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  • Get your (basketball) game on

    Everyone was cheering for both teams.

    It was perhaps a little unusual at Evergreen High School, where the spectators are known to cheer as loudly as possible to give their Cougars a home-court advantage.

    But everyone playing in Sunday night’s game had a home-court advantage.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District hosted its fifth annual Special Olympics Basketball Showcase at Evergreen High School.

  • Jeffco Open Space seeking land for new dog park

    Jeffco Open Space has made an informal proposal to one or more landowning parties in hopes of establishing a new off-leash dog park in the Evergreen area.

    Director Tom Hoby confirmed that the agency made an informal proposal last month to landowners, including outlining a basic concept for the park’s design and management. He recently told the Jeffco commissioners that Open Space has a follow-up meeting with the landowners in early February.

  • Francone to be sworn in on Feb. 6

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, will be sworn in as Jeffco Commissioner next week.

    The county will hold the swearing-in ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Hearing Room One of the Jeffco government center. There will be a brief reception following the ceremony. All are invited to attend or watch the broadcast on the Jeffco website.

    Francone, a Littleton resident, was appointed to replace Don Rosier as commissioner for District 3 after he resigned earlier this month. She will serve until the November election.

  • Two Evergreen-turned-L.A. songwriters compose movie soundtrack

    When writing music for a movie about a country star visiting his hometown for the first time in 10 years, there’s only one place songwriters Brett Boyett and Jackson Odell had in mind.

    Evergreen.

    The two, who hail from the mountain area but now reside in Los Angeles, cowrote songs for the movie “Forever My Girl,” which was released on Jan. 19.

  • Jeffco sheriff investigating report of attempted abduction in Conifer

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction of a student near West Jefferson Elementary in Conifer on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Satirical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical” brings its whimsical humor to the Venue Theatre

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For The Courier

    When a town with a water crisis meets capitalism, populism, bureaucracy and corporate mismanagement, it ends up with people ready to revolt because they don’t have enough money to pee.
    On Jan. 19, The Venue Theatre Co. opened “Urinetown: The Musical,” a satirical comedy that follows Urinetown, a town that has outlawed the use of private toilets in an attempt to regulate water consumption. The citizens of Urinetown must use a public pay-per-use system owned by Urine Good Company.

  • Askins pleads guilty in N. Turkey Creek Fire case

    The 19-year-old accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one class-6 felony count of firing woods or prairies, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

    Andrew Askins of Conifer was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Brooks pleads not guilty

    The woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 in mid-July pleaded not guilty to all counts in a Monday arraignment.

    Jennifer Brooks, 46, of Bailey will return to court Feb. 20 for a pretrial conference.

  • Passing on the passion for reading

    It is not always easy to inspire a group of first-graders to come to school early, but James Vigil has found a way.

    The 10-year-old Parmalee Elementary School student began a book club for first-graders as part of a project for his advanced learning plan with fifth-grade teacher Caren Matteucci.