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Today's News

  • School district says rumors of other threats untrue

    The Jefferson County School District is warning parents that rumors on social networking sites about threats to other schools in the district are not true. District officials are urging students to share only information that is factually based.

  • Two students shot at Deer Creek Middle School

    A 32-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday afternoon outside Deer Creek Middle School, wounding two students, before faculty members tackled and disarmed him.

    Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, who is accused of shooting the students with a high-powered rifle, was quickly subdued by faculty members and held down until he was taken into custody by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Math teacher David Benke reportedly tackled the suspect, and at least two other adults assisted.

  • 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