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Today's News

  • Evergreen swings sweet bat, routs Lobos

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes the baseball can look like a beach ball to a hitter on fire. Sometimes the strike zone can look smaller than a golf ball to a struggling pitcher.
    Evergreen’s baseball team knocked off Conifer 18-3 on April 25 at Keli McGregor Field at All-Star Park. The Lobos issued 14 walks among seven pitchers, including eight walks in the first inning. It was 7-0 before Conifer took its first swing.

  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

  • Veterans memorial statue receives approval from park district board

    Evergreen veterans turned out in force at the April 23 meeting of the park district board to voice their support for a statue they are planning for the veterans’ memorial in Buchanan Park.

    After more than two hours of discussion, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members voted 3-1 for the statue, which will depict a soldier with a rifle. The life-size statue will be placed at the Veterans’ Commemorative Walk, which is in a secluded section of the park.

  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

  • Hamilton, Elmgreen ready for next step

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    Two seniors made their college choices official last week during signing ceremonies at Evergreen High School.
    Sam Hamilton signed with the University of Denver to play soccer and Colin Elmgreen will take his talents to Nebraska Wesleyan University to play basketball.

  • Petrik, Lady Cougars beat the clock again

    LAKEWOOD — Whether Kylee Petrik has a clock in her head or not can be debated. Literally, we know that she doesn’t, but figuratively, it certainly seems possible.

  • Winter’s return plays havoc with schedules

    The grass is green, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. Those are typically signs of spring. But not here. Not this year.
    Old Man Winter’s unwelcome return in recent weeks has played havoc with the high school sports schedule. Events have either been outright canceled or postponed multiple times. It’s causing a logistical nightmare for athletic directors to reschedule events for later in the season.

  • The illusion of safety (and its risks)

    Most Americans over the age of 40 grew up with an omnipresent fear of nuclear war. Fear might be too weak a word — terror is more like it.

  • Walsh brought stability to EHS

    When members of Evergreen High School’s senior class arrived for school in August 2008, new principal Matt Walsh greeted them. He was the fourth principal in four years at EHS. Their freshman class principal retired at year-end. Their sophomore class principal, despite prior successes and high expectations, was not a good fit and lasted just one year. Their junior class principal was a retired administrator who stayed one year in an interim capacity.

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