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Today's News

  • 2015 Evergreen Cougars boys swimming capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach:
    Marc Rios
    Assistant coaches:
    N/A
    Swimmers to watch:
    Cooper O'Hearn, 200-, 500-yard freestyle; Noah Christensen, Sr., 200 freestyle; Nino Delaney, 200 and 500 freestyle, butterfly; Tristan Debrunner, Sr., butterfly.
    Key losses:
    Isaac Hellard, Seth Hendrix

  • 2015 Evergreen Lady Cougars girls soccer capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach:
    Peter Jeans
    Assistant coaches: Ross Fowler, George Hunt, Alexis Thomas, Betsy Flowers
    2014 record: 11-5-2 overall, 4-2-1 4A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Sophia Weiner, Soph., MF; Brianna Curtis, Sr., F; Zoe Peterson, Jr., F; Nicole Prolow, Sr., D; Jahna Pusedu, Sr., MF
    Key losses: Erin Morrato, Jenny Slack, Katie Wilson

  • 2015 Evergreen Cougars boys lacrosse capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach:
    Toby Gerard
    Assistant coaches: Seth Kahn, Jeff Stratton
    2014 record: 5-11 overall, 3-4 4A Foothills
    Player to watch: Connor Kroll, Sr., LSM
    Key loss: Alec Hallman

  • A choir from afar

    There was a lot of toe-tapping and hand-clapping at Evergreen’s First Baptist Church on Sunday when the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the church with joyful music on Sunday.

    The 20-member choir danced and sang gospel songs in English, Swahili and their native Luganda during the church’s two services.

    The group, on a six-month tour of the United States, made a stop in Evergreen because one of the tour organizers, Carrie Hill, is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate.

  • Vulcan spoke truth to his American fans

    When the original “Star Trek” debuted in September 1966, our nation was about to be torn apart by an unpopular war in Vietnam and by race riots at home. In the nearly half-century since, the science-fiction juggernaut spawned five additional television series and 12 movies on its way to becoming a cultural icon.

    At first, many assumed “Star Trek” to be an escapist space opera, but it didn’t take long for the writers to begin secreting much bigger issues into their scripts, from racism to war to civil rights.

  • Kindergartners strut their stuff on fashion runway

    Even with no red carpet or high-fashion models, the King-Murphy kindergarten international fashion show was every bit a spectacle of beautiful costumes from different regions of the globe and a hit with parents.

    This year, the fashion show was set up in the gym, with Mary Pat Maroney’s second-grade class in the audience, along with parents and grandparents. School secretary Shirley Simon was the emcee, discussing the outfits that ranged from kimonos to sombreros.

  • American dippers are the area’s most unusual songbirds

    When walking in the parking lot in downtown Evergreen on a snowy winter day, you may hear a bubbling bird song. It you are so fortunate, sit quietly along the bank of Bear Creek and listen.

    You are not hearing some unfortunate canary that someone has left out in the cold, but you are hearing one of our most unusual songbirds, the American dipper.

  • Tall Grass employee honored as hometown hero

    For the past few years, Deb Dickinson has been working with other employees at TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon on the Soldier Box Project, a charitable effort for which she recently received KMGH-TV’s 7Everyday Hero Award. 

    “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life,” Dickinson said of the honor, presented in December.

  • Non-disposable items clogging EMD wastewater system

    Wet wipes and other materials advertised as biodegradable, which some customers flush down toilets, are causing problems at the wastewater treatment plant of the Evergreen Metropolitan District, says Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    Disposable diapers, adhesive bandages and cat litter are on EMD’s extensive list of items that should be placed in the trash — and not in toilets.

  • Woman prisoner dies in Jeffco jail

    A woman died Monday night while in custody at the Jefferson County jail.

    The 38-year-old woman complained about feeling ill earlier Monday, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office news release. The jail staff scheduled the woman to be seen by medical personnel that evening.

    Jail staff was notified at 7:15 p.m. by the woman’s cellmate that she was not breathing. Deputies performed CPR on the woman but were unable to revive her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.