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Today's News

  • Evergreen continues work on improving times, results

    LAKEWOOD — A look at the results might suggest a different story, but Evergreen track and field coach Scott Haebe knows better.
    The Cougars weren’t likely to be high on the leaderboard at the two-day Pomona Invitational, but Haebe knows that, considering the competition, his team was getting to where it needs to be.

  • Underdog Lobos don’t wilt under pressure

    CONIFER — Conifer boys lacrosse head coach Tyler Knauer has been waiting a long time to taking a win from Evergreen. He doesn’t have to wait any longer.
    A Conifer team that had lost seven straight and never beaten Evergreen came out with nothing to lose April 12 at Lobo Field. Behind the scoring of Connor Rankin and Blake Bannon, who combined for seven goals, Conifer posted a 12-7 win over rival Evergreen. It was as sweet a victory as a team could have, considering the Lobos are just 2-8 this season.

  • Loaf & Jug employee honored for service to customers

    Taking care of customers is what it’s all about for Christy “Red” Mills at the Loaf & Jug in Bergen Park.

    Her rapport with customers led to her receiving the company’s President’s Choice Award for outstanding customer service.

    Mills was one of four employees selected from among the company’s 3,000 locations in seven states and received a Waterford crystal vase.

  • Plenty of earthy events remain for Earth Day

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of columns provided by the organizers of this year’s local Earth Month events.

    By Betsy Kelson

    If you’ve been promising yourself a night out to take part in the Earth Day celebration, some educational and interesting events are still coming up.

  • StageDoor’s ‘Legally Blonde’ adds tunes to laughter

    “Legally Blonde” is a musical based on the 2001 movie starring actress Reese Witherspoon. The story is a lighthearted, funny tale of Elle Woods, who enrolls in law school to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. “Legally Blonde” opened at StageDoor Theatre on April 13 to rave reviews. The show, being produced by StageDoor’s high school company, runs through May 4.

  • ‘101 Dalmations’ the perfect training ground for young-pup performers

    Spring is the season for new life. And what better way to celebrate the growing animal kingdom than with a pack of puppies — 101 puppies, to be exact. Disney’s “101 Dalmatians”is a heartwarming tale of human kindness filled with musical pizzazz, thanks to young actors from the Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale.

    The Prelude is a mountain community choir for students in second, third and fourth grades. This year, Prelude has 23 young performers who will participate in “101 Dalmatians.”

  • Evergreen author relates supernatural, religious experiences in book

    After living an existence he described as devoid of meaning, Evergreen resident E. Wiseman Woomer Jr. became a born-again Christian who experiences supernatural visions and messages.

    Woomer said he has seen Jesus three times, and has had an encounter with a demonic apparition that unleashed bolts of lightning.

    “These are things most people don’t experience. They are controversial because many people don’t believe,” Woomer said.

  • Short, sweet and icy is the trek to Maxwell Falls

    Trees and bushes along the road to Upper Maxwell Falls are coming alive with the golden and rosy hues of spring. However, the trail and falls are still cloaked in winter attire.

    A few slippery places and slush didn’t keep Stephanie Dziedziak and Eric Kelley from taking the hike with their dog Griff on Sunday. Dziedziak and Kelley said it was their second venture to the falls in the Arapaho National Forest, and they were hoping to see running water rather than white frozen ice.

  • Water supply diminishing in Lookout Mountain district

    Residents  in the Lookout Mountain Water District can anticipate dwindling water supplies in the coming months — a scenario created by extended drought conditions and low-priority rights.

    At the end of 2012, the reservoir on Squaw Pass Road was only 67 percent of capacity with 174 acre-feet of water, according to water district information. The 500 residents connected to the district system typically use 200 acre-feet of water a year collectively.

  • Creating faith-based awareness of environmental issues

    A rabbi and two Christian ministers offered their perspectives on environmental awareness during an interfaith discussion on Sunday evening.

    “We are having a huge impact on this planet,” said the Rev. Peter Sawtell, executive director of Eco-Justice Ministries of the United Church of Christ. 

    Over the past 100 years, humans have dramatically affected the Earth with “soaring and powerful technology,” he said.