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Today's News

  • Jeffco libraries gauging patrons’ expectations

    Jeffco Public Library administrators want your help.

    The administrators are on a mission to find out what level of service patrons want to see at local libraries, Donna Walker, director of public services for the library system, said March 24 at the Evergreen Library. Administrators have been holding public meetings and handing out surveys at area libraries in recent months to get an answer to the service-level question.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bracket-eering

  • Open meetings, closed governments; I’m beat

    Say what you will about Littleton resident Carol Brzeczek — just say it in public.

    Brzeczek has been fighting the good fight for open government as a member of the “Sunshine Boys,” a grassroots organization which last fall spearheaded a successful citizen initiative that restricts the Littleton City Council’s ability to disappear behind closed doors to make public policy.

  • Legislators racing to the finish line

    They’re rounding the final turn and headed for the home stretch as your 69th Colorado General Assembly begins to wrap things up. Because of the limits in our constitution, the legislature must adjourn by May 7, just five weeks from today.
    The House passed the 2014-15 state budget last week, and the Senate will complete its version by Friday. They should be able to resolve any differences by next week, and we’ll be in the mad dash to the finish line.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars split pair during spring break trip to Arizona

    Evergreen scored four runs in the second inning before rallying to break a 6-all tie in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-6 win over Mingus  High School of Cottonwood, Ariz., in the first of two games during a spring break competition in Arizona on March 25.
    A day later, Evergreen dropped a 6-3 decision to Palm Springs, Calif., High School. Julian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a run driven in for Palm Springs.

  • Ultimate warriors

    It’s barely 8 a.m. on a Monday morning and Travis Macy and Brandy Erholtz have already gotten a workout in with barely 24 hours before jumping on a flight to Oregon to compete in the Gorge Waterfalls 50k ultra marathon. It’s the lifestyle for these endurance runners.
    “We’re definitely not weekend warriors. Like a lot of people in endurance sports we’re competing at a very high level,” Macy said. “We’re both parents, we’re teachers. We do many different things. It’s a balancing act.”

  • Big Chili will be cooking at Buchanan Park this year

    Tantalizing aromas from the Big Chili Cook-off will drift across Buchanan Park this year rather than the traditional venue at Evergreen Lake Park.

    “Because we are growing by leaps and bounds, we decided to move to Buchanan Park,” said Theresa Cook of Blue Spruce Kiwanis, the service organization sponsoring the 13th annual event taking place on Sept. 7.

    “At Buchanan, we’re going to have so much more room,” Cook said. “We’ll still have our great cooks.”

  • Ice Melt Barrel gets wet

    The Ice Melt Barrel hit water in Evergreen Lake on Friday, March 28, and members of sponsor Mountain Foothills Rotary watched Saturday as two Evergreen firefighters took to the ice to retrieve it.

    The firefighters donned wetsuits and found they could walk on the ice to the barrel. So they put it back on its stand and dragged it to shore to the applause of fellow firefighters and onlookers, some enjoying the beautiful weather as they walked around the lake.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Sip-and-paint comes to Evergreen

    Evergreen now has a sip-and-paint studio.

    Tucked in the corner of the Lakepoint Center, the Old Paint Bar allows would-be artists to sip tea and create beautiful paintings under the helpful eye of artist Nan Hill.

    Until the business gets its liquor license, you can also bring in your own wine, and once it has a license, it will sell wine to customers.

  • Big R to move into former Albertsons building

    Big R, a ranch and farm supply store, will move into the former Albertsons building in June, ending several years of speculation about what should be done with the empty shopping center.

    The store will be in addition to its sister store in the Conifer King Soopers shopping center, which opened in 2011 and expanded earlier this year. Bobby Winstead, the Conifer Big R manager, will take that position in Evergreen. The new Conifer Big R manager will come from a store in Elizabeth.