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Today's News

  • Differentiating between crows, ravens a matter of sight, sound

    This past week has brought us more spring-like weather with temperatures in the high 50s and the melting of what little snow we had left. Once more, my feeders are deserted by the juncos, which obviously prefer seeds that they can find in the fields to what I offer them at the feeders. They do eat the white proso millet when the fields are covered with snow.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Hot-shooting Olson propels D’Evelyn past host Evergreen

    Rachel Olson scored a game-high 19 points, which included five 3-pointers, as visiting D’Evelyn pulled away in the second half for a 68-40 victory over Evergreen on Jan. 17.
    Malia Shappell added 12 points and 10 players in all scored the Lady Jaguars (9-3, 4-0 4A Jeffco), who remained tied atop the league standings with Green Mountain.

  • Divers Mills, Lewis pave the way

    ARVADA — Bailey Mills and Katrin Lewis may be only 10th-graders, but they’re already making a name for themselves on the diving platform for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. They did so again Jan. 18 at the Jeffco Invitational, placing second and third respectively in the 1-meter diving competition at George J. Meyers Pool.
    Mills finished with 386.35 points, and Lewis scored 377.7. They were tops among 4A competitors in the meet. Chatfield’s Averly Hobbs won going away with 452.4 points.

  • Cougars searching for the right formula

    Every time Joseph Brody walks onto the mat, he’s at a disadvantage. That’s not too difficult, considering the Evergreen freshman weighs all of 95 pounds soaking wet and is wrestling 106-pounders.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A visit from Saint Pickled-puss

  • Former board members voice concern about open governance

    Several former Jeffco school board members attended last Thursday’s meeting and signed up for public comment, including Jon DeStefano, Judy Pierce, Dave Thomas, Debby Oberbeck, Sue Marinelli and Rick Rush.

    Former board member and president Dave DiGiacomo spoke for all the former members. DiGiacomo served on the board from 1991 to 1999.

    “We care deeply for the students, teachers, staff and administrators of this district,” DiGiacomo said. “We have become concerned with the actions of our newly elected school board members.”

  • School district plans ‘classroom dashboard’ for data

    Jeffco Public Schools announced plans to move forward with equipping teachers with a “classroom dashboard” to access student data at last Thursday’s school board meeting.

    To the relief of many Jeffco parents, the plans didn’t include the words “inBloom” or “cloud.”

    Since 2012, the school district has been planning a classroom dashboard for teachers, who use numerous systems and access large amounts of student data daily.

  • Board narrowly approves expansion of Deer Creek’s STEM program

    Jeffco school board member Julie Williams cast the deciding vote as the board approved the expansion of Deer Creek Middle School’s STEM program for sixth-graders at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    The vote was 3-2, narrowly giving sixth-graders the choice to join Deer Creek’s STEM program. Board members Williams, Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman voted for the expansion, while board President Ken Witt and board member John Newkirk voted against it.

  • Bringing the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to life

    The voice of Martin Luther King Jr. rang out in the sanctuary of Evergreen Christian Church during a service celebrating his life on Monday night.

    “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that,” King said during one of the thousands of speeches he delivered during the civil rights movement he led in the 1960s.

    “Tonight the focus is on nonviolence,” said Jackie Delafose, assistant principal of Conifer High School, who led the program featuring film clips of the civil rights icon.

  • Rec district scrapping last racquetball court

    It’s been bouncing around for years, but the decision has been made to scrap Evergreen’s last racquetball court.

    Repurposing of the court at Wulf Rec Center began the week of Jan. 6, said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. The court is being turned into a multipurpose fitness room that eventually will host a variety of classes, but initially will be used for spinning. 

    This is not good news to Mark Stone.