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Today's News

  • Cool cats at Wilmot keep reading under their hats

    The Cat in the Hat and his friends were alive and well at Wilmot Elementary School on Feb. 25 as everyone from the small to the tall celebrated Read Across America.

    The national celebration honors Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, who was born on March 2, 1904.  Although Geisel died in 1991, his legacy of wanting children to read lives on through Read Across America. The program is sponsored by the National Education Association, and its goal is for every child to read on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This year, Jeffco schools set Feb. 25 for the celebration.

  • Spring sports previews: Track & field, girls golf, boys lacrosse, girls soccer

    TRACK & FIELD
    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Scott Haebe, Jennifer Mintle 
    Assistant coaches: Rob Wright, Mike Sellers, Greg Cooper   
    Classification: 4A

  • Graebel, Cougars conquer slalom

    It’s not that Kirk Petrik doesn’t have confidence in the Evergreen Cougars ski team. He does. But what it was able to accomplish Feb. 24-25 as Aspen Highlands during the 2011 state skiing championships, well, that was unexpected.

  • Cougars' upset of Indians not to be

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The No. 6 seed in the state isn’t supposed to struggle to beat the No. 27 seed, but they Cheyenne Mountain Lady Indians’ girls basketball team knew they were in for a tough one against Evergreen.

    In fact, the Lady Cougars played even with the bigger and deeper Lady Indians for a while. And even though they trailed 37-32 at the half, they quickly tied the game at 37 early in the third quarter.

  • Meeting to discuss Elk Meadow off-leash area

    Jefferson County Open Space will hold a public meeting to unveil its plans for the off-leash dog-walking area in Elk Meadow Park.

    The meeting will be from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. March 14 at the Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail.

    Open Space officials started making changes to the dog park in September 2009 because dogs using numerous unofficial trails were wandering onto private property.

  • Dem icon Gary Hart advocates American ingenuity

    The only way to get America out its economic morass, says Gary Hart, former U.S. senator from Colorado, is not by eliminating the deficit but by doing what America does best.

    "The one thing in which America still has the lead is innovation. I'm talking about dramatic breakthroughs in non-carbon energy, things like fusion and rail transportation. We can do new, bold and better things that will create jobs and raise revenue," Hart says.

  • Snowy high country puts dent in skating season

    The combination of dream snow conditions in the high country plus warm weather in the foothills took a toll on the expected revenues from the skating season at Evergreen Lake compared to last year.

    Lake House revenue from January alone was $40,000 behind park district budget projections. Offsetting the shortfall, however, was the successful inaugural pond-hockey tournament, which gave the bottom line a $17,000 boost compared to last year, when there was no hockey tourney.

  • Chamber gala honors volunteer stars

    The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s annual 2010 Honoree Celebration was twice as big as last year, thanks to the excitement generated by the prospect of witnessing the presentation of two new awards.

    In addition to the traditional annual awards for nonprofit, ambassador and volunteer of the year, the chamber gave a special award to Kristina Halstead, 18, youth of the year. Emily Lenich, owner of Particulars Planning, received a new award for young professional of the year.

  • Park district to hold focus groups March 2, 3

    The company hired to compile a new park district master plan will be holding four focus groups with community members on the following days in the first week of March:

    • Wednesday, March 2, at the Buchanan Park Rec Center from noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, March 3, at the Wulf Recreation Center from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • 'Hoops for Haiti' raises $3,600 for medical supplies

    Congregation Beth Evergreen’s third-grade basketball team participated in the Hoops for Haiti fund-raiser that raised $3,600.

    The team won a tournament game during the religious-school fund-raiser that included 43 students, parents and friends on the courts at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    The $3,600 will be used for medical supplies that, thanks to pharmaceutical companies selling items at cost, equates to $150,000 in supplies and equipment.