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Today's News

  • Lane jumps onto podium for EHS

    LAKEWOOD — The last time Andre Lane competed in the triple jump was two years ago and he doesn’t remember much about that trip. For the record, he finished 16th in 2011.
    Fast forward to 2013 and the Evergreen senior was back representing the Cougars’ boys team in all four events they qualified for at the 4A state track and field championships, including the triple jump. But he wasn’t feeling all that confident about his chances of success after the preliminary round.

  • Real estate market 'hot as a pistol,' says agent

    Increased demand and a low inventory of homes in the under-$500,000 range are making the current real estate market “hot as a pistol,” said Tupper Briggs of Re/Max Alliance in Evergreen.

    Since January, 327 homes have sold in the Evergreen-Conifer area — a 13 percent increase over this time last year, Briggs said.

    On the other hand, there are only 442 listings on the current market, a significant drop from 729 homes for sale a year ago, he noted.

  • Evergreen fire department developing 10-year plan

    Issues raised during the failed recall election resurfaced at the May 14 meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. 

    During the public comment portion of the meeting, former recall candidate Paul Peil asked for clarification on the material that would be burned at the fire training facility under construction. The facility was a catalyst for the recall effort that began last fall and ended with the defeat of four challengers in the April 23 election.

  • Speakers at town hall meeting offer views on local, state issues

    Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink spoke out on recently enacted gun-control legislation at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders on May 15.

     

    “There were two controversial gun laws passed,” Mink said. “The first limits magazines to 15 rounds. That is the one causing law enforcement the most angst because of the ambiguity of the law.

  • A time to remember and pay tribute

     Evergreen resident Angie Carver looked down at the paver honoring her son Ross, a young Marine who was killed during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan three years ago.

     

    Carver was among those gathered at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon for the ninth annual Blue Star Salute.

  • Salons, yoga studio have items stolen

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries and a theft that occurred at Evergreen salons and a yoga studio last week, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.
    On May 14 a wallet was stolen from Chrome Salon on Castle Court, according to Kelley.
    Two burglaries took place the following day at Studio B and the Alpine Ridge Salon on Meadow Drive, she reported. Someone took a bank bag containing cash and checks from the salon and several items from the yoga studio.
    “We think that these incidents are related,” said Kelley.

  • EHS senior assembly rescheduled after vandalism to entryway

    Evergreen High School’s senior farewell assembly has been rescheduled for Thursday after being canceled Monday when vandals damaged the main entrance to the school.

    According to an e-mail sent by principal Matt Walsh to parents on Tuesday morning, school officials have identified 25 of the approximately 70 students who participated in the senior prank early Monday morning. Their names have been turned over to law enforcement. The senior class has 245 students.

  • Program helps girls gain traction on teen challenges

    It’s pretty obvious that an organization called Girls on the Run teaches girls how to run.

    But that’s only a small part of what girls in Girls on the Run does.

    The girls in third through fifth grade do community service projects, support each other and learn valuable lessons about navigating the challenges of their teen years.

  • Global-warming case was one-sided

    By Howard Sperry

  • Spring’s arrival brings new growth to aspen, alder trees

    It is so nice to have some warm spring days, and now we are promised summer temperatures this week. Just to go out in my yard and see green fields and robins looking for worms, and hear green-tailed towhees and house wrens singing is a tonic for my winter-shriveled soul.