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Today's News

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

  • Birders hope winter will be good for finch sightings

    As autumn arrives, all birders across the northern states begin to wonder if it will be a good finch winter. This is not just wishful thinking. It is based on the fact that for many years, some winters have produced large numbers of northern finches in the northern states, and some years, they have extended much further south along the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Parent-teacher dis-association

  • PTA president appointed to school board

    Jefferson County PTA president Michele Patterson has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Jeffco school board.

    Board president Lesley Dahlkemper made the appointment after the school board deadlocked in trying to name a replacement for Robin Johnson, who resigned from the District 1 seat in August after moving out of the county.

    Patterson's stay on the board will be short — the District 1 seat is up for election next month, along with two other seats on the five-member board. 

  • District needs civility to bloom

    An early giant in the journalism trade was fond of saying that practically every political story boils down to two issues: conflict and cash.
    And while our members of Congress continue to clash over cash, the Jeffco school district is cramming our news columns with conflict, both ideological and, now, physical.
    The months-long controversy over the district’s plan to test the inBloom system for storing student information boiled over last week when shoving broke out between a resident and two district staff members at a school board meeting.

  • Reminiscing about first snowfalls

    Last Friday, Oct. 4, we all awoke to find a cold wet snow had covered our evergreens and golden aspen with inches of white. It was beautiful but brought an abrupt end to summer. It also brought back memories to me of other first snows.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Break a leg!

  • Youth wrestling registration, practices scheduled

    Evergreen Youth Wrestling is holding registration Oct. 9 from 6-7 p.m. at Evergreen High School. Practices begin Oct. 15 from 5:45-7:30 p.m. in the wrestling room.
    Cost is $160 per child, which includes up to three practices per week, three tournaments, dual meets, approximately 10 more live matches and insurance. The season runs from mid-October through early March. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays with an optional practice on Friday nights.
    For more details, contact Ross Willson at 720-988-6461 or via e-mail at evergreenyouthwrestling@yahoo.com.

  • 4A softball regional pairings

    The following are regional softball pairings for Oct. 12. The top two teams advance to the state tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 18-19.
    4A REGION 8
    SITE: THE BALLPARK AT ERIE
    FIRST ROUND
    #31 Evergreen (9-9) at #2 Erie (16-2-1), 10 a.m.
    #18 Thomas Jefferson (18-1) at #15 Mullen (12-7), 10 a.m.
    CONSOLATION
    Evergreen-Erie loser vs. Mullen-Thomas Jefferson loser, 12:15 p.m.
    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Evergreen-Erie winner vs. Mullen-Thomas Jefferson winner, 12:15 p.m.
    SECOND BERTH

  • Cougars’ early lead holds off Lions

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    PARKER — Evergreen senior running back Joe Danni rushed for 90 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the visiting Cougars to a hard fought 23-20 victory over Lutheran on Oct. 5 at Sports Authority Stadium.
    Coach Rob Molholm’s squad ran out to a 10-0 first-quarter advantage on the strength of a Nash Norton 27-yard field goal and a 3-yard touchdown jaunt by Danni around the left side with 4 minutes, 41 seconds left in the opening quarter.