Today's News

  • Evergreen soccer advances to title match

    AURORA — Evergreen’s boys soccer program is one win away from its first state championship since 1989.

    The Cougars upset top-seeded Cheyenne Mountain 4-3 in a thrilling Class 4A semifinal Nov. 11 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Evergreen freshman Ryan Gutberlet scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 78th minute, to propel the No. 4 Cougars to their first trip to the title game since 2011.

  • Early-morning fire damages outdoor area at Morrison eatery

    A fire on Monday at Beso de Arte in Morrison caused minor damage to the restaurant’s outdoor dining area.

    The early-morning blaze started in an outdoor fire pit at the Latin restaurant at 102 Market St. in downtown Morrison, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for West Metro Fire Rescue. The fire caused minor damage to a structure separate from the restaurant’s main building. The restaurant itself wasn’t damaged.

  • Voters recall conservative members of school board

    Jeffco’s conservative school board majority was overwhelmingly recalled in the Nov. 3 election, and the so-called “clean slate” of candidates backed by the Jefferson County Education Association and the recall organizers swept all five seats on the board.

    As of Nov. 6, unofficial results showed:

    • 64.3 percent voted to recall Julie Williams in District 1. Brad Rupert, the sole successor candidate, received all votes cast to replace her.

  • Voter turnout, winning margins were bigger than in 2013

    Jeffco voters turned out in greater numbers for the Nov. 3 election than they did in 2013, when the now-ousted conservative school board majority was elected.

    According to the Jefferson County Elections office, 46.4 percent of the county’s 399,918 registered voters cast ballots last week.

    In 2013, when John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams were elected, 43.2 percent of voters cast ballots. At the time, the county was home to 412,954 registered voters, the elections database shows.

  • Group withdraws one complaint against recall backers

    A Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization has withdrawn one of two complaints accusing groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws.

  • Outgoing school board majority approves charter school

    The outgoing conservative majority on Jeffco’s school board approved an application from a group that wants to establish a charter school in north Jeffco, despite concerns raised by staff and the district accountability committee.

  • Conservative board members approve $9,500 in bonuses for superintendent

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee will be paid $9,500 in bonuses after his first year of work, the outgoing school board decided on a 3-2 vote Nov. 5.

    McMinimee’s awards represent 24 percent of possible bonuses in his contract. The bonuses hinged on his meeting goals set by the district and the school board.

  • Jeffco Open Space revises guidelines for events at parks

    To better manage events in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is establishing new guidelines, which the Open Space Advisory Committee reviewed on Nov. 5.

    Events attended by more than 200 people will be limited to five per year, with a maximum of one for each user type, said Dave Davenport, Open Space’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

    Also, events that fall on holidays or holiday weekends will not be considered, according to the revised park-permit guidelines.

  • Veteran EHS teacher receives the Hero Award

    Tears were shed when Evergreen High veteran social studies teacher Scott Haebe was told he was one of three Jeffco teachers receiving the Hero Award this year.

    Science teacher Ali Meyers made the presentation at a recent faculty meeting. Meyers knows Haebe both as a colleague and as one of her teachers/mentors when she was an EHS student.

    She fought back tears as she talked about the impact Haebe has had on her life and on the lives of students and colleagues.

  • Park district to cover major portion of added costs for connector trail

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has agreed to cover a major portion of the added cost of the connector trail at Evergreen Lake dam, which opened in June after several delays.