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Today's News

  • Elmgreen, Lady Cougars charge past rival Conifer

    Emily Elmgreen wasn’t about to take credit for her career-high 33 points. Instead, the Evergreen senior deferred the accolades to her teammates, who drove the lane before dishing the ball off to her. That’s why she went off for 24 points in the second half in the host Lady Cougars’ 67-45 girls basketball conquest of Conifer on Jan. 24.
    “(They) were cluttering up the defense, and it left me wide open. I had plenty of time” to get her feet set and square up for shots, Elmgreen said.

  • Board president discusses school choice

    In an appearance in Evergreen on Monday night, Jeffco school board President Ken Witt said each of his four children had different experiences going through public schools.

    “One loved school for school and excelled no matter what the environment or teacher was like,” Witt said. “Another really struggled and found it a challenge to focus in a classroom setting. I put value on the breadth of choice for educating children.”

  • EHS’ defensive pressure keeps Lobos in check

    One could point to Evergreen’s nine different scorers or a game-opening 11-0 run as to why the Cougars controlled from start to finish in a 61-32 thumping of rival Conifer on Jan. 24 at Evergreen High School.

  • Evergreen’s role as regional dispatch hub looming

    The plan to make Evergreen Fire/Rescue the hub for regional dispatch services is moving closer to implementation. 

    The Foothills, Elk Creek, Inter-Canyon, Indian Hills and North Fork districts will participate in the regionalization of emergency dispatch, and will enter an intergovernmental agreement with the Jeffco Emergency Communications Authority and the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

  • Repairs under way on flood-damaged lot downtown

    It might be just a parking lot to some, but it’s a lot more than that to downtown Evergreen — and it should be as good as new by the end of the summer.

    The retaining wall in the triangular lot across from the CenturyLink building, undermined when Bear Creek flooded last September, has been removed, said Jeff Bradley of Evergreen National Bank, which is paying for the repairs.

    “I got the old stuff gone. Now, I’ve got to put the new stuff in,” he said.

  • In search of others like her

    Evergreen resident Judy Berna travels, skis, works at the Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, and has written a book. She is also missing a foot — and looking for others who might be missing limbs, too.

    Berna was born with a mild form of spina bifida, caused when some vertebrae don’t fully form and leave the spinal cord vulnerable to damage. A series of operations left Berna’s spinal cord unable to send signals to her left foot, which became deformed over time.

    As a child, she would dream of having a foot transplant.

  • EMS students plan barbecue fund-raiser

    A family and consumer science class at Evergreen Middle School is hoping Evergreen residents will be hungry for barbecue on Feb. 11.

    The class, with help from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club, is planning a take-out barbecue dinner to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Tickets are $5 and must be purchased either by EMS students during lunch hours or by the public at the school front desk by Friday, Feb. 7.

  • School board politics dominates discussion

    Jeffco school board member Lesley Dahlkemper said in an Evergreen appearance Saturday morning that, amid the board’s new political orientation, the focus should remain on educating kids.

    But a substantial part of the morning was spent on audience questions about board politics.

    Dahlkemper spoke at the Mountain Area Democrats’ monthly breakfast and was greeted with questions and concerns about the future of education in Jefferson County.

  • MacBean trial is slated for July

    The trial of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean is scheduled to begin July 7.

    MacBean is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from the Morrison-based fire district. The charges include three counts of theft of $20,000 or more and three counts of embezzlement of public property, both felonies.

    MacBean’s jury trial is scheduled from July 7 through 11.

  • Civil rights, past and present

    Jackie Delafose, assistant principal at Conifer High School, was among African-American students who were bused to white schools in the early 1970s.

    Delafose began attending Central Elementary School in Lake Charles, La., after her parents received a letter informing them of the transfer from her neighborhood school.