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Today's News

  • Motivated and mature, Cougars will push for Jeffco title

    Coaches can talk about great players and great chemistry until their Under Armour rots off their bodies, but it doesn’t make it real or true.

    Proof, however, can come in unusual ways.

    Take the Evergreen volleyball team. Second-year coach Katie Evans recently had her team perform its conditioning drills outside her watchful gaze as she was pulled into a meeting.

    Rather than slack, there was a yack. Yes, the girls pushed each other hard enough that someone lost their lunch.

  • Cougars looking to score big, keep low profile

    If funds had permitted, the Evergreen Cougars might have trained for the boys soccer season at a secret location deep inside an underground lair. That might have suited second-year varsity coach Adrian Ferreira just fine.

    Looking for the top players this season? Ferreira is letting that honor become earned.

    How about formations or tactical shifts this season?

    “I don’t want to give any secrets away in the newspaper,” Ferreira said.

  • Stinging start

    If you’re a glass half-full kind of person, than you can certainly find positives in the first two games of the Evergreen softball season.

    While the Cougars have been hampered by injuries to several starters, it has allowed younger players an opportunity to gain valuable experience at the varsity level.

  • DNC's first day a whirlwind

    Attending day one of the Democratic National Convention in Denver was like going to a party, a game and an industry trade show simultaneously. From a logistical standpoint, the enormous production came off nearly seamlessly.

    The shuttle bus, the security, the sound system, the snack bars, the people-watching, organization, professionalism of the volunteers, general accessibility and the inspiring speeches by famous political figures made the evening go by entertainingly.

    If the rest of the days go off as well, it will be a big win for Denver and Colorado.

  • Jeffco schools to seek tax increase, bond issue

    The Jefferson County school board voted unanimously Aug. 21 to ask voters for a 4.4-mill increase in property taxes and a $350 million bond issue in the Nov. 4 election to pay for more teachers, upkeep, buildings and technology upgrades.

    The mill levy is expected to cost taxpayers an extra $2.92 a month per $100,000 of assessed valuation. The bond issue is to replace the level of borrowing that is in already in place as that is paid off, and it will not result in a tax increase.

    The proposal could be a tough sell in view of the declining economic climate.

  • Walgreens officially opens

    Friday morning's opening of Evergreen's Walgreens was quite eventful for the store's first customers.

    Kristi Leinen of Evergreen had the distinction of being the first shopper. She dashed into the store about 7:40 a.m. — 20 minutes before the store's scheduled opening time — to grab school supplies for her children.

  • Should third parties be on fringe of politics?

    Hannah Hayes

  • Political newcomer challenging DA Storey

    When Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey announced in January that he’d be seeking a second term, there was no word on whom the Democrats might run against him.

    Eight months later — and just three months before the November election — Storey finally has an opponent.

    Vicky Peters, a Lakewood Democrat coming off a 20-year career as an environmental attorney in the Colorado attorney general's office, is Storey's challenger.

  • Evergreen Academy sends Iraqi students the keys to success

    Anyone who thinks laboring in service of the less fortunate is just too tedious, or just too time-consuming, just isn’t doing it right. The two dozen generous hearts gathered in Evergreen Academy’s cheery multi-purpose room on Wednesday evening, Aug. 13, on the other hand, knew just how to do it.

  • Kids: Cherish your youth

    Do you want to know how my weekend was?

    Do you really want to know?

    OK, I’ll tell you.

    If this tells you anything, the highlight was installing a new toilet.

    As a new home owner, tackling any home-improvement project (within reason, mind you) is something that, these days, I look forward to.

    I honestly never thought I’d say that.