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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Scene of the scene

  • ‘It’s a great tradition’

    In the early dark, chilly hours of Easter, tens of thousands of people filed into Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the venue’s annual sunrise service.

    Spotlights illuminated three on-stage crosses, casting shadows on the rocks behind the stage and welcoming those to the venue for worship.

  • Inter-Canyon to add new firefighter driver engineer position

    As firefighters age, the health and safety risk of entering a fire increases. Oftentimes, a firefighter’s comfort level changes, too.

  • Lobos get on a winning streak

    Cold weather greeted the Conifer tennis team on April 11 as it hosted Englewood. But it didn’t deter the Lobos, who showed dominance over the Pirates, picking up their first win of the season with a 6-1 victory.

    “I expected our one singles and two doubles to win today,” said head coach Dennis Knopf. “Our No. 1 single Hailey Janson has been a great player for us. She’s undefeated and just continues to be a strong player.”

  • Conifer’s fast start slows down Evergreen

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Paul Taylor offered a one-word impression of his initial Conifer-Evergreen boys lacrosse game: Intense. 

    Imagine the adjective the first-year Lobos coach would use if the Cougars were a bit more competitive in the heated rivals’ battle for the King of the Hill trophy, established in 2016. 

  • Late rally not enough for Huskies

    EVERGREEN — The start and finish of the Platte Canyon vs Clear Creek game went in favor of the Huskies, but the score ended with the Golddiggers having the advantage in a wild shootout.

    Trailing 14-6 entering the top of the seventh inning, the Huskies did everything they could to erase the deficit in a game that took three hours to finish.

  • Cougar baseball falls short against Wheat Ridge Farmers

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    WHEAT RIDGE — Keeping within reach of the 4A Jeffco League baseball leaders was the task for Evergreen and Wheat Ridge on Saturday.

    While the conference schedule is only about a third of the way done, the Cougars and Farmers can’t afford to fall too far behind league-leading and defending 4A state champion Valor Christian (9-3, 3-0 in league).

  • (Not) Alone

    Sitting in her living room, Carolyn C. Ward, 89, is surrounded by ceramic figurines, pictures and collectibles of Beatrix Potter’s characters, antiques, books and photos of her family members and friends. In short, it looks very much like a typical grandmother’s living room.

    Ward and her husband built their house on Floyd Hill in the 70s, she said, as they were both interested in carpentry. Since then, Ward and her family have passed much of their lives in their home.

  • COMING UP

    ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ performances at Center/Stage

    Tour Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with area middle-schoolers during performances of “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend.

    The musical is a collaboration between Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and Evergreen Players, according to co-director Gretchen Moritz, who also teaches at RMAE.

  • Unconventional seating

    Kristin Whitney’s classroom at Wilmot Elementary doesn’t look anything like you might expect.

    Gone are the rows of desks for the fourth- and fifth-graders. In their place are a couch, high-backed chair, pillows, kitchen table with chairs, a camp chair and tall desks. There are four traditional desks congregated together with balls rather than chairs.

    Whitney’s desk is also gone because she said having her desk as the center of attention made it seem like it was her classroom when it should be the students’ classroom.