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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars win state swimming title

    FORT COLLINS — Head coach Jeanne Godaire didn’t want her team to look too far ahead. But once the Evergreen Lady Cougars qualified for 18 spots in the finals of the 4A state girls swimming championships, it was their title to lose.

    This year, they wouldn’t lose it.

  • Mountain area native competed in Sochi

    Olympic cross-country skier Noah Hoffman has fond memories of playing behind the Hiwan Homestead Museum and at Bergen Meadow Elementary School as a youngster.

    Hoffman, 24, who lived in Indian Hills and then in Evergreen until he was 7, is a member of the U.S. Nordic ski team and is competing in three events in Sochi, Russia. So far, he has placed 35th in the cross-country men’s skiathlon and 31st in the cross-country men’s classic. 

  • ‘Forever Plaid’ takes us back to boy-band era

    If you tuned in for the Super Bowl halftime show, you got an eyeful of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Chili Peppers, an iconic male quartet from the 1990s and 2000s, are famous for their frenetic on-stage persona and a funk-rock vibe. True fans of the band, however, appreciate their tight vocal harmonies.

  • Unemployment rate hides a sobering reality

    If we simply look at the unemployment rate of 6.7 percent, it would seem that things are getting better, but there is much that lurks beneath the surface of this calculation.
    What this doesn’t take into account is that millions of workers have given up. You may ask why anyone would give up looking for work when a good job is the key to so many positive life outcomes. A good job increases our feeling of self-worth, it pays the rent, and it just enhances the experience of looking into a mirror.

  • Federal official steps in grouse guano

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stepped into the proverbial sage grouse doodoo in Craig last month.

  • Middle-schoolers hear a message about getting along

    It sounds so simple: Be nice to each other. For middle-schoolers, the concept is easy to say and tough to do.

    To help Evergreen Middle School students embrace the concept of kindness, teacher David LeNoble spoke at a school-wide assembly on Friday, using humor and relatable stories to get students thinking about why it’s important to be kind.

  • They are still red foxes no matter what color they are

    Probably the most common animal to be seen in this area is the red fox. When we first moved to Evergreen in 1965, there were only gray foxes to be seen, but it wasn’t long before a red fox moved in, and then gray foxes disappeared. For some time now, red foxes have dominated in the area to the point where I have not seen a gray fox for a long time.

  • 3 seats up for election on EPRD board

    Three seats will be up for election in May on the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and longtime board member Kit Darrow will be leaving as a result of term limits. 

    “I feel I’ve accomplished most of what I wanted to, and served the community in the best way I know how,” said Darrow who was first elected in 2006. “I have a very strong belief in people taking turns, and it’s somebody else’s. So even if there were no term limits, I would step aside so someone else could take a turn.” 

  • Licensed day-care center available at Wulf Rec Center

    Molly Boyles has two great loves: teaching children and living in Colorado. And now that she’s working in Evergreen, she couldn’t be happier.

    Boyles is the new child-care director at the Wulf Rec Center’s learning center, which is now offering state-licensed child care for kids who are potty trained up to 6 years old. Boyles employs the experience-centric Montessori teaching method and did so for 23 years before coming to Evergreen.

  • Board members at odds on assessment tool for preschoolers

    The Jeffco school board reversed a decision made in December and approved use of the Teaching Strategies Gold program for Colorado Preschool Program students, but an accompanying request for a waiver on student evaluation could imperil several million dollars in state funding.

    The board had voted to end the district’s use of TS Gold at its Dec. 13 meeting because of the behavioral data that are collected. Board President Ken Witt said he was uncomfortable that students were videotaped as part of evaluations.