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Today's News

  • Presidential pick of Jeffco Republicans drops out

    Two days after winning a presidential straw poll in Jeffco, Mitt Romney has pulled out of the race.

    "If this were only about me, I would go on," Romney said Feb. 7 during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "But I entered this race because I love America. And because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

  • Envisioning an oasis

    On Jan. 22, some 14 years after acquiring its first acre and two years after buying its last, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board of directors unanimously approved a master plan for Buchanan Park.

  • Grapplers grind through busy week

    At Conifer’s 10th annual LOBO Wrestling Invite on Jan. 26, Evergreen coach Steve Hitchens could tell his wrestlers were fading.

    “This has been a busy week for us,” said Hitchens, whose team was competing for the third time in three days. “That’s a lot of wrestling to do in a short amount of time.”

  • Get your news faster by visiting us online

    It’s time to shake things up.

    As you may have noticed over the past several weeks, there have been little break-out boxes in various stories of our print edition, all with the message of directing you, the reader, to check out our website.

  • Cougars ready for challenge

    The annual clash between mountain rivals Conifer and Evergreen is always a big deal.

    Considering where the basketball teams rank in terms of league standings, the Feb. 12 showdown between the girls and boys basketball teams -- scheduled for a 6 p.m. start for the boys, followed immediately by the girls -- takes on even more importance.

  • Group aims to ease soldiers' minds, families' burdens

    Thanks to the Evergreen Rotary Club and its just-launched Operation Warmheart, young Army privates deployed overseas can breathe easier about the loved ones they leave at home.

  • Record turnout reported at caucuses

    Colorado Democrats and Republicans attended precinct caucuses on Super Tuesday in record numbers, and the healthy turnout was reflected throughout Jefferson County.

    On the GOP side, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a Jeffco presidential straw poll running away, according to unofficial results provided by the Jeffco GOP.

  • Q&A: John Skeel

    Q: What’s your background?

  • School bus, plow have close encounter

    Some Bergen kids had a ripping story to tell their parents around the dinner table on Monday.

    As their school bus drove along the snow-deep streets at about Inverness and Canterbury in the Hiwan Country Club, they got clipped by a county plow truck. It was a glancing blow and, according to Jefferson County Schools spokewoman Lynn Setzer, damage was minimal.

  • Jeffco schools pull beef from lunch menus

    Jeffco Public Schools is one of several districts in Colorado that has pulled beef from its lunch menus this week in response to an undercover Humane Society investigation that showed improper practices in a slaughterhouse.

    Commodity beef — loose meat made into hamburger or otherwise processed — from Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. is the culprit for the lunchtime adjustment. Humane Society insider video showed one of Westland’s slaughterhouses processing “downer cows,” or cows that were abused or too sick to stand.