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Today's News

  • EHS boys lackluster in game against Golden before playoffs

    By Dennis Pleuss

    EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden after the Demons, No. 3 seed, won the conference title outright Thursday with a 58-48 road victory against No. 8-seeded Evergreen.

    “Obviously, we didn’t play as well as we would have liked,” Evergreen coach Scott Haebe said. “We just seemed a step slow defensively, and we really never got into a rhythm offensively.”

  • Evergreen girls golf seeking more players

    The Evergreen girls’ golf team is looking for more competitors.

    Following a strong season last year, the team as of now is down to six girls, and head coach Mike Kuzava would like to see more sign up in the coming weeks.

  • Conifer boys win league title

    By Michael Kelly

    CONIFER — The Conifer boys basketball team could have packed it in after its horrendous start: The Lobos lost eight of their first nine games and entered the 2018 calendar year having lost seven straight.

    But through it all, the team never gave into the losing, and it paid off. Conifer (12-11, 8-2) can call itself conference champions after beating Alameda 65-49 on Feb. 14, capping a turnaround that will continue in the Class 4A state tournament.

  • Community shows gratitude for Sheriff’s Office on Valentine’s Day

    The Evergreen community joined together on Valentine’s Day to show its appreciation and love for Jeffco sheriff’s deputies by bringing Valentines, food and beverages to the mountain precinct.

    The effort came together through a simple post on Facebook on Feb. 7 from Alex Hawley, who wanted the community to show its appreciation for the deputies, especially after the killings of three members of law enforcement in Colorado since New Year’s Eve.

  • Drive starts to fill area food banks

    Even though the holidays are in the rear-view mirror, it’s still time to help fill area food banks for the less fortunate.

    “It’s a lull-in-donation time for us,” said Nancy Judge, who manages the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank. “Everyone is so keyed in over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we are so appreciative of the support. But once we get back into our normal everyday routines, donations do dip.”

  • Castles & Kitchens teaches cooking and technique classes

    Whether you’re a cooking novice or pro, Castles & Kitchens provides classes to help you learn new techniques. If you like to travel, Castles & Kitchens can help you add a culinary component to your trips.

    For Fran Arniotes and Tom Becker, it’s all about food — and preparing it to bring enjoyment whether you’re at home making a daily meal or traveling the world.

  • Colo. superintendents endorse new funding formula for schools

    More than 170 superintendents across Colorado, including those at Jeffco Public Schools and Platte Canyon Schools, have backed a legislative proposal that could dramatically alter how the state funds its schools — namely by changing the formula that determines how funding is distributed to school districts.

  • Small Evergreen grass fire caused by blown transformer

    A small grass fire that burned just under a half acre of land and threatened a home on Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen last Tuesday was started by a blown transformer.

    According to Stacee Martin, spokeswoman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the department received a report of smoke and fire in the grass at 4:24 p.m. Feb. 13 and found a fire burning within 30 feet of a home. Xcel Energy workers who were already on scene responding to the blown transformer were credited with helping contain the fire after they used fire extinguishers to help put it out.

  • Glass given ‘high’ rating by Jeffco school board

    Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has received high marks in his first performance evaluation by the Jeffco school board since being hired last July.

  • Climbing the wall: Kids get lateral with a new fun-filled apparatus at DCES

    It’s one of those things you don’t expect to see in an elementary school. In fact, you don’t really expect to see a climbing wall in any mountain area school — and yet, there it is: Eight feet tall, 21 feet long, and covered with painted mountains and lots of children clamoring with amusement and glee.

    Fully installed in mid-January, Deer Creek Elementary’s new traverse climbing wall was four years in the making and the dream of physical education teacher Shawn Flores.