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Today's News

  • Evergreen gives Valor a run for its money

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Everything was going as planned for Evergreen’s girls basketball team Feb. 11 at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.

    The Cougars held a 20-11 lead with three minutes to play in the second quarter thanks to a 9-0 run against the defending Class 4A state champion Eagles (19-1, 13-0 in 4A Jeffco). However, Evergreen coach Amy Bahl knew Valor wouldn’t go down without a fight on its home court.

  • Clark continues to take swings

    EVERGREEN — Former Major League Baseball great Jack Clark drove from St. Louis to Evergreen last week to share his wealth of knowledge of baseball.

    Clark had an 18-season career in MLB, where he was named a four-time all-star. He played for the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox from 1975-1992. Clark was one of the most feared power-hitters in the game during his heyday.

  • Cougars building postseason resume

    EVERGREEN — There are few guarantees is sports.

    Take Evergreen’s boys basketball as an example. The Cougars (15-6, 9-4 in Class 4A Jeffco League) aren’t even locked into a spot in the 32-team 4A state tournament. Evergreen finished third behind Valor Christian (20-1, 12-1) and Golden (16-5, 12-1) in one of the two divisions in 4A Jeffco.

  • Quick Hits

    Williams lone state qualifier

    Evergreen junior Connor Williams took the difficult route to the state wrestling tournament. Williams had to win three consolation matches at the Class 4A Region 4 tournament Feb. 13 at Discovery Canyon High School in Denver to take fourth at 106 pounds. The junior was the only state qualifier for the Cougars. Williams will compete at the three-day 4A state tournament that begins at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Pepsi Center.

    McNeil to represent Clear Creek

  • Cougars dive to runner-up at state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — Evergreen’s Katrin Lewis and Kate McDonald traveled different paths, but arrived at the same destination.

  • Echo Mountain owner files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The owner of Echo Mountain Resort has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a move she said will help her restructure debt but shouldn’t immediately affect operations.

  • Feds scrap plan to house immigrant kids in Lakewood

    The federal government has abandoned plans to convert parts of a Lakewood office building to house up to 1,000 undocumented immigrant children, citing both time and money challenges.

    The Administration of Children and Families had planned to use the Government Services Administration building at the Denver Federal Center as temporary housing for children in a program for minors who arrived in the U.S. without a parent or adult family member. The agency initially said the facility would be ready by April.

  • Driver arrested in rollover accident on I-70

    A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with several charges after the SUV he was driving was involved in a single-car rollover Thursday near Evergreen that left him and his four passengers — including three minors — hospitalized.

    Juvenal Gomez, whose California driver’s license was suspended at the time of the wreck, was driving a 1998 Lincoln SUV eastbound on Interstate 70 at mile marker 248 near the Soda Creek subdivision sometime before 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 11 when the vehicle rolled, said State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

  • Evergreen couple want to open facility for developmentally disabled adults

    Todd Mitchem has a vision for a working farm/ranch in Evergreen where a half-dozen developmentally disabled adults will live, work and be productive members of society.

    Mitchem, an Evergreen resident for 10 years, plans to call the place Holli’s Way after his sister, Holli, 40, who has developmental challenges after being deprived of oxygen as an infant.

    Mitchem’s fiancée, Diana Venckunaite, has a cousin with Down syndrome.

  • CCSD bracing for tax-revenue loss when mine closes

    The Clear Creek School District is gearing up for the negative impact on its finances when the Henderson Mine closes.

    However, the district does not expect to lose the large sums of money other entities funded by property taxes will, thanks to the state’s Public School Finance Act, which aims to make financing more equitable among school districts.