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Today's News

  • Junior mountain bike program gearing up for summer

    The park district’s junior mountain bike program is gearing up for its second year with sponsorship from Team Evergreen and Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters.
    “We’re trying to do something new and build on a popular activity,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    Robson and two volunteers started the program for kids ages 8 through 14 last year, training them how to ride and teaching mountain bike etiquette.

  • Residents advised to keep cars locked in wake of recent thefts

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is following leads on recent thefts from vehicles in Wah Keeney Park and at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan.
    Sixteen vehicles from which items disappeared May 11 in the 30,000 block of Hilltop Drive at Wah Keeney Park were unlocked, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.
    On May 12, four vehicles parked in garages at the Lodges in the Ridge at Hiwan condominiums on Stone Canyon Road were entered.

  • Remembering those who served

    The Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park will be the setting for a noontime Memorial Day observance on May 28.
    The traditional flag-raising and honor-guard ceremony presented by American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen will pay tribute to those who served and died in military service.
    The commemorative walk, which Legionnaire Dave Loomiller describes as an “ongoing, perpetual project,” has approximately 200 pavers engraved with names of servicemen.
    The pavers honor those who served in any conflict involving U.S. soldiers, Loomiller said.

  • Honoring all who serve

    Families of soldiers and veterans listened to words of tribute and comfort while gathered for the eighth annual Blue Star Salute at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on Sunday afternoon.

    “Let us pause to honor our brave men and women,” said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. “We, the living, are indeed the beneficiaries of those who have made sacrifices.”

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Tenney fires opening-round 93 on first day of 4A state tourney
    GREELEY
    — Evergreen sophomore Madison Tenney shot a 20-over 93 during the first day of the two-day 4A girls golf state championship May 21 at Boomerang Golf Course.
    Tenney opened with a double bogey on No. 10 and was 5-over after three holes before settling into a groove of four pars over the final six holes on the back nine.
    She birdied the Par-4, 308-yard No. 4.

  • Evergreen's Cougars go out with a bang at state track

    The 2012 track & field season has come and gone. but before it bid adieu, Evergreen’s Cougars said one last goodbye at the 4A state finals on May 17-19 at Lakewood’s Jeffco Stadium. What follows is a look at how Evergreen’s top track & field athletes fared last weekend.

    MAKING HER MOVE
    Maura O’Brien bided her team, and it paid off quite nicely for the Evergreen senior.

  • Civil discourse: a horse is a horse

    As work in the state House of Representatives ground to a halt on the second to last night of the legislative session last week to ensure that no vote would be taken on legislation to create civil unions, I found myself reflecting on the role my hometown of Steamboat Springs played in the debate on same-sex unions way back in 1975.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    She missed the memo

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Windsor rallies for six in top of seventh, stuns host Evergreen

    DJ Knott and Duncan Goodrich each homered and drove in four runs as 25th-seeded Windsor upset host Evergreen 10-9 in the first round of the weather-delayed 4A District 2 tournament on May 13.
    The Wizards rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh to stun the Cougars.
    Evergreen, which had won five of six, ended its season with a 14-6 record. The Cougars were the No. 8 seed in the 32-team tournament.

    GIRLS TENNIS

  • Evergreen’s season over, but future looks bright

    BROOMFIELD — It was just one play. Other than that the Evergreen Lady Cougars, before and after the game, felt they belonged with fourth-seeded Broomfield in the 4A state girls soccer playoffs.
    But that one play — a corner kick from Chaya Ahrens to Kerri Marquardt, who one-timed the ball into the lower right corner of the net — was all the Lady Eagles would need for a 1-0 victory on May 11 at a rain-soaked Elizabeth Kennedy Stadium. Broomfield (13-3-1) stretched its unbeaten streak to eight games.