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Today's News

  • Size matters

    The principles of the four-man defensive line are pretty simple.

    The two defensive ends contain and move to the quarterback in pincer-like fashion. The two defensive tackles batter the interior, disrupting blocking schemes, eating up running backs and allowing the linebackers behind them to flow to the ball.

  • Motorist airlifted from O'Fallon accident scene

    A motorist suffering a medical emergency caused an accident in the parking lot of O’Fallon Park near Kittredge on Highway 74 about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

    A helicopter was called to take the person, who was in critical condition, to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, said Evergreen Fire Chief Garry DeJong, who went to the accident scene.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the Colorado State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

  • Wandering elk discovers swingset is no fun

    Wildlife officers last Thursday morning chased a 300-pound elk with half a swingset tangled in its antlers before finally subduing the animal and removing the hardware headgear.

    The officers pursued the elk for half a mile before shooting it with a tranquilizer gun at 29826 Bronco Road, where it collapsed about 11:15 a.m.

    The elk had a green baby seat, some rope and a 5-foot-long piece of timber snagged in its four-point antlers after grazing too close to some play equipment, probably in the Tanoa subdivision.

  • Early birds get warm welcome at Walgreens opening

    Friday morning's opening of Evergreen's Walgreens was quite eventful for the store's first customers.

    Kristi Leinen of Evergreen had the distinction of being the first shopper. She dashed into the store about 7:40 a.m. — 20 minutes before the scheduled opening — to grab school supplies for her children.

  • Political newcomer challenging DA Storey

    When Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey announced in January that he’d be seeking a second term, there was no word on whom the Democrats might run against him.

    Eight months later — and just three months before the November election — Storey finally has an opponent.

    Vicky Peters, a Lakewood Democrat coming off a 20-year career as an environmental attorney in the Colorado attorney general's office, is Storey's challenger.

  • Judgment day slow in coming for 'Cabin Baby' arsonists

    Justice delayed, they say, is justice denied, but on Aug. 21 John Stuckless and Cathie Messa looked forward to a just and certain end to a long and painful ordeal.

    It’s been nearly a year since Gregory Allen Leon and Summer Lynn Baker, both now 25, robbed the Stuckless home on Armadillo Trail and then set it afire.

  • MDA camp offers local boy a sweet taste of freedom

    For millions of kids, summer camp is a transforming rite of passage.

    New friends to make, new places to see, new experiences to try — a well-fed wilderness adventure featuring a rustic slumber-party cabin every night and no meddlesome parents around to rain on the rush. It’s a careful yet exhilarating toe in the pool of personal independence, and everyone comes home a little older and a little bolder.

  • Neighbors protest Elk Rest condo project

    After listening to half a dozen homeowners rail against the proposed Elk Rest condo project, the Jefferson County commissioners voted 2-1 on Aug. 19 to send the idea back to the planning commission for further analysis.

    Commissioner Kathy Hartman said she would have preferred not to postpone the rezoning decision but was overruled by Commissioners Jim Congrove and Kevin McCasky.

  • Hitting it big: Evergreen native puts persistence to music

    Brett Boyett is a big fan of Calvin Coolidge. He particularly likes this quote from the former president: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” After years of determination and living by Coolidge’s words, Boyett, an Evergreen native, is reaping the fruits of his labor with a successful career in music.

    Boyett grew up in Evergreen and graduated from Evergreen High School in 1992. Even during his childhood, Boyett knew that he wanted to be a musician.

  • Motivated and mature, Cougars will push for Jeffco title

    Coaches can talk about great players and great chemistry until their Under Armour rots off their bodies, but it doesn’t make it real or true.

    Proof, however, can come in unusual ways.

    Take the Evergreen volleyball team. Second-year coach Katie Evans recently had her team perform its conditioning drills outside her watchful gaze as she was pulled into a meeting.

    Rather than slack, there was a yack. Yes, the girls pushed each other hard enough that someone lost their lunch.