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Today's News

  • Retiring RMAE teachers worked well together

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is saying goodbye to its two second-grade teachers, who’ve been at the school almost since its inception.

    Karen Hines and Ann Hushen, who retire this month, are not only co-workers but good friends. They taught in neighboring classrooms for years, and this year, when there was only one second-grade class at the school, they decided to job share.

    Hines has been at RMAE since it opened in 2001, and Hushen joined the school in 2002. Back then, Hushen taught third grade and Hines taught second grade.

  • At state, Conifer girls gain valuable experience

    By Christopher Bolin

    For Conifer girls tennis, the Class 3A state tournament was a learning experience.

    The Lobos may have finished with zero points, but what they lacked in results, they more than made up for in experience.

    Of the four qualifiers — Hattie Dahlin and Ava Dalton at No. 1 doubles and Jessie Levesque-Etling and Marissa Rocconova at No. 2 doubles — none had ever played in a state match.

    None of them are not seniors, and Dalton is just a freshman.

  • Aspen boys finish off Evergreen

    By Austin Colbert

    ASPEN — The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team used a strong second-half push in the nightcap of Wednesday’s AHS playoff trifecta to beat visiting Evergreen, 10-5, in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.

  • Sailors sink Conifer boys

    By Joel Reichenberger

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Conifer High School boys lacrosse coach Dak Riecke said his team had studied Steamboat Springs on film, and when the Lobos and Sailors met Wednesday evening in Steamboat, they knew what to stop: the most skilled Sailors from curling around the back of the net to work in the alleys in front of the goal.

    “We talked about it all week,” Riecke said. “We saw it on film. We knew they’d run with that, but they ran it perfectly.”

  • Evergreen soccer continues to best Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen and Wheat Ridge girls soccer teams had been here before.

    The Class 4A Jeffco League teams faced off in the Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals a year ago with Evergreen hanging on to a 2-1 victory that led to an eventual state runner-up finish. The two conference rivals met up again in the postseason on Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Field, this time in the second round.

  • Journey for four EHS tennis stars ends at state

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    PUEBLO — The Evergreen girls tennis team may have found itself at the 4A girls tennis state tournament at Pueblo City Park Thursday, but it felt a bit like a fancy dual against Durango.

    The Evergreen state qualifiers — No. 1-singles player Zoe Love, Alexa Endsley at No. 2 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Saphie Potts and Jen Lawrence — each dropped first-round matches to Durango, prematurely ending the Cougars’ showing at the state tournament.

  • Bikes high, pedestrians low is proposed alternative for Lake Trail

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s proposed long-term solution for the Lake North Trail is to have a wider multi-use path where the current trail is and then build a natural surface path and boardwalk along the lake shore for pedestrians only.

    Since the trail first began failing two years ago, EPRD and other stakeholders have been researching both short- and long-term solutions. While there is a temporary fix in place, it’s not expected to last more than five years.

  • Longtime West Jeff kindergarten teacher retires

    It wouldn’t be unfair to compare West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout to Ms. Frizzle from “The Magic School Bus.”

    She’s funny and creative; has unwavering energy and passion for teaching; and is always trying to find better ways for her students to learn both academics and how to be good people, Beabout’s co-workers describe.

    A staple of West Jeff’s kindergarten program for 23 years, Beabout will retire this month to spend more time hiking, fly-fishing and on other outdoor adventures.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    Conservation Greenprint

    With the Denver metro area’s growth expected to continue growing at 2 percent a year, Jeffco Open Space has identified five big-picture key initiatives to continue addressing the challenges its parks have seen because of increasing growth. All of these initiatives are ongoing, and JCOS staff have already started on several of them.

  • Jeffco food drive a ‘godsend’ for local nonprofits

    Four tons, or 8,000 pounds of food.

    That’s enough to feed one person for four years, or 2,000 people for a day.

    And it’s the goal that the county’s staff members have set for themselves — to raise 8,000 pounds of food for nonprofits as part of their 24th annual Food and Cash Drive.

    The drive runs through May 25 and will benefit four nonprofits across Jeffco, including Evergreen Christian Outreach, or EChO, and the Holy Family Center Food Pantry at South Jeffco’s Light of the World Catholic Church.