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Today's News

  • EChO needs donations of food, personal items

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is in the business of giving hope.

    The organization, which helps the area’s needy, provides food, clothes, school supplies and firewood, and assistance with rent, utility bills and child care. The number of families in need has doubled since 2008 when the economy went south, according to Sharon Smith, EChO’s executive director. EChO helped 435 households between January and August 2011. Of those, 108 were new families.

  • A passion for plants: Evergreen man nurtured an abiding love for gardening

    “There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”

    — Mirabel Osler

    It’s a lucky man who discovers his passion early in life.

    It’s a lucky man whose passion can provide his daily pint and pail.

    It’s a lucky man who, after a life of ardent purpose, can look back on a world better for his passion.

  • At long last, bipartisan consensus?

    The Gallup organization recently released a stunning poll showing that 81 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way the country is being governed.
    Further breaking down those poll numbers, the Gallup press release went on to note that “57 percent have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53 percent recorded in 2010 and well exceeding the 43 percent who have little or no confidence in the government to solve international problems.”

  • Library board’s deliberations a closed book

    By Emile Hallez and Doug Bell

    Staff Writers

    The Jeffco library board is playing fast and loose with the state’s Open Meetings Law, possibly committing several violations in two recent executive sessions.

    Several provisions of the law, which restricts closed-door discussions by public bodies to specific topics named in advance, appear to have been breached:

    • The board appeared to offer the library system’s executive director position to a candidate on the phone without ever taking a public vote to make the job offer.

  • Grade-school parents warned about dangers of Internet, cell phones

    Parents of elementary school students need to keep track of their children’s activities on the Internet because even kids that young are falling prey to online sexual predators, two Jefferson County investigators said.

    More elementary-school-age children are becoming victims of sexual predators because more of them have cell phones and frequent social networking sites, said Mike Harris, an investigator with the Jeffco district attorney’s Child Sexual Offender Internet Investigations Unit.

  • Get ready for winter birds now that first snowfall has arrived

    The first snow has fallen. Unfortunately, it came three weeks early this year. However, the fall color is still brilliant in some places, and we still have nice weather next week, according to the weatherman.
    I feel that it is early, since the first wet, soggy snow usually arrives on Halloween as if it were a mean trick, leaving all the new kids freezing in their thin costumes. You can always tell the newcomers from anyone who has lived here a few years because they learn to buy Halloween costumes large enough to go over their winter parkas.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    When the Vatican says ‘move,’ just move

  • Peterson plays his game, places 7th at state

    Keeping score wasn’t Kyle Peterson’s intent. Instead, the Evergreen sophomore golfer used his practice round on Oct. 2 at Windsor’s Pelican Lakes Golf Course — home for this year’s 4A state boys golf championship — to spray shots around the course, hitting different shots and into different places.
    That strategy worked pretty well.

  • Evergreen players denied state bid

    DENVER — The last time Evergreen’s boys tennis team ran into Alexander Dawson — last month during a regular-season match at Evergreen Sports Center — it was hardly competitive. Dawson rolled to seven straight-set victories.
    This time when they met again at the 4A Region 1 tournament Oct. 5-6 at Colorado Academy there was a whole lot more on the line, and the matches, for the most part, resembled that.

  • D’Evelyn rallies, surprises Evergreen

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars got off to a hot start, but they couldn’t hold off Ellie Brandon and the rest of the D’Evelyn volleyball squad, falling in five games on Oct. 5 at EHS.
    D’Evelyn won 22-25, 14-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-9.
    In a back-and-forth first game, the Lady Cougars (10-4 overall, 5-1 4A Jeffco) edged out the visiting Lady Jaguars. And Evergreen seemed to be hitting its stride in Game 2 behind the strong setting of senior Allison Aafedt. But its momentum ended there and the rest of the match was all D’Evelyn.