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Today's News

  • The Will to Win: Teams look for the magic combination to land them into the promised land

    It’s a feeling that never gets old. Be it the first time or last year’s fifth championship since 1999, the joy of winning a state football title is sheer euphoria for Andy Lowry. It always bring an infectious smile.
    The Columbine head coach has a pretty good handle on what it takes to be successful. He’s seen it quite a bit over the years.

  • Slow-starting Cougars right ship in season opener

    KEENESBURG — Rob Molholm was expecting the growing pains. After all, how could there not be with his Evergreen Cougars replacing 19 starters — 21 if you include the place-kicker and punter — from last season’s 9-2 3A state playoff team.
    And there was plenty for the Evergreen head coach not to like in the season opener Aug. 25 at Weld Central.
    Such as the Cougars’ four turnovers — two of which came in the game’s first 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

  • Eagles unleash bats on Cougars

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    Dakota Ridge, coming off of a year in which it went 20-3, shared the 5A Jeffco League title, won a  regional title, and advanced to the 5A Elite 8, was back at it Aug. 25, beating visiting Evergreen 15-1 at Dave Atencio Field.
    The loss dropped Evergreen, coming off a 17-7 season and a spot in the 4A state quarterfinals, to 1-1.

  • A colorful scene: Fine Arts Fest fills Heritage Grove over the weekend

    Beautiful weather, eclectic fine art and a picturesque setting in Heritage Grove Park combined to create the perfect Evergreen Fine Arts Festival this past weekend.

    If the number of cars lining Meadow Drive all weekend was any indication, the 46th annual event was well attended. Hundreds wandered through the grove, looking at the offerings from 100 artists. Some attendees were looking for specific items to accent their homes, while others just browsed the booths that sported everything from paintings and photography to waterfall sculptures and pottery.

  • Kids learn to respect the wilderness

    Jeffco Open Space ranger Beth Grady held up a backpack and asked a group of youngsters at Lair o’ the Bear Park what it should contain.

     

    The kids took turns adding a compass, map, bottle of water, snack, first-aid kit, poncho, headlamp, matches, a hat, gloves, jacket and a tool with a knife and scissors.

    This was lesson one in a Junior Ranger Leave No Trace program held Saturday to celebrate Colorado Land Conservation Week.

  • A good old-fashioned time at the country fair

    Kissing llamas, tasty peach cobbler and traditional mountain music created an enjoyable outdoor event for residents at the Life Care Center of Evergreen on Friday morning.

     

    “It’s really nice. I like the music,” resident Lila Mae Frauenkron said while listening to the sounds of Haney’s Homemade Jam at the Old Fashioned Country Fair.

    As the lyrics “I dream of you, dear, every night” drifted through the air, a few people danced.

  • Residents opposed to fire training building take case to Jeffco school board

    Members of an Evergreen citizens’ committee have approached the Jefferson County school board with concerns about the training building that Evergreen Fire/Rescue plans to build in Bergen Park.

    The fire district has drawn heat over its proposal to build a four-story training facility at Fire Station 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The building, in which the department would stage fires to give firefighters realistic practice, is adjacent to Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

  • Mt. Evans hospice helps families cope with loss

    “Everyone’s grief is so different,” says Barb Lamperski, director of bereavement at Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice.

    When someone who has been receiving hospice care dies, Mt. Evans staff members automatically follow through with assistance to families, Lamperski says.

    “We offer the grief support; we listen to the stories,” she says.

    Although death is a natural part of life, dealing with the loss of a loved one is a heart-breaking experience that individuals cope with in different ways, Lamperski says.

  • Elk Creek firefighters prepare for rock-climbing accidents at Staunton State Park

    Elk Creek firefighters spent two days recently practicing rope rescues in anticipation of the October opening of Staunton State Park.

    The park will be home to several rock-climbing routes near Staunton Rocks, and firefighters anticipate calls from park users, said Alex Parks, the department’s technical rescue coordinator and a firefighter/EMT. Crews have been familiarizing themselves with the park’s layout over the last two years, including at the Aug. 18-19 training session.

  • Fund-raiser honors memory of a special child

    Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, owners of Willow Creek restaurant, lost their 2-year-old daughter, Ellie, nearly 9 years ago.

     

    A heartbreaking experience that Kristopher tearfully remembers, Ellie’s death came after her long struggle to survive. 

    To honor Ellie’s memory and express their appreciation for the support they received from hospice organizations, the Lincolns are planning a second annual fund-raiser called “Ellie’s Evening” on Sept. 18 at their restaurant in the Lakepoint Center.