Today's News

  • Energy-efficient upgrades touted at gathering

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will save $45,000 a year through energy-efficient upgrades to facilities, Executive Director Scott Robson said while speaking to the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability on Oct. 11.

    Although there is a 20-year payback for the $750,000 project, the long-term rewards are significant and guaranteed, Robson said. 

  • Book-signing at high school draws attention to gay rights, diversity issues

     Judy Shepard was sitting in the main hall of Evergreen High School with copies of a book she had written about the anti-gay murder of her son Matthew when parent Lia Christians walked up and greeted her with a hug. 

    “She is amazing,” said Christians. Shepard is turning her son’s tragic death into something that will make a difference to others, she said.

    Shepard traveled from Wyoming to be at EHS the day before Diversity Day on Oct. 12.

  • Sports briefs

    No. 4 doubles team scores lone win at 4A state tournament
    — Evergreen’s No. 4 doubles team of Nathan Haas and Henry Raeder scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the first round of the 4A boys tennis state championships Oct. 11 at Pueblo City Park, but it would be the only victory the Cougars would get in the three-day tournament.

  • Cougars close in on perfect Jeffco run

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — It developed innocently enough, but by the time the ball was in the back of the net the Evergreen Cougars’ boys soccer team had scored the “best goal all year,” according to head coach Peter Jeans in a 2-0 win over Green Mountain on Oct. 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Opponents of fire training facility threaten to recall board

      Residents opposed to building a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park are gauging support for a recall of fire district board members.

    After months of controversy, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board last month voted unanimously to move forward with the plan.

    Evergreen resident Paul Peil, a member of a committee that reviewed options to the proposed facility, said that residents frustrated with the board’s decision are gauging interest in a recall petition.

  • Prep cycling team hits trails

    When you go downhill fast and you get scared don’t hit the brakes just pedal faster. It sounds crazy, but you got to ride it all the way through.
    Metaphor for life? No, just the advice of 15-year-old Evergreen freshman Wyatt Guernsey about how to survive a mountain bike race.

  • Sayler, Skold run to Jeffco League titles

    LITTLETON — Jackson Sayler didn’t want to be the guy who just sat on the lead and then outkick everybody else at the end. He wanted to run his own race.
    Well, Evergreen teammate Sam Sahli made sure that Sayler wasn’t too far in front at the 4A Jeffco League championships Oct. 12 at Clement Park. Yet, Sayler still, as he said, ran his race and won the league title for the second time in three seasons.

  • Barn dance packs 'em in

    On a mild starlit night, the historic Alderfer Barn on Buffalo Park Road was filled with more than 400 people who came to socialize, listen to music and perhaps dance a little — if they could find space. 


    The 100-year-old barn that has been used for storage of park district equipment in recent times was transformed into a happening place for Evergreen residents last Friday night.

    The Oct. 12 event planned by caretakers John Erlandson and Pandora Reagan was a huge success, Reagan said.

  • Sports briefs

    Cougars run unbeaten streak to eight games, top Wheat Ridge
    — Ethan Jackson scored his team-high 11th goal of the season and two other players also scored in Evergreen’s 3-1 victory over Wheat Ridge on Oct. 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    Collin Molleur and Adriano Borsa also scored as the Cougars (9-1-2, 5-0 4A Jeffco League) stretched their undefeated streak to eight games. Borsa also added two assists.
    Junior goalkeeper Matthew Hornbecker made nine saves in net.


  • 4A softball regional preview

    WHAT: 4A Region 6 tournament
    WHO: No. 6 Pueblo South (14-5) vs. No. 27 Woodland Park (14-5);
    No. 11 Palmer Ridge (14-5) vs. No. 22 Evergreen (11-8)
    WHEN: Oct. 13. Games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
    WHERE: CSU-Pueblo