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Today's News

  • Wiretaps preserving democracy or destroying it?

    Hannah Hayes

    In typical “Both Sides Now” fashion, there are contrasting ways that citizens might feel about government authorizing wiretaps on Americans communicating with those outside the country. President Bush felt that he had been granted the power to spy on us when Congress gave him unchecked authority to fight terrorism. That was a mistake made in the first week after the attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.

  • Sterling sends Evergreen boys home

    STERLING — After a big win against Prairie View to open the Class 4A state tournament, the season has come to an end for the Evergreen Cougars boys basketball team.

    The Cougars, seeded fifth in the Bill Weimer Region, suffered a 52-43 defeat at the hands of No. 1 Sterling on Feb. 29.

  • Cougars can celebrate

    Following an eight-day layoff, Evergreen girls basketball coach Ali Johnston thought her squad might be a bit rusty coming out of the starting blocks.

  • Nick's Pro Fitness buys Evergreen Fitness Center

    On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 29, Sherman Wenger of the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center sat down with Nick and Heather Kapande of Nick’s Pro Fitness. Documents were produced, signatures applied and, by sundown, the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center had become Nick’s Pro Fitness.

    “We’re really excited,” Nick says. “We’ll have more space and more fun things to do.”

  • EAPL picks up where Habitat for Humanity leaves off

    Die-hard thrift shop habitus lamenting the demise of Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s thrift shop can take heart. By mid-March, the Evergreen Animal Protective League will reopen the Bryant Drive emporium, offering barking bargains at purr-fect prices.

  • Cabin Baby's mom charged

    On Feb. 25, cabin-baby mom Summer Lynn Baker was arraigned in Jefferson County Court.

    Baker, 24, was formally charged with three felonies — theft of more than $500 from and at-risk adult, aggravated motor-vehicle theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker — plus a misdemeanor charge of theft of less than $500. Her next scheduled appearance is a motions hearing on April 22.

  • Clothing recycler gives duds a second chance

    There’s been a sudden proliferation of used-clothing receptacles about town, many of them advertised as charitable enterprises. Roberto Feuereisen, on the other hand, hopes to make Evergreen’s castoffs pay.

    “We’re a very, very small company,” Feuereisen says. I paint the boxes, I place the boxes, I empty the boxes, I clean the boxes. You want to see my office? It’s my house.”

  • Jeffco salaries

    Editor's note: A story at www.columbinecourier.com sheds some light on the salary listing and how the number were arrived at. Click HERE.

     

    Jefferson County Government Press Listing For Year 2007

    County Commissioners

  • Bluebirds call out for attention, housing

    Last week I mentioned that our friend Margie Wing had called to report the first mountain bluebirds had returned to Indian Hills on Tuesday, Feb. 12. For lack of space, I said there would be more about them this week. Little did I know that would be the last conversation I would have with Margie. After a brief, courageous fight with cancer, Margie left this world on Friday, Feb. 15. I hope she is surrounded with bluebirds, hearing their soft, sweet warbling song.

  • Roundabout coming to County Road 73

    Jefferson County Highways and Transportation will soon begin a $2 million project to widen a portion of County Road 73 in Marshdale, which includes adding a roundabout at the intersection with North Turkey Creek Road.

    The road improvements address safety concerns cited in traffic studies in recent years, according Gary Campbell, a construction manager with the department who will oversee the project.

    Other improvements will include the addition of a center turn lane that will be built from the roundabout to the nearby Evergreen Professional Center.