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Today's News

  • Robson accepts job as chief of Evergreen park district

    Scott Robson of Evergreen, manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, the unanimous choice of the board of directors, has accepted the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District starting April 11.

    The announcement came Tuesday, March 22, at the regular meeting of the EPRD board.

  • Feathered friends make a spring appearance

    Oh, how good the sweet fresh air feels. I am sitting in the yard at the Life Care Center, and I can’t begin to describe what a pleasure it is to get outside.
    Yesterday was Friday, March 18, and a small band of mule deer wandered through the yard. The band included one male, two females and one young.
    He was no longer spotted but was very small. I wondered if it would make it through the winter.

  • Evergreen Players win a lot with a little play

    Ever wonder how much stuff you can pack into a 10-foot-by-10-foot space? If you live in Evergreen, the answer is two cast members, one director, five crew members, a full-size set, props, costumes, and … an award-winning theater production.

  • A forgotten war drags on in Iraq

    Eight years later, it was an altered scene at Evergreen’s downtown traffic light, where 15 people gathered to remember the ongoing war in Iraq. Although we were standing on the same bridge, we felt distant from those driving by. Now most of them are on their cell phones. The mood as indicated by friendly waves, while mostly apathetic, continues to tally overwhelmingly in favor of ending this long and fruitless war. There were the usual one or two head shakes.

  • District takes timely action on school budget

    Facing severe budget problems if the legislature agrees to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget, the Jefferson County School District took a new and dramatic approach to cutting its budget. A budget summit with representatives of the Board of Education, the teachers union, the classified employees association, the administrators’ association and district leadership spent a weekend with a federal mediator and came up with a $40 million reduction plan that has pain for everyone.

  • Robson offered job as park district executive director

     As expected, the leading candidate for the post of executive director of the park district was offered the job after facing the public and board of directors in an interview session March 15.

    As of Tuesday, March 22, the park district board had made a proposal to Evergreen resident Scott Robson. Negotiations were in progress.

    Robson is the only applicant to progress beyond the in-person interview process that took place in early March.

  • Evergreen Artists Association updating its logo

     Sometimes people have trouble distinguishing the Evergreen Artists Association from the other prominent arts organizations in town, so the group decided changing its logo was a good place to start.

    "I think the same logo has been used for 54 years," said Paul Koentges, president of EAA. "We thought it was time because a lot of people confuse us with CAE (Center for the Arts Evergreen). We have never been a part of Center for the Arts."

  • Off-leash dog park to get major makeover

     On weekends, the off-leash dog park at Elk Meadow attracts plenty of visitors from Denver and South Jeffco as well as Evergreen, as people take advantage of the trails and the chance to run their dogs without restraint.

    Jeffco Open Space is planning a major makeover for the popular 107-acre park on Stagecoach Boulevard. The parking lot was full at 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, and cars were parked on the shoulder.

  • Lady Cougars thrash Raiders

    AURORA — Written on a dry-erase board beside the Evergreen bench were head coach Rich O’Connor’s do’s and don’t for the Lady Cougars. On one list there was run toward passes, double team the ball carrier and communicate. On the other, there were don’t get a three-second violation, turn the ball over and go offsides among other things.

  • Evergreen scores early, often in rout of overmatched Alameda

    LAKEWOOD — Haley Stading would tell you that it’s difficult to get motivated for an inferior opponent, such as Alameda. Sure, the Lady Pirates’ record entering their March 21 game at Lakewood Memorial Field would’ve said otherwise — Alameda was 2-1 prior to the contest — but Evergreen knew what it was truly up against.

    And the Lady Cougars, in particular Stading, wasted little time in putting the game out of reach.