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Today's News

  • Conifer baseball takes 4th at Colorado 7 tourney

    While this season has not always been kind to the 9-10 Conifer baseball team, the Lobos were able to earn a fourth-place finish at the Colorado 7 tournament in Fort Morgan last week despite the rainy weather.

    After dropping a 12-2 decision to Fort Morgan on the first day, they bounced back to defeat Fort Lupton 12-8 and decimate Weld Central 13-0.

  • Top talent needed

    Now that we are in a period of nearly full employment, people have many job choices. The days of taking any job you can get and hanging on for dear life are over. Managers, executives and everyday employees can choose to join an organization or not. They expect that in addition to their paycheck, they have a right to expect good treatment in the forms of recognition for good work, a reasonable work schedule and respect from managers and others. Many will ask about the values of the organization as well as its goals.

  • Evergreen girls lacrosse defeats Conifer

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls lacrosse is having itself a great year.

    Not only is the team much improved from last year with a slew of youth talent, but it’s defeated teams it couldn’t have dreamed of a season ago.

    Those performances, along with an 11-7 decision over Conifer at Trailblazer Stadium on May 2, helped them get tantalizingly close to earning a spot in the state tournament.

    But no cigar.

  • ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’

    Last week we took a look at the circus as an appropriate analogy for the manipulation by the national media ringmasters of four rings of infotainment. Interestingly enough, there is also perhaps another similarity that merits inspection.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    When you gotta’ go …

  • Unofficial results favoring incumbents at Evergreen Metro, EFPD

    Unofficial results Tuesday night had three incumbents — John Ellis, James Viellenave and Stephen Bond — retaining their seats on the Evergreen Metropolitan District board of directors.

    As of 9 p.m., Ellis has received 25 votes, Viellenave 22 and Bond 18. Challenger James Steven Beck had received 13 votes.

    Evergreen Metro also asked residents whether they would approve consolidating with the Upper Bear Creek Water & Sanitation District. Early returns were in favor of consolidation by a 27-4 count.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Outdoor Lab schools land thousands in donations

    Jeffco Public Schools’ Outdoor Education Lab Schools were recently the recipients of more than $400,000 in donations from the Outdoor Lab Foundation meant for the construction and upkeep of permanent greenhouse-classrooms at both Windy Peak Outdoor Lab in Bailey and Mount Evans Outdoor Lab in Evergreen.

  • Bill to prohibit teacher strikes pulled

    A bill that sought to prohibit teacher strikes in Colorado and punish participants with jail time and fines was lost in committee on April 30 after primary sponsor state Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, withdrew the bill on grounds that there wasn’t enough time left in the session to debate the issue properly.

  • Jefferson Conservation District cancels election

    The Jefferson Conservation District has canceled its May 8 election after it received no self-nomination forms and the number of other candidates did not exceed to number of board seats to be filled. According to Emily M. Zeller, district manager, board members Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman will retain their seats for another four years.

    Contact reporter Sal Christ at sal@evergreenco.com or at 303-350-1035. Follow her on Twitter at @decriture.

  • U.S. Forest Service considering prescribed burn near Bailey

    A 300-acre prescribed burn in Bailey’s Harris Park area is under consideration by the U.S. Forest Service for later this month.

    Discussed at a public meeting April 30, the burn could potentially take place sometime in May if the weather conditions are right. According to Joe Sean Kennedy, district fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service, the prescribed burn would be conducted in conjunction with the Platte Canyon Fire Department and would involve an area surrounded by the Harris Park “loop road” adjacent to the Harris Park Shooting Range.