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Today's News

  • Details on pet licensing in Jefferson County

    Residents of unincorporated Jefferson County have been required to license their dogs since 1994. In 2007, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Westminster and Arvada joined the county’s licensing program, and residents in those cities have been required to license their canines ever since.

  • Start fixing, just like Evergreen

    By Jim Rohrer

    So the beat goes on in Washington. Lawmakers and the White House continue to haggle. Now the main topic is the health-care website, but that’s just the latest thing to demonstrate that no one is thinking solutions. It seems more fun to bash the other party and blame them for all of what’s wrong.

  • Boisterous pygmy nuthatches visiting feeders

    November arrived with a few nice days, but it is definitely autumn with a real chill in the air. We have had so many nice autumns in recent years that I have become spoiled. I don’t like to see the cold weather come so early.
    There were a few warblers drifting through in October, but things have dwindled down now to little more than the local resident birds coming to the feeders.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Recounting error

  • 4A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys golf

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys tennis and boys golf:

    BOYS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Tom Hudson, D’Evelyn; Colin Mulligan, Wheat Ridge; No. 2 singles: Sam Hoelscher, D’Evelyn; Luke Camp, Evergreen; No. 3 singles: Matthew Jordan, D’Evelyn; No. 1 doubles: Caleb Rold/Kevin Kalkus, D’Evelyn; No. 2 doubles: A.J. Jordan/Dustin Ethridge, D’Evelyn; No. 3 doubles: Spencer McKay/Ellis Murray, D’Evelyn; No. 4 doubles: Nik Geschwentner/Brad Meier, D’Evelyn

  • Evergreen football hosting playoff opener

    Evergreen’s varsity football team, coming off a 41-0 win at Summit to cap an 8-2 regular season and an undefeated 3A Metro West Conference slate, will host Silver Creek in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
    The game is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.
    The Cougars locked up a second league title in three years two weeks ago with their win over Alameda.
    Silver Creek (7-2), which placed second in the 3A Tri-Valley, won the 2012 state championship with a 32-15 win over top-seeded Rifle.

  • Lady Cougars settle for 3rd as a team

    THORNTON — Chancey Hines knew that her team could’ve done better. The first-year Evergreen head coach had that look about her in the aftermath of the 4A state gymnastics team competition Nov. 1 at Thornton High School.
    “It wasn’t the best of days for us. We had a lot of mistakes starting from floor and all the way through bars. It was just hard to regain our confidence,” Hines said after Evergreen, despite scoring a season-best 176 points, placed third in this year’s competition.

  • Cougars make most of their opportunities

    BROOMFIELD — Right place, right time.
    The Evergreen Cougars made it a habit to back up most, if not every, shot they took on goal against No. 2 seed Broomfield. The results were rebound goals by Cole Mitchek and Borja Garcia as part of Evergreen’s 4-0 upset of the host Eagles in the 4A boys soccer state quarterfinals on Nov. 2.

  • EPRD plans to open golf course as a venue for sledding, tubing

    The rolling hills of the Evergreen Golf Course won't go unused this winter, as the Evergreen Park and Recreation District plans to open the area to sledding during the snowy months.
    The plan is to eventually have nordic skiing and snowshoeing as well, but because of flood damage to bridges, EPRD plans a test run of the course's milder winter capabilities this season.

  • County's emergency operations center gets upgrade

    If there was one good thing that came out of September's flooding, it was the expedited mission to complete Jeffco's relocated and revamped emergency operations center, and to test-drive the updated procedures and technology that came along with it.
    "From every incident, there's an opportunity," Sheriff Ted Mink said.