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Today's News

  • BRAINS AND BRAWN

    As a student there’s something within Joey Fox that makes him want to succeed. That mentality was built into him by his mother, Rebecca.
    “I just have a natural ability to go out and do my best. My mom has always taught me that, to always do my best in everything I do. To give 100 percent. You can’t ask for anything more, and you can’t be disappointed with yourself,” the Evergreen High School senior said.

  • 12 candidates running for 5 seats on board

    Jeffco residents could see a slate of 12 candidates for five school board seats this fall, as three current board members who are the target of a recall face off against five challengers, and four other candidates vie for the two seats up for regular election.

  • Goldfinches shy away from feeders, foraging for themselves

    Many years ago, I saw my first lesser goldfinch in a yard in Idledale. When I first saw this little yellow-and-black bird, it was acting like a new warbler. That’s what I thought it was.

    I could not find any warbler that looked like it, and then noticed its thick finch-like beak. This sent me to the yellow finches, and there it was among the many goldfinches that occur here: the lesser black-backed goldfinch.

  • School board candidate Ron Mitchell, District 5

    Veteran Jeffco principal and teacher Ron Mitchell said he would bring an understanding of Jeffco’s various communities, an emphasis on respect and years of problem-solving to the school board if he is elected.

    Mitchell, a Lakewood resident, is running for the board seat in District 5 currently held by Ken Witt, one of the targets of a recall effort. Former school board member Paula Noonan is also vying for the District 5 seat.

  • School board candidate Matthew Dhieux, District 2

    Littleton resident Matthew Dhieux said he wants to bring a non-political voice to the Jeffco school board, rebuild a relationship with the teachers union and find a way to ask for more accountability from district charter schools.

    Dhieux, a physician assistant and former elementary teacher in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is running for the District 2 seat currently held by John Newkirk, one of the recall targets. Attorney Susan Harmon is also vying for the seat.

  • School board approves contract with teachers

     The Jeffco school board on Thursday evening unanimously approved a 10-month contract with the district’s teachers union.

    The contract — which was negotiated between school district representatives and Jefferson County Education Association bargaining team members over more than 150 hours since early spring — has been criticized by union leadership for its short duration.

  • Teachers vote to approve new contract

    Members of Jeffco’s teachers union have voted to approve a 10-month contract with the school district, a news release reports. 

    Members of the Jefferson County Education Association began voting on the streamlined 10-month contract at an Aug. 21 all-members meeting, and announced the results in a news release Wednesday. Union bargainers were unhappy with the relatively short duration of the contract but said in earlier sessions they didn’t think the school board would approve a longer agreement.

  • 5 questions with Brock Burke

    Last year, Evergreen High alum Brock Burke was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays. A year later, the lanky left-hander is coming along with the Appalachian League’s Princeton Rays. He’s made 10 starts with a 3-2 record and 3.40 earned-run average. Sports editor Michael Hicks caught up with Burke last week.

  • Cross county: Cougars favorites again in 4A Jeffco

    Caitlin Schmitt, as she ran to a ninth-place finish at the 4A state cross country championships last October, pictured her teammates and her family, but she also ran for herself.
    “That was one of the best races for me,” Schmitt recalled. “I was very, very happy with my finish.”
    It’s that excited, ecstatic feeling that the Evergreen High School senior hopes to feel again this year as the Cougars embark on the 2015 season.

  • Gymnastics preview: EHS coping with youth, inexperience

    Looking at the roster, it’s not all that difficult to point out who the Evergreen High School gymnastics team will be leaning on in 2015 to lead the charge.
    That would be Callie Cohen, the team’s lone senior. But head coach Chancey Hines isn’t too concerned with that. She knows her team captain can handle it.