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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars win 7th straight, take Mile High Invitational
    DENVER — Lauren Hawes went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Emily Lauder, making her first start in right field, threw a Thomas Jefferson runner out at the plate as Evergreen won the Mile High Invitational on Sept. 13 with a 6-5 victory.

    The Lady Cougars broke a 5-all tie in the top of the seventh.

    Freshman Ashley Johnson picked up the victory, striking out five and walking three. Jessica Bellatti scored two runs.

  • Hines preaches patience as EHS takes 4th at quad

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s best gymnast and lone junior is trying to regain her form after an offseason layoff from the sport and an illness that has forced her to miss meets this year. Its promising freshman is battling a sore ankle while adjusting to the high school version of the sport. Its lone senior also has battled illness. The remainder of the squad is sophomores and freshmen. Its assistant coach is new.

    No wonder second-year coach Chancey Hines is asking for patience.

  • Frosh middle Hicken sparks Eagles past EHS

    LITTLETON — Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.

  • Packs lead Cougars at Liberty Bell

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    LITTLETON — Evergreen’s cross country team isn’t likely to see too many individual victories, but that’s not the motive anyway. The Cougars are all about what they can do as a team.

    That’s been proven over the years, especially in 2013 when the boys and girls each won 4A Jeffco League and regional titles. Well, 2014, is looking like much the same with a state championship very much in sight.

  • Incidents prompt board member to enroll daughters in private school

    Graffiti targeting school board member John Newkirk near his youngest daughter's elementary school prompted the family to enroll their girls in a private school for the 2014-15 school year.

    “After much thought and discussion, our family made the decision to move our daughters to an alternate school environment for the 2014-15 year,” Newkirk said. 

    Newkirk declined to name the school his daughters are attending but said it is a “faith-based” school in Littleton.

  • Goldfinches check out feeders as fall weather arrives

    Friday, Sept. 5, had been a wet, cloudy day that finally turned into rain about 5:30 p.m. It feels much too cold for September, but so be it. Our summer is over because by the time you read this, it will be Wednesday, Sept. 10. I just hope we will still have some nice fall weather in September and October.

    Many people have asked what they can bring me, to which I have had to respond that there’s nothing that I really need. I am grateful for their kindness and desire to be good friends by their offers to bring me some tokens of their friendship.

  • 'Dearly Departed' provides laughs to die for
  • Dredging planned in the spring at Evergreen Lake

    Officials are planning to dredge Evergreen Lake in the spring to clean out sediment brought in by the September 2013 flooding.

    The “stealth” dredging project will be done with a pontoon boat to minimize the impacts on lake users, said Dave Lighthart, general manager of the Evergreen Metropolitan District.

    Sediment material will be pumped from the boat through a pipe to a “de-watering” operation that will separate the water from the sediment. The water will be treated before being put back into the lake, Lighthart said.

  • Wiener dog race added to festivities at this year’s Oktoberfest

    Wieners of the canine variety will add pizzazz to this year’s Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday, Sept. 21.

    The annual festival sponsored by the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation is featuring a race for canines with long torsos and short legs. Dog owners who would like to participate can register at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Park, and should be at the festival by 3 p.m. the day of the race. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the winning wiener dogs.

  • Evergreen catches Hay Days fever

    The annual Hay Days at the Humphrey History Park and Museum offered a little something for everyone on Saturday.

    “The music has been the best part so far,” Evergreen resident Leslie Scully said after sharing a dance with her husband, Steve.

    The event, celebrating its third year, took attendees back to the early 1900s and showed what life in Evergreen was like then.