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Today's News

  • Cougars no match for Broomfield

    Evan Kihn scored 17 points to lead five Broomfield players in double figures as the Eagles defeated Evergreen 76-54 on Dec. 17 at Evergreen High School.
    Nick Ongarato added 15 points, Spenser Reeb scored 14, Austin Wood 11 and Dan Perse 10 for Broomfield (6-1).
    Andre Lane scored a game-high 19 points to lead Evergreen (4-3).
    The Cougars had won three out of four, including two straight.
    Evergreen played host to Poudre on Dec. 20. Results from that game weren’t available at press time. The Cougars return to action on Jan. 4 at Valor Christian.

  • Diggers win with numbers game

    BAILEY — Just because of sheer numbers, victory was almost assured before Clear Creek even stepped on the mat Dec. 14 for its annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Evergreen.
    “It’s unfortunate each team didn’t have a full team. We’ve always had a real good rivarly with the two schools,” Clear Creek head coach Stan Gould said. “This year, their numbers aren’t as strong as ours. It made the win real easy for us. Normally, they match up competition-wise very well with us.”

  • Evergreen Lake open for skating

    The skating season opened Saturday, Dec. 17, at Evergreen Lake  beginning at 8 a.m., said Brad Bednar, Evergreen Lake House supervisor.

    Evergreen Lake offers 10 hockey rinks, several family rinks and a massive public rink. It is groomed daily and is the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor ice rink in America, with 7 acres of skate-able ice.

  • Chicken soup-er: First cook-off provides recipe for community spirit

    Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but it also can be good for building community spirit.

     

    Congregation Beth Evergreen’s first ever chicken soup cook-off on Saturday night made chicken soup the focal point of a large community gathering where music, laughter and merriment were as much the highlights of the evening as the soup.

  • Robotic recycling: When it comes to art, Bergen Valley students know the drill

    Recycled goods have many uses, but Bergen Valley Elementary School students found a unique use for some of them: making robots.

     

    They used soda cans, circuit boards, broken walkie-talkies, CDs, paper rolls, plastic bottles and straws to create unusual artwork, all part of an artist-in-residence program with Evergreen artist Maggie Smiley. Smiley offers creativity workshops at her studio called Artonomy in the Elk Bridge Center near the Buchanan Park Rec Center.

    “My passion is to instill a creative spirit in everybody,” Smiley said.

  • Luckylure giving free trees to needy

    Luckylure Christmas trees is hosting a free tree giveaway to foothills families impacted by the economy on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    This year the giveaway will be extended to families with someone serving on  active duty in the military. The giveaway will be for one day only starting at noon at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center, 5231 Highway 73 and Brook Forest Road.

    For more information, call 303-674-5777.

  • Richard Lee Anway, 63

    Richard Lee Anway passed away Nov. 20, 2011, at his home in Lakewood. He was 63 years old.

  • School district eyes elimination of 4th- and 5th-grade music program

    Work groups from Jeffco Public Schools are recommending that 590 jobs be eliminated over the next two years to help meet a $70 million budget shortfall.

    The cuts, which would most prominently affect elementary and middle schools and would save $47.5 million, would eliminate the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program. Additionally, all middle school librarian jobs would be cut.

  • Papers delayed by a day

    Canyon Courier readers in Evergreen and Kittredge will not receive their papers until Thursday because of a delay in the production process this week.

  • Governor is lone star among GOP hopefuls

    A national Gallup poll now shows Rick Perry in third place among GOP presidential candidates, behind Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. The Republican nominating convention meets in Florida a long nine months from now, and many unforeseen fireworks, and much unloaded candidate “baggage,” could shift popular opinion dramatically. Thus, in spite of some gaffes this fall, Perry remains a tenacious contender, and might well emerge the victor in Florida.