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Today's News

  • Pom for a day: Girls get taste of performing with EHS dance squad

    The Evergreen High School poms on Friday began cultivating the next crop of team members.

    The high-schoolers ran a clinic for two dozen elementary school girls at where they learned a routine and performed at the EHS basketball game Friday night. The four-hour session is a fund-raiser for the poms, but it’s more about fun, according to poms coach Monique O’Neill. She estimated the clinic has been a yearly tradition for at least 16 years.

    Most members of the current squad participated in the clinic as elementary school students, O’Neill said.

  • Local authors will speak to Bergens students

    The Bergens are planning two authors fairs to acquaint students and parents with children’s books written locally.

    The fairs, which are open to the public, are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Bergen Valley, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 3, at Bergen Meadow. HearthFire Books and Treats is co-sponsoring the events.

  • Home, sweet Little Bear

    For Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, his sold-out gig at the Little Bear on Sunday night was a homecoming — from a musician’s and a wanderer’s perspective.

  • County to test CodeRED notification system on March 5

    A test of the CodeRED emergency notification system will be conducted Wednesday, March 5, when a text, phone call or e-mail will be sent to every resident who is enrolled.

    The alert will arrive between 9 a.m. and noon, said Doug Saba, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman, and the full test could indeed take several hours. The alert will be sent in Jefferson and Broomfield counties, as well as parts of Adams and Clear Creek counties.

  • Evangelical church opens campus in Genesee

    Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette has expanded to Genesee with a West Campus facility that officially opened its doors to members and visitors Sunday.

    After an extensive search, leaders of the congregation bought the large church building that stood vacant for the past two years since Lookout Mountain Community Church moved because of shrinking membership.

  • Protecting local nonprofits should be a priority

    By Greg Dobbs

    How would you like it if you lived in New Jersey — home of the Meadowlands, home of this year’s (sad, sad, sad) Super Bowl — only to find out that much of the publicity, not to mention much of the revenue from the big game, has been co-opted by the state of New York?

  • A bad ending; positive steps needed

    You had to know it wouldn’t end well. And it didn’t!

  • Snowy owls seen more often in northern states this year

    This winter has brought unusually large incursions of snowy owls into the northern states. These big white beautiful owls nest on the arctic tundra, well above timberline, and regularly winter across southern Canada.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The ring’s the thing

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen’s 17 points, seven rebounds paces the Lady Cougars
    GOLDEN
    — Emily Elmgreen had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds, while Hannah Orr added 11 points as Evergreen won for the seventh time in eight games 50-37 over host Golden on Feb. 13.
    Seven players scored for the Lady Cougars (14-7 overall, 9-3 4A Jeffco League), including seven points from Samantha Kisiel and six from Lauren Troeger.
    Golden, which only trailed 36-33 entering the fourth quarter, dropped to 10-11, 6-6 in league play.