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Today's News

  • Local company marketing interactive technology for concussions

    An Evergreen company is offering a chance to use interactive technology to assess concussions, for rehabilitation, and to do performance training.

    Peak Performance, Powered by TRAZER, located in the U.S. Bank building along Evergreen Parkway, has a space where users can interact with a motion-sensing device called TRAZER.

  • Local church hosts women's conference

    More than 120 women attended an interfaith conference at Bergen Park Church last weekend to build fellowship and better live out their callings, organizers said. The event was a local version of the larger “IF: Gathering” based in Austin, Texas, which was streamed around the world.

    Throughout Friday evening and Saturday, the women listened to talks streamed from Austin, discussed them, enjoyed meals and other activities together, and listened to worship music from a local band.

  • Top-dog judge: Local to appraise pups at iconic event

    Less than a week after the NFL’s Super Bowl, the “Super Bowl of dog shows” — the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — will take place in New York City from Thursday through Feb. 16.

    Walking among 3,000 dogs will be Evergreen’s Joyce Vanek, who has been to Westminster as a spectator, an exhibitor, a competitor — and now one of the show’s 30 judges.

    Vanek will judge five breeds in the working-class category: Black Russian terriers, Doberman pinschers, English mastiffs, great Danes and Portuguese water dogs.

  • Peterson shoulders the pain, wins Frontier title

    SHERIDAN — Connor Peterson was in position to switch the advantage when his left shoulder popped out. For a brief moment, it looked as if the Platte Canyon senior’s chances of winning the 3A/2A Frontier League wrestling championship on Feb. 4 at Sheridan High School had gone by the wayside.

  • Evergreen posts runner-up finish in 4A Jeffco

    Connor Williams only had to win one match Feb. 2 at Evergreen High School to capture the 4A Jeffco League championship, and the 106-pound senior was pretty confident going into the finals that he could do that. 

    But he also knew that no matter what he couldn’t get overconfident in  his match against Wheat Ridge’s Joell Ortivez.

  • Cougars’ depth pays off with Jeffco title

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — For the second straight year, Christina Crane was Evergreen’s lone individual swim champion in the 4A Jeffco League swimming and diving championships. But unlike 2016, the Lady Cougars were stronger from top to bottom than their league and state rival Valor Christian.

  • Lobos catcher Ness signs on with Trinity International

    For Mark Ness, deciding where he’ll spend the next four years in college ahead of the Conifer Lobos’ 2017 spring baseball season lifted a weight off the broad shoulders of the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder.

    “It’s huge,” he said. “The coach still wants me to play as hard as I can, which I will, of course.”

    Ness, a Conifer High senior, signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play collegiate baseball for Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill.

  • EHS student-athletes looking toward the future

    For some like Marissa Hoerman, it was a huge relief to be done with the recruiting process. 

    For others like Sofia Weiner, it was the culmination of years of waiting. Her decision had been made nearly two years prior. 

    In all, Evergreen High School honored seven student-athletes — Hoerman (volleyball), Weiner (soccer), Alex Rupe (football), Ben Setlak (baseball), Brandon Swenson (cross country and track), Ryan Wilson (soccer) and Griffin Dorsey (soccer) — on National Signing Day on Feb. 1.

  • Intermountain Humane Society seeking a new home

    After many years in its rented space off U.S. 285 and Wandcrest Road in Pine, the Intermountain Humane Society is looking for some permanent roots — that is, a building the organization can call its own.

    The 35-year-old nonprofit is raising money in a $500,000 capital campaign to purchase either land it can build on or an existing facility that can better house its animal shelter and thrift store.

  • Platte Canyon teacher ending 30-plus-year career

    Sue Villarreal has spent more than 30 years teaching at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey. In the mid-1980s — less than 10 years after graduating from the high school — the Bailey native returned to teach home economics, known now as consumer and family studies. Back then, the classes revolved around managing a household: balancing a checkbook, meal preparation, parenting, sewing and any number of other tasks involved in family life.