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Today's News

  • Jeffco commission OKs $387 million budget

    The Jeffco commissioners have adopted a 2009 budget that is nearly $8 million smaller than the one proposed at the end of November, mainly due to uncertainty about election equipment.

    The commissioners on Dec. 9 approved a budget of $387 million for Jefferson County in 2009, down from the $394.9 million budget that staffers presented at the end of November. Although the commissioners added $6.5 million in spending, they cut $14.4 million that staffers had recommended for new election equipment.

  • Storey seeks 9 percent raise in 2009

    Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey is asking for $162,000 in salary in 2009, a pay raise of more than 9 percent.

    Most county workers have been getting raises in the 3 percent range.

    Storey, who was re-elected in November, earned $148,256 in 2008, the second highest for a DA in a five-county comparison that Storey provided the Jefferson County commissioners on Dec. 9. According to Storey, the other four counties' district attorneys are each asking for an average salary increase of 12.7 percent.

  • Cougars clip Lobos at finish line

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what life was like for the Beatles, just stick around for the next Evergreen and Conifer girls swim meet.

    “You get 60 to 70 girls together and it’s pretty loud,” Cougars coach Jeanne Godaire said.

    The usual din was raised to a deafening roar Dec. 11 when the teams entered the final event with Conifer leading by two points. The Cougars responded by placing first and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay to defeat the Lobos 92-88 at the Evergreen Recreation Center.

  • Evergreen pins down Englewood in Jeffco dual

    Colby Fisher let the Englewood Pirates know exactly how they were going to be treated on Dec. 11.

    The Evergreen 135-pound wrestler trailed nearly the entire match before he discovered a burst of reserve energy to score a four-point move at the end of regulation. Fisher attacked in overtime, scoring a quick takedown for an 8-6 decision.

    No matter what the Pirates did in their Class 4A Jefferson County League dual, the Cougars found the right counter and enough gas in the tank to do it.

  • Exclusive: Sellers steps down from post

    Evergreen is in the market for a new football coach.

    Mike Sellers, who manned the position for the past six years, recently announced he was stepping down from his post as he looks to return to school to pursue completion of a master's degree in education.

    "I've been involved with football since I was eight-years-old," said Sellers, who also cited spending more time with his family as a factor in his decision. "It's hard to walk away but I thought this was the best time to do it."

  • Cougars pin Pirates

    Colby Fisher let the Englewood Pirates know exactly how they were going to be treated on Dec. 11.

    The Evergreen 135-pounder trailed nearly the entire match before he discovered a burst of reserve energy to score a four-point move at the end of regulation. Fisher attacked in overtime, scoring a quick takedown for an 8-6 decision.

    No matter what the Pirates did in their Class 4A Jefferson County League dual, the Cougars found the right counter and enough gas in the tank to do it.

  • Skate the Lake and Plunge set for New Year’s

    The old year swiftly skates away, and temperatures are dropping. Why should you be any different? In these parts, Skate the Lake and the Evergreen Lake Plunge are favorite winter traditions old and new, so lace up, grease up, hurry up, and reserve a happy piece of the White Season while supplies last.

  • Clarification: Show will go on at Skate the Lake

    The Courier incorrectly suggested that this year's Skate the Lake festivities will depend on the ice thickness on Evergreen Lake. Actually, the full-fledged festival will commence as scheduled even if the lake doesn't support a skate.

  • Holiday Walk warms hearts: 17th annual event brings merry sounds, sights

    A balmy evening couldn’t melt the Christmas spirit in downtown Evergreen at the 17th annual Holiday Walk, where merchants were merry and visitors reveled in the small-town spirit.

    Sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, the event was the perfect chance to get out of the house for a couple of hours and get in the holiday spirit.

  • Tips for safe online holiday shopping

    Do you want to avoid one of the almost 46,000 malls or shopping centers in the United States during this holiday shopping season? Do you hate to circle endlessly to find a parking space at the mall? Do you despise wall-to-wall crowds and the opportunity for an ID thief to nab your personal information or steal your packages? You are not alone.