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Today's News

  • Goldfinches check out feeders as fall weather arrives

    Friday, Sept. 5, had been a wet, cloudy day that finally turned into rain about 5:30 p.m. It feels much too cold for September, but so be it. Our summer is over because by the time you read this, it will be Wednesday, Sept. 10. I just hope we will still have some nice fall weather in September and October.

    Many people have asked what they can bring me, to which I have had to respond that there’s nothing that I really need. I am grateful for their kindness and desire to be good friends by their offers to bring me some tokens of their friendship.

  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • Dredging planned in the spring at Evergreen Lake

    Officials are planning to dredge Evergreen Lake in the spring to clean out sediment brought in by the September 2013 flooding.

    The “stealth” dredging project will be done with a pontoon boat to minimize the impacts on lake users, said Dave Lighthart, general manager of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.

    Sediment material will be pumped from the boat through a pipe to a “de-watering” operation that will separate the water from the sediment. The water will be treated before being put back into the lake, Lighthart said.

  • Wiener dog race added to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • Evergreen catches Hay Days fever

    The annual Hay Days at the Humphrey History Park and Museum offered a little something for everyone on Saturday.

    “The music has been the best part so far,” Evergreen resident Leslie Scully said after sharing a dance with her husband, Steve.

    The event, celebrating its third year, took attendees back to the early 1900s and showed what life in Evergreen was like then. 

  • 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.