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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars searching for right mix in time for league play

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    HIGHLANDS RANCH — One of first-year Evergreen volleyball coach Andrea Wood’s main objectives in the first two weeks of matches is to find the most effective rotations in time for the start of 4A Jeffco League play.
    She’d be well-advised to recall who was on the court in the third set of the Lady Cougars’ Sept. 12 test at Valor Christian. After falling behind 2-0 and looking lost and hapless in the second set, the Lady Cougars played one of their best sets of the season, winning it 25-17.

  • Host Cougars force Lobos into mistakes

    Dennis Von Kuczkowski says that his English isn’t all that. He’s a German exchange student, after all. But don’t be fooled. The Evergreen High junior speaks pretty good English, and his tennis game is quite good in its own right.
    Von Kuczkowski, who mixes a steady baseline game with attacking the net, broke serve five times en route to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Conifer’s Sam Kassman on Sept. 16 at Hiwan Golf Club. That was one of five wins for the host Cougars in a 5-1 victory over Conifer.

  • Bergen students honor heroes at 9/11 commemoration

    It was raining last Wednesday, and rain was flowing in the form of tears from the adults who gathered with students for Bergen Meadow Elementary School’s annual Hero Day to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.

    While the students listened with interest to the presentation about local heroes — the men and women who work in law enforcement and as firefighters and paramedics — the adults were fighting back tears during the commemoration of 9/11.

    “This is a tear jerker,” Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedic Bob Walter said after the ceremony.

  • Homecoming week set at Evergreen High

    The 2013 Evergreen High School homecoming week starts some new traditions while forgoing this year’s parade.

    It’s been a whirlwind to get homecoming organized because it comes only a month after school started, said senior Maggie May, co-president of the school’s Student Senate along with Will Moss.

    The theme this year is Coastal Craze, and the Student Senate wanted to amp up participation among students and the community.

  • Time to support local businesses

    By Judy Johnson Berna

  • Reliving days of valor

    “I still have that vivid picture in my mind of Boston,” said Army veteran Paul Heiser as he recalled embarking on a ship headed for England in the midst of World War II. “We zigzagged across the Atlantic on the USS Mount Vernon,” he said.

     

    Heiser was reminiscing with four other members of the 124th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion of the U.S. Army, who had come to Evergreen for their annual gathering.

  • Earthworm population takes a beating with recent rains

    The damp, downright wet weather continues. All weekend, it has been wet and miserable. As I write, more rain is falling. Another gray day makes me wonder what happened to the sunshine that brought my late husband Bill and me to Colorado.

    Both of us, having grown up in western New York, were tired of damp gray days that were brought to us by Lake Erie. On our first trip west, we attended a birders’ convention in Colorado and were impressed by a full week of sunshine. We vowed we would return, and we did 49 years ago next April.

  • Generosity flows in wake of flooding

    Sometimes good can come out of tragedy.

    When Cactus Jack’s Saloon bore the brunt of the flood caused by the overflowing Bear Creek on Friday, owner Gary Mitchell Jr. knew he wouldn’t be reopening soon.

    So rather than waste the 1,500 pounds of food in the saloon, he donated it to Evergreen Christian Outreach.

  • Evergreen FEMA help center scheduled to close Saturday

    The temporary Evergreen office of FEMA set up to help victims of last month's flooding will close permanently at 7 p.m. Saturday, as residents seeking assistance have dwindled.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the office in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park in the wake of the flooding that hit parts of Evergreen after a week of incessant rains.

  • Family on Cub Creek stranded when driveway washed out

    Evergreen residents living along Cub Creek saw their fair share of high water levels and flooding.

    Susan Rose, who lives at 6856. S. Brook Forest Drive, said sheriff’s deputies knocked on her door after midnight Friday, suggesting that she and her husband, Keith, leave their house because their driveway was gone.

    “We thought we had high water,” Susan said, “but we couldn’t believe what we saw when we went to the end of our driveway.”