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Today's News

  • 4A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:

    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM

  • Raptors rip Cougars’ hearts out

    LAKEWOOD — Rob Molholm walked up to his team, choked up with a lower tone than normal in his voice. The usually vociferous Evergreen Cougars football coach was emotionally wounded by his team’s 47-14 season-ending loss to Silver Creek at Trailblazer Stadium.
    “My heart’s broken. They’re good kids,” Molholm said. “You know if you have a wife or kids, but this is my family.”

  • Semifinal loss was gut-wrenching for EHS

    PARKER — Peter Jeans doubled over, the emotions starting to overcome him. Evergreen’s boys soccer coach, just like his team, had a hard time summing up his disappointment in the Cougars’ 1-0 4A state semifinal loss to Cheyenne Mountain. A season that had so much promise was over in an instant.

  • Prelude offers a musical welcome to the holidays

    Once the calendar flips to November, thoughts turn to quality time with family and the holidays. We decorate our homes with candles and twinkling lights, and gather 'round the fireplace to chase the chill. The world is transformed into a bright and beautiful wonderland. The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale presents a fall concert that captures this spirit of family and fun called “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”

  • Griffin to run for clerk’s position again

    County Commissioner Faye Griffin is planning to run for Jeffco clerk and recorder — a position she held previously — two years before her current term on the commission ends in 2016. 

    If elected once again to the clerk job, the Republican said, she would step down as a commissioner. In that event, a GOP vacancy committee would appoint a person to serve the final two years of Griffin’s term.

    Current Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson is term-limited, so that office will be up for grabs in the 2014 election.

  • Evergreen eateries honor vets, active soldiers

    To commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, three Evergreen restaurants offered free meals to vets and active military to honor their service to our country.

    Da Kind Soups in downtown, plus El Senor Sol and Illegal Burger near El Rancho, participated in honoring the military heroes.

    At Da Kind, workers wore red, white and blue ribbons on their shirts to commemorate the day as they chatted with customers. One table was set as a tribute to servicemen and -women who were missing in action or were prisoners of war.

  • FLOODING ROUNDUP: Cactus Jack’s sees light at end of tunnel

    There’s light at the end of the tunnel for both Cactus Jack’s and owner Gary Mitchell.

    The iconic restaurant and bar at the corner at Highways 74/73 that was extensively damaged in the September flooding is expected to be open the first week of December.

    Mitchell, who broke his leg while cleaning out the restaurant soon after the flood, should be walking again by then. He’s still on crutches.

  • Construction of trail linking Evergreen Lake Park, downtown moving forward

    September's flooding did not delay the plans for a more navigable trail link between Evergreen Lake Park and downtown.

  • Warm and fuzzy

    Two local knitting supply shops, Yarn West in Evergreen and the Knit Knook in Conifer, have joined forces this year with a national charity to collect knitted hats, scarves, blankets and other items for Denver's homeless.
    Community Purls, a project formed under the umbrella of the charity Women4Women-Knitting4Peace, is calling on area knitters and crocheters to create blankets, hats and other items for the homeless and needy in Denver.

  • All in the family

    Rob Molholm, Evergreen High’s head football coach, wears on his right middle finger the ring he received when the Wheat Ridge High School Farmers won the state championship in 1996.

    He wears it as a reminder of what it takes to be a state champion, and he’s set that lofty goal for his Evergreen Cougars. EHS has never won a state football championship.

    “It has a special place in my heart, and it reminds me of what I’m striving for,” he said of the ring.