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Today's News

  • SWARM girls rugby team battles injuries, doubters in quest for success

    Shoulder surgery to repair a dislocated rotator cuff. A broken nose. Plenty of doubters. And, yet, Lindsay Caprio wouldn’t have it any other way. The 16-year-old Chatfield junior is a rugby player, no doubt about it.

  • Evergreen’s Malazdrewicz swims blazing pace at U.S. Sectionals to spark Olympic hopes

     

    If you ask Lexie Malazdrewicz what she attributes her success to she’s likely to tell you hard work and a lot of practice. A lot being an understatement. But even that doesn’t quantify the success she achieved at the USA Swimming Sectionals in Mount Hood, Ore., recently.

  • Ballot drop-off locations to be open Saturday

    Drop-off locations will be open Saturday and have extended hours on election day to accommodate voters in the Aug. 10 primary election.

    Only voters who are affiliated with a party can vote. Ballots are going out to Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians. Unaffiliated voters can declare an affiliation up to Election Day.

  • Park district board weighs upgrades to lake park

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis of Evergreen has proposed a bandstand/pavilion next to the Evergreen Lake House, but the rec district board has mixed opinions on the idea and is pondering a public meeting to discuss it.

    Board member Mark Footer opposes building such a structure.

    “The striking thing is the view and the natural environment. I think the bandstand would undermine that. Less is more in this case,” Footer said. “I know there’s a push for a playground. It’s a big green space. It is what it is.”

  • Fence not good, neighbors say

    Lisa and Bryan Carter moved to Peggy Lane in Evergreen Park Estates two years ago because they wanted to be closer to nature. They found the perfect small house on an acre of land at the edge of Jeffco open space.

    The couple were aware that their land bordered publicly owned open space, but what they didn’t know until last week was that the Jeffco Open Space Division planned to build a mile-long fence along the boundary line from Buffalo Park Road on the north to Cliff Road on the south. The fence will be about 25 feet from the Carters’ back door.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fire burning along Hogback south of Morrison

    Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze on open land south of Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    The fire, near C-470 and U.S. 285, was being pushed north along the Hogback by strong winds.

    The on-ramp from Morrison Road to eastbound C-470 was closed.

     

  • Cordilleran flycatchers have little luck with nesting spots

    Although spring migration has long been over, we had a bit of excitement in the yard this week.

    The house wrens have long been nesting in a swallow box on the supporting post of the front porch. In fact, they are feeding young. Although it is supposed to be a swallow box, the swallows have never had a chance to use it because the wrens arrive earlier and have already taken it over. They usually have eggs in the box by the time the violet-green swallows arrive. That was the case this year.

  • Good teachers change lives

    Did you ever have a really great teacher? Someone who changed your life?

    I’ve been lucky to have more than one. In elementary school, I wasn’t the easiest kid — you could say I was pretty tough. These days I’d surely be diagnosed with ADD (actually, to say I had an attention deficit is a huge understatement). But Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Ballangee stuck with me. It would have been easy to ignore this rowdy kid, but they put in extra hours, helping me learn what I couldn’t have learned on my own. I’m grateful they did.

  • Jeffco plans joint venture with land developers

      Almost a third of the land owned by Jeffco’s airport would be commercially developed under an unprecedented plan in which any ultimate profits would be split with a private firm based in Denver.

    Details of a contract for the joint venture, the first public-private partnership land deal in Jefferson County’s 148-year history, may not be finalized for months.

  • Democrat Schulz challenging incumbent treasurer

      Jeffco treasurer candidate Larry Schulz boasts 44 years of public service — all of which he attributes to childhood allergies. Schulz, incumbent treasurer for the city of Wheat Ridge, was headed for a life in agriculture until fits of sneezing prodded him toward higher education and a career away from his family’s farm.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota,” said Schulz, 66. “I learned about hard work there, and about honesty.”