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Today's News

  • Big Chili winners

    Firefighter Challenge: Clint Sayler, 26, from Platte Canyon 1:27.51

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Veggie: Pam McQuin and Nancy Tzeng

     from the Seniors' Resource Center: Pam’s Rompin Stompin Veggie

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Red: Brian Ormerod, Tommyknocker

     Buffalo Roadhouse Red

    Judges' Choice Restaurant Green: Matt Vogler, The Tributary @244 

  • There's oil in the Jeffco hills

    Oil seeping from an outcrop of the Dakota Hogback formation and at another site north of U.S. 285 in Morrison suggests the oil and gas industry could one day get a toehold in Jefferson County. 

    “The Turkey Creek outcrop is oil-saturated,” said Dr. Steve Sonnenberg, professor of petroleum geology at the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Reifeis, Cougars improve to 2-0, top Northridge
    GREELEY — Evergreen junior quarterback Dylan Reifeis completed 22 of 26 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s CHSAA poll, toppled host Northridge 39-22 on Sept. 6 at District 6 Stadium.

    Marcus Cassin caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Connor Solawetz also caught a TD pass.

  • Murphy, Wall spark Evergreen past Lutheran

    PARKER — The Evergreen Lady Cougars volleyball team played a shoelace game against the Lutheran Lady Lions, winning 25-13, 25-15, 24-26, 25-21 at Lutheran High School on Sept. 4.

    For the first two games, every ball the Lady Cougars lobbed over the net seemed to sink right at the Lions’ feet, forcing Lutheran to dig time and again. But then the Lady Cougars lost their momentum in the third game.

  • Cougars find the right touch in the 2nd half

    First-year Evergreen boys soccer coach Ross Fowler, like his predecessor Peter Jeans, preaches that his team should have greater possession of the ball than the opposition. He finds that the teams who are able to do that consistently score a lot more goals later in the game.

  • Hearing dates rescheduled for retreat center in Marshdale

    Hearings for a proposed retreat center at the former Grandma’s Mountain Home on Highway 73 have been rescheduled after a requested delay by the property owners.

    The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hear the case on Sept. 24  and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners, which will review and vote on it at the Oct. 14 meeting.

  • Wiener dog race adds to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • Backpack program provides weekend food for needy students

    Volunteers were busy filling backpacks with food last Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

    When their task was complete, they were planning to take the backpacks to several area schools for students enrolled in a food assistance program. Each Friday afternoon, students pick up the backpacks, which contain food for two breakfasts, lunches and snacks, and take them home for the weekend.

  • Kid stuff spices up Big Chili Cook-off

    Luke Gilchrist, 6, picked up a fire hose, turned on the heavy stream of water and knocked down all three plywood “windows” in a wood house facade in the obstacle course at Sunday’s Big Chili Cook-off.

    Luke finished first in the 6-and-under category of the kids version of the Firefighter Challenge, with a time of 55 seconds. 

  • Board approves Witt's pay plan for teachers on 3-2 vote

    The Jeffco school board approved a new teacher compensation plan at last Thursday’s meeting that ties pay raises to performance. 

    Under the new plan, “partially effective” teachers who are still in their first three years will receive a 1 percent raise. Teachers rated “effective” will receive a 2.43 percent raise. Teachers rated “highly effective” will receive a 4.25 percent raise.