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Today's News

  • Tenney, Lady Cougars take Jeffco opener

    GOLDEN — Madison Tenney is kind of a quiet person, Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said, but the Lady Cougars senior is taking on more of a leadership role with the 2014 girls golf team. She’s not necessarily an out-front leader, but she’s embracing the role.
    “When you’re trying to build a program that is consistently good you need girls to lead the younger ones so that the younger ones know what to do when they get there,” Kuzava said.

  • County commissioners OK brewpub at Conference Center

    A 100-seat brewpub/restaurant could open this summer in the former Evergreen Conference Center, after Jefferson County commissioners approved rezoning for the site.

    Owners Anders and Debbie Ruikka plan to spend about $300,000 to remodel about 3,100 square feet of the existing 4,000-square-foot conference center space, Anders Ruikka said after the rezoning vote on Tuesday. The couple bought the 4-acre Evergreen Conference Center parcel at 27620 Fireweed Drive for $550,000 in 2013, according to Jeffco property records.

  • Jeffco inmate released by mistake back in custody

     An inmate inadvertently released from the Jeffco jail on Tuesday is back behind bars. 

    Damon Elliot Slayton, 41, was taken into custody Thursday morning by a Jeffco deputy in downtown Denver near Broadway and Larimer Street. 

    Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies had been searching the downtown area based on tips from Slayton’s family and other friends. 

    Slayton surrendered without incident, Kelley said. 

  • Gerou served district with distinction

    When Cheri Gerou hangs it up as our state representative at the end of the year, we’ll owe her a gigantic debt of gratitude for six very good years.

  • Subspecies of dark-eyed junco are complex but easily discernible

    For some time now, I have thought I should write a column on the juncos that we are seeing at our feeders, but something or another seemed to come up every week, and I put it off. No matter what juncos we have had all winter, there will be new ones coming in as many of them migrate in the early spring to more northern breeding grounds.
    Juncos are commonly known as “snow birds” in many areas because they arrive just before the first snow and leave in the early spring. They spend the winter or snow season with us and move northward to nest.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Poignance, laughs live in ‘Apartment 3A’

    A New York theater critic once commented that “Apartment 3A,” the latest production by the Evergreen Players, refused to be pigeonholed — it is part comedy, part drama, and all heart. This description not only works for “Apartment 3A,” but for the Evergreen Players as well. The Players’ 2014 season offers a diverse mix of shows, including the musical “Annie,” comedic performances by the EPiC improvisation group, and Jeff Daniels’ play “Apartment 3A,” which opens Friday.

  • Evergreen chamber honors community volunteers

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to those who serve the community and the organization during the annual Honoree Celebration at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on March 6.

    “This was a special occasion for us because we would not be able to provide the level of services we do without the commitment and devotion of these generous people and organizations,” said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Evergreen brothers are the architects of their own learning

    Two Evergreen students tested their architectural mettle when they helped solve structural engineering problems during a remodel at the STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch.

    Evergreen resident Barry Himmelman, owner of Himmelman Construction Inc. in Lakewood, won the bid on the $3.3 million, 30,000-square-foot remodel project at the charter school. Since Himmelman likes to involve building users in his projects, he asked teachers at the school if students could help solve some design problems.

  • Cell tower gets some static in Kittredge

    At least one neighbor — Adobe Creek Center owner Elizabeth Betterton — is worried that the new cell-phone tower in Kittredge is dangerous because of the radiation it emits.

    Betterton said she plans to buy a radiation-monitoring device to check emissions from the disguised cell-phone tower erected recently by Verizon Wireless just south of 26040 Highway 74. She is worried that radiation from the tower could cause leukemia and cancer in nearby residents.