Today's News

  • Implications of state budget cuts very real

    Before the legislative session even started, we all knew that developing and passing Colorado’s budget for fiscal 2011-12 would be a terrible ordeal. After years of cutting the budget, there would have to be additional cuts of around $1 billion. In addition, term limits had created a Joint Budget Committee with little previous experience (only three years on the committee among its six members), and split control of the legislature meant the committee would be equally divided between Republicans and Democrats.

  • Challenging math for Jeffco schools

    By Paula Noonan
    Thirty Jefferson County public schools recently received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award or the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for academic achievement and academic growth in 2010. The Colorado Board of Education and governor give the awards to the 8 percent of schools that score highest in each category.
    Other numbers for Jeffco are not so great. The state legislature has finally put together the school finance bill that provides funding for all school districts in Colorado. Funding is on the down side of an arc.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Shooting from the lip

  • Cougars unleash long ball on Lobos

    Mike Imes wasn’t trying to do too much with the 0-1 offering. But the baseball, especially the way Evergreen’s batters were seeing it, looked like a giant beach ball on April 18 at Evergreen High School.

    And it was flying around all over the place. 

    Imes smacked the floating curve ball for a third-inning grand slam — one of four home runs Evergreen hit off Conifer starting pitcher Steven Stick and the second in the inning — en route to an 18-7 victory. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Rebels share load in rout of Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — Things have been going well lately for the Columbine Lady Rebels’ girls lacrosse team. In a 20-2 win over Wheat Ridge on April 12, 14 players scored goals and going into their game with Evergreen on April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, they sought to better that mark.

    And when Molly Secora scored late in the second half of the Lady Rebels’ 21-3 blowout of the Lady Cougars, she became the 15th Rebel to tally a goal.

  • Roundup: Butler, Cougars rolling along after home win vs. Golden

    Christian Butler and three other players scored as Evergreen scored a 4-3 home win over Golden on April 18 at Evergreen High School.

    Evan Dreggors, Braden Olson and Scott Crews also scored for the Cougars (8-1).

    Matt Hoff made seven saves in net for Evergreen.

    Golden dropped to 5-5 on the season.

  • ReStore gives discards a second chance

    You can find some amazing stuff at the ReStore, a purveyor of used building materials and second-hand furniture in Bergen Park at the Evergreen Mercantile center, formerly known as the BMC lumberyard, across from the King Soopers shopping center. Plus, if you buy, the money goes to a good cause.

  • The blue and the gray

    Hiwan Homestead was filled with soldiers in blue and gray, women in hoop skirts, and with tents and muskets on Sunday as Civil War re-enactors helped the museum commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the war.
    The men in uniform showed visitors how to load rifles and the different pieces of the Union and Confederate uniforms. The women in work dresses made bandages and darned socks for the soldiers. The Mile High Fife and Drum Crops played music typical of the Civil War period.

  • Downsizing the way we live

    The stereotypical American way of life consisting of overconsumption, competition, working harder and achieving more is at the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced by a new normal, says sustainability author David Wann of Golden.

    Wann appeared at HearthFire Books in Bergen Park on Thursday, April 14, to talk about his newest book, "The New Normal, an Agenda for Responsible Living," out in paperback and published by St. Martin's.

    Wann is giving a presentation at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Lake House on Saturday, April 23.

  • Park district’s new exec director settles in


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board expected to conduct a national search when it started looking for a new executive director. But it wound up finding the right person in its own backyard.

    After screening 76 applications and conducting 21 phone interviews, the board picked Evergreen resident Scott Robson, an avid cyclist and trails fan, who was most recently the manager of Denver Parks and Recreation. In Evergreen, he joins the district just as it begins to develop the next 10-year master plan. His first day on the job was April 11.