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Today's News

  • Evergreen reaches title game for first time since 1997

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Rocket shots from Evergreen’s Elise Adreon and Sofia Weiner in the first half May 20 were enough to send the Cougars to their first girls soccer state championship game in 20 years.
    No. 7 Evergreen took a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Windsor at Shea Stadium in the second 4A girls soccer state semifinal. The Cougars (12-6 record) now face rival D’Evelyn in the championship game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Evergreen combines for nine medals at state meet

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen’s Weston Donati-Leach and Brandon Swenson stood side-by-side on the awards podium following the 800-meter race Sunday at Jeffco Stadium. The senior teammates nearly finished back-to-back with Donati-Leach placing seventh and Swenson ninth at the 4A state track & field championships.

  • Coryell vaults to new heights

    LAKEWOOD — With the bar set at 11 feet, 3 inches, it took just one try for Evergreen junior Tameryn Coryell to clear it. The jump had two significant meanings for Coryell. First, clearing 11 feet is an accomplishment in itself, but the second meaning was a little bigger. It marked the first 4A state pole vault title in school history.

  • Our Readers Write

    Hiring of Jeffco superintendent
    Editor:

    In a recent Courier column, John Newkirk, one of the former Jeffco school board members, recently recalled by 65 percent of the voters, made inaccurate comparisons with former and current school boards regarding the hiring of the county’s superintendent.

  • Airline customer service … an oxymoron

    Highly respected Evergreen based airline consultant Mike Boyd told our Rotary Club that we should not anticipate the airline industry improving its customer service. Boyd pointed out that the airlines have rationalized the routes resulting in full airplanes all the time. Therefore, he explained, there is no incentive for airlines to improve customer service. He’s right as domestic airline  ravel has become similar to riding a bus. Perhaps airlines will soon sell tickets in which passengers stand in the aisle hanging onto a strap.

  • Legislature compromises in the 11th hour

    After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.

  • Boosters hope to build multipurpose room at CCHS

    The Clear Creek Booster Club hopes this will finally be the year it will build a multipurpose room onto the high school.
    The proposed 42-foot by 42-foot steel building would become the wrestling team’s practice room, and it also would be used by other teams, according to athletic director Dave Schuessler.

  • Jeffco school board majority files for re-election

    Three members of the Jeffco school board are running for re-election.

    Board President Ron Mitchell, along with vice president Susan Harmon and treasurer Brad Rupert filed their intent to seek re-election with the Colorado Secretary of State earlier this week.

  • Something camp-y on the way at Staunton

    Visitors to Conifer’s Staunton State Park will soon be able to walk in, pitch a tent and yes, camp overnight.

    According to Zach Taylor, Staunton’s park manager, more than two dozen campsites are expected to open at the park as early as this fall or next spring and with some basic amenities, such as picnic tables.

  • A life of loyalty

    George Lockwood has lived a life of loyalty — to his country, the Air Force and his family.

    Lockwood, 94, is a World War II veteran who frequents the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen twice a week, and he recently talked about his time in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic on Guam, his life since the war and his family.

    “If there was another world war, I’d do the same thing: Go back in the Air Force,” he said while sitting in a meeting room at the SRC.