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Today's News

  • School board approves $20,000 in performance pay for McMinimee

    The Jeffco school board has approved $20,000 in performance-based bonuses for Superintendent Dan McMinimee for his achievements during the 2015-16 year.

    Announced at the school board’s regular meeting Nov. 3, the decision comes after a presentation by McMinimee at a special meeting of the board Oct. 20, during which he gave his thoughts on whether he had adequately achieved goals set a year before.

  • Evergreen man has big plans for 'tiny house'

    Colton Heidenfelder of Evergreen is building a mobile “tiny house” as a way of living a simple, affordable and yet still comfortable life.

    Heidenfelder, 22, and his uncle Scott Tuchscher of Arizona were finishing the exterior of the tiny house last month, before Tuchscher had to return home. Heidenfelder said his goal is to have the house completed by the spring, and to drive the trailer it’s built on to Conifer.

  • Q's and Brews by Evergreen Library

    What is the scientific name for a leopard’s spots? How many children does Queen Elizabeth II have? Which actor gives the voiceover at the end of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Name all the eight shows that have won the prime-time Emmy for outstanding drama series since 2000.

    Lariat Lodge patrons put their gray matter to the test, stretching the limits of their random knowledge, as the Evergreen Library hosted its first-ever “Q’s and Brews” event recently at Lariat Lodge.

  • Ribbon-cutting held for improved Kittredge Park

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and community members last month officially inaugurated the improved Kittredge Park, including the new shelter, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    EPRD started improving the park in 2015 by adding new playground equipment and finished the shelter last month. District representatives said Kittredge was the only EPRD park without a shelter.

  • Area veteran recalls his experiences in Vietnam

    Those who served in the military during the Vietnam War not only faced live fire, they also found themselves in the political crosshairs as well. Many who enlisted or were drafted had not-so-friendly send-offs and even colder welcomes when they returned. As such, a whole generation of servicemen and women went unrecognized and unappreciated at the time.

    And now, as new generations of Americans grow older, they want to understand the circumstances that their parents and grandparents experienced firsthand.

  • Genesee organization sends first missionaries to Austria

    The word “missionary” conjures a variety of historical, cultural and religious connotations. But few likely would associate the word with college campuses in Austria — even though a local organization has sent eight young adults overseas for two years to minister to Austrian college students.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Pueblo West ends Cougars’ season in 4A quarterfinals
    PUEBLO
    — Cavan Sheehan’s goal late in the first half would be all that Pueblo West would need as the host and 12th-seeded Cyclones eliminated defending 4A state champion Evergreen 1-0 in the state quarterfinals on Nov. 5.
    It’s the first trip to the state semifinals in school history for Pueblo West (14-4).
    Michael Peters assisted on Sheehan’s goal.

  • Column: CHSAA’s flawed RPI postseason ranking system needs tweaking

    I’ve got to get this off my chest, and I’m not going to mince my words: CHSAA’s RPI system is flawed. It’s broken. It needs to be tweaked, if not just outright fixed — and fast.
    The system with its calculated setup to account for a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and that of the opponents’ opponents is noble, but too much weight is put on how well one’s opponents play and that of their own opponents and not nearly enough on how a team does in the win-loss column.

  • EHS rolling going into the playoffs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Good luck trying to figure out Evergreen’s regular season. It had more ebbs than flows with the Cougars finishing with more than two losses for just the second time in seven years.
    But because the Colorado High School Activities Association’s computerized RPI standards deemed Evergreen played one of the toughest football schedules in 3A, the 6-4 Cougars are bound for a fourth straight playoff appearance.

  • Cougars cap season with 5th-place finish

    THORNTON — There were no grand illusions. Evergreen didn’t come into the 4A state gymnastics meet expecting to win or even finishing too high. Simply put, on Nov. 4 at Thornton High School, the Lady Cougars were just happy to be at state.
    Just staying positive, having fun and maybe get somebody into the individual finals a day later would be a good step for a program working its way back under first-year head coach Tabor Cowden. They exceeded that.