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Today's News

  • Dickson inducted into Adams State Athletics Hall of Fame

    Craig Dickson, a 1985 graduate of Evergreen High School, was recently inducted into the Adams State Athletics Hall of Fame. Dickson won the national NAIA Cross Country Championship in 1986, was a member of three national championship teams and was an eight-time all-America in cross country and track. 

  • Opposition leads fire district board to rethink training facility

    In the wake of residents’ objections to plans for a training facility at Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board are looking at other options.

    A recent public meeting of residents and fire officials generated sparks of concern about the location selected for the fire training facility. Residents living near the fire station said they did not want to see a four-story facility from their homes and be disturbed by firefighter training activity.

  • Where the fishing is easy

    “I got one!” shouted 7-year-old Tyler Redmond while fishing at Evergreen Lake on Saturday.

    Tyler had just caught his third rainbow trout at Evergreen Outdoor Skills Day.

    The Colorado Division of Wildlife provided fishing poles and bait for people wanting to try their luck on the bright, sunny day. Youngsters and their parents were lined up beside the inlet, which the Evergreen Elks Lodge had stocked with 400 rainbow trout. Elks member Matt McDonald was at the cleaning station ready to prepare the catches for a meal.

  • 2012-13 school budget eliminates 31 positions

    The Jefferson County school board approved the district’s 2012-13 budget on a 4-1 vote June 7, which includes continuing pay cuts and furlough days district-wide. Also, some 31 positions will be cut.

    Some $15 million in cuts are spread through various departments. However, the board continued to provide some funding to the Outdoor Lab Schools.

    The school’s total 2012-13 budget is $931 million, down very slightly from last year’s total budget of $932 million. The budget includes a $605 million general fund.

  • Schools put property-tax increase on November ballot

    The Jefferson County school board approved the district’s 2012-13 budget on a 4-1 vote June 7, which includes continuing pay cuts and furlough days district-wide. Also, some 31 positions will be cut.

    Some $15 million in cuts are spread through various departments. However, the board continued to provide some funding to the Outdoor Lab Schools.

    The school’s total 2012-13 budget is $931 million, down very slightly from last year’s total budget of $932 million. The budget includes a $605 million general fund.

  • Spring all-conference teams: Boys lacrosse, girls tennis

    The following are all-conference lists for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS LACROSSE
    FOOTHILLS CONFERENCE
    FIRST TEAM

    ATTACKMEN: Ryan Kelly, Columbine; Dalton Sierra, Columbine; Jake Gonzales, Columbine; Reilly Fletcher, Evergreen; Pete Aplet, Wheat Ridge; John Roach, Wheat Ridge
    MIDFIELDER: Ryan Schneider, Chatfield; Jack Stebbins, Columbine; Brandon Atwood, Columbine; Braden Olson, Evergreen; Scott Crews, Evergreen; Jacob Gladfelter, Wheat Ridge; Josh Kaufling, Wheat Ridge

  • 2011-12 Coach of the Year: Marnie Bello

    Gymnasts are notoriously perfectionist and hardworking. Evergreen head gymnastics coach Marnie Bello is no exception.
    Bello coached her team to the 4A state championship with a school-record 182 points in 2011, knocking off two-time defending champion Elizabeth in the process. The Lady Cougars did so by taking first-place in the vault and uneven bars. It was the school’s second state title since 2008.

  • 2011-12 Athlete of the Year: Lexie Malazdrewicz

    Seventeen-year-old Lexie Malazdrewicz will tell you that she is “just a 17-year-old girl.” One that likes hanging out with her friends and going to the pool during the summer, but tanning is what Malazdrewicz does at the pool when she’s not setting records in the pool.
    For the past eight years, Malazdrewicz has been making waves in the swim world, setting records and capturing titles — both as a club and high school swimmer. But, according to her, she never sets out to shatter records. She just swims hard to beat her own time.

  • Food vendors face new regulations at farmers markets

    The upscale food-court atmosphere that prevails at so many farmers markets has prompted Jeffco health authorities to impose stricter regulations on food vendors selling items typically offered at restaurants.

    Some small-business operators are complaining, and some are choosing to take their offerings elsewhere.

    Vendors selling what are called potentially hazardous food items — such as burritos, tamales, pizza slices, hamburgers and salads — for immediate consumption must submit a plan to health authorities first and obtain a $255 mobile unit license.

  • Echo Mountain Ski Area for sale

    The owner of Echo Mountain Ski Area has announced that the Squaw Pass attraction will be sold through a sealed-bid auction this summer.

    Racebrook, the New York-based private investment firm that owns the ski area, said in a news release Thursday that the bids will be due Aug 2. Echo Mountain, which has one chairlift and about 80 acres of developed terrain, opened in 2006.