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Today's News

  • Grade-schoolers discover that theater rules

    Imagine Zeus and the Greek gods looking down upon Evergreen and not liking what they see. The gods consider blowing up the world and starting over, but Zeus sees that fifth-grader Sam has the potential to make the world a better place.

    Sam is able to create some eco-awareness at his school and to make a bully see that there’s a better way to get attention and make friends.

  • The reason for the season

    I recently read that 42 percent of Americans join the annual tradition of Black Friday, flooding malls and big-box stores to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. Many start well before the sun rises, standing in lines to take advantage of special deals for early risers.
    I don’t exactly remember when the term “Black Friday” entered the American vernacular, but it wasn’t long ago. Now, it’s heard as often as other words that enjoy a much longer tradition — words like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Elegant waxwings grace winter landscape

    Many people complain to me that they find winter birding dull because there are no pretty birds around.
    True, the winter residents at most feeders, pine siskins, chickadees, nuthatches, hairy and down woodpeckers, house sparrows, house finches, and the various forms of the dark-eyed junco are mostly gray, brown, and black-and-white birds. Not very exciting or colorful, but they are still interesting.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A site for four-eyes

  • Commissioners pass budget with potential pay raises for employees

    Some Jeffco sheriff’s employees are now eligible for overdue merit-based pay increases, after the county commissioners passed on a 2-1 vote Dec. 6 a budget that allocates an additional $1.4 million to the department for discretionary spending in 2012.

    Overall, the $476 million county budget cuts $600,000 from the 2011 spending plan and includes $3.5 million in funds to be used at the discretion of department heads, including pay increases for subordinates.

  • Early part of season all about improving for Conifer, Evergreen

    GOLDEN — The girls swimming season has officially kicked off with 16 teams from Jefferson County meeting for the D’Evelyn Sprint Pentathlon on Dec. 3 at Colorado School of Mines.
     “The girls are already exhausted. I don’t think they realized how much swimming happens this early in the season,” Evergreen assistant coach Angie Harrington said.

  • Cougars’ pressure too much for Warriors

    Hailey Newhall had a double-double to lead the Evergreen Lady Cougars to a 65-32 rout of Montbello in both teams’ season opener on Dec. 3 at Evergreen High School.
    The Lady Cougars avenged last year’s 50-49 loss at Montbello by applying full-court pressure in the first half that resulted in a 40-16 halftime lead. Evergreen was set to open the season two nights earlier vs. George Washington, but that game was rescheduled for Dec. 6 due to weather. Results weren’t available at presstime.

  • Evergreen's Kay, Karnath capture titles at Lobo Invite

    CONIFER — To say that Don Fuller was a little wet behind the ears when it came to wrestling last season would probably be accurate. And to say that he’s grown from that experience by leaps and bounds is definitely accurate.

  • It’s official: Conifer, Evergreen to join Boulder in District 2

    Jeffco mountain communities, including Conifer and Evergreen, are about to become part of Congressional District 2, which is represented by Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat from Boulder. The mountain towns formerly were in District 6, which has had Republican Mike Coffman as its elected representative since 2008.

    The switch became final on Monday, Dec. 5, when the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling affirming the Nov. 10 decision of the Denver District Court on a redistricting map largely designed by Democrats in September.

  • Holiday Walk goes car-less

    The 20th annual Holiday Walk in Evergreen strolled into a whole new dimension at 6 p.m. last Friday when sheriff’s deputies closed Main Street for three glorious hours of pedestrian-only festivities, causing parents to breathe a sigh of relief and non-parents to linger a little longer and walk around more.