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Today's News

  • Cougars find the right touch in the 2nd half

    First-year Evergreen boys soccer coach Ross Fowler, like his predecessor Peter Jeans, preaches that his team should have greater possession of the ball than the opposition. He finds that the teams who are able to do that consistently score a lot more goals later in the game.

  • Hearing dates rescheduled for retreat center in Marshdale

    Hearings for a proposed retreat center at the former Grandma’s Mountain Home on Highway 73 have been rescheduled after a requested delay by the property owners.

    The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hear the case on Sept. 24  and make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners, which will review and vote on it at the Oct. 14 meeting.

  • Wiener dog race adds to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • Backpack program provides weekend food for needy students

    Volunteers were busy filling backpacks with food last Wednesday afternoon at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

    When their task was complete, they were planning to take the backpacks to several area schools for students enrolled in a food assistance program. Each Friday afternoon, students pick up the backpacks, which contain food for two breakfasts, lunches and snacks, and take them home for the weekend.

  • Kid stuff spices up Big Chili Cook-off

    Luke Gilchrist, 6, picked up a fire hose, turned on the heavy stream of water and knocked down all three plywood “windows” in a wood house facade in the obstacle course at Sunday’s Big Chili Cook-off.

    Luke finished first in the 6-and-under category of the kids version of the Firefighter Challenge, with a time of 55 seconds. 

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Evergreen blanked by Air Academy in Fowler’s debut
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Austin Dewing scored a hat trick as host and second-ranked Air Academy shut out third-ranked Evergreen 4-0 at District 20 Stadium on Aug. 28.

    Henry Yocum also scored for the Kadets.

    The game was the varsity head coaching debut for first-year Evergreen coach Ross Fowler.

  • Cougars hang tough at Indian Tree

    Liam Short has shot 2-over-par or better in every Jeffco League tournament this season. That’s how amazing a year the Evergreen sophomore is having, and it’s fun to watch him play, head coach Mike Kuzava said.

  • Schmitt, Evergreen boys win at Mustang Stampede

    Caitlin Schmitt took first place in the girls’ 5,000-meter race in a time of 20 minutes, 9 seconds, and Evergreen’s boys won the team title with a score of 46 at the season opening Ponderosa Mustang Stampede on Aug. 28 in Parker.

  • Cougars dominant on defense, offense

    Greysen Lincoln was hoping for something like the 21-yard fumble return the senior defensive lineman scored in the first quarter of Evergreen’s 2014 season opener, but he didn’t really think it was going to happen. 

    But that’s the kind of night it was for the Cougars in a Top-10 showdown that was anything but a marquee match-up.

    Evergreen, ranked No. 6 in CHSAA’s 3A preseason poll, dominated from start to finish in routing No. 9 Lewis-Palmer 38-0 on a cloud-covered Aug. 29 night at Evergreen High School.

  • Colorado voters face 4 ballot proposals

    And then there were four.

    While a lot of attention was focused on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s work to successfully negotiate an agreement to spare us from four competing ballot initiatives on fracking, four other ballot initiatives have made their way onto our November ballot.

    The topics range from personhood to gambling to open meetings to food labeling. In a somewhat refreshing twist, two of the four proposals are initiated laws instead of amendments to our state constitution.