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Today's News

  • Cougars advance to Elite Eight

    The three-hour drive home from Palisade was a little easier for the Evergreen baseball team on Saturday.

    The Cougars won the Palisade regional, topping Fort Morgan 16-5 in the championship game.

    Evergreen defeated top-seeded Palisade in the playoff opener 3-2.

    With the wins, the Cougars advance to the Class 4A state tournament starting on Friday.

  • Evergreen places second in league championships

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — After watching Evergreen beat his team along with 5A Jeffco League power Chatfield and Littleton in a quadrangular meet in late March, D’Evelyn boys swimming coach Mark Collings alerted the rest of the conference’s 4A teams.

  • Evergreen advances to 4A quarterfinals

    Evergreen senior Kate Athenour had gone 15 games this year searching for her first goal. On Wednesday the search ended during the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs as Evergreen topped Discovery Canyon 4-0.

    With 26 minutes remaining in the first half, Athenour’s scoring drought ended, giving the Cougars a 1-0 lead.

  • Musician finds inspiration, collaborators for new album in local music scene

     EJ Bisiar bought a $15 guitar from a drug store when he was a high school senior. From there, an entire music career blossomed — opening for The Grateful Dead in 1969, writing and releasing children’s music as the “original” Eddie Spaghetti, and collaborating on his latest album, “Evergreen Trail.”

  • Kindergartners celebrate parents with tea party

    “In all the world, I know it’s true,” the children recited, “there is no mom and dad like you.”

    West Jefferson Elementary School’s kindergartners celebrated their parents with an assortment of gifts, poems and songs during a morning tea party on May 10. About 20 parents were in attendance, as students in Alicia Beabout’s class surprised them with badges that said “Happy Mother’s Day” and “Happy Father’s Day,” and other handmade goodies.

  • Sixth-graders meet for pre-CCMS team building

    There was a lot of yelling, jumping, wearing blindfolds, name-forgetting, game playing and team building — lots and lots of team building.

    About 50 sixth-graders from multiple schools across Clear Creek County gathered at the Easter Seals Camp in Empire on Friday for the annual Duster Day event to help students meet one another before attending Clear Creek Middle School this fall.

  • Students learn to celebrate differences from veteran’s therapy cat

    It isn’t easy being different. Whether you’re the new kid at school or a disabled military veteran or a cat without a coat, being different can draw the judgmental eye of everyone around you and leave you feeling lonely and isolated.

    But one recent morning at West Jefferson Elementary School, all of those differences were celebrated through the lens of kindness.

  • Police arrest man in connection with murder of Aurora woman

    Police have arrested Shawrae Butler, 21, in connection with the death of Queen Ashby. 

    Police were searching for Butler, who was considered armed and dangerous, before he was arrested Friday afternoon.

    The body of Ashby, 20, from Aurora was found by a motorist near Highway 103 on April 8. After weeks of being unable to identify her, police released a computer rendering to local media, which funneled dozens of tips to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.

  • Red dogs are our national mammal?

    Christie Greene

  • Extra credit

    A Conifer High School senior, Kris has been doing a whole lot more home work this year. Not that he’s complaining about it.
    “It’s really fun,” said Kris, inserting strips of fiberglass insulation between floor joists with a practiced hand. “It’s amazing to see a big pile of wood come together into a house.”