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Today's News

  • Hot start has harriers excited for remainder of cross-country season

    Evergreen’s cross-country teams have been logging some impressive times in recent weeks, especially the brother-sister combination of Ryan and Bryn Haebe.

    At the Liberty Bell Invitational, Ryan ran the fastest 5k time at Evergreen since 1987, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 52 seconds. His time was good for fourth overall.

  • Pair of golfers qualify for state

    LAKEWOOD — When it became clear the Evergreen boys golf team was not going to claim a vital top-two team finish at the Class 4A Metro regional tournament Sept. 22, the Cougars went into survival mode.

    Top player Ryan Hooks got off to a surprisingly unlucky start at his homelinks at Foothills Golf Course and was as many as seven shots over par. Although he was probably not in danger of missing the cut, stranger things have happened.

  • Goals still high for gymnasts

    Caitlin Sanchez figures she’s done hundreds of vaults in her gymnastics career.

    So, when the Evergreen senior landed awkwardly at a recent meet at Bear Creek High School, she knew something was wrong.

    Sanchez not only dislocated the knee, but tore the anterior and medial-collateral ligaments in her left leg and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Unfortunately for Sanchez, sitting on the sidelines is not unfamiliar territory. Last year, she broke her ankle.

  • Evergreen spiked by rival Conifer

    CONIFER — Those that thought the Conifer volleyball team was going to disappear for a while in the wake of Emily Greenhalgh’s graduation got an update Sept. 17.

    “We lost a big player last year, we all know it, and I don’t think our crowd was expecting us to be this great and we knew that we could be and we proved it out here,” said Conifer junior setter Cara Walderman after the Lobos defeated the Evergreen Cougars 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 26-24.

  • McCasky, Bane trade barbs at candidate forum

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky took most of the heat Sept. 15 in the first forum for the five county commission candidates.

    Republican McCasky, the only incumbent, faces two challengers in District 2 in the Nov. 4 election: Democrat Jason Bane and Scott Zulauf of the Green Party. Jeffco Treasurer Faye Griffin, a Republican, and state Sen. Sue Windels, a Democrat, are battling for the District 1 commission seat, vying to replace Jim Congrove, who decided not to seek a second term.

  • School 'bails out' principal, raises $42,000

    Justice was swift for Ryan “Mad Dog” Lucas, director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Lucas was arrested, tried and convicted last Wednesday of what some of his students thought was a rather heinous crime — not proclaiming enough snow days during the last school year.

    His bail was set by Judge Tucker S. Gordon, a fifth-grader at the school, at $30,000.

  • Thousands turn out to see Palin at Jeffco Fairgrounds

    Doors opened at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 for Sarah Palin’s appearance at the Westernaires Equestrian Center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, but that wasn't early enough for some.

    Thousands turned out to see the Alaska governor, who has electrified the campaign of Sen. John McCain since he named her as his running mate.

  • Motorcyclist critically injured in I-70 crash

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — An Idaho Springs man was thrown 50 feet Thursday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle while allegedly racing another motorist on I-70.

    Steven P. Smith, 39, was heading west on I-70 near Lookout Mountain when his red 1998 Honda motorcycle crossed two lanes and hit the guardrail. Police said witnesses reported that a black 2004 Porsche was racing with Smith’s motorcycle. Smith was airlifted to St. Anthony Hospital with serious bodily injury and as of Friday afternoon remained in critical condition.

  • Amendments 46, 48 raise difficult questions

    Hannah Hayes

  • Call goes out for volunteer firefighters

    If you live in Evergreen and always wanted to be a firefighter, now is the time to apply for a spot in the volunteer fire department.

    The department is looking to beef up the volunteer force with new recruits, and the application deadline is Nov. 1.

    “Most people don’t even know Evergreen Fire/Rescue consists of people like your next-door neighbor, an engineer, a truck driver or local small-business owner,” said Mike Bleidl, training coordinator.