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Today's News

  • Firefighters save home in Indian Hills

    Quick-acting firefighters extinguished a fire, saved a house and earned the thanks of a grateful Indian Hills homeowner Monday evening.

    Homeowner Jon Akers said the firefighters who responded were fantastic, and he’s grateful for their help.

  • Proposed zoning changes would allow short-term rentals

    The Jefferson County commissioners are mulling revisions to zoning ordinances that could allow short-term vacation rentals of single-family homes.

    County zoning staff presented a draft of changes at a May 10 meeting with the commissioners, who initially rejected the revisions, citing overly complex requirements the resolution would place on applicants.

  • Kids’ Rodeo Stampede focuses on fitness

    Kids: It’s time to get out your running shoes and hoof it over to the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on May 28 for the Kids’ Rodeo Stampede.

    The Stampede, in its third year, is a family event with a goal to get kids active. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon. From preschoolers to adults, everyone is invited to participate.

  • 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.