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Today's News

  • The eloquence and inspiration of Dr. Clifford

    Greg Dobbs

  • Cougars were on the prowl on, off the field

    Ryan Alsup, it’s probably pretty safe to say, had the best view, both in the classroom and on the playing surface, when it came to Evergreen High School’s student-athletes in 2016-17. And what a joy it was to watch.

  • Kanagy receives Jeffco PTA’s Crystal Apple Award

    Wilmot retiring kindergarten teacher Diane Kanagy was awarded the Jeffco PTA Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year Award for teaching excellence.

    Wilmot’s PTA submitted an application with support letters from administration, fellow teachers, parents and students attesting to Kanagy’s dedication to teaching and her students.

    “She is a school leader, a friend, an educator, and a community member always with enthusiasm,” one letter stated.

  • Cougars bond as coaching staff copes with health issues

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    DENVER — Evergreen assistant baseball coach Dale Hutchings perfectly described the Cougars being in the class 4A state championship game Sunday.
    “It’s just a blessing to be here. It’s a blessing to be on this field,” the longtime assistant coach said after Evergreen lost 7-3 to Valor Christian in the title game at Regency Sports Complex at Metro State University. “I tell people it’s a blessing to be on the right side of the grass.”

  • Evergreen falls in state title game

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports Editor
    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen’s girls soccer team was down to its final minute on May 24 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. The Cougars trailed D’Evelyn 1-0 with 1 minute, 8 seconds remaining on the scoreboard as Evergreen captain Sophia Weiner raced to midfield for a free kick.

  • Cougars drop title game to Valor Christian

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    DENVER — Evergreen’s class 4A baseball playoff journey ended where few imagined it would conclude — playing for the state title Sunday, against defending champion Valor Christian.
    However, despite the rough ride that included a 3-4 record in the class 4A Jeffco League and just making the postseason with a No. 28 ranking in the RPI, the Cougars believed they had the potential to shock the rest of the state in the postseason.

  • Black Box Theatre to open at StageDoor

    This Friday night, StageDoor Theatre celebrates its first performance in its newly created Black Box Theatre. This type of production is relatively new and is still considered experimental theatre. For StageDoor, it means a dark, separate room from the usual stage that doesn’t demand many props or set changes. The room, with its newly painted blue walls, seats about 45 people and is ideal for intimate staging that truly draws the audience inside.

  • Experiencing the past

    It was a win-win for both Elk Creek Elementary fourth-graders and Pine Grove residents on May 24: Students experienced history firsthand, and residents showed off their town’s mining/railroad past.

    The annual tour is part of the students’ unit on Colorado history, and rather than just looking at pictures in books, kids walk the streets of both Buffalo Creek and Pine Grove, which is six miles south of Pine Junction.

  • Pine post office resumes full-service operations after crash

    The Pine post office has returned to full-service operations after an SUV crashed through the front of the building in late April.

    According to David Rupert, Colorado spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the post office, which is located at 187 Mount Evans Blvd. off northbound U.S. 285, resumed operations May 19 after the April 27 crash forced a partial shutdown while repairs took place.

    While the post office has resumed full operations, Rupert said some exterior repairs are still underway, including replacement of a broken window.

  • Glass a ‘change agent’ in education

    By some turns, Jeffco Public Schools’ next superintendent is simply a Kentucky boy from a long line of educators who has an ever-evolving vision of what K-12 education can be.

    By other turns, Jason Glass has been called a “policy guy,” and a “change agent,” and has a habit of leaving his posts ahead of schedule. He’s also outspoken about education trends — penning a regular column for the Vail Daily — and media savvy with frequent posts to Twitter.