Today's News

  • Superheroes have a super time at library event

    Iron Man attended the Superhero Training Academy on Oct. 21 at the Evergreen Library.

    Portrayed by 5-year-old Declan Van Praag of Evergreen, Iron Man was ready to save the world in his mask, cape and cuff, which he designed at the training academy to enhance his superpowers.

    Declan’s Iron Man character was definitely his take on the superhero: His Iron Man ironed clothes. He ran around the library meeting room, holding his hand up and pretending to iron the clothes of the people he saved.

  • BYOD program at Evergreen Middle has students bringing their own devices

    Evergreen Middle School is planning to start a program called BYOD — bring your own device — in January that will have students bring tablet-like electronic devices to school every day for use in classes.

    “This doesn’t mean that they will use the tablets in every class every minute of the day,” said principal Joelle Broberg. “It means the technology will be available when it is appropriate in the classroom.”

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Garden totems a growing sideline

    Evergreen garden designer Kathryn Boylston has learned if she can’t find something she needs, she just has to make it herself.

    Boylston, who works at Sundance by Design on Meadow Drive, wanted a feature that would provide what she calls “vertical interest” in gardens she was designing.

    She went to ceramic artists she knew, but they didn’t make what she was looking for. So she creates ceramic totems as part of ceramics classes she takes at the Arvada Center.

  • Game marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital

    Evergreen resident Rick Spies is planning a second annual fund-raiser with a fun twist to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado on Nov. 7.

    “We’re inviting people to come and play computer games,” he said.

    After last year’s success with the event sponsored by Extra Life, an online gaming community that gathers funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Spies is eager to host another event.

  • Pathfinders salute law enforcement officers, firefighters

    The Evergreen Pathfinders paid tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters at an event attended by more than 160 people on Oct. 20.

    Jim Gorman, longtime leader of the civic organization, said he wanted to formally thank Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, his deputies and Evergreen Fire/Rescue volunteers and staff in a public forum.

    “They are the people who are there for us,” Gorman said at the Lake House event. “These people are just amazing. They put themselves on the line for you every day.”

  • Jeffco commissioner, DA candidate concerned with high prison population

    One Jeffco official and a candidate for office told the Mountain Area Democrats on Saturday morning that too many people are being jailed in the county.

    “I believe we are putting too many people in jail,” said Jake Lilly, Democratic candidate for Jeffco district attorney. “I’m running for DA to get the nonviolent prisoners out of jail.”

  • Quick Hits

    Cougars sweep regionals

    Evergreen boys and girls cross country teams won regional titles Oct. 23 at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. Brandon Swenson, Matt Kline, Weston Donati-Leach, Paul Rice and Will Michener all finished in the top 30 to easily take the team title over Class 4A Jeffco League rivals Green Mountain and Golden.

    Swenson’s time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds was a personal best and good enough for second individually. Kline also finished under the 17-minute mark to take fifth.

  • Cougars net win over rival

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    CONIFER — Evergreen is far above an average volleyball team.

    The Cougars’ two C’s — confidence and consistency — graded out higher than Conifer’s when the rivals squared off Oct. 22 on the Lobos’ home court.

  • Evergreen earns No. 4 seed for state tourney

    ARVADA — Evergreen’s boys soccer team was likely a little on edge over the weekend waiting for the 32-team Class 4A boys soccer state bracket to be released Oct. 25.

    A 2-1 loss to 5A Jeffco’s conference runner-up Ralston Valley on Oct. 23 in a final tune-up for the postseason could have very well bumped the Cougars (12-2-1, 8-0-1 in 4A Jeffco) from a top-four seed and potential home games through the state quarterfinals.

  • Authors bring stories, star power to literary festival

    What do the following have in common: a man on Everest, a former CIA worker, a member of the Resistance in World War II, nuns in California and a female hunting guide.

    All were authors or characters that came to life at the first Rocky Mountain Literary Festival, a locally produced volunteer event held at Mount Vernon Country Club on Saturday.

    The authors all are based in Colorado, and several have ties to Evergreen.