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Today's News

  • Crews repairing water-main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge

    A major water main break at Evergreen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road is being repaired by the Evergreen Metro District.

    One lane of northbound traffic was closed on Evergreen Parkway. Some homes in Hiwan and along the parkway frontage road were affected, and might have dirty water. Residents should run cold water taps until the water is clear, the district said.

  • Inmate shot, killed by deputy during alleged escape attempt

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    A Jeffco inmate who died Oct. 11 after being shot by a deputy during an alleged escape attempt while at a medical imaging center in Golden was identified Wednesday as 28-year-old Jesus Aguilar.

    Aguilar was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, where he was pronounced dead. The deputy, who has not been identified, fired one shot, a spokesman for the Golden Police Department said.

    The shooting occurred at 11:40 a.m., sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said.

  • Local children celebrate Constitution Week

    On Sept. 22, two Wilmot Elementary School classes helped the Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week by ringing the school bell near the old schoolhouse.

    In addition, the Sunday school children at Church of Transfiguration rang the church’s bell on Sept. 18. Bells were rung to celebrate the signing of the Constitution 224 years ago. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution and signed into law in 1956.

  • Evergreen Gallery embarks on a new era

  • Evergreen softball team headed to Pueblo for regionals

    The 4A softball regionals are Saturday, Oct. 15, and the Evergreen Lady Cougars are headed to Pueblo. Scott Haebe's team, with a 6-2 record in the 4A Jeffco League, finished third in the conference. The top five teams qualified for the 32-team regional field. 

    Below is a breakdown of the schedule for Region 6. The tournament is double-elimination. The top two teams qualify for the 4A state tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 21-22.

  • EChO needs donations of food, personal items

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is in the business of giving hope.

    The organization, which helps the area’s needy, provides food, clothes, school supplies and firewood, and assistance with rent, utility bills and child care. The number of families in need has doubled since 2008 when the economy went south, according to Sharon Smith, EChO’s executive director. EChO helped 435 households between January and August 2011. Of those, 108 were new families.

  • A passion for plants: Evergreen man nurtured an abiding love for gardening

    “There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”

    — Mirabel Osler

    It’s a lucky man who discovers his passion early in life.

    It’s a lucky man whose passion can provide his daily pint and pail.

    It’s a lucky man who, after a life of ardent purpose, can look back on a world better for his passion.

  • At long last, bipartisan consensus?

    The Gallup organization recently released a stunning poll showing that 81 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way the country is being governed.
    Further breaking down those poll numbers, the Gallup press release went on to note that “57 percent have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53 percent recorded in 2010 and well exceeding the 43 percent who have little or no confidence in the government to solve international problems.”

  • Library board’s deliberations a closed book

    By Emile Hallez and Doug Bell

    Staff Writers

    The Jeffco library board is playing fast and loose with the state’s Open Meetings Law, possibly committing several violations in two recent executive sessions.

    Several provisions of the law, which restricts closed-door discussions by public bodies to specific topics named in advance, appear to have been breached:

    • The board appeared to offer the library system’s executive director position to a candidate on the phone without ever taking a public vote to make the job offer.

  • Grade-school parents warned about dangers of Internet, cell phones

    Parents of elementary school students need to keep track of their children’s activities on the Internet because even kids that young are falling prey to online sexual predators, two Jefferson County investigators said.

    More elementary-school-age children are becoming victims of sexual predators because more of them have cell phones and frequent social networking sites, said Mike Harris, an investigator with the Jeffco district attorney’s Child Sexual Offender Internet Investigations Unit.