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Today's News

  • Pinnacol’s excesses an outrage

    When legislative budget staffers were looking into ways to balance the state’s budget during the 2009 session, they happened onto the fact that Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-public agency that serves as the insurer of last resort for workers’ compensation, had reserves in excess of half a billion dollars more than appeared to be necessary. When legislative leaders suggested taking some of the money to address budget issues, the reaction from Pinnacol, business interests and Pinnacol customers was swift. They said the state should keep its hands off.

  • On special districts and special interests

    Who among you is a card-carrying member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District? Only a fraction of our Evergreen area residents actually are. Since our two rec centers are used only by a minority of our populace, do we really need them? On the other hand, can you imagine our community without them?

  • Schools’ 2010 budget cuts 70 teachers

    Seventy teaching positions will be eliminated following adoption of the Jeffco school district’s 2010-11 budget, which pares $14 million from the previous year’s allotment. A total of 136 district jobs are being cut.

    Other reductions include decreased transportation routes, larger class sizes and fewer elective course offerings. The district is tapping $36 million in reserve funds to help bridge part of the budget gap. The spending reductions follow dramatic decreases in state funding.

  • Wins, not Hawkins’ nice-guy image, only way to get CU on track

     

    Dan Hawkins, if nothing else, was humbled by the prolonged introduction he received.

    “You’ve gone over too far,” Hawkins proclaimed to the overzealous Colorado Buffaloes supporter.

  • Injuries, lack of support brings Russian pro tennis player to Colorado

    She suffered a stress fracture in her right shin that forced her off the tennis courts just after Wimbledon in 2007. She broke the big toe on her left foot and later suffered a knee injury that initially was feared to be a torn meniscus in her right knee, but turned out not to be at all.

  • Pitching meltdown cost Cougars split of DH

     

    LAKEWOOD — Things certainly looked promising for Evergreen’s baseball team on June 5 in the second game of a doubleheader at Bear Creek. 

  • Kids Rodeo Stampede gets little feet pounding

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    Ninety children of all ages came to the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on June 5 for the love of running — and a ribbon and a popsicle.

    The children from Evergreen and Conifer schools participated in the 50-yard dash and 1-mile and 2-mile runs at the second annual Kids Rodeo Stampede.

  • 2010 Rodeo Parade will honor veterans

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    Cowboys and professional bull riding will be the main attractions at the Evergreen Rodeo June 18, 19 and 20, but the centerpiece will be the Rodeo Parade on Saturday honoring members of the military and especially veterans of World War II.

    This year’s parade, with the theme “Salute to Our Troops,” kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19. About 1,500 people are expected to line up along Main Street to watch the parade’s 100 entries.

  • Foothills Fire eliminates business manager job

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    After weighing a last-minute appeal for a reprieve, the Foothills Fire/Rescue board let stand a previous decision eliminating the business manager position as of June.

    Although Fire Chief John Kilpatrick argued in favor of retaining business manager and firefighter Jeanette Kehoe, the board consensus was that the cost savings was more important. Her job ends June 30.

  • August trial date set in alleged theft from Cub Scouts

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    The judge in the case of the former Cub Scout treasurer accused of taking funds from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 said he would continue the pretrial conference for two weeks but warned the Aug. 3 trial date is firm.

    “Being a lawyer isn’t magic. They will need more than a couple of days to get ready for a trial,” District Judge Christopher Munch told Lisa Marie Williams of Pine on June 1.