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Today's News

  • Rodeo is all about family

    EVERGREEN — When it comes to rodeo, there’s no place like a cowboy’s home grounds.

    For 23-year-old Brandon Olson out of Franktown, the Evergreen rodeo gave him his start in what’s become a family affair.

    “It’s a good local rodeo to go to. Shoot, it’s only like an hour and a half from my house. It’s one we’ve always gone to. I actually filled my permit on this rodeo about four years ago,” Olson said.

  • Athletes, coaches rake in awards

    After an illustrious athletic year for many of the south Jeffco schools, three earned impressive awards to end the school year — both individual and as athletic programs.

    Evergreen, Columbine and Dakota Ridge represented their student bodies well.

    Evergreen

  • Romberg: ‘de-Brucing’ is right thing for county, state

    Most Coloradans know that TABOR, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, is a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval to increase taxes. While that provision has significantly changed how governments operate, another part of the amendment that limits spending based upon a formula of population and inflation has resulted in more significant restrictions on government operations.

  • Rohrer: The quiet branch of government – the judiciary

    I recently read the “The Chief,” a book about Chief Justice John Roberts. The book gave a real insight into the current Supreme Court judges as well as many who helped mold this conservative’s career. He clerked for conservative judges Henry Friendly and William Rehnquist. He took positions in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations. As the Chief Justice, he is dedicated to protecting the idea that the court is above politics.

  • Winding down their prep careers

    By Steve Smith

    For the Courier

    ALAMOSA — Evergreen’s Parker Leek had the same reaction as others did to four days with some of the state’s best football players.

    He called it “enlightening.”

    “Getting to play with all the best kids in Colorado,” he said, “you think you’re the top dog, and (then) you come out here. It’s fairly humbling. You’re definitely not. There are some really good kids out here.”

  • Generations: Evergreen Christian Church: Envisioning a bright future

    This column will be different from other Generations columns because it will focus on exciting changes taking place in a local institution, through the sharings of two of our area senior citizens. I was fortunate recently to sit with Bob Cooper and Nancy Arsenault of Evergreen Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

  • Rohrer: Millennials are the future of America … I’m OK with that

    Every now and then, I get an e-mail that makes fun of millennials by depicting them as clueless and self-absorbed. I hate those references because it seems wrong to define people by some arbitrary grouping.

    I don’t like being labeled old, left-handed or a has-been although all are true. We all like to be judged by who we are versus some label.

  • Romberg: CU Regents didn’t do us any favors

    We’ve got to hope that if they could do it over again, members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents would’ve named more than one presidential finalist.

    Forget that it takes a cynical interpretation of a law that says if three or fewer people meet the minimum qualifications for a job that all of them must be identified as finalists to justify that there are no finalists until three or fewer people are under consideration when the law makes no statement about how many people constitute finalists.

  • Boulder man wins North Fork 50-mile race

    BUFFALO CREEK — Every year, the Buffalo Park Improvement Association welcomes some of the world’s most intense running athletes, the ultramarathoners.

    On Saturday, 216 athletes competed in the North Fork 50 in one of two distances, either a 50K or a 50-mile. While Gabe Joyes blew the 50K (or 32-mile) record out of the water by 17 minutes with a time of 4:01:05, the 50-mile winner barely missed the record mark by two minutes.

  • Webb: Think about all who served on Memorial Day

    By Joe Webb

    Back in the 1940s, there was a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was sent to his grandparents’ home from time to time. His grandparents were dead by that time, and the house was occupied by various aunts and uncles who lived there, some with their families. In one bedroom was the ghostly spectral presence of the boy’s Uncle Frank.