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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Paschall to face second trial in alleged kickback scheme

    Former Jeffco treasurer Mark Paschall will face another trial related to charges that he tried to solicit a kickback from a political appointee on his way out of office in 2006.

    Paschall was charged with two felonies — criminal attempted theft and compensation for past official behavior — and was acquitted on the attempted theft charge Feb. 15. The jury deadlocked on the other charge on an 8-4 vote in favor of acquittal, according to one juror, but the Jeffco DA's office says it is confident it will get a conviction in a second trial.

  • Pas de deux: Mom, daughter work to instill confidence, success in performing arts students

    It’s difficult to picture Karen Tobey bent over a microscope engrossed in scientific research when you meet the energetic performing arts teacher, who co-owns the Colorado Children’s Theatre with her daughter Kerri Vickers.

    Tobey’s goal as a high school student was to be a scientist, and she slipped into a white smock in college. It was only later that she realized there must be another, more vocal way to “make a difference in the world.”

  • Pas de deux: Mom, daughter work to instill confidence, success in performing arts students

    It’s difficult to picture Karen Tobey bent over a microscope engrossed in scientific research when you meet the energetic performing arts teacher, who co-owns the Colorado Children’s Theatre with her daughter Kerri Vickers.

    Tobey’s goal as a high school student was to be a scientist, and she slipped into a white smock in college. It was only later that she realized there must be another, more vocal way to “make a difference in the world.”

  • Denver 2 Denver will raise awareness

    Evergreen Middle School technology teacher Chet Andes is working to turn family misfortune into societal good, and his colleague J.R. Dunn is using it to teach his students about their responsibility to help others and their ability to influence the public.

  • There's so much to be proud of, where do you stop?

    Earlier this month, Barack Obama’s wife Michelle said that, “people in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and ee for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

    At another speech later that day, she made a similar statement, saying that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country ee not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

  • Dog day afternoon: Firefighter pulls pooches from pond's perils

    When you need to get your cat out of a tree, call a firefighter. Turns out that works with dogs and ponds, too.

    About 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, a pair of unlucky dogs were taking their constitutional outside Buchanan Recreation Center when, unwisely tasting the ice in the pond across from Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s station, they broke through and wound up in the drink. Trouble was, they couldn’t pull themselves back out.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Evergreen boys win opening round playoff game

    There’s good gravy, and ho-hum gravy.

    In the end, it’s still gravy.

    Evergreen didn’t wow anyone Feb. 26 as the Cougars opened the first round of the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament with 20 turnovers and an intermittent inside game against a physically smaller Prairie View squad.

    The fifth-seeded Cougars (13-11), however, never trailed and won 56-42 to advance to the second round of the Bill Weimer Region.

    That’s gravy.

  • Bye, bye Mustangs

    It was Senior Night at Evergreen High School Feb. 22 and the Cougars’ three honorees made sure it would be a very fond memory. Megan Hodson, Kimmy Baroch and Tricia Oakes fueled a furious third quarter rally and led the Cougars to a 54-40 victory over Class 4A Jefferson County League rival Ralston Valley.

  • Cougars run out of ammo

    ARVADA — There is a certain qualifier to that whole David and Goliath scenario. Namely, David had rocks.

    Five of them, actually.

    So rather than beat the giant at his in-close game, David drilled the big guy from distance. Game over.