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Today's News

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • IT specialist making bid for Jeffco school board

    IT specialist and Jeffco parent Ken Witt has announced that he is running for the school board seat in District 5 this November.

    District 5 incumbent Paula Noonan said in April that she would not run for re-election. Witt is vying with Gordon “Spud” Van de Water for the seat, which has been held by Noonan since 2009.

    District 5 covers the southern part of Jefferson County and includes Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools.

  • Improv comedy goes to the dogs

    Twice a year the improvisation specialists from the Evergreen Players gather for improv performances of epic proportion. In past performances, audiences have seen the improv troupe joke about their celebrity dopplegangers or use the bear-claw bangs and racing-stripe haircuts from their high school graduation photos as comic fodder.

  • Remembering an indomitable spirit

    By Ryan Ward
    As I stand fly-fishing in the South Platte River, I feel a spirit come upon me.
    At that very moment, Collin Backowski of Pine Junction was buried beneath a block of ice on Mount Hood that was as deadly as it was emblematic of the beauty that life has to offer. What I felt while standing in the river had to have been the light that sustained his being. His desire to explore the unknown took him to that fatal moment, one that literally took his breath away.

  • August brings blooming gentians

    It has been so cold the past week that it was difficult not to think about autumn. However, the weather forecasters have all agreed that this week will be better. We will return to summer temperatures, and then we will all be complaining about the heat.

  • EHS junior gives back to Lab School

    Evergreen High School junior Morgan Hays is giving back to Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, where her sixth-grade experience there set her on a path to a career in environmental science.

    Morgan, 16, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1215, is working toward her Gold Award, which is similar to becoming an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. She decided that her 100-hour project would be creating an outdoor classroom for the geology lessons that sixth-graders learn.

    Morgan built the Geosphere base camp with the help of volunteers and donations.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    On the dawn patrol

  • Ex-player Wulf to coach Evergreen

    Tim Wulf, a 2006 Evergreen High graduate and four-time letterwinner, has been named the new head coach for the Evergreen Cougars.
    He was an assistant coach last year. Previously, he played at Trinidad State Jr. College and Metro State.

  • 2013 fall sports previews

    BOYS SOCCER
    Head coach: Peter Jeans
    Assistant coaches: Ross Fowler, Steve Campbell
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2012 record: 13-2-3, 4A Jeffco League champions, lost in 4A state quarterfinals
    2012 recap: Evergreen went undefeated in the 4A Jeffco League, posting a 6-0-1 record. The Cougars reached the state quarterfinals for a third consecutive year before falling in penalty kicks to eventual champion Battle Mountain.

  • Pedersen, D’Evelyn edge Cougars

    DENVER — Anthony Pedersen carded a 1-under 71 along with Green Mountain’s Blake Kuzava to lead the way at the 4A Jeffco League golf tournament at Willis Case Golf Course on Aug.19.
    Evergreen’s Kyle Peterson carded a 1-over 73.
    D’Evelyn shot a 295 team total to top the Cougars by six strokes. Golden was a distant third with a 327. Conifer took sixth with a score of 366.