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Today's News

  • Sign takes a dive at Wild Game

    A billboard-style sign was lying in the parking lot of the Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Bergen Park on Monday afternoon after apparently falling from its metal roof moorings.

    Reached Monday afternoon, owner Dave Wilson said he didn't know what had happened to the sign but that he was working to get it fixed. It appeared no one had been hurt in the incident.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Cougars thwart host Durango to win district title
    DURANGO — Dane Kapande had a two-run double and Evergreen blew open the game with a three-run sixth inning as the ninth-seeded Cougars upended No. 8 and host Durango 8-3 on May 10 to win the weather-delayed 4A District 2 tournament.

    Play was delayed a day due to inclement weather.

    Alec Moens’ RBI single in the first inning scored Ryker Eagen and the Cougars continued to add to their led from there.

  • Cougars adjust to coaching change

    ARVADA — Midseason changes are never easy, especially when a team loses its head coach. Such was the case for the Evergreen Cougars’ boys swimming team in 2015. 

    Marc Rios was EHS’ first-year head coach when the season began, but he left midseason for a club coaching position with the Greenwood Tiger Sharks.

    Christian Bachrodt took over, and the adjustment in coaching styles was substantial. While Rios’ focus was more on individuals, Bachrodt focuses more on the team being one, Cooper O’Hearn said.

  • Evergreen back in state quarterfinals

    Kylee Petrik couldn’t put a finger on how her shot found the back of the net early in Evergreen’s 3-0 win over Pueblo Centennial on May 9, but all she knows is that it did. That’s all that mattered.

    It was the first of three goals for the top-seeded Lady Cougars, who got second-half tallies from Sophia Weiner and Brianna Curtis, as Evergreen looked the part of the team to beat in the second round of the 4A state girls soccer tournament.

  • Winners of egg decorating contest announced

    Votes have been tallied and winners declared in this year’s egg decorating contest sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Winners received Evergreen Bucks gift certificates to use at businesses that are members of the EDBA.

    People’s Choice recipients received gift certificates to The Wild Game in Bergen Park.

    More than 100 eggs were featured in this year’s professional and amateur divisions of the contest.

  • Boating season opens at Evergreen Lake

    Boating season at Evergreen Lake has opened with limited hours of operation on weekends until Memorial Day weekend, when the summer schedule begins.

    Paddle boats, kayaks, fishing boats and sailboats are available for renting at hourly rates.

    Stand-up paddle boarding also will be offered to visitors again this season. Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff are overseeing this popular activity this year, rather than using the services of a vendor as in previous years, said Ellen O’Connor, EPRD executive director.

  • Exploring Jeffco’s role in World War II

    Marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, an exhibit illustrating the role of Jefferson County in World War II opened at the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Friday.

    Titled “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” the exhibit features a large aerial photo of the former Denver Ordnance Plant in Lakewood, where 22,000 employees of the Remington Arms Co. produced ammunition for the war effort in the 1940s.

  • Journey Community Church: story guide

    Here is a guide to all elements of the Canyon Courier's May 6 story "A loss of faith," an in-depth look at the rise and fall of Conifer's Journey Community Church.

    To read the main story, "A loss of faith," click here.

    For a timeline of Journey's history over the past several years, click here.

  • White-breasted nuthatches begin spring nesting rituals

    Almost everyone who has a bird feeder in a wooded area has a pair or two of white-breasted nuthatches coming to it. Although some books refer to them as being entirely insectivorous, I have watched them eat sunflower seeds at my feeders.

  • Bridge for connector trail installed at Evergreen Lake dam

    After weeks of delay, construction workers installed the concrete base of the bridge for the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake dam late Monday night.

    Before placing the sections of the precast trail on the two supporting piers, the crane operator set heavy counterweights on the back of the massive crane to stabilize it.

    "It's like fitting pieces of a puzzle together," said Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, who has taken the lead on the project.