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Today's News

  • There's oil in the Jeffco hills

    Oil seeping from an outcrop of the Dakota Hogback formation and at another site north of U.S. 285 in Morrison suggests the oil and gas industry could one day get a toehold in Jefferson County. 

    “The Turkey Creek outcrop is oil-saturated,” said Dr. Steve Sonnenberg, professor of petroleum geology at the Colorado School of Mines.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Reifeis, Cougars improve to 2-0, top Northridge
    GREELEY — Evergreen junior quarterback Dylan Reifeis completed 22 of 26 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s CHSAA poll, toppled host Northridge 39-22 on Sept. 6 at District 6 Stadium.

    Marcus Cassin caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Connor Solawetz also caught a TD pass.

  • Murphy, Wall spark Evergreen past Lutheran

    PARKER — The Evergreen Lady Cougars volleyball team played a shoelace game against the Lutheran Lady Lions, winning 25-13, 25-15, 24-26, 25-21 at Lutheran High School on Sept. 4.

    For the first two games, every ball the Lady Cougars lobbed over the net seemed to sink right at the Lions’ feet, forcing Lutheran to dig time and again. But then the Lady Cougars lost their momentum in the third game.

  • Cougars find the right touch in the 2nd half

    First-year Evergreen boys soccer coach Ross Fowler, like his predecessor Peter Jeans, preaches that his team should have greater possession of the ball than the opposition. He finds that the teams who are able to do that consistently score a lot more goals later in the game.

  • Backpack program provides weekend food for needy students

    Volunteers were busy filling backpacks with food last Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

    When their task was complete, they were planning to take the backpacks to several area schools for students enrolled in a food assistance program. Each Friday afternoon, students pick up the backpacks, which contain food for two breakfasts, lunches and snacks, and take them home for the weekend.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Evergreen blanked by Air Academy in Fowler’s debut
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Austin Dewing scored a hat trick as host and second-ranked Air Academy shut out third-ranked Evergreen 4-0 at District 20 Stadium on Aug. 28.

    Henry Yocum also scored for the Kadets.

    The game was the varsity head coaching debut for first-year Evergreen coach Ross Fowler.

  • Cougars hang tough at Indian Tree

    Liam Short has shot 2-over-par or better in every Jeffco League tournament this season. That’s how amazing a year the Evergreen sophomore is having, and it’s fun to watch him play, head coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Schmitt, Evergreen boys win at Mustang Stampede

    Caitlin Schmitt took first place in the girls’ 5,000-meter race in a time of 20 minutes, 9 seconds, and Evergreen’s boys won the team title with a score of 46 at the season opening Ponderosa Mustang Stampede on Aug. 28 in Parker.

  • Cougars dominant on defense, offense

    Greysen Lincoln was hoping for something like the 21-yard fumble return the senior defensive lineman scored in the first quarter of Evergreen’s 2014 season opener, but he didn’t really think it was going to happen. 

    But that’s the kind of night it was for the Cougars in a Top-10 showdown that was anything but a marquee match-up.

    Evergreen, ranked No. 6 in CHSAA’s 3A preseason poll, dominated from start to finish in routing No. 9 Lewis-Palmer 38-0 on a cloud-covered Aug. 29 night at Evergreen High School.

  • Colorado voters face 4 ballot proposals

    And then there were four.

    While a lot of attention was focused on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s work to successfully negotiate an agreement to spare us from four competing ballot initiatives on fracking, four other ballot initiatives have made their way onto our November ballot.

    The topics range from personhood to gambling to open meetings to food labeling. In a somewhat refreshing twist, two of the four proposals are initiated laws instead of amendments to our state constitution.