Today's News

  • 2016 boys tennis preview: Cougars return plenty of experience

    Looking back at his first season at No. 1 singles, Evergreen senior Ryan Lahr might tend to believe that nerves got in the way of his finishing off a competitive first run with a 4A state tournament appearances. 

    His coaches, however, don’t see it that way. They’re more inclined to believe that his game management at critical points in matches played a role in his success or lack thereof.

  • Evergreen tees off in Jeffco League opener

    If the Evergreen Cougars are indeed going to challenge Valor Christian not just in the 4A Jeffco League but in the state in 2016, they certainly made a good first impression Aug. 15 at Deer Creek Golf Club.

    Led by top medalist Lenny Urbas’ round of 4-under-par 68, Evergreen shot a 4-over-par 292 total to cruise to victory in the regular season opener. It marked the first time the Cougars have ever outscored the defending 4A state champions.

  • Accident snarls traffic on eastbound I-70 near Genesee

    An accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Genesee exit early Tuesday had traffic backed up to Evergreen Parkway.

    At least one eastbound lane was closed, and numerous emergency crews were on the scene, according to a reporter who drove by the accident.

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • Teens have laser-like focus during tag competition at library

    Four boys ducked into a niche with computers and other office equipment — an effective hiding spot. After a few minutes, they decided it was time to make a run for it. One of them pushed a chair in front of him as a shield. Another yelled, “For the rebellion!” A library staff member reminded them to keep their laser guns visible — otherwise they’d be cheating.

  • Teen workers repair trails at Elk Meadow Park

    About 90 teenagers were working to repair trails at Elk Meadow Park throughout the day on Aug. 2.

    Jeffco Open Space’s Trail Stewardship Team, which is a paid summer job for 14- to 18-year-olds, works on trail maintenance projects Tuesdays through Thursdays for eight weeks in the summer.

  • School board votes to put tax increase, bond on ballot

    After months of deliberation, the Jeffco school board on Aug. 2 formally approved resolutions to put a proposed $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase that would generate $33 million annually on the November ballot.

    At last week’s special meeting of the board, members voted unanimously to put both measures on the ballot this fall, saying it’s time for the district to put its financial future into its own hands.

  • Hiwan instructor Patterson named Teacher of the Year

    Steve Patterson, a PGA instructor for Hiwan Golf Club, has been named the 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Colorado PGA. A golf professional for 23 years, Patterson became a certified professional in golf instruction and golf operations in 2008. He has worked at Hiwan since 2013.

  • Vogel conquers Meyer Ranch

    By Ashley Dumas
    For the Courier

    CONIFER — Chilly mountain air and cloud cover was a good change from the brutal summer temps, making all 42 runners who signed up for the hilly 5-mile race through Meyer Ranch happy. The terrain was far from flat, however, forcing athletes to climb for the better half of the course. 

  • Experienced Cougars have sights set on state

    If someone asked Evergreen senior Lenny Urbas what should be expected of the Cougars’ boys golf program in 2016, considering it’s coming off a 2015 season in which he won a regional title and the team placed third at the 4A state meet, the answer is obvious.

    “We go back and win state this year,” Urbas said.