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Today's News

  • Highway 74 near Evergreen Lake remains closed during stabilization work

    Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 remains closed while workers stabilize a stretch of pavement that is at risk of collapsing. The operation will take six to seven days, and possibly longer, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction, contractor for the project.

    “At this time we anticipate Highway 74 will be closed until Tuesday, April 21, depending on weather — or the difficulty of the operation,” Pokorny said.

  • Three-car crash on Evergreen Parkway kills Golden man

    One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday morning in a three-car accident on Evergreen Parkway at County Road 65.

    Dennis Locke, 73, of Golden died at the scene. Locke was driving a northbound 2013 Toyota Prius that collided with a 2012 Subaru Outback that was turning, the Colorado State Patrol reported. The Prius then traveled into the southbound lanes, where it collided head-on with a 2009 Subaru Outback.

  • Winter sports: 4A Jeffco all-conference basketball teams

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference boys and girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season:

    4A JEFFCO BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Oscar Morales, Arvada; Dustin Morrison, Conifer; Grant Witherspoon, D’Evelyn; Nathan Haas, Evergreen; Ryan Thistlewood, Golden; Ryan Blodgett, Golden; Connor Durant, Standley Lake; Khameron Davis, Valor Christian; Jalen Sanders, Valor Christian; Vedin Kozic, Wheat Ridge

  • Cougars record four state qualifying times at event

    LITTLETON — The teams, like the bodies that make them up, were extremely lean at the Jeffco tri-meet April 3 at The Ridge Rec Center as Columbine, Evergreen and Lakewood high schools boys’ swim teams fought through missing swimmers to gain points and nab state qualifying times.

  • Holley, Evergreen show no rust at Broadlands

    BROOMFIELD — Considering it had been two weeks between 4A Jeffco League golf tournaments, thanks to spring break, Evergreen sophomore Natalie Holley probably was happy to shoot an 86 on April 1 at Broadlands Golf Course. 

    Head coach Mike Kuzava had no qualms over her performance, especially after the returning 4A state qualifier made up eight strokes on the back nine.

  • Moens tosses gem at Coors Field

    DENVER — Alec Moens, technically, is the Evergreen Cougars’ closer, not a starter. But with first-year head coach Steve Jones electing to honor his seniors April 1 at Coors Field, the senior right-hander got the starting nod.

    Now, it’s not like Moens had never started before. He had, including a 7-3 win over 4A Jeffco rival and eventual state champion Green Mountain last season. 

  • ‘Flowers for a Friend’ sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple

    Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey is pleased that a sculpture honoring her and her late husband, Bill, will be installed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum this summer. 

    “I can hardly wait to get it to Hiwan,” she said.

    Mounsey was among a group of people gathered at Creekside Cellars on a recent Friday afternoon to celebrate the bronze sculpture, titled “Flowers for a Friend.”

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action. 

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step. 

  • Jeffco schools could get less money from the state

    Proposed cuts by lawmakers in the K-12 portion of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2015-16 state budget could mean that Jeffco Public Schools receives $17.5 million less than anticipated.

    Hickenlooper’s funding plan would have provided the district $37 million in state funds; $17.2 million of that would have gone toward ongoing costs, while $19.8 million would have been earmarked for one-time expenditures. 

  • Remembering Howard Smith: a community leader, teacher and friend

    During the years he lived and worked in Evergreen, Howard Smith became known for his work with service organizations and other charitable activities. Many people also remember Smith as a sixth-grade teacher at Parmalee Elementary School, where he worked for 19 years.

    Evergreen resident Cal Bean, who taught with Smith at Parmalee Elementary, said they were best friends for 45 years.