Today's News

  • Cougars tennis players help out

    Garrett Smith remembers Dec. 20 clearly. The Evergreen High tennis player and former lacrosse player was at a party, attended by other players. It was there that Smith found out about the passing of 36-year-old boys lacrosse coach Toby Plank, who lost his battle with carcenoid cancer.

    “Everyone was bummed. We all just went home. A couple of people were crying,” Smith said. “We thought we could get through it. We thought maybe he could get through it, too. But it took a turn for the worst.”

  • Plank named recipient of 2010 Carroll Award

    Toby Plank, who came to Evergreen as an assistant coach for the varsity boys lacrosse team and later coached four seasons as the head coach of the varsity team, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Gerald J. Carroll Award, presented by US Lacrosse.

    The award was created in memory of Coach Carroll in 1994. It honors annually a high school coach “whose success is best measured not in victories but in the support and guidance given to the balanced growth and development of young men who play the game,” Steven Berger, men’s game manager for US Lacrosse.

  • Evergreen Invitational wrestling results

    Chatfield 187.5, Yuma 164.5, Hinkley 160.5, Palmer 127.5, Eagle Valley 123, Arvada 116, Boulder 99, Conifer 96, Silver Creek 93, Columbine 86, Golden 70, Summit 54, Abraham Lincoln 54, Sheridan 51.5, Liberty 45, Steamboat Springs 44, Evergreen 43.5, Platte Canyon 22, Evergreen #2 14, Montbello 13, Skyview 12, Doherty 0, Frederick 0, Glenwood Springs 0, Lincoln 0

  • Sports briefs: Newhall, Lady Cougars top Green Mountain

    Haley Newhall scored a team-high 16 points and was one of two players in double figures as Evergreen won its second straight game, upsetting Green Mountain, 55-39, on Jan. 14 at Evergreen High School.

    Haley Stading added 11 points for the Lady Cougars (5-8, 2-2 4A Jeffco League).

    Seven different players scored for Evergreen, which had lost four straight before winning its last two.

    The loss dropped Green Mountain to 7-6, 2-2 in league play.

  • Landowner objects to proposed NEAT Trail route

    A property owner whose land is in the path of the upcoming extension to the NEAT trail system is worried the route is too close to Bergen Parkway and could put pedestrians, especially children, in danger.

    "I'm not worried about giving up a little sliver of land or the aesthetics of it. I'm worried about safety, pure and simple," said Richard Phelps, a retired golf course architect who has had an office in a small brown house at 1522 Bergen Parkway, north of the Blue Quill Angler, since 1986.

  • Lakepoint Center rezoning request clears one hurdle


    The Lakepoint Center at Evergreen Lake has received the go-ahead from the county planning commission to put an awning over the patio of Willow Creek restaurant, among other things.

    The commission approved the owners' request at a regular meeting Jan. 5 in the consent agenda. The Jeffco commissioners will make the final decision at their Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Evergreen man arrested on Internet sex charges


    An Evergreen man has been arrested on suspicion of Internet luring of a minor.

    Ryan Michael Lafferty, 33, was arrested by Jefferson County district attorney investigators Jan. 10 and charged with Internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child. Lafferty posted $1,500 bond the next day. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 11.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Lafferty was arrested after allegedly communicating by Internet with Jefferson County investigators who were posing as a 14-year-old girl from Littleton.

  • Brook Forest Inn coming back to life under new owners

    A couple with ambition, imagination and a healthy supply of entrepreneurial instinct have purchased the historic Brook Forest Inn and are determined to turn it into a destination hotel, restaurant and wedding venue.

    Jon and Melissa Barton of Barrington, Ill., 41 and 40, became the new owners of the national historic location on Aug. 9 and immediately closed it for two months and began a massive kitchen renovation.

  • Evergreen’s shooting sinks Conifer

    CONIFER — Scott Haebe, prior to Evergreen’s rivalry game with Conifer on Jan. 7, thought the Cougars’ 3-point shooting would be a strength. But it hadn’t played out that way to start the season.

    It certainly did against the host Lobos, though.

    Evergreen hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter and three in the first four minutes as the Cougars opened up a 13-point lead and never looked back in a 51-38 win at Conifer High School.

  • Gorrell, Lobos will way to victory

    CONIFER — Alison Gorrell wanted it. At least that’s what the public address announcer at Conifer High School unequivocally stated as the clock was winding down in the fourth quarter of the Lady Lobos’ rivalry game with Evergreen on Jan. 7.

    And, he ever right.