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Today's News

  • Plunging into the New Year

    “I’m nervous,” said Maria Hadsell while waiting to jump into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day.

     

    “My mom told me if I would do it, she would,” said Sallie Markey, who was standing with her friend Maria.

    “If you jump in and a muskrat assaults you, that’s the way it is,” said CBS4 Denver newscaster Alan Gionet, master of ceremonies for the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge.

  • Narrow defeat leaves Lady Cougars in foul mood

    DENVER — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Mohr kept her emotions in check after the Lady Cougars’ 39-33 loss at George Washington on Jan. 4. The first-year coach laid the blame on her team’s defeat with its play and precarious shooting. But it would’ve been so easy to have looked at the questionable officiating and foul-shooting discrepancy, especially in the fourth quarter, that turned a close game into one Evergreen was fighting an uphill battle to win.

  • Cougars rally in 4th, top Littleton

    Emotion on the court can be a double-edged sword — the catalyst to defeat a tough opponent or the key to a team’s undoing. For the Littleton Lions’ boys basketball team on Jan. 4, it was the key to their undoing.
    The Lions let their emotions get the better of them in the fourth quarter, giving up their third-period lead in allowing the Evergreen Cougars to score a 68-57 win.

  • Female wrestler taking on the boys

    Kya Perez had no previous athletic background other than an interrupted season at the Pee Wee level, yet the Evergreen freshman was looking toward doing sports in high school. But not any sport, and especially not, in her words, a “girly sport.”
    There in lies wrestling. It is who she is.

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?

  • Some advice on becoming a better birder

    How does one become a better birder? This is a question I have been asked many times. It is difficult to answer without preaching, but I’ll give it a try.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Three’s a crowd

  • Evergreen Legacy fund grows

     An effort to raise funds for improvements in downtown Evergreen through voluntary contributions from customers at retail businesses is gathering support from businesses and customers.

    Since the Downtown Evergreen Economic District initiated the Evergreen Legacy Fund this fall, it has generated nearly $10,000, said Dean Dalvit of EV Studio, who is coordinating the program. 

  • College freshman glide through first semester

    Three Evergreen High School graduates gave rave reviews about their experiences as college freshmen. Not one horror story about impossible roommates, terrible food or overwhelming course work emerged in recent conversations.

    During her first semester at Colorado State University, the main adjustment for Anna Bowes was the hours she was keeping. 

    “I stayed out a lot later than I was used to — sometimes to 2 a.m.” Bowes said.

    There’s a 24-hour coffee shop in Fort Collins where Bowes and her friends would hang out, she said.