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Today's News

  • School board candidate brings teacher’s perspective

    Jeffco parent Amanda Stevens, a former teacher and now a candidate for the school board, says she would bring a dedication to excellence, transparency and cooperation to the deeply divided board.

    The Lakewood resident announced last month that she is running for Lesley Dahlkemper’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in District 4, which includes areas in South Jeffco. Stevens is the lone candidate so far; the election is Nov. 3. 

  • Dredging of Evergreen Lake will have to wait

    Dredging Evergreen Lake quickly and efficiently could require a backhoe and a "semi-permeable membrane," not a pontoon boat, and officials now say the work won't be done this spring or early summer.

  • Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is seeking volunteers to help with the services it provides in the community.

    "We have a very loyal core group," says Mary Petrich, EChO volunteer services director. "But during summer, we have a seasonal downturn. Our staffing always diminishes in the summer."

    Currently, the primary need is for volunteers to staff the EChO food pantry and Resale Shop, she said. Between 16 and 20 volunteers work at the Resale Shop, and more than 12 help at the food bank.

  • Jeffco planners OK expansion of El Rancho storage facility

    Jeffco planners have recommended approval of a rezoning request for property in El Rancho to permit expansion of a storage facility — despite concerns of nearby residents about increased traffic on a private access road. 

    Nob Hill residents attending the rezoning hearing June 3 said they did not object to the expansion plan for A Storage Place on Industrial Way. However, they voiced concerns about increased traffic on Divide View Road, a narrow private road.

  • Coach of the year: Rob Molholm, Evergreen

    Rob Molholm can look fondly back on the 2014 football season and cherish numerous memories. From the one-sided Mountain Bowl victory over rival Conifer — the first in Molholm’s six seasons as Evergreen’s football coach — to the season-opening thumping of what turned out to be a decent Lewis-Palmer team, to a nail-biting win over Classical Academy and a league championship victory over D’Evelyn, he has plenty of memories to reflect on.

  • Female athlete of the year: Lindsay Morrow, Evergreen

    Lindsay Morrow doesn’t give much thought to her individual accomplishments.
    The Evergreen High School senior said that the girls swimming team focused more on the team success, such as winning back-to-back 4A team championships the past two seasons. But there’s no question that Morrow’s personal accolades played a significant role in the Lady Cougars’ conquest.

  • 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.