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Today's News

  • County seeks volunteers for marijuana task force

    Jeffco is accepting applications for volunteers who would like to serve on a marijuana task force that will report on retail pot sales in the county’s municipalities.

    The county enacted a moratorium through February 2015 on marijuana sales in unincorporated areas but wants to know about effects on public safety, health and business communities, said Jeanie Rossillon, Jeffco’s director of development and transportation.

  • Rosier in nation’s capital to lobby on local issues

    County Commissioner Don Rosier was in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying Congress on local issues such as funding for social programs and storm-water regulations.

    Rosier went to the U.S. capital as part of the National Association of Counties’ legislative conference from March 1-5, where 2,000 county governments from across the country lobby U.S. lawmakers on issues that local governments face every day.

  • 10-month-old bitten by bulldog still in critical condition

    A 10-month-old boy bitten by an American bulldog last week still is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital, and the dog has been euthanized.

    Details about the boy’s injuries are not being released, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley, but there was some improvement in his condition over the weekend.

  • Early playoff exit for Cougars

    PALISADE — Bobby DeSantis scored a team-high 10 points and seventh-seeded Palisade pulled away from No. 10 Evergreen 53-44 on Feb. 26 in the first round of the 48-team 4A state boys basketball tournament.
    Senior Lucas Weidner led Evergreen (11-13) with 15 points. Junior James Morrato added eight and senior Jack Curtis scored seven. Evergreen had reached the Sweet 16 the past two seasons, but graduated four of its top five scorers from the 2012-13 season and five seniors in all.

  • Cougars’ reserves disarm Wizards

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Emily Elmgreen was in foul trouble; so was Samantha Kisiel. Not to worry, though: Evergreen had plenty of backup — namely, Annie Trimarco and Hannah Orr.
    Trimarco, a starter, and Orr, back after missing two weeks due to a concussion, scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to help the fifth-seeded Lady Cougars thwart fourth-seeded Windsor 42-32 on Feb. 28 at Sand Creek High School.

  • Saving herself

    It’s Feb. 20, and Cassie Troy, a soft-spoken 11-year-old, is watching the Canada-U.S. women’s hockey gold medal game from Sochi. Perhaps one day the Bailey resident, formerly of Evergreen, will be the goaltender for the U.S. women’s team or, maybe, for the Colorado Avalanche.

  • Evergreen Newspapers win 33 awards at state press convention

    Evergreen Newspapers had a record-breaking weekend at the Feb. 21 Colorado Press Association awards dinner.

    The staff surpassed last year’s record total by one, taking home 33 awards at this year’s annual convention.

    The High Timber Times received a coveted Sweepstakes award for its website. In other categories, photo editor Gabriel Christus led the way, winning 19 awards. Sports editor Michael Hicks won 10, and Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh won five. Many of the awards had multiple winners for design and story/photo combinations.

  • Evergreen Fine Art to host high-flying exhibit

    Birds have always been a source of inspiration for artists. The bald eagle has appeared on all official seals of the United States, as well as on most coinage, paper money, and on many U.S. stamps. Artist John James Audubon became famous for his collection of bird paintings. There is something about these high-flying creatures that encourages great art.

  • EAA spring show is all wet — and that’s a good thing

    Water has been our constant companion in Evergreen this year. From the downtown flooding in September to a big snow season this winter, we have been surrounded by water in all its forms. The Evergreen Artists Association’s spring show, “Water,” seems especially fitting. The EAA will put forth its best artwork depicting water in every form — ice, mist, steam, clouds, dew, fog, crystals and snow.

  • Fire district elections to be held in May

    Special districts across Colorado will be holding elections this May, including the Elk Creek and Inter-Canyon fire districts.

    Elk Creek’s five-member board has three seats up for election. Incumbents Stan Foxx, Len Wisneski and President Mike Rogers all signed self-nomination forms at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    The terms of Alec Schwartz and Greg Branch expire in May 2016.