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Today's News

  • Evergreen’s Kouzmanoff traded to Rockies

    Evergreen High School graduate and Oakland Athletics third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was traded to the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 23 for a player to be named later or cash considerations, multiple media outlets reported.
    Kouzmanoff, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Cleveland Indians, is in his sixth season in the major leagues. The 30-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento by the A's back in June.

  • Delgado to step into limelight

    Alberto Delgado wants to be a big part of reinventing the football program at Clear Creek High School. It seems as if head coach Brian Inman will give him his chance.

    Inman said the main goal of the Golddiggers’ offense will be to get the ball into Delgado’s hands and let him make things happen in open space, where he should be pretty tough to bring down.

    “He’s going to be our secret weapon, only he might not be a secret after our first game,” Inman said.

  • Position change helps Manning

    Steven Manning has a simple philosophy as to what it will take for him to improve on his junior season.

    “Just not get tired,” the Conifer senior middle linebacker said. 

    If statistics are a measuring stick, he certainly didn’t appear to be too fatigued in 2010. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder recorded 80 tackles — 48 solo — and five sacks. He also had 16 tackles for loss. 

    Those numbers were quite impressive, but they did little to help a young Conifer team avoid the growing pains that came with a 3-7 season. 

  • QB Ansley, backfield on the run

    Rob Molholm’s outlook is a pretty simple one: More is better. The more running backs he has the more success the Evergreen Cougars will enjoy.

    That certainly was the case in 2010 when the Cougars went 8-3, finished second in the 3A Metro South Conference and qualified for the playoffs for just the sixth time in school history. And 2011 could be much the same with Evergreen returning seven of its top eight rushers, who combined for 2,016 yards and 24 touchdowns.

  • County commissioners don’t reject short-term rentals

    The Jeffco commissioners rejected Aug. 23 the county planning commission’s recommendation against allowing short-term vacation rentals.
    The issue is being sent back to the planning commission and will likely be heard at its Oct. 5 hearing. The commission is now being asked to develop a definition of short-term rentals and edit the county planning staff’s revision to the zoning resolution.

  • Man found dead on Lookout Mountain was stabbed

    A man found dead last week on Lookout Mountain was stabbed to death, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, confirming that the case is being investigated as a homicide.

    The body of Denver resident Richard Limon, 69, was slumped over a guardrail Aug. 17 when it was spotted by two bicyclists who had stopped to rest along Lariat Loop Road.

    The Jefferson County coroner completed an autopsy of Limon’s body last week.

  • Conifer Library supporters make case against closure

    Conifer Library supporters made a case at the Aug. 18 library board meeting against closing the community’s branch library, saying only trivial savings would result from the closure.

    But the board has a limited number of options in crafting a perpetually unsustainable budget, nearly all of which will result in some form of decreased services.

  • Mini-golf has big goals at EHS

    The Masters it wasn’t.

    Yet the miniature golf course through the halls of Evergreen High School that the teachers played last Wednesday accomplished exactly what principal Matt Walsh wanted.

    This unusual way to begin the teachers’ new school year brought back their sense of community as they traversed the halls. It also allowed them to notice changes made to the building over the summer, and it acquainted some teachers with parts of the building they had never seen before.

  • Fees proposed for formerly free EMS visits

    If the emergency medical and ambulance services provided by Evergreen Fire/Rescue were a standalone business, it would be losing about $400,000 a year. 

    "Most people think when we send out a bill, we get paid. The average person doesn't realize how much we don't get reimbursed," said Bob Walters, EMS coordinator with Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Teacher plans to file lawsuit against charter school

    The American Civil Liberties Union is planning to file a discrimination lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen on behalf of the school’s technology teacher, who says her contract wasn’t renewed because she wanted to express breast milk at work.

    The ACLU, on behalf of teacher Heather Burgbacher, has filed a notice of claim against RMAE, a charter school that is part of Jefferson County Public Schools, and a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The school has 90 days to respond.