to stabilize soil underneath it, Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 has reopened, and work on the connector trail was scheduled to resume this week.

    “We have finally turned the corner,” said Jim Pokorney of GoodLand Construction, contractor for project.
    While beginning work on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam on April 13, GoodLand workers discovered a fissure in the soil along Highway 74 and became concerned about the stability of the road, Pokorny said.

  • Keyser fields questions from Democrats on TABOR, state budget, gun control

    State Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, says he has faith in Colorado voters who approved the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, which prohibits tax increases without voter approval.

    “The TABOR Amendment is enshrined in our constitution,” Keyser said of the provision enacted in 1992. “Fifty percent of people have to say ‘OK’ to raise taxes.”

    Other statewide initiatives, such as Amendment 66, a proposed tax increase to fund education, “went down in flames,” he noted.