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Today's News

  • Glee Club empowers EMS students with message of strength

    If there’s one thing that members of the Evergreen Middle School Glee Club have learned this year, it’s that it’s OK to be themselves.

    And they have brought that message to the rest of the school.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    1979 Evergreen team to be inducted into CHSAA Hall of Fame

    Chalk another win up for the 1979 Evergreen Lady Cougars’ volleyball team.
    Considered one of the best volleyball programs in state history, if not the best, Evergreen’s 1979 club will be honored Jan. 29 as part of the 25th anniversary hall of fame class by the Colorado High School Activities Association. The ceremony will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Aurora starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Open Space sets priorities for park projects

    Jefferson County Open Space has set an extensive list of goals and priorities for improvements to parks in its system this year.

    Trailhead construction is planned at Matthews/Winters Park and in the western portion of Mount Falcon Park. At Apex Park, there are plans to build a bike skills challenge course, with an estimated completion date in November.

    Lair O’ the Bear, Mount Falcon, Matthews/Winters and Pine Valley Ranch parks are slated for restroom replacement. At South Valley Park, a san-o-let will be replaced with a vault toilet.

  • Elmgreen, Lady Cougars charge past rival Conifer

    Emily Elmgreen wasn’t about to take credit for her career-high 33 points. Instead, the Evergreen senior deferred the accolades to her teammates, who drove the lane before dishing the ball off to her. That’s why she went off for 24 points in the second half in the host Lady Cougars’ 67-45 girls basketball conquest of Conifer on Jan. 24.
    “(They) were cluttering up the defense, and it left me wide open. I had plenty of time” to get her feet set and square up for shots, Elmgreen said.

  • Board president discusses school choice

    In an appearance in Evergreen on Monday night, Jeffco school board President Ken Witt said each of his four children had different experiences going through public schools.

    “One loved school for school and excelled no matter what the environment or teacher was like,” Witt said. “Another really struggled and found it a challenge to focus in a classroom setting. I put value on the breadth of choice for educating children.”

  • EHS’ defensive pressure keeps Lobos in check

    One could point to Evergreen’s nine different scorers or a game-opening 11-0 run as to why the Cougars controlled from start to finish in a 61-32 thumping of rival Conifer on Jan. 24 at Evergreen High School.

  • Evergreen’s role as regional dispatch hub looming

    The plan to make Evergreen Fire/Rescue the hub for regional dispatch services is moving closer to implementation. 

    The Foothills, Elk Creek, Inter-Canyon, Indian Hills and North Fork districts will participate in the regionalization of emergency dispatch, and will enter an intergovernmental agreement with the Jeffco Emergency Communications Authority and the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

  • Repairs under way on flood-damaged lot downtown

    It might be just a parking lot to some, but it’s a lot more than that to downtown Evergreen — and it should be as good as new by the end of the summer.

    The retaining wall in the triangular lot across from the CenturyLink building, undermined when Bear Creek flooded last September, has been removed, said Jeff Bradley of Evergreen National Bank, which is paying for the repairs.

    “I got the old stuff gone. Now, I’ve got to put the new stuff in,” he said.

  • In search of others like her

    Evergreen resident Judy Berna travels, skis, works at the Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, and has written a book. She is also missing a foot — and looking for others who might be missing limbs, too.

    Berna was born with a mild form of spina bifida, caused when some vertebrae don’t fully form and leave the spinal cord vulnerable to damage. A series of operations left Berna’s spinal cord unable to send signals to her left foot, which became deformed over time.

    As a child, she would dream of having a foot transplant.

  • EMS students plan barbecue fund-raiser

    A family and consumer science class at Evergreen Middle School is hoping Evergreen residents will be hungry for barbecue on Feb. 11.

    The class, with help from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club, is planning a take-out barbecue dinner to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Tickets are $5 and must be purchased either by EMS students during lunch hours or by the public at the school front desk by Friday, Feb. 7.