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Today's News

  • It’s official: Conifer, Evergreen to join Boulder in District 2

    Jeffco mountain communities, including Conifer and Evergreen, are about to become part of Congressional District 2, which is represented by Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat from Boulder. The mountain towns formerly were in District 6, which has had Republican Mike Coffman as its elected representative since 2008.

    The switch became final on Monday, Dec. 5, when the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling affirming the Nov. 10 decision of the Denver District Court on a redistricting map largely designed by Democrats in September.

  • Holiday Walk goes car-less

    The 20th annual Holiday Walk in Evergreen strolled into a whole new dimension at 6 p.m. last Friday when sheriff’s deputies closed Main Street for three glorious hours of pedestrian-only festivities, causing parents to breathe a sigh of relief and non-parents to linger a little longer and walk around more.

  • Bergen signal light becomes permanent four-way stop

    County transportation officials have decided to remove the red-light-green-light traffic signal at Bergen Parkway and Sugarbush Drive permanently in favor of four-way stop signs with red flashing lights overhead, saying the traffic volume no longer justifies a light.

    Some local residents are concerned about the impact on pedestrians, especially senior citizens who live in the Rocky Mountain Village complex.

  • Newsletter item urging term-limit repeal questioned

    The Indian Hills Fire Rescue board used the district’s newsletter to constituents to urge voters to eliminate term limits for board members, and some in the district are raising concerns about whether that was legal based on state election laws.

  • 2011-12 winter sports previews

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Ali Meyers
    Assistant coaches: Chet Curry, Joe Gruber, Cheryl Newhall, Jorie Creel
    2010-11 record: 8-14
    League: 4A Jeffco League
    Top players: Hailey Newhall, F/C, Sr., 5-10; Emily Elmgreen, G, Soph., 5-8; Erin Dobey, G, Sr., 5-5; Riley Ellington, G, Jr., 5-7; Kylie Russell, F/C, Sr., 5-9

  • Proposed 3A football conferences for 2012-14

    PROPOSED 3A CONFERENCES
    Following is a breakdown of the proposed 46-team 3A football conferences for the 2012-14 cycle released by CHSAA:
    METRO WEST: Alameda, Arvada, Conifer, D’Evelyn, Evergreen, Lutheran, Summit
    TRI-VALLEY: Berthoud, Mead, Northridge, Roosevelt, Silver Creek, Skyline
    SOUTHERN: Classical Academy, Harrison, Pueblo Central, Pueblo County, Sierra, Woodland Park
    METRO EAST: Elizabeth, Englewood, Fort Morgan, Skyview, Vista Peak, Weld Central
    NORTHERN: Centaurus, Denver North, Erie, Frederick, Holy Family, Thomas Jefferson

  • Cougar riding in the fast Lane

    For Andre Lane, playing basketball is something that he loves to do. It’s his passion.
    Sure the Evergreen junior is a three-sport star, playing tennis in the fall and running track in the spring, but basketball is his true calling. And he knows it.
    “This is definitely my favorite sport by far,” the modest 6-foot small forward said.
    That’s obvious by Lane’s play on the floor. As a sophomore last season, Lane displayed that passion with his play, and he certainly has his supporters.

  • Bergen traffic light critical to pedestrian safety

    By Rocky Graziano

  • For Coloradans, a day for giving

    Now that we’re into the holiday season and near the end of the year, many Coloradans are preparing to make a large part of their charitable gifts for 2011. For the second year in a row, we have the opportunity to make many of those gifts through Colorado Gives Day.

  • Invasion of the destructive dwarf mistletoe

    Editor’s Note: Sylvia’s column will reappear next week. This column is reprinted from Dec. 10, 2008.

    Christmas is not far away, and as we do our shopping and baking, our thoughts turn to Christmas decorations. In England and in our Eastern states, mistletoe is an important part of Christmas. The mistletoe common throughout the South grows mainly on oaks. It forms huge clumps or balls, and the whole plant generally is cut from the tree. The sprigs with the white berries are usually sold for Christmas decorating.