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Today's News

  • Some county officers should have one extra term

    This month, Jefferson County residents will receive mail ballots for the “odd year” election. Among other questions, we will be asked whether to extend term limits for certain county officers and the district attorney, not the county commissioners.

    These will be presented as two separate ballot questions. In both cases, a “yes” vote would extend limits from two consecutive four-year terms to three consecutive four-year terms.

    I plan to vote “yes” on both.

  • Evergreen sweeps Jeffco League meet

    LITTLETON — Not even a flat tire was going to slow down Bryn Haebe.

    Despite running without her right shoe for a mile, the Evergreen junior still outlasted all other Jefferson County League foes on Oct. 16.

    Thanks to an assist from her coach, Rob Wright, Haebe reclaimed her shoe, took a few seconds to re-attach it to her foot and continued on towards the finish line, where she crossed first in a time of 19 minutes, 23.6 seconds.

  • Evergreen Middle School student wins essay contest

    Casey Nicholls knew he had a good story to tell.

    While most middle-schoolers dread the thought of having to put pen to paper, Nichols loves the written word.

    So, the Evergreen MIddle School eighth-grader began to craft an essay that would be submitted for the "CU Winning Attitude" state-wide contest (presented by Qwest, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain and the University of Colorado) that would award $1,000 to the winner, who could use the money to donate to his school in any way he saw fit.

  • Evergreen snaps losing skid, beats Arvada

    LAKEWOOD – There was no Gatorade bath, no doves released into the air, no balloons, fireworks or even a victory lap from the players.

    There was relief, however, and the easy smiles that come when a monkey the size of Montana jumps off your back.

    "It felt good to win," Evergreen quarterback Noah Ansley said Friday. "Haven’t felt that in a while."

    All season, to be exact. But all that came to an end Oct. 16 when the Cougars (1-6) downed the Arvada Bulldogs 21-0 for a Class 3A Metro League victory at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Cougars headed to state softball tourney

    Evergreen softball coach Scott Haebe isn’t sure if he likes the new regional format that teams must get through to qualify for state. Namely, he’s not sure how to feel when a team clobbers a team once, but then loses to that team in the rematch and fails to qualify for state.

    Not that Haebe or the Cougars are complaining.

    Evergreen punched its ticket to the Class 4A state tournament this weekend after surviving Region 7 and a rematch with the 10th-seeded Widefield Gladiators.

  • Cougars blank Warriors, 5-0

    LAKEWOOD – Like the Blues Brothers ravaging Chicago, the Evergreen soccer team got the proverbial band back together Oct. 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    And the Cougars sure seemed to be on a mission from a higher power.

    With no injuries or absences to speak of for the first time this season, the Cougars jumped on the Centaurus Warriors from the onset and rarely let up in an impressive 5-0 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory that saw senior Caleb Downey bag a hat-trick.

  • Park district ponders preliminary 2010 budget

    The total cost is budgeted at $232,100, of which $46,000 is from the district’s capital improvement fund; the rest depends on winning a joint grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

    The 2010 budget will be the main topic of discussion at a regular board meeting Oct. 27 at Wulf Recreation Center. The final version must be approved by mid-December.

    Under the 2010 budget, the district will be able to pay for capital improvements and other one-time expenses totaling $989,000 out of revenue and savings, without increasing user fees, except for field-use fees.

  • Fire district unveils draft of 2010 budget

    The 2010 budget includes $200,000 to help with the transition to a state-of-the-art narrow-band (VHF) radio system and an unspecified amount to pay for a temporary, contract project manager to oversee the work.

    The final version of the 2010 fire district budget will be unveiled at the next regular meeting of the board of directors at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at fire district headquarters, 1802 Evergreen Parkway. The meeting will start an hour earlier than usual to allow time for questions from the public.

  • Business Beat: Furniture consignment store opens near Bergen Park

    Evergreen once again has a furniture consignment store.

    It’s New to Me opens this week in the Hiwan Barn on Evergreen Parkway. Owners Mary Boland and Kevin Bryan have 2,000 square feet filled with furniture, lighting, art accessories and rugs.

    They have gotten the ball rolling by stocking the store with gently used items from their interior design business. They are looking for more furniture to sell on consignment.

  • ‘Picnic’ gives insight into small towns

    It was once said that, “A small town is one where even a haircut changes the appearance of the whole community.”

    In the case of the Evergreen Players upcoming production of “Picnic,” it isn’t a haircut but the appearance of a stranger that forces a community to question everything it thought was true.