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Today's News

  • King-Murphy students revved for repurposing

    King-Murphy Elementary School is sowing the seeds of conservation.

    The school has been celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22, with a presentation by the regional administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA mascot, Froggy. Students also participated in a repurposing challenge in which they took trash and found new uses for it.

  • Teachers union sues over pay-for-performance policy

    Jeffco’s teachers union is suing the school district over its divisive pay-for-performance policy, which is still in its first year.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s lawsuit, filed April 7 amid contract negotiations with the teachers, asserts that the district’s pay plan was unilaterally implemented without union input, and that it will cause irreparable harm to teachers’ interests. The suit also claims the policy violated an existing contract with the teachers. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Weiner’s goal holds up as Evergreen stays perfect
    LAKEWOOD — Sophia Weiner scored the game’s lone goal in the second half, off an assist from Zoe Peterson, as undefeated Evergreen toppled Wheat Ridge 1-0 on April 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    With the win, the Lady Cougars improved to 10-0 overall, 5-0 in 4A Jeffco League play.

    Natalie Ulfig made four saves in net for Evergreen.

  • Morales taking her talents out west

    Camille Morales has always wanted to go to California. Running on the beach every day and soaking in the weather is very appealing. 

    It may be even more so now that the Evergreen High senior has signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of San Diego.

    EHS held a signing ceremony for the eight-time letter-winner and three-time first-team 4A Jeffco League all-conference selection on April 15. Morales chose San Diego over Santa Clara University.

  • Cougars overcome Lobos’ jinx

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The short return home has not always been a pleasant ride for Evergreen baseball teams. Just last year, the Cougars had a chance to clinch a tie for the 4A Jeffco League title but suffered a 14-13 walk-off loss in the regular-season finale and settled for second place.

  • Detour a bust for some businesses; others get more exposure

    The detour around Evergreen Lake is getting mixed reviews from the businesses affected most — those on Meadow Drive and those off Upper Bear Creek Road.

    For businesses along Meadow Drive, the detour means hundreds of motorists seeing what they have to offer, and business owners say that while those cars may not be stopping now, they hope to see new customers when traffic returns to normal.

  • Veterans center named in honor of Evergreen resident who helped establish it

    Sitting in her Evergreen home on the day that would have been the 60th anniversary of her marriage to her late husband, Anne McKinley talked about her years with Cameron McKinley and his work with military veterans.

  • Memorial planned to honor Henika at Evergreen Lake Park

    Members of Blue Spruce Kiwanis and the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation are working together to raise funds for a memorial for Greg Henika, a Kiwanis member who died last winter at Evergreen Lake.

    Henika was grooming ice for a Kiwanis event in January when the vehicle on which he was riding fell into the lake.

    To honor Henika, the two organizations are planning to build a fire pit that will be dedicated to him.

  • Highway 74 at Evergreen Lake reopens

    After an extended closure to stabilize soil underneath it, Highway 74 from Upper Bear Creek Road to Highway 73 was set to reopen at 5 p.m. Thursday, said Jim Pokorny of GoodLand Construction.

    "We have finally turned the corner," Pokorny said. 

    Work on the connector trail project at Evergreen Lake dam will resume early next week with one-lane road closures during off-peak daytime hours, he said.

  • Lost hikers at Elk Meadow escorted back to trailhead

    Sheriff's deputies helped four lost and chilly hikers make their way back to a trailhead at Elk Meadow Open Space on Sunday night.

    The hikers got turned around, felt they weren't ready for the snow and cold as it started to get dark, and called for help, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. As night fell, deputies found the hikers and "walked them out" to a trailhead, Kelley said.

    "They didn't feel like they were dressed for the conditions," Kelley said.