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Today's News

  • Vulcan spoke truth to his American fans

    When the original “Star Trek” debuted in September 1966, our nation was about to be torn apart by an unpopular war in Vietnam and by race riots at home. In the nearly half-century since, the science-fiction juggernaut spawned five additional television series and 12 movies on its way to becoming a cultural icon.

    At first, many assumed “Star Trek” to be an escapist space opera, but it didn’t take long for the writers to begin secreting much bigger issues into their scripts, from racism to war to civil rights.

  • Kindergartners strut their stuff on fashion runway

    Even with no red carpet or high-fashion models, the King-Murphy kindergarten international fashion show was every bit a spectacle of beautiful costumes from different regions of the globe and a hit with parents.

    This year, the fashion show was set up in the gym, with Mary Pat Maroney’s second-grade class in the audience, along with parents and grandparents. School secretary Shirley Simon was the emcee, discussing the outfits that ranged from kimonos to sombreros.

  • American dippers are the area’s most unusual songbirds

    When walking in the parking lot in downtown Evergreen on a snowy winter day, you may hear a bubbling bird song. It you are so fortunate, sit quietly along the bank of Bear Creek and listen.

    You are not hearing some unfortunate canary that someone has left out in the cold, but you are hearing one of our most unusual songbirds, the American dipper.

  • Woman prisoner dies in Jeffco jail

    A woman died Monday night while in custody at the Jefferson County jail.

    The 38-year-old woman complained about feeling ill earlier Monday, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office news release. The jail staff scheduled the woman to be seen by medical personnel that evening.

    Jail staff was notified at 7:15 p.m. by the woman’s cellmate that she was not breathing. Deputies performed CPR on the woman but were unable to revive her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Kadets bounce Cougars

    Host Air Academy outscored Evergreen, 24-12, in the fourth quarter as the second-seeded Kadets stormed past No. 7 Evergreen, 68-47, in the opening round of the 4A state tournament at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs on Feb. 27.

    Air Academy (21-4), which advanced to the Great Eight with a 64-54 win over Pueblo Central the next day, led 26-16 at halftime. Luke Camp led Evergreen (15-9) with 18 points. 

  • Evergreen completes late-season swoon

    Ask Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl, and she’ll tell you that the Longmont Lady Trojans were a really good No. 6 seed. Maybe they shouldn’t have been a sixth seed at all considering Longmont did share the 4A Northern League title with Thompson Valley and Silver Creek. Unfortunately, the Lady Cougars found out just how tough Longmont really was.

    The Lady Trojans upset third-seeded Evergreen, 57-51, in the opening round of the Tanya Haave Region of the 4A state tournament on Feb. 27 at the Southwest Motors Event Center.

  • A FEARLESS ADVENTURER

    Taylor Hutchen isn’t like most other 8-year-olds, per se. Sure, like other kids her age, she is more gums than teeth when she smiles, and she’d rather play outside than do homework. But unlike many her age, Taylor is a serendipitous blend of fearless adventurer, who is thoughtful beyond her years, with a full-blown addiction to skiing that transcends the negative effects of being cold or exhausted after a long day of carving fresh powder.

  • Developer buying Bergen Park church building

    Local developer Scott Smith is buying Bergen Park Church, possibly as part of a plan to develop neighboring property, including land he owns next to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

    Both Smith and Bergen Park Church Pastor Jim Demolar confirmed that Smith — operating as Bergen Park Development Co. LLC — is buying the church, at 1318 County Road 65 in Bergen Park.

  • Weather, tough slopes slow down Evergreen ski team at state

    Going into the 2014-15 state skiing championships, the Evergreen Cougars had plenty of reasons to believe they were a top-3 team. 

    Even going into the final day of the two-day competition Feb. 19-20 at Keystone, there was hope they would reach that level, but numerous factors, including weather and a difficult course, cost EHS.

  • Lady Cougars struggling with state up next

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl isn’t a big fan of the 4A Jeffco League’s cross-division format for the final week of the regular season. 

    Bahl’s Lady Cougars finished second in their division with a 10-3 record prior to the final week, but went 0-2 against the top two teams on the opposite side, including a Feb. 20 season-ending 49-43 loss at second-place Green Mountain.