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Today's News

  • 'Cigarette Bandit' pleads guilty

    A second participant in a theft ring dubbed by law enforcement as the “Cigarette Bandits” appeared April 1 in court and pled guilty. Eugenia Isabel Duran, 24, pled guilty to theft, a class three felony, and was sentenced to five years probation. Duran was ordered to pay $47,589 in restitution.

  • Transportation panel approves I-70 toll, kills Romer's bill

     

    Despite vocal opposition from the I-70 Coalition, the Colorado ski industry association, trucking lobbyists, a contractors association and the mountain communities, the state Senate's transportation committee on Thursday passed a bill to enact tolls on I-70.

  • Bipartisan education reform bill introduced

    As I wrote several weeks ago, I’ve been working with Gov. Bill Ritter and a bipartisan group of legislators to craft a rigorous education reform bill to prepare Colorado’s educational system for the challenges of a new global economy. That bill, called the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (or CAP4K), was formally introduced last week.

  • To err is human, to proofread divine

    Last week the Colorado Department of Transportation confronted a problem that is usually more closely associated with newspapers — the dreaded typo. Here in the world of print journalism, one of our biggest fears is that a rogue spelling will escape our attention and wind up in a monster-size headline on the front page.

  • Eurasian collared dove has invaded state

    Some time ago, I mentioned the Eurasian collared dove, Streptopelia decaocto, and said it was becoming more common in Colorado. This beautiful dove has only recently become a part of the Colorado avifauna.

  • Fire board cuts pay of 2 part-timers, adds benefits

    After questions were raised about their wages, the Evergreen Fire Protection District voted to reduce the pay of two director-level, permanent, part-time employees from $70 and $60 per hour with no benefits to $50 per hour with partial benefits. The board also voted unanimously at the special meeting March 21 to add pro-rated benefits for three other permanent, part-time employees, on a two-tiered schedule, one for employees who work from between 20 to 29 hours per week and the other for those working 30 to 40 hours per week.

  • Evergreen dominates Jefferson

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen girls soccer game against Jefferson on March 20 got cut short by 20 minutes.

    No, the lights didn’t go out and no, the weather didn’t force the game to be called.

  • Cougars fall to Rebels

    LAKEWOOD- It’s the little things in sports that mean a lot.

    Columbine did all the little things right in its boys lacrosse game against Evergreen on March 20 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Bar set high for golfers

    Evergreen’s girls golf team set the bar pretty high for itself entering the 2008 season.

    The Cougars ended 2007 strong, not only winning the Class 4A Jeffco Metro League title, but also taking second at the 4A state tournament.

  • 3 candidates throw hats in EPRD ring

    On May 6, folks living in the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District will be in an enviable position. They’ll be asked to select replacements for two outgoing EPRD board members from a field of three qualified contenders.