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Today's News

  • Wildlife officials want to encourage elk to leave town

    Wildlife officials want to get elk off the golf course, out of downtown and into more rural areas west of Evergreen.

  • County’s 2015 budget eases draw-down of reserve funds

    This article was corrected to show the county is considering a two percent merit increase, not a three percent merit increase. 

    Jeffco is set to present a preliminary budget for 2015 this week that represents a slight decrease in spending from 2014 but maintains funding for nonprofits and uses less of the county’s reserve funds. 

  • A Q&A with the three county commissioner candidates

    Ed note: With Election Day fast approaching, the Courier is taking a final look at local races.

    The three candidates vying for the county commission seat in District 3 offer a variety of views, and this week Evergreen Newspapers is publishing their responses to questions about issues important to the county. 

  • McMinimee says compromise was close on curriculum review

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee believes he almost negotiated a compromise on the school board majority's controversial proposal to create a curriculum review committee at the board's Oct. 2 meeting. 

  • Lissie’s Mountain Market embraces its Anderson family past

    Lissie’s Mountain Market on Highway 73 is embracing its roots, when it was originally called Anderson Mountain Market.

    The convenience store was purchased by Larry and Melissa Juceam — called Lissie by Larry — and the Juceams are excited to embrace the Anderson family. In fact, the store is having a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and members of the Anderson family will attend.

    The Anderson family — longtime residents here — opened the market in 1976. After they sold it, it was renamed Evergreen Mountain Market.

  • Of all the feedlots in all the towns in all the world …

    Bogart the mammoth donkey has a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of a West Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader and the kind-hearted staff at Colorado Horse Rescue.

    Bogart was at a feedlot waiting to be sent to a slaughterhouse when 12-year-old Klaire Funderburgh fell in love with the gentle giant.

    “She kept saying, ‘Mom, I can’t let him be killed. I have to save him,’ ” said Klaire’s mother, Kristin Manley.

  • Cougars roll over Lobos in Mountain Bowl

    CONIFER — As an ominous cloud hovered overhead Saturday afternoon, a light sprinkle fell on Lobo Field. But by game’s end, the sun had peeked through, shining brightly on the visiting Evergreen Cougars.

    The Mountain Bowl has, at least in recent years, been a nip-and-tuck battle waged until the closing seconds. Not this time. Not for Conifer’s homecoming. Evergreen, ranked No. 5 in the 3A state poll, stole the spotlight in a 44-6 demolition of the ninth-ranked Lobos that was every bit as lopsided as the final score suggests.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen tunes up for Mountain Bowl, roughs up TJ
    Tanner Cassin and Dylan Reifeis each rushed for two touchdowns as Evergreen ripped Thomas Jefferson 55-14 on Oct. 2 at Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars finished with 379 yards of total offense, including 239 on the ground. Cassin rushed 15 times for a team-high 90 yards. James Hardy caught a 41-yard TD pass from Reifeis. Cassin also returned an interception 17 yards for a score.

  • Littleton plays in bursts, topples Evergreen in straight sets

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.

  • Lack of experience haunts EHS at 4A state

    Chances are there weren’t too many teams, if any, at the 4A boys golf state championships that were as inexperienced as the Evergreen Cougars. Yet, there EHS was Sept. 29-30 at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo. Unfortunately, that inexperience — with three sophomores and a freshman — came into play.

    Evergreen tied for eighth place in the 13-team field with Discovery Canyon with a 64-over-par 496 total, one shot back of Durango.