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Today's News

  • Junior Elmgreen stands to be EHS’ leader in Mohr’s inaugural season

    Erin Dobey. Graduated. Hailey Newhall. Graduated. Kylee Russell. Graduated.
    Right there is three-fourth of Evergreen’s top four scorers from the 2011-12 season. Then there’s Emily Elmgreen. The lone returning scorer of the bunch has a bull’s-eye on her as the Lady Cougars’ leader-in-waiting entering the 2012-13 season.
    Elmgreen, unquestionably, is expected to be the catalyst of Evergreen’s program this season, first-year head coach Amy Mohr said.

  • Sheriff’s Office questions credibility of report on body in cave

    After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • An election post-mortem

    Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to digest election results, I find myself with observations about what we’ve seen and will see at all levels of government.

    On a federal level, I’m hopeful that now President Obama has won another term and will never run for re-election again, that we’ll find the necessary cooperation between the president and Congress to avert the fiscal cliff in the next few weeks and to address important issues more constructively going forward.

  • Marshdale Elementary class streamed live as part of Discovery Education program

    Assistant No. 7 looked a little nervous as she was called to the front of the room. And the trepidation was not unwarranted — she was about to appear live in front of an audience of hundreds.

    For a third-grader, that’s big-time.

  • Fire district begins 2013 budget process

    Evergreen Fire Protection District board members began reviewing the proposed 2013 budget at the Nov. 13 meeting.

    Accountant Brendan Campbell of Pinnacle Consulting Group, who is managing the district’s finances, said there will be an additional $550,000 in the budget at the close of the year.

    “It’s a good place to be,” Campbell said. “This is one of the most fiscally sound districts we work with.”

    Estimated expenditures for next year total $4,530,105 and general fund revenues are projected at $5,148,351.

  • Responsible business practices lead to success, economic analyst tells group

     “I’m actually hopeful about the future,” economic analyst Laurie Bassi said while speaking to the Judaism in the Foothills group Friday evening.

    Bassi was discussing the premise of a book she co-authored called “Good Company,” which focuses on ethical practices of corporations.

    “It actually does pay to be good,” Bassi said. “We see a convergence of forces that are actually forcing companies to become good companies.”

  • Tighe upsets incumbent Odom in county commission race

    Democratic challenger Casey Tighe upset incumbent Republican John Odom by 738 votes in their race for a seat on the county commission, a contest so close the results weren’t finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

    Tighe becomes only the second Democrat in more than a decade to join the three-member commission, in a stunning win for a political newcomer in a county that has traditionally leaned Republican.

    “I'm happy with the outcome,” Tighe said. “I guess I can say I'm pleased with the way it turned out.”

  • Highway 74 bus-stop area still dangerous, widow says

    Five years after her husband was killed while crossing Evergreen Parkway, there is still no crosswalk or caution signal at that location, says resident Peggy Steele.

    And she wonders why not.

    A vehicle struck Jim Steele, who had been traveling home by bus on a dark night in December 2007. The bus stop he used was across the highway from Brookline Road and the entrance to the Hiwan subdivision where he lived.

    “After that happened, it came to light how many near-misses there have been in that area,” Steele said.

  • EChO food bank receives bountiful donations

    Youngsters, teachers and parents from Parmalee Elementary School brought nearly 1,700 pounds of food to Evergreen Christian Outreach on Friday afternoon, adding to other generous donations the food bank has recently received.

     

  • Residents negotiating with fire district on training facility

    Evergreen residents are negotiating with fire district staff and board members in an attempt to lessen the impacts of the fire training facility proposed at Evergreen Fire Station 2 — a proposal that has spurred protest and an effort to recall board members.

     “The best thing to do is work on the mitigation,” said resident Tanya Kaanta. “I hope we can become a community again.”