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Today's News

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair turns 25

    By Etta Satter

    For the Courier

    In 1990, members of the mountain community joined with thousands of others across Colorado and throughout the nation to honor the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by then-senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.

  • EHS students get their teeth into improving fitness

    Evergreen High School’s health classes have gone high-tech now that each student wears a Jawbone UP, a wristband that collects data on an individual’s exercise, sleep patterns and food intake, and the information can be downloaded to the student’s smart phone or computer.

    Science teacher Ali Meyers received $7,000 in grants to buy 60 wristbands, and each student wears one for at least eight weeks to gauge overall fitness. CenturyLink provided $5,000, and ING U.S. Foundation donated $2,000.

  • Egg-ceptionally creative

    Whipped cream and a red cherry made of artist's clay top the brightly colored “Court Jester Delight” ceramic egg on display at Evergreen National Bank.

    A dark yellow egg yolk is a stand-out feature of the “Half-Baked” ceramic egg. The “Snowflake” egg features intricate hand-painted snowflakes on a deep blue background.

    The three duck-egg-size eggs, along with about 150 more, are part of Evergreen’s seventh annual egg-decorating contest, a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • Evergreen Country Day debate teams advance to area finals

    Fans of debate know that successful thespians anticipate their opponents' counter-arguments. That was definitely the case last week for a debate team at Evergreen Country Day School.

    A four-student team from the private middle school was better than its opponents at anticipating counter-arguments at a tournament April 10,  according to debate judge Joshua Murphy. The semifinals for the Denver area Charter Debate League were held at Evergreen Country Day.

  • CDOT seeks $10 million grant for shoulder lane

    State transportation officials are applying for a $10 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million currently set aside to build the shoulder lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Construction is scheduled to start in June on the “peak-period shoulder lane” between Empire and Idaho Springs.

    Officials have asked Idaho Springs city council members for a letter of support for the $10 million federal grant request. The letter was expected to be approved at a council meeting this week, said City Administrator Cindy Condon.

  • Springs residents grill CDOT on I-70 shoulder lane

    Idaho Springs residents had lots of questions for state transportation officials at a meeting Monday night to discuss a planned toll lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Transportation officials plan to spend $49 million on a “peak-period shoulder lane” from Empire to east of Idaho Springs, according to Tony DeVito, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Molleur stays near the front, takes 2nd

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe Collin Molleur wasn’t giving himself enough credit, but the Evergreen sprinter certainly had fun running against Cherokee Trail’s Brandon Singleton at the Pomona Invitational on April 12.
    “I knew that kid on the inside lane was really, really fast. I knew that he was going to go out really fast. I just tried staying with him, and it got me into second,” Molleur said.

  • Experience pays off for Conifer

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Maddie Yerks was the lone returning Conifer player who tasted victory in last year’s tennis dual meet with Evergreen, participating in a doubles win late in the Lady Cougars’ 6-1 romp. So it was fitting that her victory in No. 3 doubles sealed the Lady Lobos’ 4-3 triumph on April 9 at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer duo, penalties lift Lobos

    Drew Williams and Stone Henderson make for quite the one-two punch. Evergreen found that out the hard way on April 10 at Evergreen High School.