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Today's News

  • Echo Mountain Ski Area purchased by ski club

    Echo Mountain Ski Area was purchased Aug. 28 by Nora Pykkonen, founder of the Front Range Ski Club.
    The 226-acre Clear Creek ski resort sold for an undisclosed amount and will no longer be open to the general public.
    Echo will now operate under the umbrella of the ski club, which focuses on training children in ski racing.
    The Front Range Ski Club website states that because it will not be open to the public, snowmaking, grooming and terrain cab be tailored to challenge the club's skiers.

  • Let’s look at senior property-tax break

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in abundance unless eradicated

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Everybody but them

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Peterson, Cougars lead charge at Hyland Hills Jeffco meet
    WESTMINSTER
    — Kyle Peterson carded a tourament-best 71 and Evergreen had five golfers in the top 15 en route to a 12-stroke victory at the 4A Jeffco League match at Hyland Hills golf course on Aug. 22.
    Evergreen, as a team, scored a 316 total, finishing 12 strokes ahead of second-place D’Evelyn. Wheat Ridge was a distant third with a 359 total.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Cross country

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Angie Harrington, Rob Wright
    Classifications: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen’s girls placed  first in the Liberty Bell and league and second in regionals. They were 14th in state. The boys team took 10th at state.
    Athletes to watch: Sam Skold, Sr.; Jaxson Saylor, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 31, Pre-State Meet, Cheyenne Stampede, Colorado Springs
    State championship: Oct. 27, Norris Penrose Center, Colorado Springs

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Boys soccer

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Peter Jeans
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 record: 17-3
    2011 recap: The Cougars ran the table in the 4A Jeffco League, going 9-0 en route to another conference title. Evergreen reached the 4A state finals before falling 1-0 to Mullen. Players to watch: Ethan Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Nate Hentges, Matt Hornbecker,
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Air Academy, 6:45 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 10, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City

  • The Will to Win: Teams look for the magic combination to land them into the promised land

    It’s a feeling that never gets old. Be it the first time or last year’s fifth championship since 1999, the joy of winning a state football title is sheer euphoria for Andy Lowry. It always bring an infectious smile.
    The Columbine head coach has a pretty good handle on what it takes to be successful. He’s seen it quite a bit over the years.

  • Slow-starting Cougars right ship in season opener

    KEENESBURG — Rob Molholm was expecting the growing pains. After all, how could there not be with his Evergreen Cougars replacing 19 starters — 21 if you include the place-kicker and punter — from last season’s 9-2 3A state playoff team.
    And there was plenty for the Evergreen head coach not to like in the season opener Aug. 25 at Weld Central.
    Such as the Cougars’ four turnovers — two of which came in the game’s first 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

  • Eagles unleash bats on Cougars

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    Dakota Ridge, coming off of a year in which it went 20-3, shared the 5A Jeffco League title, won a  regional title, and advanced to the 5A Elite 8, was back at it Aug. 25, beating visiting Evergreen 15-1 at Dave Atencio Field.
    The loss dropped Evergreen, coming off a 17-7 season and a spot in the 4A state quarterfinals, to 1-1.