Today's News

  • These boots — and the badge — are made for parading

    In the spirit of the "Wild West Back When," Jeffco's contemporary, cowboy-boot-wearing Sheriff Ted Mink will serve as grand marshal for the Evergreen Rodeo Parade 2011.

    Mink will be riding in style in the shotgun seat of the Wells Fargo Bank stagecoach at 10 a.m. Saturday with his wife and some of his five grandchildren along the 1-mile parade route.

  • Park district moving forward with master plan

    The park district board of directors, park administration, and staff met with Broomfield consulting firm GreenPlay to discuss the rough outline of the final document before the group produces the first narrative draft of a new master plan.

    So far, GreenPlay is more than midway through the master-planning process. It has conducted focus groups and interviewed members of the staff and board.

    A draft of the master plan is expected by the end of June, and a final draft should be ready for presentation to the public by the end of the summer.

  • Column: Boulder win just start of his quest

    Jeremy Freed hadn’t run in the Bolder Boulder since his sophomore year at Evergreen High School. That was eight years ago, but that didn’t stop him in 2011.

    “Honestly, it’s one of the biggest races in Boulder,” said Freed, who works in marketing and retail there and now resides in Broomfield. “It was definitely a lot of fun the last time I did it.”

    But this year, his third run, probably was the most of all. It’s usually that way win you win.

  • Evergreen Country Day students spruce up sculptures

    Have you noticed the new shine on familiar sculptures around Evergreen? On Friday, May 27, fifth-graders from Evergreen Country Day School paired with Art for the Mountain Community to clean and re-wax 10 of the permanent sculptures around town.

    As part of a community service day, the fifth-graders spent their last full day of school learning about AMC’s permanent and temporary sculptures, touring the 2010-11 sculpture walk, and washing and waxing their assigned sculptures.

  • Library board violated Open Meetings Law, press attorneys say

    The Jeffco Public Library board violated the state’s Open Meetings Law on May 19 when the public was removed from a meeting involving its budget, say two Colorado Press Association attorneys.

    The board, which includes two practicing lawyers and an executive member of the Colorado Freedom of Information Council, held the executive session at the Arvada Library, citing a section of the law that allows for closed meetings about matters involving negotiations.

  • Athlete of the Year: Bryn Haebe

    Two years ago, Bryn Haebe was surprised to win the 4A Jeffco League cross country championship. A year ago, she literally ran out of her shoes to win the title. This past season, she just merely three-peated.

    But all three races, while completely different in how she obtained victory, solidified her spot as one of the area’s top female cross country runners in recent years. Thus, Haebe has been named the Canyon Courier’s 2010-11 Athlete of the Year.

  • Coach of the Year: Peter Jeans

    Ever since Evergreen High School boys soccer coach Peter Jeans took over the team in the fall 2009 season, the Cougars have excelled further and further into the playoffs.

    Prior to Jeans’ debut, Evergreen couldn’t surpass the first round. Since then, the Cougars have gotten to the Round of 16 in 2009 and semifinals in 2010, before falling to Cheyenne Mountain and Broomfield, respectively.

  • Spring sports all-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference performers for Evergreen and Conifer high schools during the 2011 spring sports season. Only athletes from those schools are noted for second team and honorable mention selections:

  • Sports briefs: Evergreen High School Poms hosting golf tournament

    The Evergreen High School Poms are hosting a golf tournament at Hiwan Country Club on Monday, June 13.

    Play is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

    Cost is $150 per player, which includes a cart, green fees, breakfast, lunch and prizes. 

    For more information, contact Bob Mackay at (303) 808-2550 or by e-mail at mbobmackay@aol.com.

  • Did freedom or government come first?

    I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this: “Where does the right to free speech come from?” “The right to free speech,” came the reply, “was given to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
    Is that accurate? Would our founders have agreed with that formulation? Take a closer look at the language of the First amendment itself: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”