Today's News

  • Evergreen takes third at league meet

    LITTLETON — Twelve teams from all over Jefferson County, including Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen High Schools, showed off their best gymnasts at the league championship on Oct. 23 at Chatfield High School.

    Bear Creek took top team honors, placing first with 182.150 points, Evergreen was third with 173.7 points, Chatfield took sixth with 164 points and Columbine was 10th with 152.475 points.

  • Evergreen boys, girls teams win regional

    LITTLETON — They say good things come in small packages and in the case of Conifer sophomore Gabriel Valenzuela that saying couldn’t be more accurate. Valenzuela, who is tiny but powerful, earned first place at the 4A Region 1 girls cross country championship on Oct. 22 at Clement Park.

    The 5k course, which led runners all over Clement Park, was brutal for some and downright punishing for others. Valenzuela, meanwhile, just took it in stride.

  • Cougars prep for playoffs with upset

    The Evergreen Cougars decided to save their best for last. They played their best game in their final home game of the regular season, beating the 2010 Jefferson County 4A league champion Green Mountain Rams, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 25-21 on Oct. 21.

    The Cougars’ win ruined what was a perfect season in the league for the Rams (17-2, 9-1), who looked overmatched most of the game, only narrowly taking Game 2 and trailing throughout the rest of the games.

  • Roundup: Chart, Kerry receive 4A Jeffco League honors

    Evergreen’s No. 1 singles player Nate Chart and head coach Bruce Kerry were named the boys tennis MVP and coach of the year for 2010 by the 4A Jeffco League.

    Chart was one of five players to be named first-team, all-conference, joined by Stephen Hardy (No. 2 singles), Brian Repko (No. 3 singles) and the team of Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith (No. 3 doubles).  The No. 4 doubles team of Steve Jensen and Brad Lindsay were named second-team, all-conference.

  • Q&A with state Senate candidate Tim Leonard

    1. Experience and background. What about your upbringing, outlook, education or experience makes you a good candidate for the job?

  • Q&A with state Senate candidate Jeanne Nicholson

    1. Experience and background. What about your upbringing, outlook, education  or experience makes you a good candidate for the job?


    I have lived in the district for 39 years, as a county commissioner I indirectly created jobs in the private sector, I have experience as a small business owner, and as a masters-prepared registered nurse with 35 years of experience in health care. I am well positioned to help implement the health care reform measures passed by Congress.


  • Life-long swordsman teaches fencing with a light touché

    “… The Hussars let loose their horses. God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers.”
    — Henry Sienkievich, describing
    a 17th-century battle between
    Polish Hussars and invading Swedish forces

  • It's a toss-up: National champion shows Bergen Meadow students the tricks of the Frisbee-throwing trade

    The kids called him Mr. Awesome Cool Man — a telling title for Todd Brodeur, a world champion Frisbee player who taught students at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley elementary schools the art of Frisbee.

    Playing with a Frisbee is a wonderful sport, Brodeur told students at an assembly at Bergen Meadow recently. Brodeur spent four days at the school as part of the schools’ artist-in-residence program.

    “You can stay active,” he said. “You can keep your heart beating and lungs breathing.”

  • Montessori kids, parents fall for autumn

    A chilly, dreary afternoon did not stop Montessori School of Evergreen families from enjoying the school’s first ever harvest festival on Oct. 22.

    “The festival is giving people a chance to celebrate the fall season,” said Ginny Bishop, the school’s director of development. The festival was at the school’s Marshdale campus.

    The two-hour festival had many activities for children and adults. Parents made more than 200 caramel apples, and children decorated them with sprinkles and chocolate cookie pieces.

  • Special-needs swing stolen from Buchanan Park

    The special-needs swing at the Buchanan Park playground was removed with bolt cutters Oct. 21 and stolen for the second time since summer.

    Earlier this summer, the swing and the wheelchair swing were stolen. Both were later replaced.

    The special-needs swing costs about $500, said Kimberly Stiles, human resources manager with Evergreen Park and Recreation.

    The incidents have been reported to authorities.

    Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the items should contact authorities at 303-277-0211.