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Today's News

  • Arvada West runs away with tri-meet

    ARVADA — Juggling academics and athletics is a challenge for any high school athlete, especially early in the school year. The Chatfield Chargers’ gymnastics team knows that.
    Their tri-meet Sept. 5 at Arvada West High School, which included 4A Evergreen, was pretty much a one-sided affair, as the host Lady Wildcats were dominant in all four events. Arvada West had the top two scorers in every event, including the top five in the balance beam, to score 178.55 points. Chatfield was second with 162.025, and Evergreen was third at 148.575.

  • Cougars’ youth, speed pays off

    LAKEWOOD — The first half was classic Evergreen boys soccer. Peter Jeans’ squad lulled Green Mountain with its brand of ball-control offense, though the scoring opportunities were few and far between.
    The second half, especially midway through the game’s final 40 minutes, was more like a fast break in basketball. The Cougars offensively played at a breakneck speed that Green Mountain struggled to keep up with.

  • On Syria, I’ll trust the experts

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his country’s citizens, killing more than 1,400 people, including defenseless children, he crossed a line for most Americans. While there is still much consternation over whether a military response is appropriate and, if so, how we limit our exposure and don’t get sucked into another seemingly endless intervention, there seems to be some consensus that the act of gassing innocents in Syria deserves a response.

  • Several wildflowers continue to bloom this month

    Most of our late summer flowers are yellow, and many of them belong to the composite family. In the common vernacular of many botanists, the flowers are referred to as DYCs. DYC stands for damn yellow composites, which refers to the fact that they are a big family; most of them are yellow and difficult to identify.

  • Stevenson fields questions from parents

    The “Leading Innovation” meeting at Evergreen High School on Monday was a whirlwind glimpse at some of the changes planned for Jeffco schools in the next several years, most of them state-mandated and others proposed by the district.

  • School board candidates trade views

    The races for three open seats on the Jeffco Board of Education officially started at Monday’s candidate forum at Green Mountain High School.

    More than 100 people packed the school’s auditorium to listen to school board candidates and their plans for Colorado’s largest school district.

    “I’m really glad I came out tonight,” Jeffco parent Connie Potter said after the forum. “I heard some really good things on some key issues.”

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  • Marshdale resident's 'home brew' produces bumper crop of tomatoes

    Standing beside a plant 6 feet tall with more than 100 ripening tomatoes, Marshdale resident Dave Staub talked about his gardening techniques, which include a "home brew" of soil enhancements.

    In Staub's workshop is an assortment of ingredients ranging from worm castings and seabird guano to Brer Rabbit Molasses and humic acid. An electric mixer blends them into a brown foaming liquid that Staub pours into the soil in which his vegetables are growing with vigor.

  • Jeffco Planning Commission recommends rezoning of small property in Kittredge

    The Jeffco Planning Commission has recommended that two properties on Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge be rezoned from Commercial 1 to Planned Development.

    Mike Piller, owner of the properties, is seeking the rezoning to allow additional uses.

    With rezoning, the lower level of the building at 3430 Myers Gulch Road could be used as professional and retail space, and the upper level for residential units — which could be rented as affordable housing. 

  • Evergreen authors create own publishing companies

    After going through the process of publishing a first book about intuition with an established company, Evergreen author Anne Salisbury and her husband, Greg Meyerhoff, decided to create their own enterprise for the second one.

    “It used to be that there was no choice. You were at the mercy of publishing companies. … That’s the way it was done,” said Meyerhoff. “You didn’t have the technology you have today.”