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Today's News

  • First-round playoff basketball: EHS girls, boys advance

    The Evergreen girls cruised into the second round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament Feb. 23 with a 60-31 victory over the Palisade Bulldogs.

    Four players scored in double figures and the Cougars’ zone defense gave the visitors fits, in what quickly became a rout.

    The Cougars led 23-4 in the first quarter, 36-17 at halftime and stretched their lead to 50-18 on a jump shot by Haley Stading in the third quarter.

  • Here’s the story of our little chickadees ee

    If there is one species of bird that is a regular visitor at everyone’s winter feeder, it is the chickadee. They are often considered to be winter residents or permanent residents. However, some researchers now believe chickadees do have a migration when birds that have wintered in the southern part of their range move northward to nest.

  • Campaign ‘reforms’ made matters worse

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing more corporate spending on elections has generated a great deal of attention. 

    In Congress, politicians (who fill their own coffers with corporate dollars) feign indignation: They are shocked — shocked! — that tainted money is influencing elections. To fix it, they propose a set of “reforms” to clean up campaign spending once and for all.

  • 'I'm the happiest kid'

    DENVER — Nick Keitlen found nirvana.

    In the hardest sport offered to prep athletes, Keitlen had been dreaming of getting his hand raised in victory at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. The thought was bordering on an obsession.

    His moment of Zen came Feb. 18.

    Keitlen saw his 4-0 lead erased by Cheyenne Mountain’s A.J. Simon, then reversed an attempted shot in the third period for a takedown and nearfall points to clinch a 9-4 decision in their 160-pound match.

  • Heart and soul take poms to 9th

    It has been said that to be great at something you need to put your heart and soul into it. The Evergreen High School Pom squad put their hearts into their hip-hop dance routine Feb.6, at the Universal Dance Association National Competition in Florida.

    They placed ninth out of 65 teams in the hip-hop division — no small feet considering that the EHS poms were up against the best in the nation, which included performing art schools where dance is incorporated into the curriculum. The Evergreen pom squad has competed at nationals for the past 16 consecutive years.

  • Hot-shooting Jaguars drop Cougars, put Jeffco title on ice

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Evergreen boys now know how the Indianapolis Colts feel.

    OK, maybe this game wasn’t as big as the Super Bowl, but a league championship was on the line and all the Cougars needed to do to win it was beat D’Evelyn on the road.

    Unfortunately for the Cougars, they just didn’t have enough offense in this matchup as the Jaguars were hot from the field and hurt the Cougars at the free-throw line as they took home the league title, 65-52.

  • Cougars win as last-second shot rattles out

    With Evergreen leading by one point and 4.3 seconds to play, D’Evelyn had to pass the ball in from under Evergreen’s basket and go the length of the court for a chance to score. Game over, right?

    Not exactly.

    The Jaguars got the ball to Kira Kalkus who raced down the court and got a good look at a 3-pointer that went halfway down before rattling out and falling harmlessly to the ground.

    Exhale. Game over.

  • Ski teams slide through state meets

    The Evergreen ski teams competed in the state championship this past week. The boys scored 516 team points through four competitions, good enough for fifth place out of 15 schools. The Evergreen girls scored 505 points, good enough for seventh.

    Summit captured the boys team title, while Middle Park took the overall girls title with 658 points.

    David and Danny Graebel both placed in the giant slalom event. David was sixth with a combined time of 1 minute, 38.1 seconds. Danny was eighth with a time of 1:39.2. Zach Fretz of Summit won the event with a time of 1:34.6

  • One-way bike trails coming to Apex Open Space Park

    Beginning March 15, some trail segments will become one-way only for mountain bikes on alternate days at Apex Open Space Park near Lookout Mountain.

    The park connects the parking lot at Heritage Square with the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Lookout Mountain.

    The affected trails are Enchanted Forest, a middle segment of Apex Trail and a future trail that will provide a second route onto the park from the trailhead in the parking lot at Heritage Square.

  • Friday, Feb. 26, special district election deadlines

    • 4:30 p.m.: Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Deadline to submit self-nominations. Forms can be obtained at the district headquarters, 1802 Bergen Parkway in Evergreen. Director terms are four years, expiring in 2014. Seats held by Jeff DeDisse, George Goldbach and Charles Simons are up in 2010. All three incumbents intend to run for new terms.