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Today's News

  • Evergreen Poms continuing legacy

    Great rewards carry great expectations.

    You certainly don’t have to tell that to members of the Evergreen High School Poms squad.

  • Shrikes common in Evergreen

    For some time now, the birds at our feeders have been nervous, flying into the prickly thickness of a nearby blue spruce or darting into the lilac bushes every time anything moves in the yard or even inside the window. Such behavior, especially in cold, snowy weather, can mean only one thing. There is a predator of some kind working in the area. But what kind? That is the question.

  • Culture club

    Longtime Evergreen resident Diane Purdy remembers the first time she asked Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s community education officer, Einar Jensen, to lead a home safety class for a group of her charges.

    “It was four years ago, and we had it at my house,” Purdy says. “There were maybe four or five people.”

  • Greg Mortenson connects Evergreen to a world of need

    Celebrity comes in a variety of flavors to suit a variety of tastes. Some people like the Hollywood kind, lots of sugar and sprinkles but little substance. Others prefer bland political fare that nourishes but never satisfies. Judging from the stellar turnout in Evergreen High School’s gymnasium on Jan. 17, folks hereabouts crave a wholesome and infinitely richer sort of celebrity, one that serves engagement instead of escape and offers more than tired platitudes and empty promises.

  • Former Jeffco sheriff arrested on stalking charges

    Former Jefferson County sheriff Russ Cook was arrested in South Jeffco on Jan. 21, accused of stalking a woman in El Paso County.

    Jeffco deputies arrested Cook, 58, in his home without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Kelley said her office asked Arapahoe County for assistance in holding Cook on the no-bond warrant to avoid conflicts of interest in the Jeffco jail.

    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that Cook was transferred to El Paso County custody the morning of Jan. 23. He reportedly bonded out later that day.

  • EMS student named 'Av for a Day'

    So what’s it take to get named “Av for a Day?” Ask any one of his teachers, and they’ll tell you that following Evergreen Middle School student Konnor Propst’s lead would be a pretty good start.

  • Fire district board to try out new meeting spaces

    To make its meetings more accessible to the public, the Evergreen Fire Protection District will hold regular monthly board meetings on a trial basis in the auditorium or training room on the first floor instead of the much smaller second-floor boardroom at the fire district headquarters on Bergen Parkway.

    Fire Chief Garry DeJong proposed the change at a special meeting of the board on Jan. 12, saying it would make it easier for the board members to see the public face-to-face.

  • Rec district ends 2007 with a surplus

    Since the Jan. 15 Evergreen Park and Recreation District public board meeting was incoming executive director John Skeel’s first, it’s just as well that it was fairly routine.

    A brief rundown of 2007’s budget picture topped the evening’s agenda, along with a look at financial prospects for the coming year, and both topics contained more good news than bad.

  • Phipps phenomenal on home floor

    Evergreen’s smallest weight took home the biggest prize for the Cougars on Saturday.

    Wrestling in his home tournament, Nathan Phipps won the 103-pound weight class and improved to 15-4 this season at the annual Evergreen Invitational.

  • Cougars hang tough in loss to Lancers

    Rather than the washed out rap music, the Evergreen boys basketball team should have warmed up Tuesday night to the theme from Mission: Impossible.

    Evergreen was without three of its top seven players: Ryan Haebe (disciplinary), Mike Philbin (illness) and Joe Beaudin (illness).