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Today's News

  • Don’t make a big stink — think pink

    During the first couple months of this year’s legislative session, I supported a bill on which the opponents didn’t feel at all constrained by either the truth or any kind of ethical behavior. And while my policy not to write about things I work on will spare you the details, it reminded me of a learning experience I had early in my career.

  • School board gets briefing on school-finance legislation

    Legislation that would overhaul the way Colorado’s public schools are funded was the main topic during a meeting of the Jeffco school board on Feb. 28.

    The district’s lobbyist at the state legislature, Ed Bowditch, reported on a bill by state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, that is designed to allocate state funds more equitably among school districts.

    “It’s really too early to fully talk about it because everything (with the bill) is just now taking shape,” Bowditch told the board.

  • Scouts collect quarters for World Friendship Fund

    Evergreen Girl Scouts collected 1,440 quarters recently at World Thinking Day.

    That’s a big pile of quarters, and all of them — amounting to $360 — are being donated to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fun, which helps pay for Scouts to participate in events around the world.

  • A hot issue, a cooler long-term fix

    Six years ago two members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board were recalled in an election that divided the community and left bad feelings all around. Their opponents charged that they were unresponsive to the community.
    Today, four members of the EFPD board face a recall election April 23, engineered by opponents of the district’s intention to construct a training building at Station 2 in Bergen Park. The board members’ detractors charge that they have been unresponsive to the community.

  • Evergreen Newspapers’ staff wins 31 awards in Colorado Press Association contest

    The staff at Evergreen Newspapers won 13 first-place awards among a total of 31 trophies in the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Colorado Press Association.

    Photographer Gabriel Christus led the way with 12 awards, including five first-place honors.

    Sports editor Michael Hicks placed first in three categories and won a total of six awards for editing and writing.

  • Sixth-graders raise funds to help orphan animals in Africa

    Even though wild elephants are thousands of miles from Evergreen, their plight is being felt by two sixth-grade reading classes at Evergreen Middle School — and the students are doing something about it.

  • Even though it’s early March, spring has arrived

    The round table on my patio looks like a huge coconut cake with 15 inches of snow on it. The peripheral lights look like giant ice cream cones. The good fairies came during the night and plowed my driveway. The birds are flocking to my feeders. Yet, despite 15 inches of snow, my heart sings, “Spring is here!”

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Clearly not ‘ladies’ night

  • Evergreen ousted by Broomfield

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars were defeated by host and top-seeded Broomfield 61-29 in the second round of the 4A state girls basketball tournament March 1.
    “Broomfield is tough. They have been No.1 all year in state, and we have already played them once and lost by 40,” Evergreen head coach Amy Mohr said after the Lady Cougars advanced to play Broomfield with a 39-34 home victory in the first round over Discovery Canyon on Feb. 26.
    Rife with fouls and free throws the Lady Cougars topped Discovery Canyon thanks to 17-of-21 shooting from the free-throw line.

  • Cougars falter in Sweet 16

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    MONUMENT — For a moment it looked like it might happen. This was the kind of game they wanted to play.
    The fourth-seeded Evergreen boys basketball team got within two points of top-seeded Lewis-Palmer early in the fourth quarter before bowing out of the 4A state tournament in the Sweet 16 for a second straight season with a 52-37 loss March 2 at Lewis-Palmer High School.