Today's News

  • Eighth-grader places first in Reflections contest

    Sam Leslie, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, placed first in Colorado in the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest in the middle school division for his original music composition titled “Hand In Hand.”
    The composition was written and performed by Sam on guitar and cello. The Reflections Program promotes original works in the arts in schools across the country. Sam placed first also in 2008 and second in 2005 and 2007.

  • Tricky business for sports fans

    I remember being about 10 years old and coming home from the dentist with a sore tooth. Because I was hurting, my mom let me stay up to watch a Nuggets game on our tiny black-and-white TV.
    The early 1980s were good times for the Nuggets — I still remember guys like Alex English, Dan Issel and David Thompson giving the Lakers a run for their money, always coming up a little short but somehow never disappointing the little kid in Evergreen.

  • Red foxes are plentiful in the foothills

    A few weeks ago while visiting the Evergreen Library, I noticed a female red fox curled up asleep in one of the landscape areas. Everyone was asking, “Why is she asleep in broad daylight” and “What is she doing there?”

  • Evergreen can’t keep up in 2nd half

    LAKEWOOD — Casey Kopchik just might be the first one to tell you that winning the season opener, which Chatfield did with a 7-4 victory over Evergreen on March 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, is huge, but you’ve got to keep pushing.

    The Chargers, ironically, made their first push in the second half. Chatfield, a state quarterfinalist a year ago, scored the game’s final four goals — two from Kopchik — to erase a brief second-half deficit.    

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  • Cougars’ offense comes out firing

    LAFAYETTE — You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first one.

    The Evergreen Cougars’ girls soccer team can still have that hope as they opened their season in style, beating Centaurus, 5-2, on March 10 at Warriors Stadium.

    “It’s always good to start with a win,” senior Haley Stading said.

    Stading was a big part of it, putting in her first two goals of the season. But it was teammate Hailey Davey that got the team going, netting a hat trick.

  • Girls golf: Jagels paces Lady Cougars at Grandview Invitational

    AURORA — Somin Lee of Overland shot a 65 to take top honors at the Grandview Invitational on March 14 at Heritage Eagle Bend.

    Lauren Jagels led Evergreen with a 96, while Rachel Bechtholdt shot a 99. Maddie Moran (112) and Jennifer Butler (121), dealing with an ankle injury, also competed.

    Patricia Lee of Highlands Ranch came in second with a 67, followed by Valor Christian’s Lindsey McGetrick with a 69 and Katy Dachova of Arapahoe with a 70.

  • Going green: Leprechaun snares gold, eludes the traps set by Parmalee students

    Never underestimate the ingenuity of a leprechaun.

    A wily leprechaun visited Brandy Gulliford’s kindergarten classroom at Parmalee Elementary School last week, and he was so clever that he sprung each of the 26 traps the children made and made off with some of the fake gold coins they left as bait.

    The children came into the classroom March 10 to discover that the sprite had been up to his tricks, and they also found that he had left behind a shoe. The children tried on the shoe, and one girl even started doing an Irish jig, because the shoe was magical.

  • New Mexican restaurant to spice up Bergen Park

    Evergreen is getting a new Mexican restaurant at the end of March.

    Tequila’s Family Mexican Restaurant is moving into the space vacated by Fiesta Jalisco in the Marketplace at Bergen Park.

    Owner Rodrigo Sanchez has four other restaurants in the Denver area, and he will add Evergreen to the list as soon as the restaurant’s liquor license is approved.

  • Students lose if district closes outdoor lab schools, principal says

    When David Epp looks around the campus at Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, he sees a chance for students to learn without limits.

    “Many times kids have thanked me, genuinely and deeply, (because) they have had the best week of their lives,” Epp said. “I can’t imagine taking it away from the kids.”

    Epp is close to completing his first year as principal at the school, even as news came from the district on March 11 that both the Mount Evans and Windy Peak lab schools might be closed.