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Today's News

  • Cougars playing self into playoff consideration

    LAKEWOOD — It was an early-season arm injury suffered by Evergreen quarterback John Cassell that  resulted in junior Jack Curtis stepping into that role and moving Cassell outside to wide receiver. But the move certainly has paid dividends the past two weeks.
    The tandem hooked up twice Oct. 26 at Trailblazer Stadium for first-half scores of 18 and 37 yards as Evergreen posted its second straight victory and second shutout of the season 45-0 over host Alameda.

  • Sayler, Skold left hoping for more

    COLORADO SPRINGS — On the one hand finishing 14th at the 4A state cross country championships isn’t too shabby. But when you’re Jackson Sayler, Evergreen’s top male runner who won both the 4A Jeffco League and a regional title in 2012, it wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for, either.
    “I’m definitely not satisfied, but I definitely could’ve done a lot worst. It was just an average race,”  Sayler said.

  • Golden shot sends EHS to Elite 8

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a play that the Evergreen Cougars work on all the time. Ethan Jackson dribbles the ball down one sideline before crossing it over to the back post. This time, Danny Golden happened to be on the receiving end. Now all the Evergreen junior needed to do was put the ball into the back of the net.
    Easy enough, right?

  • Planning commission approves rezoning for antique sales business

    Soda Creek resident Larry Gomba has received a favorable recommendation from the Jeffco Planning Commission to rezone his property to permit an antique sales business.

    During the Oct. 24 rezoning hearing, Gomba said he has not been able to legally sell antiques in his Amish-style barn because he lacked the necessary zoning.

    Gomba’s 12 acres of land have Agricultural-2 zoning, which permitted his former landscaping business, but not antique sales. Gomba had been selling refurbished antiques until he received a complaint from the county.

  • Planning Commission approves rezoning for antique sales business

    Soda Creek resident Larry Gomba has received a favorable recommendation from the Jeffco Planning Commission to rezone his property to permit an antique sales business.

    During the Oct. 24 rezoning hearing, Gomba said he has not been able to legally sell antiques in his Amish-style barn because he lacked the necessary zoning.

    Gomba’s 12 acres of land have Agricultural-2 zoning, which permitted his former landscaping business, but not antique sales. Gomba had been selling refurbished antiques until he received a complaint from the county.

  • Walking on the haunted side at Hiwan Homestead

     A tiny pirate and mermaid were among many costumed youngsters who came with their parents to the annual Halloween event at the Hiwan Homestead Museum last Friday.

     

    As they walked through the doors of the vintage home, a laughing, careening picture greeted visitors coming to see spooky decorations and enjoy treats and craft-making.

  • Residents make case against fire training facility to Jeffco planners

    Bergen Park residents Greg Meyerhoff and Lynn Rehkopf told the Jeffco Planning Commission that they do not want a fire training facility built near their homes during the public comment portion of the commission’s Oct. 24 meeting.

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District has filed a site plan for the proposed facility; a hearing is scheduled Nov. 7 before the Planning Commission.

  • Transforming sun's energy into savings on electric bills

    An array of 40 photovoltaic panels strategically placed in the yard of Mike and Joan Spalding’s home in Kerr Gulch is generating enough electrical power to keep them warm and take a huge chunk out of their utility payments.

    Hank Kaanta of Evergreen Sun Power, who oversaw the installation of the 10-kilowatt solar electric system, estimates that it will produce an average of 15,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year, or 1,250 kWh a month. 

  • Park district board approves community garden project

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board approved an agreement for a community garden project that Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning at Buchanan Park at the Oct. 23 meeting.

    Designed in two phases, the project includes developing garden plots, placement of a fence to deter wildlife, and renovation of an existing structure for an educational center.

  • Boggs in line for second school board censure

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs has once again angered other board members with her comments, this time agreeing with a radio host that the district superintendent “should be shot” for having a full-time employee to update social media.

    Boggs likely will receive her second censure at the Nov. 1 board meeting. The board censured her in 2010 for a variety of behavior, including linking the words “school” and “stupid” on a classroom white board and telling Superintendent Cindy Stevenson she would “tear this county apart.”