Today's News

  • Rec board approves five-year arts-center use pact

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen signed a new agreement with the park district for exclusive use of the Miller House for five years for $1 a year rent beginning Jan. 1. The arts center has had a similar deal with the park district for the last eight years.

    Four of five members of the park district board voted in favor the agreement, which came before the board for a vote Nov. 16, after a closed-door session, at the end of a regular meeting.

  • Cougars misfire on offense

    BROOMFIELD — It’s not like Evergreen’s boys basketball team didn’t give itself chances. The Cougars’ defense more than held its own against Broomfield on Dec. 18. But it was the team’s offense that didn’t come through for one reason or another.

  • Broomfield game learning experience for EHS

    BROOMFIELD — There was no question about it — the Evergreen Lady Cougars were facing a tall order playing four-time defending 4A state champion Broomfield on its home court Dec. 18.

    That would be tall both literally and figuratively.

  • Clear Creek grapplers top Huskies, Cougars

    Rick Riley was hoping he would get more matches than the ones he did get. That’s how much the Clear Creek 152-pounder loves to wrestle.

    Yet even still his two matches were more than most got Dec. 15 as Clear Creek’s varsity wrestling team hosted mountain rivals Evergreen and Platte Canyon in the annual triangular match. And Riley made the most of those matches, scoring a pair of pinfall victories as the Golddiggers swept their dual bouts.

  • No, Virginia, there is no transparency in Jeffco

    “This is a quarter of a billion dollars in stimulus we can’t pass up,” exalted County Commissioner Kevin McCasky in a story last week. “It’s going to be a great Christmas.”
    Commissioner McCasky clearly has caught the holiday spirit and envisions a joyous Noel at the Taj Mahal. In fact, he’s even provided the snow job.

  • School board votes to censure Boggs

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs was censured by the board Dec. 16, the first time such an action has been taken in district history.
    The censure, on a unanimous vote, came after board members characterized Boggs’ behavior as erratic, disrespectful and inconsistent. District Superintendent Cindy Stevenson accused Boggs of “attacking the school district that she was elected to protect” during a conversation between the two.

  • Indian Hills boundary won't change

    Indian Hills students will continue to go to Conifer for middle school and high school, the Jeffco school board decided last Thursday, basing its decision primarily on the cost of bus transportation.

    The board, ending a year-long debate, voted 4-1 not to change the existing boundary because it said transportation costs would be $17,000 less to bus Indian Hills students to Conifer rather than to Evergreen. Board member Laura Boggs was the dissenting vote.

  • School board won’t change Indian Hills boundary

    The debate over whether to send Indian Hills students to Conifer or Evergreen schools is over after the Jeffco school board voted 4-1 on Thursday not to change the existing boundary.
    This means students from Indian Hills will go to Conifer for middle school and high school, and they will be provided bus transportation. Students will still be able to attend Evergreen for middle school and high school, but they will need to provide their own transportation.

  • Company facing OSHA fines in videographer's fall from lift

    A California racing-oil company is facing $91,000 in fines from the federal Department of Labor, following a Lakewood videographer’s deadly fall from a modified lift at a June 25 motocross event.
    Stuart Keene, 57, fell about 20 feet from the platform on an elevated lift that had its guardrails removed, said an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Keene was setting up equipment to film the Thunder Valley Nationals, a motocross event held at the Morrison track.

  • Sisters to bring ‘Light’ to Ice House Cafe

    Sometimes the best music comes about with no planning, no forethought, no sheet music …just the passion of the musicians and a moment in time when a partnership is forged that produces magic. Such is the case with the collaboration between two sisters, Maree McRae and Linda Hickman. Both longtime, award-winning musicians in their own right, the women came together in Colorado to produce an acoustic Christmas album of piano, flute and guitar. The sisters will debut their album, “Lights,” at the Ice House Cafe in Evergreen on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.