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Today's News

  • Small but enthusiastic group develops skill set

    On one hand, Andrew Stafford’s role as director of development for Altitude FC is to introduce the game of soccer to younger, novice players. 

    But it’s more than just that he was teaching to the quaint group of participants at Evergreen Middle School from June 22-26 at the first of two developmental camps this summer. Stafford worked with the small, but enthusiastic group on developing a lifelong love for the game, teamwork and social networking skills.

  • At Jeffco Schools, real-life civics lessons

    Jefferson County students got a real-life lesson in civil disobedience last September when school board member Julie Williams suggested that a curriculum review committee be established that would, among other things, look into Advance Placement U.S. history classes with direction that “materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”

  • The roughest ride

    It’s 1 a.m. on Dec. 21 as Tim Shirley goes to bed at his in-laws’ home in Hartsel after a whirlwind trip to Oklahoma to pick up a recently purchased truck. His wife, Mindy, didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary the next morning as Tim snored away, undoubtedly exhausted from his travels.

  • Evergreen resident solves marketing riddle

    What's a more creative way to say "I love you"?

    That question plagued Evergreen resident Helene Hughes as she wrote notes for her children’s lunch boxes every day when they were growing up. 

    Hughes’ musings led her to create "Symbuzzles" (from the words “symbols” and “puzzles”): word-picture puzzle cards that her kids could figure out.

  • Jeffco school board approves 2015-16 budget on split vote

    The Jeffco school district’s 2015-16 budget, which has proved to be the latest dividing line for the fractured school board, was approved last Thursday with the votes of the board’s three conservative members.

    The conservative majority was pleased that the financial plan avoided added expenses, but the board’s two liberal members say the budget shortchanges teachers on pay, and could have met pressing facilities needs responsibly through an alternative financing method.

  • 2015 spring sports all-conference teams

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2015 spring sports season:

  • EHS finding a rhythm through summer program

    LAKEWOOD — It started May 29 with a three-day team camp at Metro State, then a summer series at Gold Crown, a camp at the University of Northern Colorado and now a final camp at Gold Crown Field House. 

    It’s just a little more than three weeks, but the Evergreen Cougars’ boys basketball team gets a small sampling of what kind of squad it has when it goes into the 2015-16 season later this year.

  • Snider takes in the Evergreen Rodeo

    Felesha Snider moved to Evergreen three years ago, but the on-again, off-again barrel racer had never competed in the Evergreen Rodeo until June 20. It was well worth the wait.

    “It was great. It was awesome. I wish my run would’ve been a little faster, but I’m proud of my horse. He hasn’t been running barrels very long. He’s kind of new at it. It felt good,” the Granbury, Texas, native said.

  • June’s showers bring July’s mariposa lilies

    There is an old saying in this area: “When it rains in June, the mariposa lilies will bloom in July.” Well, it certainly has rained in June, so now we can look forward to seeing mariposa lilies in July.

  • Beth Evergreen celebrating 10 years with Rabbi Jamie

    In 2005, the members of Congregation Beth Evergreen took a leap of faith. The 30-year-old congregation had experienced growth, purchased land and built Evergreen’s first synagogue. Now it was the time for the next step: a full-time rabbi.

    After months of interviews, the board of directors hired Jamie Arnold, a young rabbi ordained in 1999 who was serving at Temple Sinai in Amherst, N.Y.