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Today's News

  • Campaign-finance rule is unfair

    When former state representative Kathleen Curry changed her party affiliation from Democrat to unaffiliated before the 2010 session of the Colorado General Assembly, she bit off more than any politician could be expected to chew.

  • Winged, furry creatures get ready for winter

    When I have time to sit out in the autumn sunshine, my favorite occupation is watching how all the various wild creatures that visit my yard are getting ready for winter. Nearly all of the “summer” birds have prepared for winter by leaving.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A rather expensive free ride

  • ‘Parallel Lives’ continues to win acclaim

    2011 has been a banner year for the Evergreen Players, who are garnering national recognition for the play “Parallel Lives.” In March, the Players won the regional American Association of Community Theatres festival. Three months later, the cast and crew took the show to the national competition in Rochester, N.Y. While attending the national festival, the show sparked international interest, and the Players were invited to perform “Parallel Lives” at the One Act Play Festival in Heidelberg, Germany, on Oct. 9.

  • Cougars unleash offensive fury

    Ethan Jackson said it wasn’t all that difficult for the Evergreen Cougars to get motivated. After all, they were playing archrival Conifer. Even so, there was little doubt who was the better team in their annual Mountain Challenge Cup game Sept. 28 at Evergreen High School.
    It’s been that way for years.
    “It’s not very hard,” Jackson, who had a hat trick in the Cougars’ 8-0 victory, said of getting up for Conifer. “You just got to prepare well, train well. They’re our rival. You got to come out and play.”

  • Ethics panel’s staff releases report on McCasky probe

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission on Monday released its staff report in the investigation of former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky’s hiring by the Jefferson Economic Council.

    The four-page report, which provides a timeline of events and notes about interviews with subpoenaed witnesses, can be viewed via a posting by Colorado Ethics Watch at http://crew.3cdn.net/963a1cfe38a66a78fd_7rm6iixx0.pdf.

  • School board candidates not specific about cuts

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    About 150 people packed a Jeffco school board candidate debate Sept. 26 at Colorado Christian University in which the four candidates attempted to differentiate themselves but largely avoided suggesting specific changes in the school system.

    Jeffco District 3 candidates Jill Fellman and Preston Branaugh squared off, followed by District 4 candidates Jim Powers and Lesley Dahlkemper.

    Among topics in the District 3 discussion were union relations, education experience, fiscal responsibility and school vouchers.

  • Floor, vault lifts host Evergreen to 2nd place

    Marnie Bello knows that her Evergreen gymnastics team needs more consistency on the uneven bars. She knows that the Lady Cougars need to work on staying on the balance beam. But she also knows that her team hasn’t peaked, and she’s fine with that.

  • Bright Lights, Rotary Nights fund-raiser set Oct. 22

    The Evergreen Rotary Club’s annual fund-raiser Bright Lights, Rotary Nights will be held Oct. 22 at Evergreen Country Day School.

    The casino-themed event, which will be from 6 to 10 p.m., will feature expanded gaming tables, beer and wine, and silent and live auctions. There also will be a raffle for big-ticket items, including a four-night Bahamas cruise; a $1,000 gift certificate at Daniels Diamonds; and a $5,000 cash prize. A live DJ and door prizes will round out the evening.

  • Sayler second, girls team first at Dave Sanders meet

    LITTLETON — It wasn’t the heat so much as it was the sun in his eyes, but even that did little to slow down Jackson Sayler on Sept. 30 at the Dave Sanders Cross Country Invitational.
    The Evergreen runner scurried to a second-place finish in the Division 2 boys race in 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Only Evan Fortney of 3A Faith Christian was ahead of him, 10 seconds faster on the Clement Park course.
    “It was a good race. I just wasn’t fast enough to get that first guy,” Sayler said.