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Today's News

  • Robson accepts job as park district chief

    As of April 11, Scott Robson will be joining the ranks of people who both live and work in Evergreen, where he has owned a home for seven years.

    Robson will be hanging up his diplomas at the rustic log cottage in the office of the executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He is currently manager of parks and recreation for the city of Denver.

  • Library interns get a read on their duties

    The librarian at Wilmot Elementary School has been able to turn a negative into a positive.

    When the library aide position was cut at the school, librarian Michele Bergeron-Coldsnow thought about who might be available to help with the day-to-day operations in the library. She turned to the school’s fifth-graders and created eight positions called library apprentices.

  • An early touchdown

    The Ice Melt Barrel plunged into Evergreen Lake on Tuesday, March 22, at 11:06 a.m., marking the earliest date of descent in the five-year history of the contest to guess when the 55-gallon steel drum will signal the end of winter.

    In 2010, the fourth year of the contest, the barrel didn't drop until April 12 at 2:35 p.m. The barrel floated March 5 in 2009, April 6 in 2008, and March 25 in 2007.

  • El Rancho building for sale

    The group of investors that purchased the El Rancho restaurant building at the Evergreen Parkway exit and Interstate 70 has put the building up for sale for $1.7 million.

    The restaurant owner, Donna Piro, said Monday, March 28, that the lease on the building is good for a few more years, the restaurant business is not for sale, and she has no intention of leaving before then unless someone offers her "the right price."

  • Advertising banners missing from school fence

     

     Two commercial-advertising banners worth $120 each are missing in incidents a month apart and appear to have been stolen from the fence at the entrance to Bergen Meadow Elementary School at Bergen Parkway and Hiwan Drive.

    The two State Farm insurance banners have disappeared while other signs were left alone.

    After the first sign went missing five weeks ago, the replacement sign disappeared Thursday, March 24, said Pam Lindquist, organizer of the advertising program.

  • School board will hear public comment on $40 million in cuts

    The Jefferson County school board will hear public comment next month before it approves nearly $40 million in proposed cuts to the dramatically reduced 2011-12 budget.

    The public hearings, to be held April 5 and May 5, will be supplemented with a string of community forums, at which board members will meet with their constituents to gather questions and comments. Five forums will be held on April 16 and April 30.

    A final version of the budget is scheduled to be approved at the May 5 board meeting.

  • Short-handed Cougars no match

    LAKEWOOD — After a disappointing 2010 season in which Chatfield went just 5-10, the Lady Chargers are looking like a force to be reckoned with in 2011. Already sporting big victories over Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek‘s No. 2 team, Chatfield showed Evergreen it’s ready for a big year with a 24-4 victory over the Lady Cougars on March 24 at Trailblazer Stadium. 

  • Aafedt jumps in winner’s lane

    LAKEWOOD — You’ll have to forgive Allison Aafedt. It’s the Evergreen junior’s first year of running track. So when she cut in from her lane — lane four — to the far inside lane, albeit briefly, during the girls’ 400-meter run on March 24 at the 4A Jeffco Pre-Qualifier it was just a sign on her inexperience.

  • Pitching, big innings lift Cougars to DH sweep

    DENVER — Lute Moss struck out nine and Evergreen had a pair of four-run innings early en route to a 9-2 win over John F. Kennedy on March 26.

    The Cougars (3-1) swept the doubleheader with a 13-3 win in the nightcap.

    James Maroney went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Evergreen in the opener. 

    In game two, Evergreen scored nine runs in the first inning and rolled from there. Seth Purkey fanned four to score the win. Sam Grise doubled and scored two runs for the Cougars.

  • First-half flurry too much for Cougars to overcome

    ARVADA — Caroline Jenkins scored a first-half hat trick and Faith Christian remained undefeated with a 5-2 win over Evergreen on March 24.

    Hannah Blum and Shelby Ward added second-half goals for the Lady Eagles (3-0), who’ve scored 20 goals this season.

    Jenny Ventimiglia and Haley Stading scored for Evergreen (4-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped. Kendra Kullby assisted on Ventimiglia’s goal. Kara Turner made four saves for Evergreen. Aubri Swan had 11 saves for Faith Christian.