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Today's News

  • Incidents prompt board member to enroll daughters in private school

    Graffiti targeting school board member John Newkirk near his youngest daughter's elementary school prompted the family to enroll their girls in a private school for the 2014-15 school year.

    “After much thought and discussion, our family made the decision to move our daughters to an alternate school environment for the 2014-15 year,” Newkirk said. 

    Newkirk declined to name the school his daughters are attending but said it is a “faith-based” school in Littleton.

  • Goldfinches check out feeders as fall weather arrives

    Friday, Sept. 5, had been a wet, cloudy day that finally turned into rain about 5:30 p.m. It feels much too cold for September, but so be it. Our summer is over because by the time you read this, it will be Wednesday, Sept. 10. I just hope we will still have some nice fall weather in September and October.

    Many people have asked what they can bring me, to which I have had to respond that there’s nothing that I really need. I am grateful for their kindness and desire to be good friends by their offers to bring me some tokens of their friendship.

  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • Dredging planned in the spring at Evergreen Lake

    Officials are planning to dredge Evergreen Lake in the spring to clean out sediment brought in by the September 2013 flooding.

    The “stealth” dredging project will be done with a pontoon boat to minimize the impacts on lake users, said Dave Lighthart, general manager of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.

    Sediment material will be pumped from the boat through a pipe to a “de-watering” operation that will separate the water from the sediment. The water will be treated before being put back into the lake, Lighthart said.

  • Wiener dog race added to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Reifeis, Cougars improve to 2-0, top Northridge
    GREELEY — Evergreen junior quarterback Dylan Reifeis completed 22 of 26 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s CHSAA poll, toppled host Northridge 39-22 on Sept. 6 at District 6 Stadium.

    Marcus Cassin caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Connor Solawetz also caught a TD pass.

  • Murphy, Wall spark Evergreen past Lutheran

    PARKER — The Evergreen Lady Cougars volleyball team played a shoelace game against the Lutheran Lady Lions, winning 25-13, 25-15, 24-26, 25-21 at Lutheran High School on Sept. 4.

    For the first two games, every ball the Lady Cougars lobbed over the net seemed to sink right at the Lions’ feet, forcing Lutheran to dig time and again. But then the Lady Cougars lost their momentum in the third game.

  • Board approves Witt's pay plan for teachers on 3-2 vote

    The Jeffco school board approved a new teacher compensation plan at last Thursday’s meeting that ties pay raises to performance. 

    Under the new plan, “partially effective” teachers who are still in their first three years will receive a 1 percent raise. Teachers rated “effective” will receive a 2.43 percent raise. Teachers rated “highly effective” will receive a 4.25 percent raise.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Evergreen blanked by Air Academy in Fowler’s debut
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Austin Dewing scored a hat trick as host and second-ranked Air Academy shut out third-ranked Evergreen 4-0 at District 20 Stadium on Aug. 28.

    Henry Yocum also scored for the Kadets.

    The game was the varsity head coaching debut for first-year Evergreen coach Ross Fowler.

  • Cougars hang tough at Indian Tree

    Liam Short has shot 2-over-par or better in every Jeffco League tournament this season. That’s how amazing a year the Evergreen sophomore is having, and it’s fun to watch him play, head coach Mike Kuzava said.