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Today's News

  • A festive labor of love

    The Lake House was aglow with festive table decorations and a hub of activity at the second annual Thanksgiving dinner for senior adults last Thursday.

    Dressed in crisp white shirts, members of the Evergreen and Mountain Foothills Rotary clubs seated guests and served appetizers before the main course they had helped to prepare.

    Gathered around tables, about 160 old friends and new acquaintances talked and enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

  • Overcoming obstacles

    Shannon Kittelsen was trying not to make mountains out of molehills.

    However, the Evergreen High School sophomore’s mind just wouldn’t stop racing. She tried to tell herself she had a race to prepare for, and she needed to focus her attention on the technicalities of the trail she was attempting to navigate on her mountain bike. The voices of self-doubt in her head grew louder, and the aches in her body joined in the chorus.

  • Evergreen football has set the bar high

    JOHNSTOWN — It wasn’t the start the visiting Evergreen Cougars wanted or expected facing Roosevelt on a sunny, but freezing Peterson Field on Nov. 21.

  • Authorities corral aggressive cow on I-70

    An aggressive cow standing on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon forced a 10-minute closure of the eastbound lanes near the Lookout Mountain exit while Jeffco deputies and animal control officers rounded up the boisterous bovine.

    The "big black cow (was) standing on the highway, (and) was somewhat aggressive with vehicles," said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

  • Prisoner in Jeffco jail commits suicide

    An inmate at the Jeffco jail committed suicide Thursday night in his cell.

    Harley Jefferson Smith, 32, was found hanging by a bed sheet at 6 p.m. by deputies during their rounds, according to the Sheriff's Office.

    Deputies administered CPR, but Smith was declared dead at 6:40 p.m. at the jail. Smith had been booked into the jail on traffic charges on Thursday about noon.

  • Fire district’s solar project on hold

    Plans by the Evergreen Fire Protection District to install solar panels at Station 2 on Bergen Parkway are on hold as the district board wrestles with the 2016 budget.

    The $600,000 project to replace the roof and add solar panels will have to wait until the district is in a more stable financial position, Fire Chief Mike Weege said at a board meeting Nov. 10.

    Past drops in home valuations decreased the district’s property-tax revenue in recent years and led to budget cuts, and district finances are still recovering, board President George Kling said.

  • Cougars nearly perfect in playoff opener

    LAKEWOOD — For the second consecutive season Evergreen is headed to the Class 3A football state quarterfinals.

    “I want the kids to enjoy this. Playoff wins are very hard to get,” Evergreen coach Rob Molholm said after the Cougars rolled to a 40-8 victory Nov. 14 against Holy Family at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. “I thought we played the way you have to play to win playoff games. We played ball control and field position.”

  • Commissioners reject Evergreen resident’s plan for wind turbine

    Jeffco’s county commissioners unanimously rejected an Evergreen resident’s plan to install a wind turbine at his home by denying rezoning for the project on Nov. 10.

    Jeffco planner Russell Clark had recommended approval of the rezoning to permit the 90-foot wind turbine that Evergreen Meadows resident Hans Sinkovec hoped to place on his property. The turbine would have been painted green to blend in with trees and would have produced sounds comparable to background noise in a library, Russell said.

  • Commissioners reject Evergreen resident’s plan for wind turbine

    Jeffco’s county commissioners unanimously rejected an Evergreen resident’s plan to install a wind turbine at his home by denying rezoning for the project on Nov. 10.

    Jeffco planner Russell Clark had recommended approval of the rezoning to permit the 90-foot wind turbine that Evergreen Meadows resident Hans Sinkovec hoped to place on his property. The turbine would have been painted green to blend in with trees and would have produced sounds comparable to background noise in a library, Russell said.

  • Remarkable run ends

    DENVER — Evergreen wasn’t just satisfied to make the state volleyball tournament for the first time in two decades.

    The No. 9-seeded Cougars scored back-to-back early-morning victories Nov. 13 and 14 at the Denver Coliseum over higher seeded Holy Family and Montrose to advance into the Class 4A state semifinals Nov. 14.