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Today's News

  • Cougars lose another close one

    It’s easy to see the glass as half full this season for the Cougars.

    Of course, when are youth and optimism not joined at the hip?

    Evergreen’s youthful bunch chased and harassed D’Evelyn for 36 minutes Jan. 13 before they were finally put to rest with 13 seconds remaining. But plenty of glimpses of what could have been and what could be were apparent in the 56-51 Class 4A Jefferson County League defeat.

  • Sugar, carbohydrates are a plant’s friend

    Down the hill from our house there are several giant mullein plants in various stages of growth. The most obvious are the old, dead stalks that bore flowers last summer. These stalks are hard, dry, dead. They have completed their mission in life. They have produced seeds to perpetuate the species.

  • Get help making your home baby-safe

    So there’s a baby on the way, and you think about baby-proofing your home.

    Then the baby’s born, and you think more about baby-proofing your home.

    Now the baby’s starting to become mobile, and baby-proofing is more than just wishful thinking. It’s a necessity.

    If you want help making sure your baby is safe, then Gary Jensen at Baby Safe Homes is the person to talk to. Beginning Feb. 1, Jensen will provide parents with insights on keeping their homes safe for small children by doing in-home assessments.

  • Cougars open new year in style

    LAKEWOOD — Following a mandatory two-week hiatus due to the holidays, Evergreen boys basketball coach Scott Haebe was nervous about how his team would open 2009.

    While the Cougars weren’t perfect Jan. 3, they were awfully good.

    Hot shooting from the perimeter (eight 3-pointers) and a tenacious defense that forced 16 turnovers carried Evergreen to a painless 70-42 cross-classification victory over Lakewood that exceeded their coach’s expectations.

  • Mountain rivals split games

    CONIFER – With the stands at the Conifer High School gymnasium pushed past capacity, the fans that were willing to sit on top of one another were treated to a pair of competitive basketball games between two rival schools.

  • I-70 rollover injures two

    Two men were seriously injured Jan. 9 when their Jeep rolled in the eastbound lanes of I-70 just east of the Genesee exit.

    Nicolas S. Ruba, 23, and Michael A. Blakeway, 23, both of Craig, were headed east at the time of the accident, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Just east of the Genesee exit, the Jeep went out of control on a right-hand turn and rolled once into the median, coming to rest on its wheels.

  • Should the Big Three get a big bailout?

    By Hannah B. Hayes:

  • Great schools reflect a great community

    If great communities have great schools, there can’t be a much better place to live than Evergreen. All schools in Evergreen received excellent ratings on school report cards issued by the Colorado Department of Education.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that all of our neighborhood schools achieved the highest rating. Our local charter, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, rated excellent in both its elementary and middle school programs.

  • Obama team seeks ideas for health care reform in Jeffco

    Everyone has complaints about the U.S. health care system, according to Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky.

    "But we have about 4 million different ideas on how to resolve it," he added, shortly after sitting through a community forum on health care reform Dec. 30. The forum was commissioned by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team and hosted by the West Chamber.

  • Bailey woman is channeling busy moms

    In an earlier life, Jenny Schmidt of Bailey was a high-profile television reporter who covered the O.J. Simpson trial and the Rodney King verdict. But when she traded that life for motherhood, things changed.