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Today's News

  • What’s a cash-flush state to do?

    For the first time in 10 years, Colorado is generating enough tax revenue that the spending limitations in the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights are set to kick in next year. It’s estimated that the state will collect $137 million more than it is allowed to spend under TABOR. There is also about $30 million in marijuana tax revenue that the state cannot spend without voter approval.

    The legislature has several options to address the surplus and has used each of them in the six times TABOR has required action since it was passed by voters in 1992.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • 2014 all-conference football, volleyball

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2014 fall season in football and volleyball:

  • Evergreen epitomizes hard work, success

    DENVER — Like a well-rehearsed chorus line, sort of like the Radio City Rockettes, Evergreen High’s poms team is a well-oiled machine.

    Their hair seemingly perfect, their movements equaled to that. Typically, as has been the case for years now, they can do no wrong.

  • Evergreen welcomes a soldier home

    Getting a big welcome home to Evergreen after serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan can be a little overwhelming — but in a good way.

    At least that’s what U.S. Army Specialist Michael Berna felt after being greeted by a crowd of well-wishers at Buchanan Recreation Center on Saturday to thank him for his service. He spent nine months at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, returning home to Evergreen late last week for a holiday break after a couple of weeks at a military base in Kentucky.

  • Cougars impose their defensive will

    Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has made no bones about it. For his team to be successful, it will be because the Cougars’ man-to-man defense is stifling the opposition.

    In Evergreen’s home opener Dec. 4 against Fort Lupton, it took a quarter before the Cougars made their presence felt defensively, but it did eventually happen. It, in turn, opened up an offense that seemingly couldn’t miss in the second and third quarters of a 65-36 non-conference victory.

  • Skewes wins Pem Dunn painting

    Anne Skewes, a P.E.O. chapter FR member, won an original painting by Pem Dunn of a rose in bloom. She won the painting at the chapter’s annual fund-raiser on Dec. 5 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen resident invited to compete in AKC agility invitational

    Evergreen resident Claire Roberts and her Bichon, Lulu,  have been invited to compete in the American Kennel Club Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 13-14. The pair will compete against the swiftest, most agile dogs in the country for the top spot in the 12-inch class. This year, 163 breeds from 41 states and five countries will be represented at the Invitational.

  • Starlings light up feeders during dreary December

    Early December is a dreary time of year. Winter has taken a fairly good grip on the land. Our landscape becomes mostly black and white. It is cold, and few exciting or unusual birds are to be seen.

    Only the hardiest winter birds come to the feeders. The fall migrant birds have all passed through. The year-round residents that exist here in the mountains are relatively few. The hairy and downy woodpeckers still appear, dressed in black and white except for a small red patch on the nape of the male, so they blend right into the winter landscape

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.