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Today's News

  • Cougars rally in 4th, top Littleton

    Emotion on the court can be a double-edged sword — the catalyst to defeat a tough opponent or the key to a team’s undoing. For the Littleton Lions’ boys basketball team on Jan. 4, it was the key to their undoing.
    The Lions let their emotions get the better of them in the fourth quarter, giving up their third-period lead in allowing the Evergreen Cougars to score a 68-57 win.

  • Female wrestler taking on the boys

    Kya Perez had no previous athletic background other than an interrupted season at the Pee Wee level, yet the Evergreen freshman was looking toward doing sports in high school. But not any sport, and especially not, in her words, a “girly sport.”
    There in lies wrestling. It is who she is.

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?

  • Some advice on becoming a better birder

    How does one become a better birder? This is a question I have been asked many times. It is difficult to answer without preaching, but I’ll give it a try.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Three’s a crowd

  • Evergreen Legacy fund grows

     An effort to raise funds for improvements in downtown Evergreen through voluntary contributions from customers at retail businesses is gathering support from businesses and customers.

    Since the Downtown Evergreen Economic District initiated the Evergreen Legacy Fund this fall, it has generated nearly $10,000, said Dean Dalvit of EV Studio, who is coordinating the program. 

  • College freshman glide through first semester

    Three Evergreen High School graduates gave rave reviews about their experiences as college freshmen. Not one horror story about impossible roommates, terrible food or overwhelming course work emerged in recent conversations.

    During her first semester at Colorado State University, the main adjustment for Anna Bowes was the hours she was keeping. 

    “I stayed out a lot later than I was used to — sometimes to 2 a.m.” Bowes said.

    There’s a 24-hour coffee shop in Fort Collins where Bowes and her friends would hang out, she said.

  • Evergreen Seniors' Center affected by county cuts to agency

    The Evergreen Seniors' Resource Center, known locally as the Yellow House, is making downward adjustments in the wake of $400,000 in cuts to the central agency approved by Jefferson County commissioners.

    A full-time opening in the organization's transportation office will not be replaced, said Evergreen SRC Director Jane Weinberger.

    And to save rent, the extension services day program the SRC offers at Church of the Hills will be relocated to the Yellow House, she added.

  • Third annual pond hockey tournament planned at Evergreen Lake this weekend

    The third annual pond hockey tournament at Evergreen Lake offers incentives that include a $1,500 cash prize to the champion team and free entry into the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey competition in Silverton.

    As of last week, about 30 teams had registered for the two-day event on Jan. 5 and 6. Registration is open through Wednesday, Jan. 2 in hopes of getting 50 teams to participate, said Brad Bednar, Lake House supervisor.

    "Hockey players are tough to wrangle in," he said.