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Today's News

  • Pumpkin patch tradition carves lasting memories

    Jack-o’-lantern aficionados from the tall to the small gathered at JP Total’s pumpkin patch on Sunday to pick the perfect pumpkin, an activity that has become an Evergreen tradition for some families.

    Children walked up and down the rows of pumpkins, their thoughts churning as they decided the perfect use. Some children planned to create jack-o’-lanterns, while others wanted to use the pumpkins intact as decorations.

  • Natural Grocers expanding in Bergen Park

    Construction began last week to double the size of the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in Bergen Park, with the expanded store expected to be open by late spring 2013.

    The current store, which opened in 2004, will continue to do business during construction. When completed, the expanded store will be about 16,800 square feet.

    The new store will be similar to the stores being built elsewhere, said Scott Smith, a representative for Natural Grocers.

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.
    Based upon Tammany Hall-type scandals involving government employees around the country in the last half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, governments across the United States enacted merit-based personnel systems that made it all but impossible for politicians to reward their political allies with government jobs as rewards for their loyalties.

  • Clark’s nutcracker makes first appearance in foothills

    On Monday, Oct. 15, Mike Krieger phoned to let me know that he and Kathy had their first Clark’s nutcracker at their bird feeder near Bailey. These big, gray, black and white members of the crow family look like a small gray crow with black wings and tail. They are strange birds that act like they couldn’t decide whether to be a crow or a woodpecker.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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  • Clear Creek commission candidates debate economy, opportunity

    Editor’s note: Clear Creek County's Distrtict 2 encompasses a portion of west Evergreen. This story focuses on the county commission race between Republican Tom Hayden and Democrat George Clark.

    Both Clear Creek County commissioner candidates in District 2 agree that a major piece of the county’s economic puzzle is getting young families into the county, but they differ on how that can be accomplished. 

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Junior QB Curtis throws for 4 TDs in Cougars’ win over Demons

    Junior quarterback Jack Curtis completed 11-of-16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to former starting quarterback John Cassell — as Evergreen upended Glenwood Springs, 38-32, on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School.
    Ryan Hays caught six passes for 167 yards and a score, while Marcus Cassin and Connor Kissler also had touchdowns for the Cougars (4-4).

  • Top scores tough to be found at Jeffco meet

    LAKEWOOD — Gymnastics in the Jeffco League is like a stacked deck, loaded with highly skilled, competitive gymnasts.
    The Jeffco League gymnastics championships were held at Bear Creek High School on Oct. 20. But the conference finals are just a primer for regionals, which will be held Oct. 26. Teams have to qualify their gymnasts at regionals if they want a shot at state.

  • Twin brothers are a lethal one-two punch for Cougars

    They’re identical twins born just a minute apart who moved to Evergreen from their native London, England, by way of Florida, when they were 6 years old.
    Ethan and Matthew Jackson have that British accent, too, that draws the attention of teenage girls as much as they use it on the playing surface to mentally focus themselves on the task at hand. And they’re not above using it when arguing with a family member.
    But what makes the dark-haired brothers stand out more than anything else is their play on a soccer field.