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Today's News

  • Cougars give Lobos the boot

    EVERGREEN — The crowd of girls waiting to grab the attention of Chris Roggow was both giggling and needy.

    Such is the life of an Evergreen senior after scoring two goals and setting up a third against an old rival.

    Roggow and the Cougars played like a car stuck in overdrive against the Conifer Lobos. They flew up and down and all around their home field, stretched the Lobos’ defense and cruised to a 4-2 Class 4A Jefferson County League victory on Sept. 30.

  • Cougars continue to dominate

    LITTLETON — Nothing, it seems, can slow down the Evergreen girls cross-country team.

    Battling through illness, the Cougars picked up a pair of wins last week, including one at the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park on Oct. 2. The Cougars dominated the field — even with top runner Tayler Warren out of the lineup — placing four runners in the top-11.

  • Panel OKs alternate-day plan for Apex Park

    The consensus was reached at 12:30 a.m. after about 40 people presented their views, the majority against Open Space’s plan.

    The main feature of a compromise plan unveiled Sept. 21 involved restricting cyclists to an uphill one-way route on the Enchanted Forest Trail on alternating, odd-numbered days. That may change to alternating even-numbered days in the final version of the plan.

    Any changes will take effect in spring 2010.

  • Ken Berry ruled competent to stand trial in fraud case

    A preliminary hearing was later set for Nov. 12 in Courtroom 5C at the Jefferson County courthouse. The trial judge will be District Judge Tamara Russell.

    Kenneth Berry appeared in court on Monday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. with his attorney, John Tinder, in front of District Judge Brian Boatright in Division 10.

    Berry’s wife, Anne Wakeford Berry, a co-defendant in the case, was also present, along with her attorney, Jeremy Reed. The two are expected to face trial concurrently.

    Tinder said he had no objection to the competency ruling.

  • Park district goes forward with plan for operations building

    The resolution comes with a stipulation that the $125,000 expense is considered a loan that must be paid back by March 1, 2010, as part of next year’s capital improvements.

    Park officials hope that if the work begins this fall, they will have at least a bare-bones shelter on a cement slab enclosed by February, so park workers can make vehicle repairs indoors.

    The building is expected to cost about $250,000, or $100,000 more than originally planned. It will be located on land the district owns in Buchanan Park behind the administration building.

  • Term-limit questions on November ballot

    Evergreen voters will weigh in on term-limit extensions for county elected officials and a new school board member on November's mail-in ballot.

    The proposed term-limit extensions were driven primarily by District Attorney Scott Storey, who announced last spring that he'd like to seek a third term. Jeffco elected officials are allowed to serve only two consecutive terms, so Storey wants to ask voters if they will allow him and Sheriff Ted Mink to run for a third.

  • Wines in the Woods planned Oct. 10

    The ninth annual Wines in the Woods on Oct. 10 at the Pines in Genesee is officially the Wines in the Woods/Beer in the Basement event. And this year, the 6 to 9 p.m. extravaganza will be hosted by Rotarians Jane and Robert Weinberger, co-chairs of the fund-raiser.

  • Kids cast off for learning at SEACAMP

    A group of 56 eighth-graders at Evergreen Middle School will have science in mind when they travel to SEACAMP from Oct. 5-9 in San Diego.

    Annie Wandling is looking forward to seeing and learning about the ocean.

    “Living in Colorado, I don’t get much exposure to (that),” Wandling said.

    Her father, Lee Wandling, also believes the trip will be a positive experience.

    “To be able to go out there and experience it for yourself is a valuable thing,” he said.

  • El Rancho Trading Post moving to Web only

    El Rancho Trading Post, a family-run business for more than 23 years in the Evergreen community, is leaving bricks-and-mortar and moving exclusively to its online location, www.elranchotrading.com.

    Owner Cam Goodman and daughter Ché Rippinger have seen the retail Southwestern business change and develop over the years. Cam Goodman has recently experienced significant health setbacks that made returning to work less likely.

  • StageDoor will move to larger facility in January

    The curtain is going up on Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre, with a move to a bigger and better venue set to open in January.

    The new location, which is two doors down from its current spot in the Aspen Park Village shopping center, will have a larger stage, more seats and more productions, said Allan Van Horne, a spokesman and volunteer with StageDoor.

    The theater has busted its costumed buttons in the current space. The new space will occupy 5,000 square feet, double what it has now. It will have 125 seats and additional rehearsal space.