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Today's News

  • A camera here, a camera there

    At what point will we finally have enough surveillance cameras? It’s hard to go anywhere without being watched by at least one, and often several, closed-circuit eyes in the sky. On a typical five-minute walk in downtown Denver, you don’t have to look very hard to find 20 or more cameras. They’re on lampposts, the sides of buildings, on ceilings, atop traffic lights and along walls.

  • Center for the Arts pays tribute to teachers

    The school buses are groaning to life, pencils are sharpened and the halls are filled with students. School’s back in session. Students are gearing up for another year of camaraderie and creative thought. But why should the kids have all the fun? The Center for the Arts Evergreen is gearing up for its own “school year,” and is kicking off September with a tribute to teachers.

    Friday, Sept. 3, marks the opening of the Center for the Arts Evergreen Teachers Show.

  • Cody Park subdivision creates fire escape route

    The knowledge that there is only one way in and out of your neighborhood — which is rated at high risk for wildfire — can give some folks the whim-whams.

    Such was the daily fear faced by residents of the Cody Park subdivision until they figured out how to create an escape route — with a lot of sweat equity and virtually no money.

    Foothills Fire Chief John Kilpatrick came up with the of idea of using the right of eminent domain, a legal principle that allows the fire agency to effectively take control of private property in an emergency.

  • Governor candidates collide in three-way debate

    Three candidates for governor faced off in the first televised, three-way debate leading up to the Nov. 2 election, and the question of the day turned out to be whether or not Republican Dan Maes of Evergreen would stay in the race after several important Republican supporters such as Hank Brown, John Andrews, among others, had called for his immediate exit.

    In the two weeks leading up to the debate, Maes had been the subject of front-page articles questioning his honesty and trustworthiness.

    As expected, Maes did not back down under the pressure.

  • Ex-Bronco Van Heusen focused on new business

    Billy Van Heusen will tell you that he liked Denver so much that he never left. The former Denver Broncos split end and punter has made the Mile High region his home, even now some 33 years after his playing days ended.

  • Evergreen boys, girls open year in 4th, 6th

    AURORA — Bryn Haebe, as honest as she could be, admitted that the cross country course at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds was a bit boring. There are no shades, no trees. It makes for a great course for the spectators looking on, but not so much for the runners participating.

  • Town hall meetings to address ballot issues

    The public is invited to a series of town hall meetings on upcoming ballot issues facing voters in the Nov. 2 general election.

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, has scheduled meetings across House District 25 to discuss the state budget and answer questions on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101. Times are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., all dates.

    The meeting dates and locations are as follows:

    • Sept. 16, Parmalee Gulch Elementary

    • Sep. 22, Red Rocks Elementary

    • Sep. 28, West Jeff Middle School

  • Roundup: Cougars battle back to beat Palmer Ridge, Elizabeth

    CASTLE ROCK — Evergreen broke open a close game with a six-run fourth inning and the Lady Cougars battled back to win their last two games at the Don McCall Tournament, capping it with a 13-3 win over Palmer Ridge on Sept. 4.

  • Alderfer Ranch House at a crossroads

    As a symbol of Evergreen’s ranching past, the Alderfer Ranch House complex on Buffalo Road is a priceless landmark, but to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, it has become an expensive responsibility.

    With the prospect of the 25-year lease with Jeffco Open Space expiring in November 2015 and a new 10-year rec district master plan in the works, the board decided at its regular meeting Sept. 24 to form a task force.

  • Cougars' comeback bid picked off

     

     

    LAKEWOOD — Noah Ansley, if nothing else, is a competitor. His fiery nature makes him a good fit to be the emotional leader of Evergreen’s football team, especially on offense.