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Today's News

  • Winter sports: 4A Jeffco all-conference basketball teams

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference boys and girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season:

    4A JEFFCO BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Oscar Morales, Arvada; Dustin Morrison, Conifer; Grant Witherspoon, D’Evelyn; Nathan Haas, Evergreen; Ryan Thistlewood, Golden; Ryan Blodgett, Golden; Connor Durant, Standley Lake; Khameron Davis, Valor Christian; Jalen Sanders, Valor Christian; Vedin Kozic, Wheat Ridge

  • Cougars record four state qualifying times at event

    LITTLETON — The teams, like the bodies that make them up, were extremely lean at the Jeffco tri-meet April 3 at The Ridge Rec Center as Columbine, Evergreen and Lakewood high schools boys’ swim teams fought through missing swimmers to gain points and nab state qualifying times.

  • Holley, Evergreen show no rust at Broadlands

    BROOMFIELD — Considering it had been two weeks between 4A Jeffco League golf tournaments, thanks to spring break, Evergreen sophomore Natalie Holley probably was happy to shoot an 86 on April 1 at Broadlands Golf Course. 

    Head coach Mike Kuzava had no qualms over her performance, especially after the returning 4A state qualifier made up eight strokes on the back nine.

  • Moens tosses gem at Coors Field

    DENVER — Alec Moens, technically, is the Evergreen Cougars’ closer, not a starter. But with first-year head coach Steve Jones electing to honor his seniors April 1 at Coors Field, the senior right-hander got the starting nod.

    Now, it’s not like Moens had never started before. He had, including a 7-3 win over 4A Jeffco rival and eventual state champion Green Mountain last season. 

  • ‘Flowers for a Friend’ sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple

    Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey is pleased that a sculpture honoring her and her late husband, Bill, will be installed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum this summer. 

    “I can hardly wait to get it to Hiwan,” she said.

    Mounsey was among a group of people gathered at Creekside Cellars on a recent Friday afternoon to celebrate the bronze sculpture, titled “Flowers for a Friend.”

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action. 

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step. 

  • Jeffco schools could get less money from the state

    Proposed cuts by lawmakers in the K-12 portion of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2015-16 state budget could mean that Jeffco Public Schools receives $17.5 million less than anticipated.

    Hickenlooper’s funding plan would have provided the district $37 million in state funds; $17.2 million of that would have gone toward ongoing costs, while $19.8 million would have been earmarked for one-time expenditures. 

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.

  • Revenues outpace expenses at park district early in 2015

    Despite an early end to ice-skating season at Evergreen Lake, the Lake House realized a profit in early 2015, according to a financial report for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Construction under way on connector trail at lake dam

    Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam began Sunday evening, and Highway 74 between Upper Bear Creek Road and Highway 73 will be closed indefinitely.

    A collaborative effort between the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, the 200-foot path will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs leading from downtown Evergreen to Evergreen Lake.