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Today's News

  • Local businesses wash dogs for a good cause

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier

    The Evergreen community  supported the Evergreen Animal Protective League’s annual dog wash and wine event last month.
    In its seventh year, Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails is orchestrated byTallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon. Evergreen National Bank and Creekside Cellars also partnered for the successful — and adorable – fund-raiser.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not so innocent raccoons

  • Elk Creek’s red carpet gives students superhero treatment

    People should have the chance to walk a red carpet at least once in their lives, and on Thursday, every student at Elk Creek Elementary in Conifer strutted their way along a red carpet after celebrating the start of the new school year.

    Kicking off at 9 a.m., Elk Creek’s first-day-of-school festivities were one part welcome for the Class of 2030 — incoming kindergartners — and one part celebration of a year principal Ryan Lucas hopes will encourage everyone to embrace their inner strengths.

  • 16-year-old killed in U.S. 285 rollover crash

    A 16-year-old boy has died after his vehicle flipped over on northbound U.S. 285 late Wednesday night.
    While on routine patrol around 10:20 p.m., an officer with the Morrison Police Department spotted the single-car rollover accident.
    The officer pulled over to help and found that the 16-year-old juvenile driver, who hasn't been identified, was ejected from the car. The driver was pronounced dead on scene.

  • Opening of a new school year

    Dr. Brenda Krage, Platte Canyon School District

    For teachers, principals and school staff, August is a busy time of year. It’s also exciting as we prepare to open a new school year. At Platte Canyon School District, the floors are polished, the buses have been serviced, teachers have ordered their supplies and technology is ready to go. We are ready to welcome all of our students and families to the 2017-18 school year.

  • Investing in our children — immigrants and all

    The most important renewable resource that we can access is children. Our ability to provide education and training for future generations is the single biggest thing we can do to adequately prepare ourselves for the future.

  • School year brings about change, hope

    Tomorrow — Thursday, Aug. 17, as you read this — is the first day of school in Jefferson County, and my wife and I know it all too well. Goodbye, sleeping in until the weekend comes.
    OK, it’s not that bad. I don’t get that much sleep as it is. But with two school-aged children — one still in elementary school and another a year away from high school (gulp!) — the next nine months will be an assortment of running around to get kids to and from where they need to be, juggling homework assignments and finding that work-life balance.

  • Flutter of butterflies and unkindness of ravens

    By Christie Greene

    Some readers only buy non-fiction books on the grounds that nothing is more riveting than real-life events. Certain news stories result in rueful head shaking, meaning “you can’t make this stuff up.” On occasion, the term “fake news” might be employed to express doubt about the origin of information. Let me assure you that the “terms of venary” below may be hard to take seriously, and yet, they were a status symbol in the 13th and 14th centuries.

    ‘A group of children is called a migraine.’

  • Riley Krane enjoying life in the independent league

    The life of an independent league baseball player isn’t always glamorous, but for Evergreen High School graduate Riley Krane, it’s the next step to achieving his dream of becoming a Major League ball player.

  • EHS boys golf wins 4A Jeffco League opener

     

    Heading into Monday’s opening 4A Jeffco League golf tournament, Evergreen High School was feeling strong, confident and ready to defend last year’s title.

    This season, however, the team will be battling some inexperience while still staying strong at the top of its pecking order.

    On Monday at Deer Creek Golf Course in Littleton, the Cougars walked away victorious with a collective score of 17-over par, six strokes over their fiercest 4A competitor, Valor Christian.