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Today's News

  • Parkway repaving is delayed again

    The repaving of Evergreen Parkway has again been postponed as the Colorado Department of Transportation finalizes an agreement with Denver Mountain Parks that will make possible a shoulder and bike lane.

    CDOT is seeking access to land on the north side of the highway near King Soopers for the bike lane.  

  • Members of Masters Swim Team pool their resources

    The Evergreen Masters Swim Team might be misnamed.

    While the team does hold swim practices twice weekly at Wulf Recreation Center, its mostly female members don’t limit themselves to the pool.

    “It’s not just swimming,” said member Kristine Stevens. “It’s a life experience.”

  • Jeffco school district, teachers union reach contract agreement

    Jeffco Public Schools and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement after months of negotiations.

    The five-year agreement includes $14.1 million in annual raises, $10.4 million for a one-time pay increase and a transparent pay schedule. It retains a slightly modified version of the controversial pay-for-performance system instituted by the previous school board.

  • McMinimee: Alternatives exist for addressing district’s facilities needs

    If Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed facilities master plan isn’t approved next month, the district will have to consider other solutions to the issue of its aging buildings and the capital needs associated with repairing and replacing those facilities.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, year-round school, a split-shift schedule and a bond issue focused on deferred maintenance all are possibilities.

  • Picture-perfect attendance

    Clear Creek High School senior Austin Hill attended school every day of his high school career — all 664 days — and he now has a flat-screen television to show for it.

    Austin, 18, was the last honoree at the school’s awards ceremony May 11 for his accomplishment, and school officials don’t remember the last time a student reached this milestone.

    Austin’s 32-inch television comes courtesy of the Evergreen Walmart, which donated the TV at the request of Beau Campbell, the school’s resource officer.

  • Dredging begins at Evergreen Lake

    Dredging has begun at Evergreen Lake, and the work is expected to continue through mid-September.

    The Evergreen Metropolitan District plans to remove about 12,000 cubic feet of sediment — much of it that flowed into the lake during the 2013 flooding — from the northern side of the lake.

    The sediment will be dumped at the former transfer station on Highway 73. Twelve-thousand cubic feet is the equivalent of putting sediment nearly 6 feet deep onto an entire football field.

  • Quick Hits

    League track championships

  • Gutsy effort comes up short in state playoffs

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — To beat a great team twice is always a tall task, let alone on the road both times.

    However, Evergreen’s girls soccer team did everything in its power to pull off that mission May 14 at Valor Stadium in Highlands Ranch. The Cougars defeated Valor 3-2 on the Eagles’ home turf April 28 to propel Evergreen during an impressive home stretch of the regular season that included a tie against Class 4A Jeffco League champion Wheat Ridge.

  • RPI needs tweaking

    Life just isn’t fair sometimes. The same can be said about sports.

    Evergreen’s baseball team finished with a 12-6 record, a second-place finish in the Class 4A Jeffco League with a 7-2 mark. Still, somehow, the Cougars didn’t make the 32-team district field for the postseason.

    Six teams with sub-.500 records did make the 4A postseason field. Say what? How could this happen?

  • Gauvain a lean machine in the pool

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — At 6-foot-2 and maybe 140 pounds, Joshua Gauvain looks like he’d be more at home shooting a basketball than diving into a swimming pool.

    “I’m a pretty scrawny guy,” the Evergreen sophomore said during a break at the Jeffco League Boys Swimming Championships on May 14.