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Today's News

  • EHS perseveres despite foul troubles

    CONIFER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl has said that for her team to be successful, it needs contributions from all five players on the court at that time. 

    So when leading scorer Sam Kisiel picked up two quick fouls early in the third quarter Jan. 14 at Conifer High School, giving her four for the game, it may have been a good thing for the Lady Cougars. It forced them to play more as a team instead of relying on the 5-foot-11 junior’s scoring presence in the paint.

  • Cougars keep Lobos’ offense in check

    CONIFER — A lot has gone the Conifer Lobos’ way lately. Eric Valerio’s boys basketball team — the same program that ended last year with a win over rival Evergreen — had started a school-best 8-0 and was previously ranked No. 10 in CHSAA’s 4A poll.

     But Jan. 14, the Lobos were hosting Evergreen, a team flying under the radar a bit thus far in the 2014-15 season and one that was excited to show what it could do.

    It did quite well for itself as evident of its 60-52 win at Conifer High School.

  • Spreading the word about benefits of organic, locally produced food

    Since moving to Evergreen from Illinois 1½ years ago, John Emrich has been exploring ways to encourage local production of organic foods in this area.

    “The demand for organic food is going up 12 percent a year. … Demand continues to outstrip supply,” says Emrich, who has a financial background. “Our organic farmers are making more money. That’s a sign it is for real.”

  • New recreation manager selected for Evergreen park district

    Brian Tucker of Arvada has been selected as recreation manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and will begin working in the position on Jan. 29. 

    Tucker is replacing Ellen O’Connor, whom the EPRD board of directors chose in November as executive director for the district. 

    Since 2008, Tucker has served as executive director for the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada.  

  • Singing songs of Selma

    People who see the film “Selma” depicting the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 might wonder what it was like to actually be there. 

    Evergreen residents Ann and Mike Moore know. They were among 25,000 people who participated in the march organized by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders seeking voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans.

  • Northern shrikes are prolific small-animal hunters

    If you are riding around this area on a nice winter day and see a lone black-and-white bird perched on a fence or utility line, it is probably a shrike.

    The question is, “Which one?” because there are two species of shrikes that occur in different parts of our state at different times of the year. Shrikes are interesting birds that scientists have had trouble placing in the system of birds ever since they were first observed.

  • Jeffco Open Space recommends grants for Evergreen park district, Nature Center

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Evergreen Nature Center are in line to receive grants from Jeffco Open Space and the Conservation Trust Fund, respectively.

    After a final review Jan. 8, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee agreed to support staff recommendations that include a $40,000 grant to replace the bridge at Evergreen Lake Park and $11,000 for projects at the Nature Center.

  • Jeffco says farewell to outgoing officials

    Jeffco said goodbye to four county officials last week in the final days of their terms, with a new wave of elected officials set to be sworn in Jan. 13. 

    Sheriff Ted Mink, Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson and Assessor Jim Everson all were term-limited and did not run in last November's election. County Commissioner Faye Griffin will forgo her final two years on the commission to take over as the newly elected clerk and recorder. All four are Republicans.

  • Slip-sliding into the annual Ice Melt Contest

    Trudging through slushy, slippery ice, members of the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club carried their iconic blue barrel onto Evergreen Lake and placed it on a wooden frame Dec. 6.

    Rotary member Jerry Lautigar drilled holes in the ice with an auger to secure the frame, while John Ellis and others held onto it. A Realtor's lock-box containing two watches was attached to the base of the structure with a large chain.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Kisiel, Lady Cougars hold off Green Mountain
    Junior Sam Kisiel led Evergreen with 15 points and the Lady Cougars held off a stern challenge from Green Mountain for a 46-44 home victory on Jan. 9 at Lo Hunter Gymnasium at Evergreen High School.

    Fellow junior Hannah Orr added 11 points, sophomore Keigan Drysdale scored eight and senior Lauren Russell pulled down a game-high eight rebounds as the Lady Cougars (9-1, 2-0 4A Jeffco League) won their eighth straight game.