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Today's News

  • Stingers soccer now has a rival

    A group of Evergreen area parents is coming together to form an alternative soccer program under the umbrella of Colorado Rush of Littleton, a nonprofit soccer club with 5,000 players in Colorado.

    The move comes in the wake of a reorganization by the Stingers Soccer Club, the dominant group in Evergreen with 900 players.

    The new group has already scheduled soccer tryouts at Evergreen High School on Saturday, May 30, for under-11 girls from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and boys from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the upper high school field.

  • Green Ridge residents enjoy the gift of time

    When the hard-working timepiece in the lobby finally tolled its last hour about three weeks back, hard-working Green Ridge Meadow Apartments resident Wendy Lockwood didn’t waste a second.

    “I called in a little ad that said the complex needed a clock with chimes,” said Lockwood, a friendly woman with snowy hair and a perpetual grin. “We got quite a few responses. There are a lot of good people in this world.”

  • Little green heron and Bill’s memorial bench

    Sunday, May 3, dawned wet and soggy. Not a very propitious day for the dawn chorus or, more important to me, the dedication of my husband Bill’s Memorial Bench. I think there were more people than birds. Birds have better sense than to be out and about in such weather. The bird count was low for the date, but at least the people had good views of the birds they did see, for there were plenty of spotting scopes available for everyone to look through. Western grebes showed off their black-and-white tuxedos and their diving ability. Eight song sparrows skulked in and out of the fog.

  • The world according to ‘Star Trek’

    I didn’t watch much television as a kid, but I was a big fan of “Sesame Street.” When “Street” came on at 4 o’clock, I’d hold my breath waiting for Ernie and Bert. Then, at about age 5, I turned on the TV, and who should grace the screen but William Shatner, in all his over-the-top glory, starring as Captain Kirk. From that moment on, “Sesame Street” was a thing of the past.

  • 2009 session featured high-stakes issues

    In one way or another, virtually every one of the 120 days in the 2009 session of the Colorado General Assembly was some kind of preview of the 2010 elections.

  • Parochial approach not helping our young players

    Wanting to maintain a strong local identity in our kids’ soccer programs is admirable but quaint and unrealistic. The Stingers does a fine job of coaching and training up until the age of 12, but it desperately needs to merge with a bigger club with greater resources to produce more of the potentially outstanding players who will move on to Evergreen High, Mullen, Colorado Academy or Conifer varsity teams.

  • Rolling Ridge Deck is on a roll

    If you’re staying home and entertaining guests more now than in the past, maybe it’s time for a new deck area.

    Rolling Ridge Deck Co. in Marshdale designs and builds everything from a simple deck to more elaborate decks with outdoor kitchens. In addition, Rolling Ridge has just gotten into the fencing business.

    “Outdoor kitchens are very big right now,” said Barb Streett, who owns the company with her husband, Barry. “People are staying at home more and want to be able to entertain more in style.”

  • Chorale channels Woodstock for concert

    Forty years ago, a small dairy farm in rural New York became a countercultural mini-nation as more than 200,000 people gathered for an unprecedented music festival known as Woodstock. The world was wrought with unrest — racial discord at home and military action abroad were tearing our nation apart. In spite of the tumultuous state of the world, Woodstock was a bastion of love and peace, proving that the music of some of the world’s most influential performers could bring together thousands for a brief moment of musical and social harmony.

  • Citizen budgeters recommend county finance $60 million in projects

    Jeffco’s Citizen Budget Review Panel will formally recommend that the county spend $5 million annually for the next 20 years to finance more than $60 million in construction and equipment needs.

    The panel, made up of county residents, has been meeting since late February to help officials prioritize spending on construction and equipment. Over the last few months, the group has met with various county departments to hear about the most pressing needs and has grappled with how to generate funds to finance the projects that county officials say are desperately needed.

  • Storey, McCasky clash over term limits

    An effort by Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey to extend term limits for his office might be over before the question even goes to voters.

    Storey, who began his second term in January, has been trying to get support to extend limits for his and the sheriff's office to three terms, or 12 consecutive years. Current law allows for two consecutive terms, or eight years, for all Jefferson County elected officials.