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Today's News

  • Evergreen dominates

    The Cougars are coming off arguably their best game of the season, just in time for the most important part of their season.

    Evergreen routed Summit in three games Oct. 16 to finish the volleyball regular season on a three-match win streak. Next up is a re-aligned district tournament this weekend that will pit the Cougars against some tough competition and a familiar face – Conifer.

  • Tennis team ready to reach next level

    Adrian Games had given his tennis players a single mission heading into this season:

    Play your best at regionals.

    The Cougars did that, and then some.

    In fact, the team’s strong play started a few weeks before regionals. Games knew following a close 4-3 loss to D’Evelyn in a Class 4A Jefferson County League dual match, that his team was ready to compete against the state’s top players.

  • Crew removes dog's body from lake

    A recovery team from the Evergreen Metro District on Tuesday retrieved the body of a dog that had fallen into Evergreen Lake on Sunday night and drowned.

    The team had tried on Monday to reach the body, but it was lodged against the top of the spillway, and the technicians couldn’t safely reach it at the time, said Gerry Schulte, executive director of the water district.

  • Jeffco elections office inundated with calls the first day of early voting

    The Jefferson County elections office was inundated with calls Oct. 20, Colorado's first day of early voting in the 2008 general election.

    "They're experiencing a large volume of calls, but since it's the first day of early voting, that's not unexpected," said Kathryn Heider, spokeswoman for Jefferson County.

    Heider said people can still call the elections office at 303-271-8111 or check www.votejeffco.com for information on voter registration or on early-voting locations.

    "We're trying to put up as much on the website as we can," Heider said.

  • County projects spending boost, lagging revenue in 2009

    Jefferson County's projected 2009 budget calls for $395 million in spending, while projecting only $363 million in revenues.

    The budget, unveiled Oct. 14, could change by the time the final version is approved in December. The county commissioners will be meeting with elected officials, division heads and the public as they fine-tune the spending plan.

    The budget plans on spending $394.9 million in 2009, a 3.3 percent increase over 2008. To balance the budget, the county will have to use $32 million in past surpluses and cash from savings.

  • Jeffco feeling the effects of economic downturn

    The recent economic news has been unsettling at best, and Jefferson County isn’t immune.

  • Motorcyclist killed in Bear Creek Canyon

    Conor P. McMahon of Boulder was killed Oct. 19 when his motorcycle hit a car on Highway 74 west of Morrison.

    McMahon, 27, was several cars back from an Audi sedan that was preparing to make a left turn. McMahon apparently tried to pass the cars and collided with the Audi as it began its turn, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    McMahon hit the brakes, and the motorcycle went on its left side before colliding with the Audi. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County coroner. McMahon was wearing a helmet

  • Early voting under way

    Eight early-voting sites are now open in Jeffco for voters who want to cast ballots in person.

    Unlike voting on Election Day, when voters must visit an assigned neighborhood precinct, early voting allows any Jefferson County to visit any early-voting site.

    Early voting ends Friday, Oct. 31. Ballots can be turned in at the following locations from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:

    • Evergreen Motor Vehicle,

    4990 County Highway 73• Jefferson County Administrative & Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden

  • Jeffco schools OK later start date in 2009-10

    Jeffco Public Schools has changed its calendar for the 2009-10 school year, with a later start date than students had this school year.

    The new start date for all students will be Aug. 24 after many Jeffco parents voiced concern that this year’s calendar start date on Aug. 12 was too early. The district asked both staff and parents to respond to an online calendar survey, and based on the responses, the district has amended the 2009-10 school calendar.

  • Trial by fire: Military family draws strength from the community, each other

    War tests people.

    It tests a soldier’s courage, strength and training. It tests the ability of a soldier’s family to endure in the face of long separation, loneliness and unrelenting worry. And war tests a community’s willingness to support the soldiers and families who sacrifice so much — and risk so much more — in its service.

    In the case of Evergreen residents John and Melinda Tolentino, the soldier, the family and the community passed the test.