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Today's News

  • RMAE’s Odyssey team attends world competition

    It took creativity, ingenuity and smarts for six Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen seventh-graders to make it to the Odyssey of the Mind world competition over Memorial Day Weekend.

    “It wasn’t luck; it’s skill,” team member Luke Johnson said of the group’s first year in the competition.

    In the category that the team competed in, it took first place at the Longs Peak Regional Tournament and first place in the state competition, earning a spot at the world competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

  • County enacts moratorium on pot shops

    Jeffco has decided to put the brakes on retail marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to prohibit any retail marijuana businesses from setting up shop. The ban includes retail sales and growing operations, along with testing and packaging facilities.

  • Amen, cowboy: Service gets in the spirit of Evergreen Rodeo

    About a dozen children sat around a campfire at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen on Sunday morning to talk about Father’s Day and how important dads are.

    Inside the sanctuary.

    Surrounded by cowboy hats, saddles, tack and horse statues.

  • Rodeo notebook: Shirley holds out hope for return

    Tim Shirley walked behind the stalls at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, but he so desperately wanted to be part of the action instead of an innocent bystander at the 47th annual Evergreen Rodeo.
    That’s been the case for two years running, however, since the 31-year-old Bailey resident broke the L5 vertebra in his back during a February 2012 rodeo event in San Antonio, Texas. He hasn’t ridden since.

  • Gillen juggles family life with rodeo

    It’s Father’s Day, and it’s everything that 43-year-old Brian Gillen could ask for.
    With his family in attendance, the veteran tie-down roper sits atop his wife’s horse, Zaney, and shoots out of the gate in pursuit of the runaway calf. Unfortunately, this time, at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena as part of the 47th annual Evergreen Rodeo, he couldn’t catch up. Though the end result isn’t what any rider hopes for, the sheer excitement of the competition is well worth it, Gillen said.

  • Sheriff's Office seeking Evergreen burglary suspect

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they suspect of burglarizing two salons, a thrift shop, a yoga studio and a restaurant in Evergreen on May 14.

    “There’s a strong chance he’s from the Evergreen area,” sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. “He had a plan.”

    Four of the businesses were open when a man made his way into areas intended for employees only and stole cash, a wallet and an iPhone, according to reports.

  • 4A all-conference spring sports

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A/5A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    BOYS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Coach of the year

    Kirk Petrik has been coaching the Evergreen ski program for five years, and he’s seen his fair share of success. But nothing could top what the Cougars did during the 2012-13 season.

  • Male athlete of the year

    Jake Bender sums up his success on the ski slopes in simple terms.

  • Female athlete of the year

    Lexie Malazdrewicz has won multiple state swimming titles. And now she has repeated in another honor.