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Today's News

  • Agree or disagree, he’s our president

    One of my dad’s favorite stories about me is when he took me to the Big Top to buy a kite when I was 5. We found everything we needed for 97 cents. I handed my dollar to the store clerk and waited for change. When I asked for it, he told me it was for the governor. I said I didn’t want to buy a governor. After my dad and the clerk explained that the governor was going to use my 3 cents for the road to get to the store and the school I would soon attend, I acquiesced and let him keep the change I had anticipated.

  • Overreaching -- an immutable law of politics

    As in physics, politics has a handful of immutable laws. One of these is the Law of Overreaching, which states that the party in power will inevitably overreach.

    Majority parties tend to act as though the entire population shares their core agenda. The problem with this, of course, is that for the most part no majority is possible without the support of a sizable number of voters who aren’t affiliated with either party.

  • West Jeff Middle School students return after evacuation

    Students returned to West Jefferson Middle School at midmorning Wednesday after the school was evacuated when a teacher found a suspicious package in the school. The box turned out to be full of garden tools.

    School district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said the 583 students at West Jeff were taken to Conifer High School after the package was discovered about 6:30 a.m. The evacuation occurred about 8 a.m.

    Setzer said the Jefferson County sheriff's bomb squad reported to the school and determined the package was not hazardous. Students then were bused back to the school.

  • Kid-friendly concert is a classic

    Do you ever wish that your children could experience up close and personal the wonder of orchestral music? All too frequently, symphonic and chamber works are set in a stuffy, silent, straight-laced setting that isn’t conducive to the often restless and curious nature of children. The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra has changed all of that with its upcoming Children’s Music Hour.

    On Sunday, Sept. 27, 13 members of the esteemed mountain orchestra will open the doors to music for children of all ages in a concert at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    An Evergreen woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in an encounter with an elk about 11 a.m. Sept. 22 on South San Souci Drive, near Dedisse Park and Troutdale Scenic Drive, about a mile from downtown Evergreen.

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

  • Mount Evans Highway closes

    The Mount Evans Highway is officially closed for the season.

    The road to the 14,264-foot summit, Colorado 5, is billed as North America's highest paved highway, state officials announced Sept 23. The road was closed after two days of intermittent snow.

     

  • H1N1 flu cancels little league football games

    Officials from the Jeffco Midget Football Association will meet this week to decide how to handle a local outbreak of H1N1 flu that has already forced cancellation of several games.

    Rebecca Schloegl, office manager of the South Jeffco Sports Association and past president of the JMFA, said several games have been canceled because team members have confirmed cases of H1N1 flu " and more cancellations could be coming.

  • Take the eTrain: County’s new mobile training center designed to help jobless residents

    The Jeffco Public Library and the county's Workforce Center are taking their campaign for computer literacy on the road. Literally.

    The county last week unveiled the eTrain Mobile Training Lab, a converted bookmobile that boasts eight computer stations with access to the Internet. The vehicle's driver also serves as a trainer, and will lead classes in Internet skills and career-building for clients of nonprofits and for small businesses around Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.

  • Despite injuries, gymnasts flying high

    Evergreen, the reigning Class 4A state champions, topped Lakewood in a gymnastics dual meet, 165.425 to 155.575 on Sept. 17 at Lakewood High School.

    The Cougars, who figure to be pushed by Elizabeth for the 4A crown, have gone through some injuries as of late. Micala Mitchek is currently out of action, as is Dani Adams, who injured her ankle in the Lakewood meet. Jessica Himmelman and Elise Pate are also out with injuries.

  • Evergreen running strong

    LITTLETON — When you spend most of your time running in the mountains, making the transition to a more urban setting can be difficult.

    Bryn Haebe and the Evergreen girls cross-country team had no such difficulties, as they dominated the field in the girls Division 3 race at the Sept. 18 Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School.

    Led by Haebe’s second-place finish, the Cougars went on to claim five of the top-15 spots for an impressive team score of 33. The next-closest team was Niwot, 80 points back with 113.