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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fire Briefs: news from local fire districts

    EVERGREEN FIRE

    EFR staff members recognized

    Frank Dearborn, the outgoing Fire Marshal for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, was honored for his 20 years of service with the department.

    Dearborn received a plaque and pins for his service at the May 8 Evergreen Fire Protection District regular board meeting at the Bergen Park administration building.

  • Harris Park Shooting Range wildfire 100 percent contained

    A wildfire that burned 15 acres at the Harris Park Shooting Range in Bailey late last week is 100 percent contained after firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments — including Platte Canyon, Elk Creek and Evergreen Fire/Rescue — spent more than 48 hours working to put it out. 

  • Amy Bahl steps down as Evergreen girls coach

    For the past six years, Evergreen girls basketball has been a state powerhouse, winning the state title two years in a row and playing in the title games three times.

    But that era, led by stellar head coach Amy Bahl, has come to an end. Bahl recently announced her resignation from the team, citing a third pregnancy as her reasoning behind the decision. She and her husband are expecting this November.

  • Evergreen, Conifer girls make state in tennis

    After strong seasons on the court, Evergreen will be sending five athletes to 4A state tennis in Pueblo this weekend: Zoe Love (No. 1 singles), Alexa Endsley (No. 2 singles), Grace Gordon-McGlone (No. 3 singles) and Jennifer Lawrence/Saphie Potts (No. 1 doubles).

    Conifer will send four girls on two doubles teams to the 3A tournament in Greeley: Hattie Dahlin/Ava Dalton (No. 1 doubles) and Jesse Levesque-Etling/Marissa Rocconova.

  • EHS names Conifer alum Jeff Dolan boys hoops coach

    Jeff Dolan has jumped to the other side of the fence.

    The 2007 Conifer High School graduate announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he has been named the new boys basketball coach at Evergreen High School. Dolan, 29, replaces Scott Haebe, who stepped down last month. Haebe will be the head basketball coach at Clear Creek High School.