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Today's News

  • Male athlete of the year: Marcus Cassin, Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    The opportunities and desire were there for Evergreen standout Marcus Cassin to play college football at the NCAA Division II or III level following his graduation last month. But his body was sending mixed messages.
    So, after enduring the wear-and-tear of the year-round requirements of playing three high school sports for four years, the Canyon Courier’s Male Athlete of the Year turned down offers to play football for Redlands and Chapman, a pair of private California schools that competed in Division III.

  • Suspects sought in vehicle break-in at Red Rocks

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who broke into a car left overnight at Red Rocks Park last month.

    The car was in Red Rocks' lower north parking lot on May 24. The owner returned the next day and found the back window broken; an iPad, watch and purse containing credit cards and cash were stolen.

  • Connector trail opens with celebratory walk

    Undaunted by rain showers, Rocky Graziano joined a large gathering of people taking the inaugural walk across the new connector trail leading from downtown to Evergreen Lake Park on the evening of May 29. 

    A longtime Evergreen resident, Graziano launched the initiative to build the connector trail with fellow Curmudgeon Peter Link.

    With a twinkle in his eye, Graziano said he and Link were “complicit” in coming up with the idea and presenting it to the Downtown Evergreen Economic District several years ago.

  • Wireless Internet company plans local transmission site

    Wireless Internet company Rise Internet may build a transmission site in the region to serve potential new customers.

    The move comes as CenturyLink recently added 96 Internet "openings" to its existing fiber-optic system for customers in the Witter Gulch neighborhood, said Mel Andrew, president of the EMERGE homeowner group, which is based in and around Upper Bear Creek.

    Comcast, the other main Internet provider in the area, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Two snowbound hikers rescued on Mount Evans

    Two brothers from the Denver area who got lost on a Mount Evans hike were airlifted out by helicopter Tuesday night after calling for help on a cell phone.

  • Spring sports all-conference teams

    The following are all-conference selections for the 2015 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    4A JEFFCO, FIRST TEAM

    No. 1 singles: Rachel Nguyen, Standley Lake; Hailey Janson, Conifer; No. 2 singles: Darby Warburton, Valor Christian; Anna Sonju, Littleton; No. 3 singles: Lucie Hosse, Valor Christian; No. 1 doubles: Anne Hertel/Tiffany Parobek, Valor Christian; No. 2 doubles: Mikayla McDuft/Meghan McDuft, Valor Chr.; No. 3 doubles: Jacqueline Pettet/Alaina Dawson, Valor Christian; No. 4 doubles: Mary Yeros/Ashley Nock, Valor Chr.

  • Girls at Cougar Camp learn from a pro

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier
    Evergreen High School’s girls basketball camp has been running for nearly two decades, but this year the elementary and middle school campers are getting some extra coaching from a pro.
    Cougars junior varsity coach Cheryl Newhall is leading this year’s Cougar Camp. Earlier in the year, Newhall contacted pro basketball player and 2008 Evergreen graduate Tricia Oaks to help coach the girls.

  • Girls at Cougar Camp learn from a pro

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier
    Evergreen High School’s girls basketball camp has been running for nearly two decades, but this year the elementary and middle school campers are getting some extra coaching from a pro.
    Cougars junior varsity coach Cheryl Newhall is leading this year’s Cougar Camp. Earlier in the year, Newhall contacted pro basketball player and 2008 Evergreen graduate Tricia Oaks to help coach the girls.

  • Building the EHS mystique

    At times, it would’ve been difficult to notice that the Evergreen Cougars’ summer tournament team hadn’t practiced once prior to the start of the Colorado Dugout Club Classic tournament. Then, at other times, it was as clear as day.

  • School board members at odds over proposed teacher-pay allocations

    Concerns about teacher pay dominated the first public hearing May 25 for the Jeffco school district's 2015-16 budget, and school board members disagreed about how to allocate some funds.

    The $1.1 billion budget, which has been discussed for months and is about 2.5 percent larger than last year’s, will likely be finalized at the end of June. 

    The board’s two liberal members said the $12.1 million earmarked for pay increases was inadequate. That amount includes: