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Today's News

  • Rockies pitcher makes appearance at local deaf school

    If a good school assembly is supposed to be enjoyable, inspirational and educational, then Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jason Grilli’s visit to the Rocky Mountain Deaf School on Sept. 4 was a three-run homer.

    Ask any one of the Jefferson County charter school’s 45 wee scholars, and they’ll tell you that getting up-close-and-personal with a real-life sports hero beats language arts and long division any day of the week. With a staff member translating from American Sign Language, 31-year-old Grilli kicked off the event with a spirited Q-and-A session.

  • Deputy decries graffiti increase in Evergreen

    A graffiti problem has been gathering momentum for about a month in Evergreen, especially downtown, and a Jeffco sheriff’s deputy is determined to write an end to the vandalism saga.

    Deputy Dale Wizieck, the resident crime prevention specialist for the the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, wants to put a stop to the crime, which costs property owners thousands of dollars.

    Wizieck made an appearance Sept. 3 at the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership meeting in the Evergreen Hotel downtown.

  • 'Cabin baby' fugitive back in Jeffco custody

    Summer’s finally over for Summer Lynn Baker, who appeared in court on Monday, Sept. 8, for the first time since dropping off law-enforcement’s radar more than two months ago.

  • County department heads get big bonuses amid budget woes

    Amid talk of budget woes and the possibility that some county workers would get no raises at all, some Jeffco department heads snagged raises and bonuses that totaled up to $20,000 over the last 18 months.

    Two of the department heads that report directly to County Administrator Jim Moore — Administrative Services Director Todd Leopold and Transportation and Development Director Tim Carl — each received $10,000 base-pay increases in 2007, along with $5,000 bonuses in 2007 and 2008.

  • Home is where the art is at Evergreen Gallery exhibition

    Artists loved to be challenged. As a visual artist, every day, you are searching for something new that will inspire. Meryl Sabeff, owner of the Evergreen Gallery, challenged her artists to put their own spin on the idea of “home” in the gallery’s latest show, “Beyond These Walls.” The results were whimsical, welcoming and wonderful.

  • Rumor has it: StageDoor's 'Rumors' is laugh-out-loud fun

    These days, plenty of theater productions make you think. StageDoor Theatre’s latest production of Neil Simon’s hit show “Rumors” is theater that makes you laugh ee and laugh and laugh and laugh.

    “We picked this show because it would be fun,” says Fran Arniotes, one of 10 cast members. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s challenging for today’s audiences, and we thought that with the economy and the way the world is today, people just want to escape and laugh.”

  • Forum planned for political candidates

    The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce and the Canyon Courier are hosting a forum for political candidates at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Lake House.

    The candidates will deliver a statement of their positions and then will field questions submitted by audience members.

    Participating will be:

    • Jeffco Board of Commissioners, District 2: Democrat Jason Bane and Republican Kevin McCasky.

    • Jeffco Board of Commissioners, District 1: Republican Faye Griffin and Democrat Sue Windels.

  • How sweep it is

    The Evergreen boys tennis squad could have behaved in a variety of ways Sept. 4 in its match against an overmatched Arvada Reds team.

    The Cougars could have cut up, goofed off, taken mental breaks and still probably won.

    Instead, they were professional, from the introductions to the handshakes that ended every game in a comfortable 7-0 sweep on Evergreen’s home courts.

  • Tigers tame Cougars in three games

    The Cougars battled hard on their home court but were unable to overcome Lakewood on Sept. 4 in a nonleague volleyball game.

    Evergreen slipped to 1-6 on the young season, falling in three games 25-21, 21-16, 21-19.

    Evergreen played a spirited match but ultimately were unable to overcome Lakewood’s tall and talented front line. Lauren Lind, Rachel Gilchrist, Shayne Brown and Katie Rosa led the hit brigade as the Class 5A Tigers notched the win over their 4A opponents.

  • Vehicle hits, kills bear on I-70 at Floyd Hill

    A 2-year-old black bear was killed by a vehicle on I-70 about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    The bear was struck by an eastbound vehilce near Floyd Hill, and the Division of Wildlife removed the remains Wednesday morning. There were no injuries to the motorist who reported the incident.

    "It's very common," said Jennifer Churchill, spokeswoman for the DOW. "Unfortunately, I-70 was built through a wildlife corridor. We'd like to remind people to drive slow and keep their eyes open for wildlife."