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Today's News

  • Local, state, national races on '08 ballots

    In a year with heightened political activity nationally, it would be easy to overlook local issues, but residents ignore them at their peril. Local and regional ballot items from May through November range from district-level tax increases to the race to replace Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo.

    Jeffco Public Schools

    The Jeffco school district announced April 18 that it likely will seek a tax increase on the November ballot.

  • Puma kills two llamas in Morrison

    A Morrison family was disheartened to discover that their two prized llamas had been killed at their home April 12 by a mountain lion.

    The animals were nowhere in sight when Larry Cummings went to feed them early that morning in a pen about 400 feet from the family’s house. When he searched the property, he discovered they had been killed.

    “They were born and raised here, trained here, we showed them — they have just been wonderful animals,” Susan Cummings said Monday. “It’s just hard to get used to the idea that they are gone.”

  • EHS student fashions a future for Africa

    Katie Hutt wears her heart on her sleeve — and now you can too.

    Last January, the Evergreen High School sophomore launched Garden of Edith, a one-girl industry that gives people a chance to look good while doing good.

  • Rec center racquetball debate bounces back

    The topic of Evergreen racquetball is back in play, and at the Evergreen Park and Recreation board of directors meeting on April 15, competition was spirited.

  • The Natural: Earth Day dawns in Evergreen

    On Saturday, April 19, eco-centric folks from Crow Hill to Floyd Hill braved sunny skies, mild temperatures, gentle breezes and placid waters to celebrate Earth’s special Day in its most delightful setting.

  • Four vie for two seats on Indian Hills fire board

    On May 6, the good citizens of Indian Hills will cast their votes to fill a pair of impending vacancies on the Indian Hills Fire Protection District board of directors.

    The Indian Hills fire board oversees a district of about 12 square miles encompassing some 1,200 residents and protected by the 24-member, all-volunteer Indian Hills Fire and Rescue.

  • Fire district election: four seats in the balance

    Seven candidates are running in the regular election for the four available seats on the board of directors of the Evergreen Fire Protection District. The board consists of five regular members.

    The only incumbent who is not up for re-election is Jaine Hamilton, whose four-year term expires in 2010.

    Five people are running for two available four-year terms, while two are running unopposed for the two, two-year terms.

  • Gymnasts earning high marks

    Long hours.

    Bumps and bruises.

    Drilling the same exercises over and over until they become second nature.

  • Lobos get best of Cougars

    Conifer starting pitcher T.K. Ochoa couldn’t find the strike zone early on April 19.

    When the right-hander did hit his spots, the Cougars couldn’t find him.

  • County gives tentative OK to church expansion

    The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church came closer Tuesday morning to realizing its plan to add a two-story teen center building after a crucial vote of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. After two lengthy public hearings, two of three members of the board voted to endorse a version of the March 26 planning commission decision approving an expansion from 26,000 square feet to about 48,000 square feet of floor area. The church argued that it had the legal right to build up to 63,000 square feet.