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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The good news is, he managed to save his game

  • Banner signs clear Planning Commission hurdle

    The Jeffco Planning Commission voted 7-1 to endorse a proposed regulation allowing businesses to display up to one banner sign and one sandwich board per location. The decision came during a regular a meeting Oct. 12.

    The ban on banner signs, however, won't be officially over until the Board of County Commissioners votes on the issue.

    Shirley Johnson of Conifer, chair of the planning board, voted against the proposal. Voting in favor were Tim Rogers, Nancy Ferguson, Larry Anna, Richard Olson, Jack Bestall and James Price.

  • Weed-eating fish on way to Evergreen Lake

    A fish that loves to eat lake weeds and can grow to 50 pounds is being introduced to Evergreen Lake this fall in hopes that it will seriously reduce the massive vegetation problem.

    Last summer park and water district workers laboriously removed 25 truckloads, or about 25 tons, of elodea, a common lake weed that for some reason grew to massive proportions last summer.

  • Summer homes brought friends, fun to Evergreen

    Evergreen would blossom every spring shortly after the end of the school year with the opening of the summer homes that had been drained and shuttered into hibernation for the winter. Tire tracks, other than those of the Mountain Protection Association, along with the glow of porch lights, would announce the arrival of family or guests — friends who long ago came for a summer visit and have stayed for generations.

  • A sweet way to help local charities

    Frozen yogurt will be available at the Café at The Place starting this weekend, and this sweet treat provides a bonus: About half of the purchase price will go to local charities.

    Called Yogurt for a Cause, the program will allow yogurt buyers to help decide who will get some much-needed help.

  • EHS students celebrate differences on Diversity Day

    Diversity. Inclusiveness. Acceptance.

    Those words describe the goals of Evergreen High School’s first ever Diversity Day on Friday.

    Students spent the morning learning about everything from Evergreen’s homeless to salsa dancing. They heard from speakers telling about the Lost Boys of the Sudan to what it’s like to be a hearing child of deaf parents.

  • Evergreen answers wake-up call

    ENGLEWOOD — Rob Molholm didn’t have to sugarcoat it for his Evergreen Cougars. Their Oct. 14 game against host Englewood was, for all intent and purposes, a playoff game.
    Maybe it wasn’t in the literal sense, but coming off a 3A Metro South conference loss two weeks earlier at Summit the last thing, in all likelihood, the Cougars could afford is to lose another one.
    “This is a playoff game, straight-up playoff game. I was saying it all week long that this is a playoff game,” Molholm said.

  • Cougars capture regional crown

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars certainly didn’t make it easy on themselves. Nevertheless, a pair of 3-2 victories on Oct. 15 at the 4A Region 6 softball tournament at CSU-Pueblo’s Rawlings Sports Complex has Evergreen returning to the 4A state tournament.
    The 11th-seeded Lady Cougars fought off upstart Air Academy in the opening round before jumping out to a 3-0 lead on sixth-seeded Pueblo East and holding on to capture the regional championship.
    It’s the fifth time in seven years that Evergreen (15-6) has qualified for the 4A state tournament.

  • O’Brien adds to Cougars’ prowess

    LITTLETON — In her own words it’s been somewhat of an up-and-down season for Maura O’Brien. But her run at the 4A Jeffco League cross country championships at Clement Park on Oct. 14 was all up.
    The Evergreen senior’s time of 19 minutes, 23 seconds was good enough for first place and the Lady Cougars had finishes of first, second and fourth overall to earn another league championship.

  • Citizens take commissioners to task over library control

    The atmosphere started out friendly but things got a little heated at a meeting last week as the questions and answers turned to the matter of the Jeffco Public Library and whether it's time to for the system to declare independence and form a library district.

    Meanwhile, one attendee took members of the Board of Commissioners to task for allowing the prospect of legal short-term vacation rentals to come up again, and another suggested reducing the open space sales tax by half.