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Today's News

  • Conifer voters reject rec district

    In a huge turnout, Conifer voters on Tuesday rejected another attempt to form an area recreation district, despite promises from supporters that it wouldn’t involve a tax levy in the short term.
    The proposal by Friends of Conifer Parks & Recreation to create a 65,700-acre district and a five-member board to oversee it was defeated 56 percent to 44 percent, with 2,363 voters casting ballots.
    The results, which came at 2:30 a.m. after the turnout had overwhelmed the lone polling place and its three voting stations, showed 1,323 no votes to 1,040 in favor.

  • Let’s leave standardized tests behind

    Jefferson County offers many school alternatives — neighborhood, option, charter and special programs, each with a different focus. Free public education with choice is about the best investment that can be made for a bright future. Unfortunately, the system has been corrupted by big business and a dysfunctional approach that institutionalizes one standard.

  • GOP can’t bear another sideshow

    I’ve never been much of a believer in governmental conspiracy theories. First of all, I’ve not met many people creative enough to think of them. Second, there are few, if any, people who could actually carry one out. Finally, if it could be crafted and carried out, how in the world would you keep it a secret?

  • Teal, gulls plentiful at Evergreen Lake this spring

    There have been many species of birds on Evergreen Lake during April. Despite the cool weather, the ice has remained out and with open water, many birds stop just long enough to rest and feed as they continue to move northward for the summer.

    One day last week, we had a thunderstorm in the early afternoon that started with a loud clap of thunder followed by a heavy rain, then sleet, then wet snow, followed by hail and more thunder and lightning. As weird as that seems, I can only say that is more or less typical of spring weather in the mountains.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Fashion now 100 percent more fleeting

  • Fate, luck not on Evergreen’s side

    LAKEWOOD — Hailey Davey, make no bones about it, thought that Evergreen was the better team. 

    And though the flow of the game, the teams’ records and Green Mountain’s No. 2 ranking in 4A would say otherwise, the Lady Cougars more than held their own on April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field. But one unfortunate play off one way too many corner kicks allowed the Jeffco League’s top team to escape with a 3-2 double overtime victory.

  • Kelly, Rebels storm Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team picked up some positive energy going into the playoffs with an easy 11-4 victory over Evergreen on April 29 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine sophomore attacker Ryan Kelly scored four goals, including three in the first quarter.

     “The win brings us into the playoffs with some tempo,” Kelly said. “It’s a great win and it will give us a lot of the momentum we need to go far in the playoffs.”

  • Roundup: Bote, Faith Christian break open close game late to top EHS

    David Bote went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a homer and Faith Christian broke open a tie game late with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh for a 9-5 win over Evergreen on April 30.

    The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Cougars (13-3). Faith Christian improved to 15-2. James Maroney homered for Evergreen.

  • A royal occasion: Wedding celebration dresses up Bergen Meadow Elementary

    The royals have made an appearance in Evergreen. It was a quick trip on Friday morning for the queen and the royals who converged on Bergen Meadow Elementary School after attending the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London.

  • Boggs moderates forum despite online petition

    A Jeffco schools budget forum on Saturday was uneventful, despite controversy last week over whether school board member Laura Boggs should serve as moderator at the meeting.

    Boggs, who represents the foothills on the board, moderated the forum on the district’s impending budget cuts without incident. The gathering was at Evergreen Middle School.