Today's News

  • Homburger honored at Reflections event

    On Feb 27, Molly Homburger, a junior at Evergreen High School, was presented the Gold Medal Award in Senior Musical Composition by the Colorado PTA Reflections committee. Her piece, “The Cure,” is a piano and cello duet that will now go on to the National PTA competition, with awards announced in May. The theme of this year’s Reflections contest was “Together We Can” and her piece reflects her mother’s 11-year successful fight against breast cancer.

  • Girl Scout donates to EChO food bank

    Katie Maes, Evergreen High School sophomore, Girl Scout Troop 1116, delivers 100 pounds of donated Girl Scout cookies to the EChO food bank on March 9. Maes collected donations (more than 300 total boxes) of cookies that in addition to the EChO food bank, were also delivered to the Evergreen Mountain Area Pregnancy Center and to Mean Street Ministries.

  • Evergreen youths compete in Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit

    Mackenzie Iddings, Tate Grove and Michael Iddings competed in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit’s opening race of the 2011 season on Feb. 5. The Duel in the Desert featured a cactus-riddled single-track course with technical sections, deep sand and open-range cattle. The local racers fared well against a competitive field from the mountain west.

  • Jeffco, Boulder poised to sign pact on Jefferson Parkway

     Jeffco and Boulder are poised to sign a major agreement on the Jefferson Parkway next week, apparently having resolved a squabble over an opposition letter Boulder sent in February to the secretary of the interior.

  • 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.

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  • 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.