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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Evergreen Cougar girls shine at League track meet

    LAKEWOOD — Following a strong season, the Evergreen track team showed up strong at the Jeffco League track meet at Jeffco Stadium over the weekend, especially on the girls’ side.

    The team enjoyed first-place finishes from its 4 x 400 girls relay and 4 x 200 girls relay. Senior Kristina Schreiber also won second in the 400-meter dash with a 57.97-second time. Bailee Jones took second in the girls discus with a 109-6 distance.

    Although the boys saw no first-place wins, Carter Hudson snagged second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.24.

  • Evergreen baseball falters in Jeffco Tourney

    GOLDEN — The way the regular season ended, a second straight appearance in the 4A championship game should be the last thing on the minds of the Evergreen baseball team.

    The Cougars know the way they played down the stretch doesn’t even augur well for a return to the eight-team, double-elimination state finals.