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Today's News

  • Spring temperatures throw off bird migration

    Driving into Evergreen this past weekend was a great pleasure. Spring has used her magic to turn the otherwise dreary day into a splash of color and beauty.
    The stream valleys were fringed with chartreuse lace as the willow’s golden twigs put out new green leaves, bringing color to every creek. It happens every spring, but I never tire of its glory. The streams are so proud of their new chartreuse dress that they dance all the way down to the plains.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A ripping yarn

  • Playoff defeat completes collapse

    Jon Cohen couldn’t have been more proud of the Evergreen Cougars’ boys lacrosse team. For a team he thought was looking at a .500 season at best to step up and win 10 consecutive games in 2012 and 11 overall was overachieving at its best.
    And yet there was some mild suprise when the Cougars, who won 11 of their first 12 games, stumbled all the way to a No. 23 seed in this year’s 24-team postseason tournament. Three straight losses and a third-place finish in the Foothills Conference will do that.

  • Cougars’ Greagor, Greene earn state tourney bid

    DENVER — Emilee Greagor and Emily Greene had little time to feel elation or pity for themselves. After all, it was prom night.
    But Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team didn’t have to feel sorry for themselves anyway. Despite a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Katie Fischer and Kyla Sherap of Colorado Academy in the 4A Region 1 finals May 4, the Lady Cougars, because of their second-place finish, are headed to state.

  • Tie a different result for Lobos, Cougars

    CONIFER — Settling for a tie can be somewhat unfulfilling, but don’t tell that to the Conifer Lady Lobos.
    Leading scorer Emily Walderman punched home a penalty-kick goal — her 18th score of the season — in the 47th minute as Conifer scored a 1-1 tie with rival Evergreen in the second annual Mountain Cup on May 2 at Lobo Field.
    For a team that made the postseason for the first time in four years in 2011, this was Conifer’s playoff game in 2012.

  • School district schedules second budget forum in Evergreen

    Following complaints about a board member’s behavior, the Jefferson County School District will host another community meeting to discuss its upcoming budgets.
    The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at Evergreen Middle School. The first community meeting April 28 at Evergreen Middle School was moderated by board member Laura Boggs.
    Several groups complained to the board May 3 about Boggs’ behavior during the community forum.

  • Adamowski, incumbent Doyle elected to EPRD board

    Incumbent Janet Heck Doyle was re-elected to a second four-year term on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Tuesday, and Andrew Adamowski won the second available seat.

    According to unofficial results, Adamowski led the three-way race for the two board seats with 361 votes, and Doyle garnered 288. Keith Parker finished a distant third with 162 votes.

    “I look forward to serving the community on the board for the next four years,” said Adamowski. “I’d like to thank everyone who came out to vote.”

  • Candidates offer views on park district issues at forum

    Candidates for two seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voiced support for preserving open spaces and developing trail connections during a forum sponsored by the Canyon Courier on May 3 at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Incumbent board members Janet Heck Doyle and Peter Lindquist participated in the forum along with candidates Keith Parker and Andrew Adamowski. In the May 8 election, Adamowski, Doyle and Parker are vying for two seats; Lindquist is running unopposed for a two-year term.

  • Fire chief selection anticipated at Thursday board meeting

    The list of candidates to become Evergreen’s new fire chief has been narrowed to two, both internal applicants. Mike Weege, an assistant chief, and Doug Saba, public information officer, were interviewed by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board in a public meeting on May 8.

    Board President George Kling said the board would probably make a final selection at the Thursday, May 10, meeting.

  • Jeffco Schools considering property-tax increase

    The Jeffco school board is weighing a property-tax increase for the November ballot that would cost the owner of a $250,000 home an additional $30 a year over the current bill.

    The district, which has made significant cutbacks in recent years and faces more without additional revenue, is considering two measures: a $35 million to $39 million revenue increase in the basic mill levy, plus a $97 million to $99 million bond issue.

    If the school board puts the measures on the ballot, they would be voted on separately. Election Day is Nov. 6.