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Today's News

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Remember, we’re Americans first

    When I was a kid, my family took a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the sights. I especially remember the day we sat in the Senate gallery, watching a debate. There, I saw something strange — Teddy Kennedy, a Democrat, and Orrin Hatch, a Republican, sharing a friendly conversation and a laugh together. I later read those two were the best of friends, despite their vast differences on matters of policy.

  • Remember, we’re Americans first

    When I was a kid, my family took a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the sights. I especially remember the day we sat in the Senate gallery, watching a debate. There, I saw something strange — Teddy Kennedy, a Democrat, and Orrin Hatch, a Republican, sharing a friendly conversation and a laugh together. I later read those two were the best of friends, despite their vast differences on matters of policy.

  • Northern shrikes are winter visitors to area

    Late winter brings strange weather into this area. This year, January brought much warmer weather than usual, giving everyone spring fever. February thus far has turned out to be colder than average and has brought back-to-back snowstorms with scarcely a break in between.
    The only thing that you can be positive about is that it will change. Whatever it is like at the moment, it probably won’t be the same 10 minutes from now or tomorrow. Usually our mornings dawn clear and bright because the skies often clear overnight, however, even that is not a certainty.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Remember to lift with your legs

  • 'Quilters' will put Sohrweid's directing career to bed

    Larry Sohrweid’s family history is steeped in the art of quilting. His mother was a member of the Ladies Aid Sewing Circle at their church, making quilts to commemorate the milestones of townspeople’s lives. Sohrweid’s family history as an adult is steeped in the art of theater.

  • Cougars’ Kay, Karnath returning to state wrestling meet

    Following is a list of Evergreen wrestlers who qualified for the 4A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum:

  • Lady Cougars escape Farmers in final seconds

    Erin Dobey felt the pressure. How could she not.
    The Evergreen Lady Cougars had twice built a double-digit lead and twice watched it evaporate. The last time was a 14-point lead with 4 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in their 4A Jeffco League tournament quarterfinal game with Wheat Ridge on Feb. 13 at Evergreen High School.
    What once looked to be an insurmountable lead had dwindled to one point with Dobey at the foul line shooting one and a bonus with 4.5 seconds left.

  • Host Cougars commit Cardinal sin

    Scott Haebe couldn’t explain it.
    Maybe it was Elizabeth’s 2-3 zone defense. Maybe it was the play of freshman Jake Gavitt. Maybe, just maybe, it was Evergreen looking ahead instead of focusing on the task at hand. Whatever it was it wasn’t good for the Cougars.

  • Cookie madness: Girl Scout troop 1373 hopes to sell 3,000 boxes to help fund trip

    Bill Bruce leaned on his snow shovel in his driveway Feb. 6 as three girls approached, pulling a little red wagon. When they were within earshot, they informed him of their mission: They were selling Girl Scout cookies.