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Today's News

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Junior QB Curtis throws for 4 TDs in Cougars’ win over Demons

    Junior quarterback Jack Curtis completed 11-of-16 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns — two of them to former starting quarterback John Cassell — as Evergreen upended Glenwood Springs, 38-32, on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School.
    Ryan Hays caught six passes for 167 yards and a score, while Marcus Cassin and Connor Kissler also had touchdowns for the Cougars (4-4).

  • Top scores tough to be found at Jeffco meet

    LAKEWOOD — Gymnastics in the Jeffco League is like a stacked deck, loaded with highly skilled, competitive gymnasts.
    The Jeffco League gymnastics championships were held at Bear Creek High School on Oct. 20. But the conference finals are just a primer for regionals, which will be held Oct. 26. Teams have to qualify their gymnasts at regionals if they want a shot at state.

  • Twin brothers are a lethal one-two punch for Cougars

    They’re identical twins born just a minute apart who moved to Evergreen from their native London, England, by way of Florida, when they were 6 years old.
    Ethan and Matthew Jackson have that British accent, too, that draws the attention of teenage girls as much as they use it on the playing surface to mentally focus themselves on the task at hand. And they’re not above using it when arguing with a family member.
    But what makes the dark-haired brothers stand out more than anything else is their play on a soccer field.

  • Skold, Sayler peaking at the right time

    LITTLETON — Not an altered Clement Park course or surgically-repaired leg from last season can challenge the mental strength that Sammy Skold is overflowing with right now.
    The 4A Jeffco League champion Skold is peaking at the right time, winning for the second consecutive week. This time it was the 4A Region 1 championships on Oct. 18 in 18 minutes, 55 seconds. She beat out Golden’s Olivia Treitman by 18 seconds.

  • EChO's jobs center providing help for the unemployed

     Many people who visit Evergreen Christian Outreach for assistance are unemployed. To offer clients a long-term solution and help them get back on their feet, the outreach organization started a jobs center this past spring.

    Evergreen resident Bill Braun is working with others to enhance services offered at the center and to increase opportunities for job seekers.

    “You have to do something to help them achieve self-sufficiency,” said Braun. 

  • Halloween nature event provides educational fun

     “Will he bite?” Ayla Tibbetts asked while looking at a screech owl perched on the finger of a handler at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The black widow spider in the Nature Expeditions display might have been tempted, however, if not enclosed in a glass container.

     

    Ayla and her parents, Colleen and Isaac Tibbetts, were enjoying the annual Halloween Tales and Trails event on Saturday that featured educational exhibits and programs.

  • Cupboard getting bare at EChO food bank

     With more people coming through the doors getting food, the inventory at the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank is becoming sparse.

    Only three cans of chicken noodle soup remained in the canned-goods section last week.

    “When we’re out of chicken noodle soup, we’re in big trouble,” said Liz Hawkins of EChO.

    During the season between summer and winter, donations slow, said food bank manager Jim Shelton.

    “Right now, we need everything,” he said.

  • Local firefighters participate in wildland training

    Two firefighters were bringing water hoses to the home of Soda Creek resident Rob Hoar on Saturday morning. Fortunately, there wasn’t a fire to put out. 

     

    Evergreen firefighter Alan Koplove and Indian Hills Fire Rescue Capt. Marc Rosenberg were participating in an urban interface wildland training exercise along with 50 other volunteers.

  • 'Workforce' housing proposed for former Albertsons

    Two Evergreen architectural designers have created an innovative plan to transform the former Albertsons into “workforce housing.”

     

    Calling the concept a “strategic vision,” Shane O’Regan Murphy and Michael Whitehouse are proposing an apartment project for the empty building. 

    In Evergreen there is a real problem with low-wage people not being able to find a reasonably priced place to live, said Murphy. Many people who work in Evergreen cannot afford to live here, he said.