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Today's News

  • Things get real for EMS kids with production of musical ‘Fame’

    This year’s Evergreen Middle School production of “Fame” is special in a number of ways:

    • The plot is about real kids rather than fantasy characters.

    • The performances will be at Evergreen High School, where students have the opportunity to perform on a large stage. The EMS production also is forging a stronger relationship between the two theater programs.

    • More than 160 students tried out for the show, which is 20 percent of the student body.

  • January brings new beginnings, longer days

    (Reprinted from Jan. 16, 2013)

    Janus was the god of new beginnings and doorways and gates. The early Greek and Roman people had two replicas of Janus hung at every city gate, one looking in each direction to protect them from their enemies from the outside as well as those within.

  • Evergreen girls topple Conifer

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has had the difficult task of forgetting its recent abrupt loss to Green Mountain.

    But, then, they were playing Conifer, with such a strong rivalry that no one takes anything for granted.

    “We focused on moving on, focused on the now,” Evergreen senior Samantha Kisiel about any lasting effects following a buzzer-beating first loss of the season Jan. 8 to Green Mountain.

  • Evergreen protects its home court

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Cougars basketball coach Scott Haebe seemed indifferent on Jan. 13 to all the hoopla that comes with any Evergreen-Conifer matchup.

    “I don’t get as caught up with the Conifer rivalry,” said Haebe, who’s participated in many games between the two in his 24 years as the helm of the boys basketball team.

  • Man who escaped jail, then went on crime spree, guilty of 33 charges

    A man who escaped from the Jeffco jail, committed a string of car thefts and burglaries, and was arrested again after flipping a stolen car while fleeing law enforcement has been convicted of 33 felony charges after a week-long trial.

    Travis Sandlin, 33, a registered sex offender, was convicted by a jury Jan. 12 of escape and numerous counts of burglary of a dwelling, aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, identity theft and vehicle trespass, according to the Jeffco district attorney’s office. 

  • Morrison rated among Colorado's safest cities

    MORRISON — Morrison Police Chief Rudy Sandoval was pleasantly surprised and mildly competitive upon hearing his town was recently ranked among the 10 safest cities in Colorado. 

    “That’s good news,” Sandoval said. “Who beat us?”

    While Lakeside finished first, followed by Black Hawk and then Campo, Morrison finished fourth based on most police officers per capita. The recent report from ConsumerAffairs.com relied onFBI and Census Bureau data. 

  • Jeffco Open Space establishes guidelines for climbers at parks

    From North Table Mountain Park in Golden to Cathedral Spires Park in Pine, growing numbers of climbers scale high rocky outcrops using fixed hardware. Jeffco Open Space staff has developed rules and regulations to minimize climbing’s impacts on natural areas.

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Szabo takes over as commission chair; CASA seeks volunteers

    Szabo takes over as commission chair

    Jeffco County Commissioner Libby Szabo will serve as chair of the three-person board during 2016.

    Commissioner Casey Tighe had filled the role for the past year. 

  • Jeffco school district set to hire new communications director

     The Jeffco school board is set to vote Thursday on a new chief communications officer for the district, a position that has been vacant since June.

    The board will vote whether to hire candidate Diana Wilson, a Lakewood resident whose background includes nearly eight years as a spokeswoman for the Westminster Fire Department and a stint serving on Lakewood’s City Council.

  • Jeffco prepares for arrival of immigrant kids

    The potential spring arrival of up to 1,000 undocumented Central American children at a Jeffco federal facility should have few impacts on local law enforcement and the community, according to a spokeswoman for the Administration of Children and Families, which is overseeing the program.