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Today's News

  • Hicks takes over Evergreen Newspapers

    Readers of the Canyon Courier will see a changing of the guard this week as editor Doug Bell retires and Michael Hicks takes the editorial reins of Evergreen Newspapers.
    Bell, who has served as editor for 11 years, will spend more time traveling, playing hockey and teaching journalism at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
    Bell has nearly 40 years of experience as a journalist, having also worked at the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Greeley Tribune, Fort Collins Coloradoan and the Daily Camera in Boulder.

  • Special districts mulling potential property-tax losses due to Gallagher Amendment

    Beginning in 2018, John and Jane Q. Taxpayer could see an 18 percent reduction in their property taxes thanks to a little-known Colorado constitutional amendment known as Gallagher.
    But a lighter property-tax bill also means there’s a potential for less money to flow into the coffers of the state’s various taxing entities.

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled this week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Platte Canyon has showing at Mercury Classic in Brighton

     BRIGHTON — Platte Canyon showed strength as a team during the Mercury Classic in Brighton on Thursday.

    On the girls side, Hayley Rayburn led Platte Canyon with a second-place finish as she cleared 9 feet, 6 inches with her highest jump. Kaylynn MacGill placed fourth while Kenny Thomas finished ninth.

  • Conifer girls blank Wheat Ridge

    The Conifer girls lacrosse team showed perfection on defense Thursday night in a 12-0 victory over Wheat Ridge.

    Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Estill faced little adversity in the win as Wheat Ridge took just two shots on goal, both stopped by Estill.

  • Evergreen swimming wins Chatfield Invitational

    LITTLETON — In the believe-it-or-not category, Jack Moranetz and Josh Gauvain, the star junior swimmers for D’Evelyn and Evergreen, who competed in the 200-yard freestyle at last year’s 4A Jeffco and state meets, have never met formally and say they are, at the most, only vaguely familiar with each other’s accomplishments.

  • Evergreen girls find success against Rangeview

    In sports, success often comes after years of building a strong program. For the Evergreen girls lacrosse team, winning is becoming a familar thing and the program is only in year one.

    On March 22, the Cougars picked up its second win of the season with a 20-2 victory over Rangeview.

    “I thought the girls played good,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “It is early in the season so we still have quite a bit to work on.”

  • No. 5 Conifer lacrosse ends losing streak

    LAKEWOOD — Scoring goals shouldn’t be much of a problem for Conifer’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    The Lobos, No. 5 in last week’s CHSAANow.com Class 4A boys lacrosse poll, showed off their offensive skill March 24 at Trailblazer Stadium scoring a season-high 16 goals in the non-league victory over 5A’s Ralston Valley. The 16-5 win ended a 3-game losing streak for Conifer, a 4A state quarterfinalist last season.

  • Elk Meadow dog park to close completely on April 4

    Jeffco Open Space announced Friday that it will close the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area in Evergreen in its entirety on Tuesday, April 4.

    The Elk Meadow dog park has multiple safety and environmental challenges that need to be addressed immediately, an Open Space news release stated. Earlier this month, Open Space evaluated keeping an eight-acre parcel open for park visitor enjoyment. It has become apparent that this would help address some concerns, but not all, the release stated.

  • Trump’s proposed budget just doesn’t add up

    Greg Dobbs