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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars rout Boulder to give Mitchel her first win
    BOULDER
    — Kaylee Wardlow went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while three others players — Katie Solis, Maggie Tucker and Jessica Bellatti — scored twice in Evergreen’s 15-5 rout of host Boulder on Aug. 29.
    The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    The win was the first in the Della Mitchel era as head coach. Evergreen opened the season four days earlier with a 6-4 loss at Thomas Jefferson.

  • Lady Cougars looking to continue turnaround from 2014

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars hold nine state titles in volleyball, making them the fourth most titled team in Colorado, but there’s a catch. Their most recent title was in 1985. Thirty years is a long time to wait to raise the victory banner, and the Lady Cougars are itching to feel that satisfaction again.

  • 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.