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Today's News

  • Evergreen football hosting playoff opener

    Evergreen’s varsity football team, coming off a 41-0 win at Summit to cap an 8-2 regular season and an undefeated 3A Metro West Conference slate, will host Silver Creek in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
    The game is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.
    The Cougars locked up a second league title in three years two weeks ago with their win over Alameda.
    Silver Creek (7-2), which placed second in the 3A Tri-Valley, won the 2012 state championship with a 32-15 win over top-seeded Rifle.

  • Lady Cougars settle for 3rd as a team

    THORNTON — Chancey Hines knew that her team could’ve done better. The first-year Evergreen head coach had that look about her in the aftermath of the 4A state gymnastics team competition Nov. 1 at Thornton High School.
    “It wasn’t the best of days for us. We had a lot of mistakes starting from floor and all the way through bars. It was just hard to regain our confidence,” Hines said after Evergreen, despite scoring a season-best 176 points, placed third in this year’s competition.

  • Cougars make most of their opportunities

    BROOMFIELD — Right place, right time.
    The Evergreen Cougars made it a habit to back up most, if not every, shot they took on goal against No. 2 seed Broomfield. The results were rebound goals by Cole Mitchek and Borja Garcia as part of Evergreen’s 4-0 upset of the host Eagles in the 4A boys soccer state quarterfinals on Nov. 2.

  • EPRD plans to open golf course as a venue for sledding, tubing

    The rolling hills of the Evergreen Golf Course won't go unused this winter, as the Evergreen Park and Recreation District plans to open the area to sledding during the snowy months.
    The plan is to eventually have nordic skiing and snowshoeing as well, but because of flood damage to bridges, EPRD plans a test run of the course's milder winter capabilities this season.

  • County's emergency operations center gets upgrade

    If there was one good thing that came out of September's flooding, it was the expedited mission to complete Jeffco's relocated and revamped emergency operations center, and to test-drive the updated procedures and technology that came along with it.
    "From every incident, there's an opportunity," Sheriff Ted Mink said.

  • Evergreen residents inundate flood-relief event

    A fund-raiser held Saturday to help those in the Evergreen area impacted by the September flooding exceeded expectations and was the epitome of the word “community.”

    Organizers of the event at the Elks Lodge lost count of the number of people who attended, but they estimate it was between 550 and 700. Some say it might have been the largest function ever held at the Elks Lodge.

  • Making the skies more friendly

    The sometimes-bumpy terrain of air travel can pose a variety of challenges, especially for the young and the old.
    But former flight attendant Patty Petersen of Conifer has addressed the need for some helpful aerial shepherding with her business, From Air to There.

  • How veterans can find help

    Evergreen veterans Michael Lynch and Nancy Arsenault both say they would like to get the word out that help is available for those who have served in the military.

    Both the Department of Veterans Affairs and private organizations such as the American Legion offer assistance to those coping with physical and mental issues, as well as the transition to civilian life.

    The American Legion is not just a social club but a source of support for veterans, says Lynch, who belongs to Post 2001 in Evergreen.

  • Finding the way back: Local veterans struggle with aftermath of war

    “A curious boy asks an old soldier …
    ‘How did you lose your leg?’
    And the old soldier is struck with silence.”

                                    — Edgar Lee Masters

  • Spooky science: EHS classes put Halloween fun into experiments

    “Don’t try this at home — we’re professionals,” Evergreen High chemistry teacher Cheryl Manning quipped to her advanced chemistry students as she prepared her version of Halloween fun last week.

    Manning was attempting to replicate the admonition from the “Mythbusters” television program as she demonstrated two spooky experiments on Oct. 31.