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Today's News

  • Cougars booted

    BROOMFIELD — Evergreen’s start to the Central Colorado Baseball League’s Bottom-A final tournament was nearly flawless.

    Thanks to great situational hitting and solid pitching from Caleb Garbus, the Cougars steamrolled Northglenn 11-1 in six innings on July 16 at Legacy High School.

    Unfortunately for Evergreen, things went straight downhill from there as they lost 10-7 to host Legacy later in the day and were knocked out of the double-elimination tournament in a rematch with Northglenn on July 17, where they dropped a 3-0 decision.

  • EHS grads to reunite Sunday at annual old-timers picnic

    Attention, Evergreen High School graduates: The EHS old-timers reunion is July 25.

    The old-timers reunion comes in the form of a picnic and has been an annual event for more than 20 years, according to its coordinator, Lois Arnold. This year’s reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

    Not just EHS graduates and their families are invited. Arnold said the entire community should join in the potluck lunch. Just bring a dish and meet graduates from many decades past.

  • Local teens’ Nassau mission an eye-opening un-vacation

    Usually conducted in the world’s less organized quarters, mission work requires a degree of flexibility. As the 14 local kids who traveled to Nassau last month to bring emotional comfort and spiritual support to impoverished Bahamians stricken with the HIV virus learned, it can also demand a strong back and an iron constitution.

  • Pet psychic: Reading Rover's mind

    It was a chaotic day at Dogma pet store near Walmart on Saturday.

    The Saint Bernard Rescue dogs and their foster parents milled around the parking lot, looking for permanent owners. Standing quietly near the chaos was Megan Riley. Riley bills herself as a clairvoyant, psychic, healer and medium. She spent 10 minutes with each dog owner to help them understand the animals.

    Simply put, Riley says she communicates with animals.

  • Rec district phone numbers have changed

    All of the phone numbers for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District — including for the recreation centers — have changed.

    The new numbers are:

    • District office — 720-880-1000

    • Buchanan Park Recreation Center — 720-880-1100

    • Wulf Recreation Center — 720-880-1200

    • Evergreen Lake House — 720-880-1300

  • Safeway loses liquor license for three days

    The Evergreen Safeway’s liquor license was suspended for three days this past weekend because the store violated Colorado liquor laws.

    All of the beer was pulled from the shelves from Friday through Sunday in compliance with the suspension.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed what it calls a liquor sales compliance operation at Safeway and several other liquor-selling establishments on May 16. A cashier at the Evergreen Safeway sold beer to an underage person who works for the sheriff’s office, said Jim Shires, sheriff’s spokesman.

  • ‘Escanaba in da Moonlight’ shines brightly

    Colorado is a long way from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — the “U.P.,” for short. But when it comes to humor, Coloradans aren’t all that far away from Yoopers. Let’s face it — four crusty hunters, some Native American moonshine and a load of flatulence can make even the most prim of the populace giggle. And giggle is what you’ll do when the Evergreen Players open “Escanaba in da Moonlight” on July 10.

  • Cattails have served many uses over the years

    Summer is here, along with the Denver International Airport weather station registering the first 90-degree temperature for the year on July 1. Along with the warm weather, afternoon thunderstorms continue to rumble across the mountains, bringing storms and tornadoes to the plains. There have been a few interesting bird records, but the spring migration has just about come to a standstill.

  • Common sense clobbers Amendment 54

    Score one for common sense. When Colorado voters approved Amendment 54 last fall, they tromped all over First Amendment political speech rights of thousands of their friends and neighbors. While on its face Amendment 54 addressed pay-to-play government contracting, it was so far-reaching and the limitations it imposed had so little nexus to specific contracts that it was too flawed to pass any reasonable constitutional muster. When Denver District Judge Catherine Lemon blocked its implementation, she said, “It’s just not a close case.”

  • Chimney Rock an archaeological gem

    Between Durango and Pagosa Springs is a hidden gem of Colorado history. Before prehistoric dwellings were built into the cliffs at Mesa Verde, Ancestral Puebloans created a small settlement on top of a mesa near two dramatic pillars of stone. The place is called Chimney Rock.