Today's News

  • Coach of the Year: Peter Jeans

    Ever since Evergreen High School boys soccer coach Peter Jeans took over the team in the fall 2009 season, the Cougars have excelled further and further into the playoffs.

    Prior to Jeans’ debut, Evergreen couldn’t surpass the first round. Since then, the Cougars have gotten to the Round of 16 in 2009 and semifinals in 2010, before falling to Cheyenne Mountain and Broomfield, respectively.

  • Spring sports all-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference performers for Evergreen and Conifer high schools during the 2011 spring sports season. Only athletes from those schools are noted for second team and honorable mention selections:

  • Sports briefs: Evergreen High School Poms hosting golf tournament

    The Evergreen High School Poms are hosting a golf tournament at Hiwan Country Club on Monday, June 13.

    Play is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

    Cost is $150 per player, which includes a cart, green fees, breakfast, lunch and prizes. 

    For more information, contact Bob Mackay at (303) 808-2550 or by e-mail at mbobmackay@aol.com.

  • Did freedom or government come first?

    I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this: “Where does the right to free speech come from?” “The right to free speech,” came the reply, “was given to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
    Is that accurate? Would our founders have agreed with that formulation? Take a closer look at the language of the First amendment itself: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”

  • Just woofing: Barking is a bear

    The hills are alive with the sound of barking dogs. Warm weather is surely upon us. The windows are open, the smells are fresh, but the sounds can be awful if you live in a neighborhood where people harbor bored or unhappy pets.
    Reading on the interwebs, you’ll learn there are three types of people who accommodate barking dogs: the uninformed, the lazy and reluctant, and the malicious and recalcitrant. Hmmm, could one of these be you?
    Hi Sparky. There you are again.

  • Hummingbirds make an appearance at area feeders

    In last week’s column, I promised to write about hummingbirds this week. To old-timers, I apologize for one more article about hummingbirds, but I receive more phone calls about hummingbirds than any other bird and most of these callers say, “I know you have written about hummingbirds before, but I didn’t save the article, so I need you to write about them again.” The most frequent request is the formula for making syrup to feed hummingbirds.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Roberta Ludlum

  • Shakespeare is a dream on a midsummer night

    Some of my first and greatest memories of Shakespeare were of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. I was a youthful theatergoer — maybe 11 or 12 — and too young to be intimidated by the alleged inaccessibility of Shakespeare’s works.

  • YESTERYEAR: Mount Rosalie, before and after its peak

    Carved into the gentle slope of “Summit Flats” is a canyon ringed with cliffs, which is home to the small but noisy Tumbling Creek. Into the updraft, out of this alpine valley, is my choice for a good measure of my cremains to be released to the winds. While, as a first-grader, I had started to explore this waterfall of a creek, instead of fishing, it was along this cliff edge that my Forest Service trails crew, in 1962, was directed to restore the original Mount Evans Trail that connected the Shelter Meadow Cabin with the Stone Shelter at Summit Lake.

  • School board candidate Fellman touts teaching, administrative experience

    Jill Fellman spent 18 years teaching math in Jeffco schools and another 12 as an administrator before she retired in 2009.


    Now, the 53-year-old Arvada resident is running for a seat on the Jeffco school board in November’s election.

    Fellman, currently facing no opposition, is seeking to replace Dave Thomas, who is not seeking a second term. Fellman is running in District 3, which encompasses north Jeffco.