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Today's News

  • Wood rats are interesting animals, though unwanted tenants

    (Reprinted from Sept. 17, 2008)

    A friend who volunteers at the Evergreen Nature Center stopped by last week to show us photographs of a wood rat taken by a couple who live on Upper Bear Creek. These folks had seen and heard some little critter in their house and wanted to be sure to live trap it and remove it before they left on a vacation.

  • Canyonfest a lively, artful celebration

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier 

    Live music, hula-hooping, children’s games and local artists filled Kittredge Community Park for eight hours Saturday for the annual Kittredge Canyonfest. 

    The event, hosted by the Kittredge Civic Association, has been a fall staple of the community for nearly 30 years, according to co-organizer Brenna Witt.

  • Local artists open their doors, hearts to patrons

    It’s one thing to see art in a gallery; it’s quite another to see art in studios with artists available to answer questions and talk about their work.

    That’s what the annual Open Door Studios is all about, and attendees at last weekend’s event said they appreciated the one-on-one with artists.

    “It’s lovely to talk with the artists to learn more about their work,” said Eli Barringer of Evergreen, who was experiencing Open Door Studios for the first time.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Evergreen sending trio to 4A state tournament
    FRUITA — A season that seemingly couldn’t go wrong hit a snafu Sept. 19 at the 4A Region 4 boys golf tournament at Adobe Creek National Golf Course.

  • Lahr, Cougars have their way against Farmers

    Ryan Lahr was picking his spots. If Evergreen’s No. 1 singles player wanted a hard-hitting forehand down the line, he did so. If he wanted to smash a cross-court shot into the back corner, it was there. If he wanted a service ace, there was those as well. 

    It didn’t hurt that his opponent — Wheat Ridge’s Matt Sewell — double-faulted a time or two or was hampered by unforced errors.

  • Cougars roll behind second-half scoring flurry

    CONIFER — Emphasizing possession and pressing forward has always been a staple of Evergreen boys’ soccer. It goes a long way toward victory.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra goes for Baroque during concert at Cactus Jack’s

    It wasn’t a typical Tuesday night crowd that started drifting onto the deck at Cactus Jack’s about 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

    On average the guests probably had a decade or two on the creek-side saloon’s customary clientele, and most of them rolled in on Subarus and Acuras instead of Harleys and Hondas. But if they wore more Lacoste than Levi Strauss, they’d come for a live jam just the same.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Conifer, Columbine students place third in international competition

    A team of students from Columbine and Conifer high schools participated in the 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals earlier this year after taking top honors at the Colorado state tournament in May.

  • Assessments explored as possible graduation requirement

    Members of the class of 2021 could have some extra challenges to meet if they want to reach the finish line and graduate from Jeffco Public Schools — namely, the ability to pass a final assessment exam.

    At last week’s school board meeting, district staff presented a proposal to revise the district’s graduation goals, most of which are based on Jeffco’s “2020 Vision” plan and 2013 graduation requirements.

  • Take a hike: Observing trail etiquette is important for all users

    Within my first month of living in Colorado, I learned the hard way how to use trails properly and politely. And as more and more visitors flock to Colorado — some of those using local trails might be novices.

    Public parks are wonderful things, and open to all. Everyone should be able to feel comfortable using the trails, no matter their type of recreation. So below are some trail etiquette tips that I’ve compiled with the help of Jeffco Open Space.

    For pedestrians