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Today's News

  • Dahlkemper is new school board president

    Newly elected Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper took the oath of office Nov. 10, nine days after voters selected them over challengers Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh.

  • Exchange students exchange views on Evergreen

    Getting acclimated to Evergreen has had its ups and downs for Evergreen High School’s foreign exchange students.

    The eight, all but one hailing from Europe, have found their classmates and teachers to be more open and welcoming than their counterparts in their home countries. Yet it’s been a difficult adjustment for some to be away from friends, family and the familiar.

    Six of them had lunch recently and talked about their experiences in Evergreen.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for Evergreen High School during the 2011 fall sports season:

    GYMNASTICS
    FIRST TEAM

    All-around: Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West; Hailey Gilleland, Bear Creek; Danae Goldsberry, Elizabeth; Ashley Perry, Evergreen, Ahna Spitzer, Green Mountain; Hannah Bissani, Standley Lake
    Vault: Kimmy Peterson, Elizabeth; Kelsey Valdez, Evergreen
    Uneven bars: Erika Bratschun, Bear Creek; Hannah Roshak, Lakewood
    Balance beam: Shayna Beshore, Elizabeth; Amy Button, Elizabeth

  • Cougars go down fighting

    LAKEWOOD — The raw emotion that Rob Molholm showed at midfield was as real as real can be. The Evergreen Cougars football coach truly does hold a special place in his heart for his team. So when the Cougars’ season came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 12 at Trailblazer Stadium following a 35-27 3A state football playoff tournament-opening loss to Palisade it was a bitter pill to swallow.

  • Mission incredible

    After looking for the missing hiker in the deep woods for some 32 hours, the searchers had to admit that chances of finding the 74-year-old father and retired insurance executive alive appeared to be approaching zero.

     

    About 60 people were on the ground looking. It was 5:30 p.m. and about to get dark in an hour, meaning the search was getting desperate. Not a single reliable trace of the 5-foot-7, 195-pound outdoorsman had been identified.

  • Red-brick path honors those who serve

    Members of American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, by dedicating the walkway of brick pavers engraved with the names of those who have served the country's armed forces.

    About 75 people turned out to witness completion of the final phase of a building process that began when legion members decided to build the Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk in 2007 in Buchanan Park.

  • Red-brick path honors those who serve

    Members of American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, by dedicating the walkway of brick pavers engraved with the names of those who have served the country's armed forces.

    About 75 people turned out to witness completion of the final phase of a building process that began when legion members decided to build the Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk in 2007 in Buchanan Park.

  • Commissioners approve short-term rentals on split vote

     

    Despite evidence of strong grassroots opposition from neighbors and homeowner associations, two of three Jeffco commissioners voted to allow short-term rentals, institute a permit process and impose a comprehensive list of restrictions as a way of buffering the impact on neighborhoods.

  • Evergreen, Conifer land in Dem-leaning district

    Under the congressional redistricting map approved by a Denver district judge, Evergreen and Conifer would land in District 2, represented by Congressman Jared Polis, a liberal Democrat from Boulder.

    The mountain communities currently are part of District 6, which elected Republican Mike Coffman as its representative to Congress in 2008 and again in 2010.

    The proposed map, which would be in effect for the 2012 elections, was viewed as something of a blow to Republican aspirations.

  • Replacement chief not a high priority for fire department

     

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue is not in the market for a new fire chief, although the former chief, Garry DeJong, has been gone since September and a managers' committee recommended a new fire chief be hired.

    At a work session Nov. 8 the consensus of the board of directors was that the existing structure, with no fire chief, was working well, and they weren't interested in launching a search for a new chief until further notice. They did not say whether or not they would ever hire a new chief.