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Today's News

  • Hiwan Museum, Lookout Mountain Nature Center looking for volunteers

    Dressed in period attire, John Steinle, history education supervisor for Jeffco Open Space, was talking about volunteer opportunities at the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday. Volunteers are needed as tour guides, receptionists and history educators at the museum, Steinle told attendees at a volunteer recruitment fair at the Jeffco Open Space office in Golden. Standing beside Steinle was Alicia Vermilye of the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, who was looking for volunteer naturalists.

  • There’s more to see outdoors in winter than you think

    It often seems like there is not much to see in the outdoors in winter, but if you look around, you will be surprised at how much activity there is. Tracks in the snow will inform you about the animals that have been visiting your area, and weeds that last summer were stalks standing above the snow will inform you about what grew in your yard last summer.

  • Gun rights front and center at Evergreen Tea Party meeting

    A large display of firearms at the Evergreen Tea Party meeting on Monday night heralded the agenda for the evening, which centered on gun rights granted by the Second Amendment.

    Keynote speaker Dave Kopel, an attorney and research director at the Independence Institute, said the Second Amendment is “now something more and more in the mainstream of constitutional law.”

    Kopel is representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit against state gun-control legislation enacted in 2013.

  • Manhunt ends for suspect in dragging of deputy

    An arrest has been made in an incident in which a Jeffco deputy was dragged by a fleeing vehicle.

    Andrey Pavlovich Mishenin, 23, was taken into custody Thursday at a hotel in Glendale without incident. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force fugitive unit, along with the Jefferson County sheriff’s fugitive unit, made the arrest.

  • Kisiel, Cougars sweep Littleton

    LITTLETON — History repeated itself for the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ basketball team as they bested the Littleton Lions, 52-43, on Jan. 31 at the Lions Den, giving them their second win against the Lady Lions this season.

    “Every time we come (to Littleton) we expect to play a scrappy game,” said Evergreen girls basketball head coach Amy Bahl. “But we always manage to pull out the win.”

  • Cougars push forward despite challenges

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Injuries and illness have made for a trying season for Evergreen’s boys basketball team, especially in 4A Jeffco League play. But somehow the Cougars head into the next-to-last week of the regular season on a two-game-winning streak, though, par for the course, it wasn’t easy.

  • Nations is lone bright spot for EHS

    AURORA — It was supposed to be a simple escape with his opponent — Hinkley’s Xavier Abeyta — bending his arm at the elbow and not straightening it out, but it turned into an early turning point of the match for Evergreen’s Thomas Nations.

  • Neville revolutionized prep sports coverage

    You know you’ve reached a certain point in life when a longtime friend is recognized as a legend. And so it was for Laurie and me last week when we attended the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame induction dinner to see South Jeffco resident Marcia Neville be inducted.

  • Dog shot with pellet gun near Wilmot Elementary

    Jefferson County Animal Control officers are investigating reports that a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever was shot with a pellet gun in the 6400 block of Joan Lane in Evergreen.

  • 10th Mountain Division could be subject of movie

    A retired U.S. Marine colonel wants to make a Hollywood movie about 10th Mountain Division greats Earl Clark and Dick Over. 

    Clark, 95, passed away just after Christmas at his Littleton home. He and Over, 91, of Lookout Mountain, traveled around Colorado for the last several years to discuss their experiences in World War II and during mountain training at Camp Hale near Leadville.