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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Propst, Cougars enter league tournament on a high note
    WHEAT RIDGE
    — Konnor Propst scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as Evergreen closed out its regular season with a 58-42 road victory against Wheat Ridge on Feb. 6.
    Josh Conroy added 13 points as the Cougars (13-6, 8-2 4A Jeffco League) won for the fifth time in six games.

  • Cougars’ 9 wins can’t stop D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — Despite winning nine events, the Evergreen girls swimming team couldn’t dethrone powerhouse D’Evelyn in the Class 4A Jeffco League swimming championships.
    With last week’s massive snowstorm postponing the preliminary heats a day until the morning of Feb. 4, it was long day of swimming at George J. Meyers pool.

  • Returning Kay hauls in Jeffco title

    LAKEWOOD — Jake Kay, Evergreen’s junior 120-pounder who returned to the mat after missing four weeks with a separated right shoulder, went 3-0 and won the 4A Jeffco League wrestling championship Feb. 4 at Bear Creek High School.
    Kay, wrestling in round-robin competition, scored the Cougars’ lone championship with his victory over Josh Shipley of Wheat Ridge.
    Senior Josh Karnath placed second at 220 pounds, finishing 2-1 in round-robin action. His only loss came to eventual champion Dwight Howes of Arvada.

  • Lobos keep bragging rights

    EVERGREEN — Andrew Wolf had never scored a varsity win in 13 previous opportunities. He had yet to wrestle varsity this season for Conifer. But given a chance Feb. 2 at Evergreen High School against the rival Cougars, he wasted little time.
    Wolf’s pin of Thad Yeatts in 46 seconds — the fastest match of the night — was one of three head-to-head victories for the Lobos in a 48-30 victory in the Power Cup showdown.

  • Lovelorn goose feeling down

    Many love stories have withstood the test of time: Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Prince Charming, and even Bella and Edward.

     

    Morrison has its own love story that is just squawking to be told: Pedro and Juanita.

    Pedro and Juanita are Chinese white geese who have lived together in Morrison with their owners, Marie and George McLaughlin. Pedro recently died, leaving Nita mourning for her constant companion.

    So the McLaughlins are looking for a new friend for the lovelorn Juanita.

  • Librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals defend their jobs

    Myriad groups of Jeffco Public Schools employees made their cases before the Board of Education to be spared from budget cuts Feb. 2 at a meeting cut short by last week’s snowstorm.

    Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals and others filled more than two hours of public comment with short speeches about the need for their jobs.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Winther – Hawley

    Leslie MacPherson proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Winther, to Nathan Hawley.

    Winther was a 2004 graduate of Evergreen High School and attended the University of San Diego, where she graduated with a degree in accounting. She currently is a certified public accountant for Hein and Associates in Denver.

    Hawley grew up in Saxonburg, Pa., and attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he received a master’s in accountancy.

  • A how-to book for the romantically challenged

    Evergreen's romance expert, Gail Riley, owner of Highland Haven Creekside Inn, is appearing at two signings for her new book, "Colorado Romance: Love Notes and Recipes for Happiness," on Thursday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 10.

    On Feb. 9, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village Shopping Center is hosting a book signing and Wine@5 event that is open to the public. Riley will be bringing food from her cookbook.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.

  • Poster contest targets dog-waste bags

    You almost have to love dogs if you live in Evergreen. But do you have to love the dog-waste bags that seem to proliferate in parks and open space? Probably not. But do dog owners care?

    The Jeffco Open Space Division is taking aim at the unfortunate practice of bagging and leaving the results of happy dogs by launching a poster contest with entries due March 15.

    Here's the deal: Write a message to go with the accompanying Open Space park scene that might encourage people to pick up and dispose of the dog waste in a trash can.