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    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Evergreen wins two out of three at Green Mountain tournament
    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars improved to 4-1 on the season with a 54-48 victory over Canon City on Dec. 13 at the Green Mountain tournament.

    The Cougars jumped out to a 19-11 lead in the first quarter and held on from there.

    Dylan Allbrandt led the Tigers (1-5) with 11 points. Luke Nethercot and Dante Teigen scored 10 each.

  • Hanson fine-tunes skills as EHS splits meet

    BAILEY — It didn’t take Lane Hanson long to notice a skill difference from wrestling up a weight class or two. Just like the Evergreen senior, who wrestled at 113 pounds last year, most everybody that he’s wrestled this season have also been moving up in weight class and improving on his skill set.

    So he took the Cougars’ annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Clear Creek on Dec. 9 as an opportunity to better his own moves in anticipation of facing stiffer competition later this season.

  • Lady Cougars hammer Roosevelt

    Let’s face it not every birthday wish comes true, so it’s especially amazing when they do. Such was the case for Evergreen senior Annie Trimarco, whose 18th birthday wish was granted Dec. 12 when her team bested the Roosevelt Lady Rough Riders 76-20 in girls basketball action at Evergreen High School.

    “We had a loss (to Mullen, 41-36) and that made the girls really want the win tonight,” Evergreen head coach Amy Bahl said.

  • View from Colorado’s ‘park’ areas is worth the drive

    I am still at Elk Run, where I can receive some assistance when needed. When I look out the windows to the north, I can see the open meadows of Elk Meadow Open Space. When I look east or south, I can see the semi-open areas of widely scattered ponderosa pines across the grassy meadows, beyond which the trees grow closer to each other and a forest is formed.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • What’s a cash-flush state to do?

    For the first time in 10 years, Colorado is generating enough tax revenue that the spending limitations in the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights are set to kick in next year. It’s estimated that the state will collect $137 million more than it is allowed to spend under TABOR. There is also about $30 million in marijuana tax revenue that the state cannot spend without voter approval.

    The legislature has several options to address the surplus and has used each of them in the six times TABOR has required action since it was passed by voters in 1992.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • 2014 all-conference football, volleyball

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2014 fall season in football and volleyball:

  • Evergreen epitomizes hard work, success

    DENVER — Like a well-rehearsed chorus line, sort of like the Radio City Rockettes, Evergreen High’s poms team is a well-oiled machine.

    Their hair seemingly perfect, their movements equaled to that. Typically, as has been the case for years now, they can do no wrong.

  • Evergreen welcomes a soldier home

    Getting a big welcome home to Evergreen after serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan can be a little overwhelming — but in a good way.

    At least that’s what U.S. Army Specialist Michael Berna felt after being greeted by a crowd of well-wishers at Buchanan Recreation Center on Saturday to thank him for his service. He spent nine months at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, returning home to Evergreen late last week for a holiday break after a couple of weeks at a military base in Kentucky.