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Today's News

  • Experts: Parents should watch RMAE students for signs of stress

    Parents of students affected by the turmoil at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen — and all parents whose children are going through change — should watch for signs that the children aren’t handling the change well, mental health experts say.

    They say communication is key, and parents should especially be good listeners as students might express their anger or frustration with changes they are experiencing.

    In short, it’s been a tumultuous few weeks for some RMAE students.

  • LESSON PLANS: Wilmot kids trained to help classmates solve playground conflicts

    A peer-mediation program at Wilmot Elementary is getting positive results as trained students help their classmates work through problems on the playground.

    The program uses several steps and a peace path painted on the playground to help students work out their differences. The peace path has colorful footprints —made from a pair of principal Matt Cormier’s shoes — and students working out an issue move from square to square in an attempt to resolve their differences.

  • Students decorate pumpkins by the book

    Take a favorite book, mix in some pumpkins and paint, and the end result are book-character pumpkins.

    The pumpkin characters including Harry Potter, Amelia Bedelia, Junie B. Jones and others adorned the bookcases in the Marshdale Elementary School library. In all, about 90 students took part in Pumpkin Palooza.

  • Red crossbills may appear in foothills any month of the year

    Reprinted from Nov. 12, 2008

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • Improved Kittredge Park opened

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District and community members on Friday officially inaugurated the improved Kittredge Park, including the new shelter, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    EPRD started improving the park in 2015 by adding new playground equipment and finished the shelter last month. District representatives said Kittredge was the only EPRD park without a shelter.

  • Streaking Conifer ends on a high note

    LAKEWOOD — It’s unfortunate that the season is over for the Conifer volleyball program because the Lady Lobos were playing the best at the end. A four-match winning streak and six victories in the final nine matches, including Oct. 27 at Alameda International Junior/Senior High, proved as much.

  • Lobos embrace challenge of state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The realization starting to sit in on Conifer senior Julia Romero as she hit the third-mile mark Oct. 28 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. For her, it would be the last mile she’d run in her high school career. It was a surreal feeling.

  • Conifer rallies for a much-needed win

    By Craig Harper, For the Courier

    CONIFER — The Colorado High School Activities Association’s RPI standings? Conifer football coach Larry Fitzmaurice would like to see them RIP.

  • EHS boys place sixth at 4A state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The end results individually weren’t what Evergreen seniors Brandon Swenson and Weston Donati-Leach were hoping for.

    When they crossed the finish line at the 4A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center, Swenson was 11th and Donati-Leach 17th, just missing the top 10 and all-state honors.

  • SHOOTOUT VICTORY: Westgard saves first two shots and Evergreen gets four PK goals to upend Niwot

    NIWOT — Logan Westgard had no doubt. The Evergreen senior goalkeeper, as confident as he could be, never wavered on the idea that his Cougars, the defending 4A state champions, would even come close to losing.

    Not even when the team’s Oct. 26 4A state playoff opener with host and 13th-seeded Niwot went to a penalty kick shootout, and his team’s fate rested very much in his hands.