Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cultural traditions central to production of 'Fiddler' at StageDoor

    By Penny Randell, for the Courier

    Beginning this Friday, StageDoor Theatre in Conifer will present "Fiddler on the Roof," an ambitious production chosen to encourage as many high school students as possible to participate.

    The senior high company at StageDoor took on the beloved musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1964 and then was made into a cherished movie in 1971. 

  • Rocky Mountain Academy’s new executive director starts job

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s new interim executive director began work Monday, less than two weeks after the school board fired Roberta Harrell from that position.
    Dr. Gary Stueven retired in 2014 as principal of Platte River Academy, a Core Knowledge K-8 charter school in Highlands Ranch similar to RMAE.
    He will serve as interim director until the end of the school year, and the board will begin a search for a permanent executive director — who acts as the school’s principal — in the spring.

  • Foes of EFPD property-tax increase say it won’t be enough

    With less than a week to go before Election Day, opponents of the Evergreen Fire Protection District’s proposed property-tax increase say the proposal is nothing more than a “band-aid” for mushrooming costs of providing emergency medical services in the area and of compliance with ongoing changes to the Affordable Care Act.

  • Conifer woman completes 80-mile Lake Powell swim

    Lake Powell is magnificent: The blue-green reservoir is more than 100,000 square miles in size, boasts inflows from the Colorado, Escalante and San Juan rivers, straddles the border between Arizona and Utah, and offers a serene spot to all who visit its shores.

    For Conifer resident Sarah Thomas, whose goal was to swim the length of the lake, it represented an exciting challenge but one that turned out to be unexpectedly daunting.

  • Community ‘fills the bag’ with cash for Mountain Peace Shelter

    In a final nod to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local residents came out in droves Saturday to raise funds for the Mountain Peace Shelter via the organization’s first Fill the Bag event — a nod to the Fill the Boot campaign when firefighters raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • Ballot question could prohibit new rooftop patios in Morrison

    New rooftop patios might soon be prohibited in downtown Morrison, depending on how residents vote in next week’s election.

    One of the town’s two ballot questions asks voters to choose whether to prohibit future rooftop patios at local establishments or set strict regulations for those built in the future.

    “It was a concern of some of the board and some residents, and the board just decided to refer it to the residents,” said Town Administrator Kara Zabilansky.

  • Kids get a spooky kick out of soccer tournament

    Soccer is a kick. But who’s to say soccer can’t also be spooky, when the season suits?

    Evergreen’s Bergen Valley Elementary hosted the fourth annual Rocky Mountain Spook-out 3-versus-3 soccer tournament Sunday.