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Today's News

  • Tallying the 2013 legislative scorecard

    The Colorado legislature adjourned May 8 after completing the work of the first session of the 69th General Assembly. Highly contentious issues and partisan wrangling characterized the session. Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office after a two-year period in which control of the legislature was split, as Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and 2012 by a narrow 33-32 margin.

  • Bird sightings enhance a simple outdoor chore

    The old adage “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it,” came to mind today when the spring weather I have been wishing for came with some gusty winds with temperatures in the 80s. That’s not spring; it’s even warmer than most of our summer weather. I was out cleaning up the yard a bit and sweeping the patio, and I thought I would melt in the process.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    That’s 41 too many

  • Evergreen basketball camps scheduled for first week of June

    Evergreen High School’s summer boys and girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 3-7 at EHS.
    The boys camp runs June 3-7 with sessions for incoming 3rd-5th graders running 9-11 a.m., daily and for incoming 6th-8th graders running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cost is $70 and is payable to the EHS boys basketball booster club.
    Registration forms are available online at http://evergreencougarsboysbasketball.weebly.com.  For more information, contact Scott Haebe at shaebe@jeffco.k12.co.us.

  • Pam’s Jam a rousing success on and off the field

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    Elli Rouse wanted to look scary.
    The 11 year-old had two big streaks of eye black perfectly applied on each side of her nose. The problem? Both were accompanied by a douse of purple and red glitter on top.
    Rouse and a string of other young and well-spoken volunteers, all affiliated with the Stingers Soccer Club, helped pull off the fourth annual Pam’s Jam, a round-robin soccer jamboree, at Marshdale Elementary School on May 18.

  • Relays embrace chance to run

    LAKEWOOD — Sammy Skold will have plenty of memories to cherish now that her athletic career at Evergreen High School is over. That includes this year’s 4A state track and field championships.
    The end results may not stack up with those from years past, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be memorable.
    “Oh man, it’s been a long four years — definitely four years I’m going to miss,” Skold said.

  • Lane jumps onto podium for EHS

    LAKEWOOD — The last time Andre Lane competed in the triple jump was two years ago and he doesn’t remember much about that trip. For the record, he finished 16th in 2011.
    Fast forward to 2013 and the Evergreen senior was back representing the Cougars’ boys team in all four events they qualified for at the 4A state track and field championships, including the triple jump. But he wasn’t feeling all that confident about his chances of success after the preliminary round.

  • Real estate market 'hot as a pistol,' says agent

    Increased demand and a low inventory of homes in the under-$500,000 range are making the current real estate market “hot as a pistol,” said Tupper Briggs of Re/Max Alliance in Evergreen.

    Since January, 327 homes have sold in the Evergreen-Conifer area — a 13 percent increase over this time last year, Briggs said.

    On the other hand, there are only 442 listings on the current market, a significant drop from 729 homes for sale a year ago, he noted.

  • Evergreen fire department developing 10-year plan

    Issues raised during the failed recall election resurfaced at the May 14 meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. 

    During the public comment portion of the meeting, former recall candidate Paul Peil asked for clarification on the material that would be burned at the fire training facility under construction. The facility was a catalyst for the recall effort that began last fall and ended with the defeat of four challengers in the April 23 election.

  • Speakers at town hall meeting offer views on local, state issues

    Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink spoke out on recently enacted gun-control legislation at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders on May 15.

     

    “There were two controversial gun laws passed,” Mink said. “The first limits magazines to 15 rounds. That is the one causing law enforcement the most angst because of the ambiguity of the law.