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Today's News

  • Evergreen’s Kay cream of the crop

    Jake Kay had a simple goal. He just wanted to beat the, well, you know what, out of his opponents. The Evergreen sophomore left little doubt of that on Feb. 5 at the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championships at Evergreen High School.

    Kay scored decisive decisions over Wheat Ridge’s Stephanie Goens and Elizabeth’s Josh Lee en route to a dominating performance at 103 pounds. First, he scored a 20-7 major decision over Goens. Then, in the finals, Kay’s varsity experience paid off against the freshman Lee in a 19-3 tech fall victory.

  • Cougars swimmer wins pair of events

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next weeks state finals.

    Spectators cheered, clapped and whistled as they watched the girls compete. Coaches waved their hands in a wave-push motion, so as to move their swimmers along. Teammates yelled out, “Come on,” “Go! Go! Go!” And parents jumped up and down in the stands toward the end of a race.

  • Cougars pummel Arvada

    Jordan Florschuetz scored a game-high 19 points and Evergreen was never challenged en route to a 66-11 thumping of visiting Arvada on Feb. 7 at Evergreen High School.

    The Lady Cougars (9-10, 6-4 4A Jeffco) led 17-4 after one quarter and 27-8 at halftime before holding Arvada (2-16, 0-9) to just three points over the game’s final 16 minutes.

    Erin Dobey also scored in double figures for Evergreen with 11 points. Emily Elmgreen added nine, Haley Newhall and Jesse Wormer scored eight each, and Haley Stading scored four.

  • Roundup: Lane propels Cougars to victory over Wheat Ridge

    Andre Lane scored 18 points and Evergreen pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-44 win over Wheat Ridge on Feb. 4.

    Konnor Propst added 11 points and Braden Olson scored 10 for Evergreen (9-10, 5-5 4A Jeffco).

    Aaron Rubbleke and Ryan Wyser led Wheat Ridge (3-15, 1-8) with 10 points each. Evergreen capped its regular season with a 62-27 win on Feb. 7 at Arvada.

  • A window to walls

    The colors were brilliant, and the artistry was symbolic and creative.

  • Alpine Rescue reports record mission total in 2010

    The Alpine Rescue Team responded to 116 missions in 2010, a record, according to the organization’s 2010 annual report and a news release posted on the group's Facebook page.

    Based in Evergreen since 1959, The Alpine Rescue Team is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that sends expert mountaineers to three counties in search of lost hikers and injured recreationists.

  • On the road to Western adventure

    The Lariat Loop has launched a new name and a membership campaign to help promote businesses and historic sites along the 40-mile scenic route through the foothills.

    The group's new theme, "Lariat Loop, 40 miles of Western adventure," will be launched this spring as part of a cooperative brand marketing campaign to go along with its more visible status as a tourist destination.

  • Keys on the Green aiming to reopen in mid-March

    Keys on the Green restaurant at the Evergreen Golf Course is expected to reopen March 14, or about six months after a fire closed the popular landmark restaurant Sept. 20.

    The contractor, Tower One of Denver, is on track to begin work on the kitchen by Feb. 10, said restaurant manager Jim Sylvester.

    The reopening, originally scheduled for the end of November, has been delayed because it took longer than expected to design new custom-built ventilation hoods, Sylvester said.

  • Evergreen Audubon honors pioneering members

    Four people who pioneered the establishment of Evergreen Audubon, formerly known as The Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, were honored as the first recipients of the newly created Evergreen Audubon Founders' Award.

    Bill and Louise Mounsey, Sylvia Brockner and the late Bill Brockner started Evergreen Audubon in 1968 to help educate the community on environmental issues and on how to protect wildlife habitat.

    The four were honored at a ceremony during Evergreen Audubon's annual banquet Jan. 21 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen man finds joy in helping the destitute

    James W. Jackson, founder of Centennial-based Project C.U.R.E., became a rich man by the time he was 30, but he didn’t find the wellspring of happiness until he gave up practically everything he owned except his house in Evergreen.

    In his newly published book, “The Happiest Man in the World: Life Lessons from a Cultural Economist,” Jackson, 69, explains how he came to the conclusion that divesting himself of his material possessions and $16 million in assets was something he felt compelled to do to maintain his sanity.