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Today's News

  • Colorado needs a presidential primary

    It’s déjà vu all over again — if we’re a year away from a presidential election, it must be time to talk about how we pick our delegates to national nominating conventions.

  • Sports briefs

    BASKETBALL
    Summer girls hoops camp scheduled for June 1-4
    The Evergreen High School girls basketball summer camp is scheduled for June 1-4 from 1-3 p.m. daily at Wulf Recreation Center.

    The camp is open to incoming 3rd through 8th graders.

    Cost is $70.

    For more information and information on the registration form, visit http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html.

  • EHS leaves chances on the base path

    LAKEWOOD — If the Evergreen Cougars are fortunate to make the 4A baseball playoffs, as head coach Steve Jones says — and that’s pretty likely — games like the 2-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 25 will help them.

  • Late goal hands Evergreen its first loss

    Evergreen girls soccer coach Peter Jeans couldn’t have asked for much more from his team. 

    His Evergreen Lady Cougars, as is usually the case, controlled the ball possession and had its fair share of shots on goal. But what EHS couldn’t do April 23 against Valor Christian was find the back of the net.

    The fourth-ranked visiting Lady Eagles, however, did, on Jastin Redman’s goal in the 77th minute, for a 1-0 victory at Evergreen High School, ending the top-ranked Lady Cougars’ 11-game winning streak and any chance at a perfect season.

  • Commissioners OK resolution on development, property rights

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have approved a resolution designed to emphasize the county’s commitment to fairly weigh all development applications and to protect property rights.

    The resolution was presented by Commissioner Don Rosier during staff briefings April 14 and was approved on a 3-0 vote April 21.  

  • Chorale plans swinging fund-raiser at Lake House

    On Friday night, the Evergreen Lake House will get into the swing at the Evergreen Chorale’s Swing Into Spring event. This special evening of 1940s music and swing dancing is a fund-raiser for the chorale and for Center/Stage Theatre, and will include a group swing dance lesson, dinner, drinks, and a live auction.

  • Polis bill makes funds available for wildfire mitigation

    County groups might be able to get more money in the future to cut down trees that could cause hazards during wildfires, if Congress passes a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis.

    The pot of federal money set aside for natural disasters already can be used to mitigate potential future flood issues, or to clean up areas hit by tornadoes and hurricanes. The bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015 was approved in committee, and is expected to be heard by Congress soon, said Kristin Lynch, a Polis spokeswoman.

  • Foothills offer plant communities from plains to tundra

    The various plant communities that make up part of any biological study are usually the most interesting part to me. I took my first course in ecology in the summer of 1937. At that time, ecology was considered a new science concerning the interrelationship between the many things found in a wildlife community.

  • King-Murphy students revved for repurposing

    King-Murphy Elementary School is sowing the seeds of conservation.

    The school has been celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22, with a presentation by the regional administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA mascot, Froggy. Students also participated in a repurposing challenge in which they took trash and found new uses for it.

  • Teachers union sues over pay-for-performance policy

    Jeffco’s teachers union is suing the school district over its divisive pay-for-performance policy, which is still in its first year.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s lawsuit, filed April 7 amid contract negotiations with the teachers, asserts that the district’s pay plan was unilaterally implemented without union input, and that it will cause irreparable harm to teachers’ interests. The suit also claims the policy violated an existing contract with the teachers.