Today's News

  • First-graders present a patriotic program

    Sometimes first-graders can hit the nail on the head.

    Abby Foster, 7, a first-grader at Bergen Meadow Elementary, explained the essence of a recent program for parents about U.S. history as her class headed for rehearsal.

    “We’re singing songs,” she said matter-of-factly. “We’re saying words in the microphone. We are giving speeches about how America grew and the people who helped it.”

    She continued: “We worked really hard to memorize all this stuff.”

  • Quick Hits

    National champs honored

    Evergreen High School graduates Jackson Sayler and Maura O’Brien — members of Adams State University’s 2015 men’s indoor track and field along with the 2015 women’s cross country team, will be honored at Pepsi Center on Thursday, March 17, during the first-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Adams State won Division II national titles during the indoor track and cross country seasons last year.

    Road warriors

  • Dillon ready to be the focal point

    BOULDER — What a ride it has been for Claudia Dillon the past four months.

    Evergreen’s 6-foot-2 freshman helped the Cougars’ volleyball team advance to the Class 4A state semifinals at the Denver Coliseum in November. Dillon was again a key cog as Evergreen’s girls basketball team had its best season in the program’s history, making it to the 4A state championship game March 12 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus.

  • Evergreen girls claw to state runner-up

    BOULDER — One call never determines the outcome of a state championship game.

    However, the offensive foul on Evergreen freshman Claudia Dillon with 5 minutes, 49 seconds left in the Class 4A girls basketball title game March 12 at the Coors Events Center undoubtedly played a significant role.

  • Evergreen state runner-up in 4A girls hoops

    BOULDER — The third time wasn’t the charm for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Coors Events Center.

    In Evergreen’s third meeting this season with Valor Christian, a private school in Highlands Ranch that is a member of the Class 4A Jeffco League, the Eagles completed a 3-0 sweep of the Cougars this season. Valor claimed its second straight girls hoops trophy in the 55-40 victory March 12 on the campus of the University of Colorado.

  • Buzzer-beater sends Evergreen to first title game

    BOULDER — Evergreen senior Logan Newhall’s layup over the outstretched arms of Sand Creek’s 6-foot-2 Liah Davis sent the Cougars into uncharted territory.

  • Former school board president Monson appointed to Clear Creek's county commission

    Former school board president Peter Monson was appointed Wednesday by the governor to fill the seat of the late Tom Hayden on Clear Creek's county commission.

    Hayden died unexpectedly Feb. 29; his term on the commission was to expire this year. Only unaffiliated residents of District 2 were eligible for the appointment.

  • Organizers gearing up for 2016 Relay for Life

    By Michael Elizabeth Sakas, For the Courier

    Twenty-four committee members are in the early stages of planning this year's Relay for Life of the Mountain Area, which is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12, at Evergreen High School. 

  • An important lesson on the road of life

    By John Newkirk

    As a boy I used to pass time on the school bus by counting street signs bearing names of classmates or family friends: Norman Lane. Willa Way. Lemasters Drive. Julie Lane. Granzella Road. Herzman Drive. What a novelty, I thought, to live in a community where roads are named after residents who are still living.

  • RMAE teaches about kindness through performance

    Kindness is powerful is the message of an original musical that fourth- and fifth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen are performing this weekend.

    Kindness changes the school culture and the attitude of bullies in the show, titled “Rise of the RAK Ninjas.” It was written and directed by the school’s elementary music teacher, Don Williams.

    RAK stands for Random Acts of Kindness. RMAE works with the RAK Foundation to conduct research on the outcomes of teaching kindness.