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Today's News

  • Tears of gratitude flow with flood relief

    Evergreen businessman Jim Sherwood has had the task this week of making people cry — and laugh, and shout for joy.

    Sherwood, who was the impetus behind a fund-raising event Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge that raised $30,000 for victims of the September flooding in Evergreen, hand-delivered most of the 27 checks early this week.

    On Monday morning, he met with the owners of Cactus Jack’s Saloon and several of its employees, plus the building owner, to present checks.

    Sherwood declined to say how much each person received.

  • Blue jays joining Steller’s jays at area feeders

    Several readers of this column have called me during the last month to tell me they have had a “real honest-to-goodness Eastern blue jay” at their feeders. This is an exciting event, which seems to be occurring with more regularity each fall. They stay for a day or two and then usually disappear. This bold, sassy blue jay has apparently worked its way west along the water courses over the past many years.

  • We got elk — and a whole lot more

    By Greg Dobbs
    Over the weekend I found myself bad-mouthing elk. I was shuttling some out-of-town artists to their cars at the end of Center for the Arts Evergreen’s annual Winterfest at Evergreen High School, and we had to stop for a herd of 100 or more elk meandering across the parking lot, as if they owned the place. The nerve of those elk!

  • Five commissioners makes sense

    Jefferson County, with a population of approximately 550,000 people, is Colorado’s fourth largest county. A three-member Board of County Commissioners, who are elected at large, governs it. Large portions of the more densely populated areas of the county exist in unincorporated areas that receive urban services directly from county government.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Traffic noise

  • 4A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:

    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM

  • Raptors rip Cougars’ hearts out

    LAKEWOOD — Rob Molholm walked up to his team, choked up with a lower tone than normal in his voice. The usually vociferous Evergreen Cougars football coach was emotionally wounded by his team’s 47-14 season-ending loss to Silver Creek at Trailblazer Stadium.
    “My heart’s broken. They’re good kids,” Molholm said. “You know if you have a wife or kids, but this is my family.”

  • Semifinal loss was gut-wrenching for EHS

    PARKER — Peter Jeans doubled over, the emotions starting to overcome him. Evergreen’s boys soccer coach, just like his team, had a hard time summing up his disappointment in the Cougars’ 1-0 4A state semifinal loss to Cheyenne Mountain. A season that had so much promise was over in an instant.

  • Prelude offers a musical welcome to the holidays

    Once the calendar flips to November, thoughts turn to quality time with family and the holidays. We decorate our homes with candles and twinkling lights, and gather 'round the fireplace to chase the chill. The world is transformed into a bright and beautiful wonderland. The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale presents a fall concert that captures this spirit of family and fun called “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”

  • Griffin to run for clerk’s position again

    County Commissioner Faye Griffin is planning to run for Jeffco clerk and recorder — a position she held previously — two years before her current term on the commission ends in 2016. 

    If elected once again to the clerk job, the Republican said, she would step down as a commissioner. In that event, a GOP vacancy committee would appoint a person to serve the final two years of Griffin’s term.

    Current Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson is term-limited, so that office will be up for grabs in the 2014 election.