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Today's News

  • Cougar boys bow out of tournament in Sweet 16

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys were never supposed to make it this far. 

    Going into the 2017-18 basketball season, few expected them to make much noise in a very strong Jeffco league. But the Cougars weren’t concerned with maintaining expectations.

    After finishing 18-5 in the regular season with a chance to secure the league title, the Cougars earned the No. 8 seed and a bye in the first round of the state tournament and won their first game.

  • Pickleball club asks for dedicated courts at Marshdale

    About 35 Evergreen Pickleball Club members asked the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s board of directors that the four courts at Marshdale Park be dedicated to pickleball. The members said that, considering the sport is growing in popularity, there should be dedicated playing areas outdoors as it’s an outdoor sport.

  • Commissioner Briefs: the latest news from Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

    Final plat for Willow Springs

    During its Feb. 27 hearing, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved a final plat for 18 houses in Morrison.

    While members of the public who commented said they weren’t opposed to the development, they were concerned about the lot’s single access point. They described the entrance/exit as being at the bottom of a steep hill where vehicles frequently exceed 40 mph, and the visibility is low.

  • Resident opens food truck on Floyd Hill

    Beki Fiala’s travels have taken her to dozens of countries. Now, she’s bringing international street food with a mountain flair to her neighbors and the passing commuters on Floyd Hill.

    Fiala, a resident of the area, bought the property where her Wanderlust Market food truck now sits three years ago. Since then, she’s been preparing the land, the trailer and the menu; and on Feb. 15, she and her small staff opened for the first time.

    “It’s been a process, and slowly but surely, we’ve done it,” Fiala said.

  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.

    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of him from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Wildfire near Staunton State Park extinguished

    Firefighters from the Elk Creek Fire Protection District extinguished a small fire near Staunton State Park on Monday afternoon after a resident of the Elk Falls neighborhood saw smoke on the hillside while walking his dog.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Chaos theory

  • StageDoor Kids tell about the circle of life in ‘The Lion King Kids’

    StageDoor Theatre presents “The Lion King Kids” beginning Thursday and running for eight performances.
    This time the musical is comprised of two casts, each with second- to fifth-grade students. The Mimics and the Troupers each perform four shows.
    It was June of 1994 when Walt Disney first released “The Lion King.” Critics heralded it from the start and praised it for its music, story and animation. The film won two Academy Awards for its music and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.

  • Evergreen girl hopes to make 2020 Olympics

    Alyona Shchennikova, who hails from Evergreen and trains in Wheat Ridge, hopes to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Gymnastics is something that’s always been a part of her. Some may say it’s in her blood.
    “Gymnastics kind of runs in my family,” she said. “Both of my parents were gymnasts, and on my dad’s side, his parents were gymnasts, so I was always in the gym since I was like a baby.”
    Her older sister, Polina, also competes in the sport and has been an inspiration for the 16-year-old throughout her career.

  • Breaking the cycle of school shootings

    Dr. Jason Glass,
    Jeffco Public Schools