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Today's News

  • Evergreen resident running for school board

    Evergreen resident John Newkirk, a graduate of Jeffco Public Schools, is running for the school board in District 2.

    Newkirk is pitted against Jeff Lamontagne for the seat, which represents the spacious, western part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Laura Boggs is not running for re-election.

    “I’m a product of Jeffco schools,” Newkirk said. “I want every student to have access to the great education that I received in Jeffco.”

    The election is Nov. 5.

    A lifelong fan of Jeffco schools

  • Record rains wreak havoc in Jeffco

    The day dawned cloudy on Sept. 16 but water no longer fell from the sky, and a battered but still standing downtown Evergreen appeared mostly ready for commerce after a week of record rains and flooding slammed Jefferson County.

    Damage in South Jeffco appeared limited to some flooded yards and basements. The Summerset Festival at Clement Park was canceled for the first time in its 29-year history, and some high school sports games were postponed.

    But in the Jeffco foothills, ramifications from last week’s relentless rains were more severe.

  • Commissioners skeptical of need for West Bowles bike lanes

    Jeffco’s county commissioners will have to see a large public demand for bike lanes to be installed along West Bowles Avenue for them to take away any motor-vehicle traffic capacity in South Jeffco.

    The commissioners heard a feasibility study last week on installing bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to Grant Ranch Boulevard, which is the last intersection before the eastern border of the county. 

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Rebels run their record to 3-0, pull away from Pine Creek
    LAKEWOOD
    — Bernard McDondle rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Columbine pulled away in the second half for a 28-7 win over Pine Creek on Sept. 12 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    Jeremy Aparicio added a 4-yard TD run in the second quarter and Larry Munson scored from a yard out in the third.
    Columbine improved to 3-0 on the season.

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Eagles snap slide, squeeze past visiting Denver East

  • Turnovers help FRCS to upset of Huskies

    In 1A football, especially for a team such as Front Range Christian where players see action on both sides of the ball, field position is huge. Defensive linemen are offensive linemen; safeties play quarterback. Players are on the field the entire time. So shortening the field is huge.
    Creating five turnovers and scoring 27 points off those miscues can swing the momentum as well. That’s what the home-standing Falcons did Sept. 14, scoring a conference-opening 34-7 win over 2012 1A Metro champions Platte Canyon.

  • Cobb adjusting just fine to altitude

    Danielle Cobb, like just about anybody else who has moved to Colorado, had to adjust to the altitude. After all, it’s a different atmosphere when you’re running a mile above sea level. But the Columbine senior has handled the adjustment quite nicely. She proved that Sept. 13 at the annual Liberty Bell cross-country meet.

  • Chatfield’s offense always on the go

    LAKEWOOD — If you go to a Chatfield Chargers football game in 2013, there are a couple things you need to know. One, they’re going to run a lot of plays. And, two, they’re going to run them fast.
    It’s not quite the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles or the rage of the NFL, but the Chargers’ no-huddle spread offense, reminiscent of that run by 2011 NAIA national champion St. Xavier (Ill.), is go, go, go all the time.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Rapunzel lets her hair down

  • Summerset Festival canceled

    The massive rainfall last week forced the first ever cancellation of the Summerset Festival. 

    Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation, said the decision to cancel the festival was made due to the condition of Clement Park after the week's incessant rains and the forecast for more.

  • Teacher receives DAR award for work with blind students in Africa

    For the past three summers, Evergreen resident Nancy Knight has traveled to a remote area of Sierra Leone, where she has worked with blind students at a school in the impoverished country.

    As a teacher of visually impaired students at Heritage High School in Littleton, Knight said she has had many memorable experiences. However, working with students in a remote African village has been incredibly rewarding, she said.

    “It’s a huge gift to me,” she said. “We feel like we are really making a difference.”