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Today's News

  • School district’s effectiveness officer resigns

    Jeffco Public Schools’ chief school effectiveness officer, Terry Elliott, has resigned after three years in his position.

  • Rosy finches flock to tundra in variety of latitudes

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2008)

    For many years when winter visitors to Colorado called us to inquire about where they could see rosy finches, we would either take them or send them to the top of Squaw Mountain to visit the Swanlunds.

    When we were faced with this request recently, we didn’t know a really “sure spot” to send these visitors.

  • Pupils helping author write novel

    Marshdale Elementary students are getting a hands-on experience of a lifetime by helping an author write a book for 9- to 12-year-olds.

    Kirstin Pulioff, a Marshdale parent, is writing a book called “ Sky Raiders: Initiation,” which is the first in a series. This is Pulioff’s fifth book.

    The story is a blend of real life and fantasy about Tommy, who goes to a new school, learns to make friends, handles new situations and eventually believes in himself.

  • A well-thought-out event

    Evergreen Girl Scouts paid tribute to their sister Scouts around the world during World Thinking Day on Friday at The Place.

    The yearly event is a day to get girls thinking about the rest of the world, and this year it had special meaning because it was the day’s 100th anniversary in Colorado.

    In Evergreen, 12 troops ran nine tables containing information, food and crafts from different countries. More than 100 Scouts learned about food, customs and the history of countries from England to the Congo, from Madagascar to Italy and Belgium to Iceland.

  • Firefighter recruits try to find balance between lives, calls

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the fourth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue officials have a mantra they repeat to their volunteer firefighters: family, job, firefighting.

  • Snow rescues Winterfest

    The snow fairies smiled on Conifer last week, giving Saturday’s 285 Winterfest exactly what it needed — more than 6 inches of freshly fallen flakes.

    Winterfest would have taken place with or without snow, but the white stuff just added to the fun for adults and kids alike.

    The Divas, a team of students from Harmony Hills Academy in Conifer, participated in both the Mount Lugo Luge and the snowman-carving competition. The Divas were one of three teams brought to the festivities by teacher Jen Hollis.

  • EHS boys seventh, girls eighth at state skiing

    Initially, the sheer number of athletes on Evergreen head coach Jarod Roberts’ team and the diversity of their talent was overwhelming, but on Friday he was overwhelmed with pride as his team finished the season at Steamboat Springs at the state championships.

  • Academy ends Platte Canyon’s tourney hopes

    WESTMINSTER — Host Academy went on a 20-8 scoring barrage in the first quarter and led by 20 points — 32-20 ‚ at halftime on its way to a 71-23 thumping of Platte Canyon in the 3A Frontier District girls’ basketball semifinals on Thursday night.

  • Lobos falter in first playoff game in seven years

    CONIFER — When Kellen Ireland and Abe Martin — the only two seniors on this year’s team — were freshmen, the Conifer Lobos were among the worst 4A boys’ basketball teams in the state. Literally.

  • Evergreen turns it up in the 2nd half

    If there was ever a tale of two halves, it was the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ 4A state tournament opener on Friday night.

    The first half wasn’t exactly anything to remember offensively, outside of a 9-0 run to close the first quarter. Evergreen led at the intermission 19-7, thanks largely to a defense that held the visiting Lady Stallions without a basket for 8 minutes and 23 seconds.