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Today's News

  • Friends hold farewell roast for Dick Wulf

    On the evening of Feb. 5, a small group of friends and supporters gathered at the Evergreen Recreation Center to bid a fond farewell to semi-retired EPRD director Dick Wulf.

    Make that a large group. The center’s multipurpose room was filled to capacity with district employees, former EPRD board members and dozens of others who merely wanted to lend their presence to what turned out to be a very enjoyable event.

  • Buchanan Park project hits designer where he lives

    When the Buchanan Park improvement executive committee began shopping around for a land planner last year, it was looking for the best. Luckily, it didn’t have far to look.

    “Buchanan’s literally in my backyard,” laughs Russ Butler, a North Evergreen resident since 1991. “I’d been following its progress in the paper, and I was very excited when they asked me to be a part of it.”

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Evergreen girls rout Conifer

    EVERGREEN — Reality set in quickly Feb. 12.

    Despite all the scheming and practicing on either side, the girls basketball portion of the mountain rivalry came down to simple execution. And only Evergreen did it.

  • Cougars lose control of Power Cup

    EVERGREEN — Conifer coach Andrew Ubben didn’t know what to expect Feb. 7. Evergreen coach Steve Hitchens knew what was coming.

    Break open the trophy case, the Conifer Lobos took back the Power Cup. With a vengeance.

  • Paschall claims 'payback' as his trial begins

    Former Jeffco Treasurer Mark Paschall — on trial on two felony counts related to an alleged kickback scheme — will argue that Commissioner Jim Congrove set him up in a case of political “payback,” according to opening statements in Paschall’s trial.

    “This case is not about a kickback,” said David Lane, Paschall’s attorney. “It’s about a payback.”

  • Cabin-baby mom's arraignment rescheduled

    A no-show for her Jan. 14 arraignment, cabin-baby mom Summer Lynn Baker is back in the system.

  • Christ the King pastor goes to Mayberry for inspiration

    When the deeply studied theological speaker he’d lined up for Christ the King Catholic Church’s annual Lenten address begged off, Father Christopher Renner was left with two hours to fill, and a quandary.

    “She knows about everything,” lamented Renner, a deeply studied fellow in his own right. “What do I know anything about? I know a little about ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’ ”

  • Red-winged blackbirds are a feisty, noisy bunch

    Usually cold and wintry, February is made bearable by the first signs of spring — nothing as showy as the first daffodil in bloom, but still good, dependable signs of spring.

  • In dog years, it was a life well lived

    “I am a clock without hands

    I’m walking through the midnights

    Counting all the moments

    Of the loves I’ve left behind.”

    — Nanci Griffith,

    “A Clock Without Hands”

  • CAFE standards paving way to a better world?

    Hannah Hayes

    The survival of our planet depends upon a large-scale shift in consciousness. Increasing the number of miles per gallon a car is required to achieve isn’t going to create enough change. If you are not already embracing a responsible 21st-century lifestyle, the journey might be uncomfortable at first, but it’s absolutely necessary. Reversing global warming and gearing up for sustainability requires steering outside of those double yellow lines and parking in an entirely new spot.