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Today's News

  • Jail prisoner who died was awaiting medical attention

    A shoplifting suspect who died March 2 while in custody at the Jeffco jail requested medical attention during the afternoon but stopped breathing hours later and died before she was seen by medical professionals. 

    Jennifer Lobato, 37, complained to jail staff that afternoon about feeling ill, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. A deputy then notified the jail’s medical staff that Lobato was throwing up and had asked to see a doctor.

  • Baptism by fire

    Two firefighters carefully carried what first looked like an unconscious person out of the smoke in a home at 3711 Overlook Trail in Evergreen on Saturday.

    On closer examination, the unconscious person turned out to be a dummy that was part of training exercises being conducted in the 4,000-square-foot home in the Overlook at Palo Verde neighborhood.

  • Two car-theft suspects taken into custody in Evergreen

    Authorities have two suspects in custody, a man and a woman, in connection with a car theft reported in the 3800 block of Evergreen Parkway on Tuesday afternoon near Safeway.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence dispute in front of Safeway, according to Mark Techmeyer, a sheriff's spokesman. Deputies determined that the car the couple were in allegedly had been stolen, and they took a female suspect into custody there, Techmeyer said. 

  • Keyser sponsoring bills designed to assist businesses, college students

    Since taking office in January, state Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Morrison, has become the prime sponsor of nine bills, including three designed to assist businesses in Colorado. 

  • Evergreen's community leaders honored

    Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District has been honored as 2014 Leader of the Year by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen. The owner of architectural firm EV Studio, Dalvit has helped initiate the Legacy Fund of DEED, a voluntary 1 percent add-on charge at downtown businesses to raise funds for improving infrastructure and building connecting trails.

  • Music festival to honor Greg Henika


    Thirteen bands are tuning up for a music festival that will honor Blue Spruce Kiwanis member Greg Henika on Saturday at the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis members, Stagecoach Grill, the 285 Corridor Angels and local musician Brian Hines have teamed to raise money for the charities that Henika supported. Henika died in January in an accident at Evergreen Lake while grooming the ice for a planned event.

  • Local charities support Special Olympics basketball team

    The action was lively on the basketball court at Wilmot Elementary School last Thursday afternoon as members of the Special Olympics team practiced for a game that evening in Denver.

    Maren Schreiber, special populations coordinator for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, was in the midst of the players, offering encouragement and directing them. 

    “Good shot!” she called to a player who tossed the ball into the hoop with one swift motion.

  • 2015 Evergreen High track and field capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Scott Haebe (boys), Jenifer Mintle (girls)
    Athletes to watch: Annie Lauder, Sr.; Camille Morales, Sr.; Caitlin Schmitt, Sr.; Brett Boelsterli, Sr.; Andrew Mulligan, Sr.; Eric Temple, Sr.; Joey Fox, Sr.
    Key losses: N/A

  • 2015 Evergreen High girls tennis capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Co-head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    Players to watch: Kelli Keegan, Sr.; Megan Morrill, Jr.; Dakota Rouse, Sr.; Ellie Williamson, Sr.; Gisselle Degrandchamp, Soph.
    Key loss: Lena Wagner
    Outlook: “We have probably five or six returning varsity players and the rest of our girls are underclassmen,” Greenman said. “Getting court time has been tough with the weather.”

  • 2015 Evergreen High girls golf capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Mike Kuzava
    Assistant coaches: Steve Patterson, Bryan Schlichter
    Players to watch: Natalie Holley, Soph.; Jenna Reid, Jr.; Lian Rivers, Jr.; Lauryn Jeans, Fr.
    Key losses: Madison Tenney, Emily Rivers