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Today's News

  • Jeffco Schools finalizes budget recommendations

    Jeffco Public Schools is making the final adjustments to its proposed budget for the 2017-18 academic year after receiving final recommendations from the Jeffco school board May 4.

    The proposed $951 million budget accommodates $24.7 million in district-wide compensation increases; a 0.5 percent increase to required Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) contributions; and an $80,000 boost to the base superintendent salary.

  • Rocky Mountain Academy hires Hudson as principal

    Evergreen resident Ann Hudson has been named the new principal at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    Hudson, who has been an instructional leader and teacher in Aurora Public Schools, will take over the helm of the school in July. She replaces Gary Stueven, who was hired in November for one year to help right the school that had been facing declining enrollment and internal turmoil.

  • Learning about living things

    “How can you not be joyful watching kindergartners?”

    That was the question Peggy Miller, principal of The Bergens, asked as she stood behind the Bergen Meadow Elementary School stage, cueing music on Thursday for the annual farm day presentation for parents.

    This presentation was for the families of Kim Pollick’s kindergartners, and the children were adorable as they enthusiastically sang songs, performed short plays, told jokes and danced the Virginia reel.

  • Polis, public discuss wide variety of topics at town hall meeting

    The country’s political divisiveness, especially since the election of President Donald Trump, has had a silver lining, according to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis: It brought more than 700 people to a town hall meeting Friday night to discuss national political issues.

    The last time Polis, a Democrat, conducted such a meeting in Evergreen, which was before the November presidential election, 40 residents attended. He said people have become re-engaged in the political process.

  • Holley and Prey plan to ‘aim high’ at 4A state golf

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Two of the top girl golfers in Jeffco will play in their final state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Colorado National Golf Course in Erie before heading in different directions.

  • Lobos reach the state semifinals

    In only his first year as head coach, Conifer’s Paul Taylor has led his team, and school into uncharted territories.

    For the first time in school history, the Lobos have advanced into the state semifinals.

    The fifth-seeded Lobos knocked off 12th-seeded Durango 25-2 in the opening round. Conifer continued its dominance in the second round, defeating fourth-seeded Vail Mountain 15-3.

  • Cougars, Lobos compete at state

    Both the Conifer and Evergreen tennis teams had athletes qualify for the state tournament. 

    The Lobos had several advance to the Class 3A tournament, including regional champion Hailey Janson.

    In No. 1 singles play, Janson fell in her opening match in two sets to Mae Thorp of Steamboat Springs. Janson then lost in the playback round to Julia Giltner of Holy Family in two sets.

  • Cougars advance to Elite Eight

    The three-hour drive home from Palisade was a little easier for the Evergreen baseball team on Saturday.

    The Cougars won the Palisade regional, topping Fort Morgan 16-5 in the championship game.

    Evergreen defeated top-seeded Palisade in the playoff opener 3-2.

    With the wins, the Cougars advance to the Class 4A state tournament starting on Friday.

  • Evergreen places second in league championships

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — After watching Evergreen beat his team along with 5A Jeffco League power Chatfield and Littleton in a quadrangular meet in late March, D’Evelyn boys swimming coach Mark Collings alerted the rest of the conference’s 4A teams.

  • Evergreen advances to 4A quarterfinals

    Evergreen senior Kate Athenour had gone 15 games this year searching for her first goal. On Wednesday the search ended during the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs as Evergreen topped Discovery Canyon 4-0.

    With 26 minutes remaining in the first half, Athenour’s scoring drought ended, giving the Cougars a 1-0 lead.