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Today's News

  • Evergreen residents walk through plans for connecting trails

    During an open house May 20 for a trails master plan, Evergreen residents Jennifer and Troy Berens said they would like to see a connecting trail from their Hiwan Hills neighborhood to downtown Evergreen.

    Other suggestions from residents included closing the downtown area to traffic to increase walkability and creating a walking and biking path from Evergreen to Conifer.

  • Clear Creek school board fires superintendent

    Clear Creek Schools Superintendent Todd Lancaster was fired on a split vote at the school board's May 20 meeting, and the sentiment for ousting Lancaster became unanimous at a hastily scheduled executive session three days later. 

    Lancaster and the board had been at odds at times over some issues, but that friction apparently had grown to include teachers disgruntled over changes planned in the district's administrative structure. 

  • It’s difficult to discern the two subspecies of ibis

    Two weeks ago, we had a small group of 15 glossy ibis at the lake, and I promised to write about them this week. The glossy ibis is usually divided into two subspecies: the glossy ibis in the East and the white-faced glossy ibis in the West.

    However, the problem lies in the fact that the birds are identical except for the white feathers at the base of the bill in the white-faced glossy ibis. Sometimes this is present in western birds but only in small amounts, and sometimes not at all. Therefore, it is difficult to positively name the western birds.

  • Latest plan to move Community Corrections abandoned

    Jeffco has decided to abandon its latest idea for relocating the Community Corrections facility after hearing from angry neighbors of a potential site near the Jeffco Fairgrounds.

    The county had identified a property near the fairgrounds and Foothills Animal Shelter at 15650 W. Sixth Ave. as a potential new home for Community Corrections. The current facility, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Third time not a charm for the Cougars

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    AURORA — It doesn’t matter which sport you are competing in It is always difficult to beat the same team three times in the same season. Evergreen’s varsity baseball season came to an abrupt end May 17 as the Cougars failed to defeat Green Mountain for a third time this year.
    The Rams won 8-2 as part of the double-elimination 4A state tournament at Cherokee Trail High School. This season was special for the Cougars (18-5).

  • EHS’ playoff run meets an end road

    COLORADO SPRINGS — For all of the first half and most of the second, the Evergreen Lady Cougars proved they belonged in the 4A state girls soccer quarterfinals, even if their No. 24 seeding may have indicated otherwise. But, eventually, all good things do come to an end.

  • U.S. Senate candidate visits mountain area

    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Steve Shogan unveiled his first TV ads at a fund-raiser Saturday at Nick’s Pro Fitness in Evergreen.

    Supporters laughed at an ad that shows a male actor with eyes pointing in different directions and a voice-over saying, “What if your two eyes didn’t work together?” as an allusion to partisan bickering between Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

    “It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to fix Congress … or maybe it does,” is the theme of the second ad, a cartoon.

  • CAP holds search-and-rescue exercise

    Colorado Civil Air Patrol cadets in military uniforms and bright yellow vests were seen on Highway 73 on Saturday, searching for a hiker reported missing near Cub Creek Park in Evergreen.

    Fortunately, the search-and-rescue effort was just a ground training exercise for some CAP members and cadets. The nonprofit group includes an Evergreen squadron and several teenage cadets.

  • Teachers approve initial agreement with district

    Members of the teachers union have overwhelmingly approved a contract agreement reached May 8 with the school district’s bargaining team, but teachers voted on a version of the pact that did not include a later addition from the district.

    Just hours after bargaining teams reached the original agreement, the district added the stipulation that non-probationary teachers rated as not effective or partially effective would not be eligible for raises.