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Today's News

  • Local charities support Special Olympics basketball team

    The action was lively on the basketball court at Wilmot Elementary School last Thursday afternoon as members of the Special Olympics team practiced for a game that evening in Denver.

    Maren Schreiber, special populations coordinator for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, was in the midst of the players, offering encouragement and directing them. 

    “Good shot!” she called to a player who tossed the ball into the hoop with one swift motion.

  • 2015 Evergreen High track and field capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Scott Haebe (boys), Jenifer Mintle (girls)
    Athletes to watch: Annie Lauder, Sr.; Camille Morales, Sr.; Caitlin Schmitt, Sr.; Brett Boelsterli, Sr.; Andrew Mulligan, Sr.; Eric Temple, Sr.; Joey Fox, Sr.
    Key losses: N/A

  • 2015 Evergreen High girls tennis capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Co-head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    Players to watch: Kelli Keegan, Sr.; Megan Morrill, Jr.; Dakota Rouse, Sr.; Ellie Williamson, Sr.; Gisselle Degrandchamp, Soph.
    Key loss: Lena Wagner
    Outlook: “We have probably five or six returning varsity players and the rest of our girls are underclassmen,” Greenman said. “Getting court time has been tough with the weather.”

  • 2015 Evergreen High girls golf capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Mike Kuzava
    Assistant coaches: Steve Patterson, Bryan Schlichter
    Players to watch: Natalie Holley, Soph.; Jenna Reid, Jr.; Lian Rivers, Jr.; Lauryn Jeans, Fr.
    Key losses: Madison Tenney, Emily Rivers

  • EHS counting on experience, depth in 2015

    Steve Jones has to feel as if he has stepped into a golden situation when he came on board as Evergreen’s baseball coach last fall. The former EHS assistant coach, who has been proceeded in recent years by long-time coach Terry Hensley, Matt Erholtz, Tim Wulf and Dale Hutchings, hopes to bring a sense of stability to a program that is loaded with upperclassmen in 2015.

    “I am a beneficiary of that,” Jones said of his veteran roster. “Still the guys have to go out and play hard and play smart.”

    That’s the intent.

  • Highway 74 reopens in Bear Creek Canyon after rockslide cleanup

    Highway 74 reopened in Bear Creek Canyon on Monday after a rockslide Sunday morning forced closure of the road for more than a day. 

    Crews worked Monday to stabilize a rock wall next to the road after four boulders the size of compact cars crashed down on the pavement. Work was completed about 1 p.m., said Emily Wilfong, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Union seeks to protect names of teachers absent during sick-out

    A lawsuit filed by Jeffco’s teachers union in an attempt to protect the names of teachers who missed school during a “sick-out” last fall has shifted the district’s simmering discord to the judicial arena.

    An injunction issued last week prevents the district from any further release of the names of teachers who were absent last Sept. 19 — at least until a district court hearing scheduled for May 15.

  • Developer envisions retail-condo complex in Bergen Park

    Real estate developer Dave Wilson has a vision for a new $15 million to $20 million shopping and condo complex he wants to build in Bergen Park.

    Wilson wants to redevelop a slightly more than 10-acre parcel that includes the former BMC lumber yard east of the Evergreen Mercantile building at 1232 Bergen Parkway. It also includes the Wild Game Rendezvous Tap & Kitchen entertainment complex and a former U.S. Postal Service substation that's currently empty.

  • Grants kick off Photography Month at Main Street Fine Art
  • Verdict: EHS production of ‘Legally Blonde’ a hit

    Wrapped in a wardrobe of hot pink and carrying her dog, Bruiser, the brainy and beautiful Elle Woods brings a sparkle to Evergreen High School’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which opens this weekend.

    “Legally Blonde” is based on the original novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon. With a book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, the musical premiered on Broadway in 2007, running for 595 performances and garnering multiple Tony and Drama Desk nominations.