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Today's News

  • Cougars perform well at state despite setback

    By Alissa Noe

    Sports Editor

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Going into the 4A state golf tournament at the Club at Flying Horse, Evergreen’s Nolan Miller was poised to lead his team.

    But, after spraining his ankle just before the big day while roller skating, Miller decided he couldn’t sufficiently swing his club during practice on the morning of Oct. 1. Senior Justin Sneed, who had made the trip to support his teammates, stepped up and stepped in to play in his spot.

  • Evergreen volleyball continues to dominate

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball cannot be stopped.

    Going into Thursday’s big victory over Golden, the eighth-ranked Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) had been on a six-match win streak, most of which ended 3-0. Naturally, the Golden contest wasn’t any different as Evergreen took the Demons down easily after a sketchy first set, 3-0.

    “Tonight, it was just a big game because Golden’s really high in our rankings for our league, so it’s definitely an important game that we took the win,” senior outside hitter Gabby Clark said.

  • A family affair

    LITTLETON — It didn’t matter that it was 40 degrees and raining. All that mattered to the Evergreen football team was that it support a good cause and one of its own.

    Early Sunday morning, Evergreen football team members went to Hudson Gardens for the ninth-annual Justice Run — a 5K and 10K race that focuses funds and awareness on the human trafficking crisis in Africa.

  • Evergreen Cougars’ offense rains down on Patriots

    EVERGREEN — From the beginning of the season, the Evergreen football coaches ensured the Cougars’ road to the postseason wouldn’t be easy.

    After a 43-0 beat down of George Washington at home on a rainy Friday night, it appears their preparation has come full circle.

  • EHS soccer holds off D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — Going into its game on Oct. 3 at the North Area Athletic Complex, D’Evelyn soccer had yet to score a goal.

    For the first time all season, the Jaguars found their offense and gave Evergreen quite the game as the Cougars pulled out the 4-3 win thanks to some key late saves by sophomore keeper Keaton Gressman.

    Evergreen wasn’t expecting D’Evelyn to come out and play the way it did.

  • Sichting sentenced to 10 months in assault, kidnapping case

    Wynn Ray Sichting, the Conifer man accused of beating and imprisoning his 21-year old nephew in a metal shipping container last year, was sentenced Thursday morning to 10 months in jail and four years probation after pleading guilty in August to one felony count of second-degree assault, one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of theft.

    Sichting, who was originally slated to stand trial this month on more than a dozen felony counts associated with the case — including first-degree attempted murder — faced up to 12 years in prison.

  • Ballot initiative proponents show up in support of Jeffco Schools

    A slight drizzle and unexpected chill didn’t stop a number of teachers, parents, school board members and staff from putting feet to the pavement Friday afternoon in support of Jeffco Public Schools’ ballot initiatives 5A and 5B and Amendment 73.

  • Morrison noise ordinance outlines permitting process for amplified sound

    Morrison Town Board approved a new ordinance that outlines a permitting process for those who want to “amplify sound at a stationary source.”

    The ordinance will mostly affect Morrison residents who wish to have a party or event with amplified sound that exceeds what is currently allowed by the town’s noise regulations, according to Town Manager Kara Winters and Town Attorney Gerald Dahl. The ordinance outlines a process for receiving a permit to do so and is not for enforcement.

  • Officials cite work being done on justice center

    According to information presented in a Oct. 2 county commissioners meeting, there were 456 reported cases of felony domestic violence in 2017.

    That is a 28 percent increase since 2016.

    “We’ve got much more work to do,” said Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir regarding the statistics.

  • CFF awards grants for community wellness

    Over the past two years, the Community First Foundation awarded $1.75 million in grants to various Jefferson County organizations working to improve community wellness.

    According to its website, the Arvada-based nonprofit works to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County by helping donors and nonprofits join forces.

    “Investing in the health of Jefferson County is really important,” said Beth McConkey, director of communications with Community First.