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Today's News

  • Science fair offers a host of intriguing entries

    Teachers and staff at Bergen Valley Elementary School: You may want to consider washing your hands after using the copier.

    Bergen Valley fifth-grader Clay Hittle concluded as part of his science fair project that the start button on the copier was the germiest place in the school, a valuable lesson for those who use the copier and for Clay, who spent many hours testing different spots for bacteria.

    Other places at the school ranking high for bacteria were the teacher’s lounge and the gymnasium floor.

  • For the love of Fair Trade products

    My dad used to bring my mother, sister and me a little something on Valentine’s Day, not my brother. Love in the ’50s was a bit stilted, but Steve’s exclusion did make me feel a bit special about being a girl.

  • Unusual winter birds abundant in the foothills

    There have been many unusual birds reported on the Denver Field Ornithologists Rare Bird Alert this winter. My problem is that the gentleman who makes the recording for this service speaks so rapidly that I found it difficult to understand where they were seen.

    Of most interested to me were reports of two winter wrens, one northern cardinal, some trumpeter swans and barrow’s goldeneyes. I have seen all of these birds but still consider them worth a trip to see again.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Unhappy patron makes directed deposit

  • Evergreen’s Kay cream of the crop

    Jake Kay had a simple goal. He just wanted to beat the, well, you know what, out of his opponents. The Evergreen sophomore left little doubt of that on Feb. 5 at the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championships at Evergreen High School.

    Kay scored decisive decisions over Wheat Ridge’s Stephanie Goens and Elizabeth’s Josh Lee en route to a dominating performance at 103 pounds. First, he scored a 20-7 major decision over Goens. Then, in the finals, Kay’s varsity experience paid off against the freshman Lee in a 19-3 tech fall victory.

  • Cougars swimmer wins pair of events

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next weeks state finals.

    Spectators cheered, clapped and whistled as they watched the girls compete. Coaches waved their hands in a wave-push motion, so as to move their swimmers along. Teammates yelled out, “Come on,” “Go! Go! Go!” And parents jumped up and down in the stands toward the end of a race.

  • Cougars pummel Arvada

    Jordan Florschuetz scored a game-high 19 points and Evergreen was never challenged en route to a 66-11 thumping of visiting Arvada on Feb. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    The Lady Cougars (9-10, 6-4 4A Jeffco) led 17-4 after one quarter and 27-8 at halftime before holding Arvada (2-16, 0-9) to just three points over the game’s final 16 minutes.

    Erin Dobey also scored in double figures for Evergreen with 11 points. Emily Elmgreen added nine, Haley Newhall and Jesse Wormer scored eight each, and Haley Stading scored four.

  • Roundup: Lane propels Cougars to victory over Wheat Ridge

    Andre Lane scored 18 points and Evergreen pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-44 win over Wheat Ridge on Feb. 4.

    Konnor Propst added 11 points and Braden Olson scored 10 for Evergreen (9-10, 5-5 4A Jeffco).

    Aaron Rubbleke and Ryan Wyser led Wheat Ridge (3-15, 1-8) with 10 points each. Evergreen capped its regular season with a 62-27 win on Feb. 7 at Arvada.

  • A window to walls

    The colors were brilliant, and the artistry was symbolic and creative.

  • Alpine Rescue reports record mission total in 2010

    The Alpine Rescue Team responded to 116 missions in 2010, a record, according to the organization’s 2010 annual report and a news release posted on the group's Facebook page.

    Based in Evergreen since 1959, The Alpine Rescue Team is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that sends expert mountaineers to three counties in search of lost hikers and injured recreationists.