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Today's News

  • Delayed delivery gives ‘79 EHS grad a postal peek at the past

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
    — Herodotus

    A couple of weeks ago, longtime Evergreen resident Mary Noyes found a curious letter in her mailbox.

  • Sparks fly over whether to close union negotiations

    Aspects of the Jeffco Public Schools budget were contentious, but more animosity was sparked among board members May 5 regarding whether to hold negotiations with employee unions in closed session. Though it failed on April 21 by a vote of 2-2, the issue was again raised at last week’s hearing, and a vote of 4-1 approved the measure.

    The prior vote was invalid, some board members argued, dismissing it on a technicality.

    The measure included a caveat that the Board of Education must direct a negotiating team before a closed session is held.

  • Conifer boots Evergreen

    Concerns, what concerns. The sharp-dressed, cool-as-can-be Matthew Guglielmo said he didn’t have any, not with his Conifer Lady Lobos clinging to a one-goal lead over an intense final 14 minutes May 5 at Evergreen High School.

    Not even after Hailey Davey pulled host Evergreen to within a goal with 14 minutes, 12 seconds left or when the Lady Cougars pelted the Conifer goal with a pair of corner kick opportunities in the closing 40 seconds did he worry. But it would take the final buzzer before Conifer could exhale after a crucial 3-2 win.

  • Cougars’ dedicated season ends in playoffs

    LOUISVILLE — Toby Plank was looking down on the Evergreen Cougars’ boys lacrosse team on May 6 no doubt about it.

    While Plank, the former Evergreen head coach who passed away last December at the age of 36 due to complications from carcenoid cancer, wasn’t with the team literally his presence has been felt all season long.

  • EHS’ No. 2 doubles team going to state

    DENVER — Christian Feagans and Genevieve DeGrandchamp didn’t have a choice. The Evergreen duo knew that if it wanted to go to this week’s 4A state girls tennis tournament in Pueblo it would have to beat either the No. 2 doubles team from Colorado Academy or Regis Jesuit to get there. Maybe both.

  • Cougars leave chances on base

    LAKEWOOD — It’s probably not the way the Evergreen Cougars, especially head coach Terry Hensley, would’ve liked to have been heading into the postseason. But, rest assured, Evergreen hasn’t exactly been playing slouch competition of late.

  • Bugged by litter: Evergreen couple round up a trove of trash in gulley by Safeway

    It's one thing to pick up the trash on your own street, but it's an entirely different level of selfless citizenship to pick up the highway and shopping center debris cluttering a steep ditch next to a public parking lot.

    The ditch is full of rocks, roots and branches, making the footing treacherous, but the litter is attracted to the rock-walled gulley as if it’s a giant Dumpster. The average motorist or passer-by can't really see the extent of the mess.

  • Value of average Jeffco home down 1 percent

    The average Jeffco home lost 1 percent of its value during the two-year period that ended June 30, 2010, according to an analysis of 149,000 homes by the county assessor.

    And the mountain communities were hit even harder than the county overall by the general residential-housing malaise and price depreciation.

    Notices of valuation went out to homeowners May 1.

  • Metro District to replace stretch of 1-inch water main

    The Evergreen Metro District is planning to replace 270 feet of the old 1-inch water main with a 6-inch pipe between 3000 and 3837 Ponderosa Drive this spring.

    The line will be extended 200 additional feet and a fire hydrant installed at the end near the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. The two residential properties now on the old line will be provided service through a temporary bypass line while the line is under construction.

  • Construction work slated for auto-sorter at Evergreen Library

    Construction work will begin the week of May 16 to get the Evergreen Library ready for installation of an automated book sorter in June. Library patrons can expect minor changes to the entryway and upgrades to the book drop areas.

    The sorter is scheduled to be installed the week of June 27. The machine will automate the process of accepting returned materials, sorting into categories and updating patron records.

    The Evergreen Library will maintain normal operating hours during the installation. The sorter is expected to be fully operational in July.