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Today's News

  • Tighe upsets incumbent Odom in county commission race

    Democratic challenger Casey Tighe upset incumbent Republican John Odom by 738 votes in their race for a seat on the county commission, a contest so close the results weren’t finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

    Tighe becomes only the second Democrat in more than a decade to join the three-member commission, in a stunning win for a political newcomer in a county that has traditionally leaned Republican.

    “I'm happy with the outcome,” Tighe said. “I guess I can say I'm pleased with the way it turned out.”

  • Highway 74 bus-stop area still dangerous, widow says

    Five years after her husband was killed while crossing Evergreen Parkway, there is still no crosswalk or caution signal at that location, says resident Peggy Steele.

    And she wonders why not.

    A vehicle struck Jim Steele, who had been traveling home by bus on a dark night in December 2007. The bus stop he used was across the highway from Brookline Road and the entrance to the Hiwan subdivision where he lived.

    “After that happened, it came to light how many near-misses there have been in that area,” Steele said.

  • EChO food bank receives bountiful donations

    Youngsters, teachers and parents from Parmalee Elementary School brought nearly 1,700 pounds of food to Evergreen Christian Outreach on Friday afternoon, adding to other generous donations the food bank has recently received.

     

  • Residents negotiating with fire district on training facility

    Evergreen residents are negotiating with fire district staff and board members in an attempt to lessen the impacts of the fire training facility proposed at Evergreen Fire Station 2 — a proposal that has spurred protest and an effort to recall board members.

     “The best thing to do is work on the mitigation,” said resident Tanya Kaanta. “I hope we can become a community again.”

  • Fall sports all-conference: boys soccer, volleyball

    The following is 4A Jeffco Conference selections for the fall sports of boys soccer and volleyball as released by Jeffco Public Schools:

  • EHS faces issue with experience, numbers

    As Evergreen’s lone returning 4A state qualifier from the 2011-12 wrestling season, Jake Kay took it upon himself to be a leader for this year’s squad. It was nothing for the senior 126 pounder to set up two-a-day practices during the offseason, even on the first day of school back in August. After all, he knows a little something about success.

  • Ready to take the next step

    Sometimes a dream starts out as one person’s aspiration but turns into the hopes and goals of everyone around them. Tears of pride streamed down the faces of friends, family, teachers and coaches as Evergreen High School senior Lexie Malazdrewicz signed her letter-of-intent to swim for the University of Southern California on Nov. 14.
    Her dream to be an elite swimmer had outgrown her and transformed into a dream of an entire community who has stood behind her and watched her grow.

  • Looking for a gift? Imagine that!

    If you’re starting to think about presents for hard-to-shop-for friends and family, consider Imagine That! in Marshdale.

  • ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ makes waves on Evergreen stage

    In the last 25 years, Disney has brought to life some of the most magical stories of our time. “The Little Mermaid” is quite possibly the most magical of all Disney animations, packed with undersea orchestras and the iconic story of star-crossed loves, Ariel the mermaid and Eric the Prince. Add a live theatrical component to this show, and the magic is off the charts. Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is excited to bring this show to the stages of Evergreen on Nov. 16 and 17.

  • School district hails passage of tax increase

    Proponents of two property-tax increases that will enable Jeffco Public Schools to avoid sizable budget cuts were happy that the measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

    “I’m ecstatic,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “I’m thrilled, and I think it was teamwork and integrity (that won the election). … We told the truth. We said, ‘This is about kids. This is what’s going to happen.’ ”