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  • Cougars take No. 1 Farmers the distance

    WHEAT RIDGE — Sometimes, teams call losses “moral victories” because they really don’t have much else to say. These are often the same people that want to give everyone a gold star for trying, then guzzle down milk and cookies while grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

    Other times, such as Evergreen’s 7-2 loss to top-ranked Wheat Ridge, a moral victory is exactly what happened.

  • Spinzig-led Evergreen seals Jeffco golf title

    GOLDEN — The only thing moving with any consistent speed May 3 at Rolling Hills County Club was the insufferable wind.

    It roared, it tip-toed, it wicked every drop of moisture from the greens and made it like putting on pool tables at the 16th annual Ashley Forey Invitational tournament, which doubles as the last Jefferson County League meet of the regular season.

    All that bluster turned out beautiful for the Evergreen Cougars, who, behind Christina Spinzig, wrapped up their third consecutive league title.

  • Cougars roll Lobos

    The Evergreen Cougars seem to get a rush from living dangerously.

    They play to win, no doubt, but they seem to get a little something extra in the tank after a team scores or almost scores on them.

    “We’re really good at refocusing and finding the counterattack,” Evergreen senior forward Anya Kaufmann said. “We tend to not get down on ourselves. If there’s a good opportunity, we just pick ourselves up and say, ‘OK, now we got to score because that was too close.’”

  • Herrin pleads not guilty in kidnapping, assault case

    A Kittredge man accused in the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman pleaded not guilty last week in his arraignment at the Jefferson County courthouse.

    A pretrial conference has been set for May 10 at 10 a.m.

    Joel Michael Herrin, 41, is accused of going to the woman’s house Dec. 29 for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work. He has been held in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

  • Lariat Loop scenic byway wins national recognition

    Jeffco business owners and civic leaders celebrated the upgrading of the Lariat Loop from Colorado Scenic Byway to National Scenic Byway with free soft-serve ice cream in downtown Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    Participants donned buffalo hats and posed for a photo in the middle of Morrison’s main street to call attention to the previously announced project, a new visitor center at the Buffalo Herd Overlook at Genesee that is projected to break ground this summer.

  • Board frowns on paying hourly workers when rec centers are closed

    Park district employees who are paid hourly will no longer be paid for the hours they don’t work when a rec center is closed because of weather or other reasons, if a proposed policy takes effect.

    Members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on April 27 agreed to revise the existing policy. That policy allowed hourly workers to be paid even if the rec centers were closed and they couldn’t or didn’t come to work.

    The policy does not affect salaried/exempt workers, who are not paid overtime.

  • Evergreen nonprofit helps rescue Bahamian puppies

    An Evergreen woman with a soft heart for the plight of the multitude of stray and abandoned dogs on Grand Bahama Island managed to find temporary homes in the Denver area for 30 puppies that otherwise probably would have been euthanized.

    On April 2, Ellen Kohn was at Denver International Airport at 12:30 a.m. to greet a puppy lift consisting of 30 dogs flown out of the settlement of West End on Grand Bahama Island to Fort Lauderdale and then to Denver. Another 55 dogs went to locations on the East Coast.

  • Longtime manager of recycling center departs

    A man who was widely known around Evergreen as manager of the recycling center behind the King Soopers in Bergen Park has resigned in a dispute with the center operator, Waste Management Inc.

    Chilo Dominguez submitted his resignation April 19 after 11 years on the job.

    “I met so many people, it feels like I’m a member of the community,” said Dominguez, who lives in Westminster. “It’s not easy to say goodbye.”

    Dominguez loves Evergreen and is hoping to find work doing jobs for elderly people in the community.

  • Lariat Loop scenic byway wins national recognition

    Jeffco business owners and civic leaders celebrated the upgrading of the Lariat Loop from Colorado Scenic Byway to National Scenic Byway with free soft-serve ice cream in downtown Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    Participants donned buffalo hats and posed for a photo in the middle of Morrison’s main street to call attention to the previously announced project, a new visitor center at the Buffalo Herd Overlook at Genesee that is projected to break ground this summer.

  • How to vote in park district election May 4

    Eligible voters can vote in person in the park district board election Tuesday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling places are at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, both in Evergreen. Both facilities are handicap accessible. The Canyon Courier’s interviews with the candidates are available in the Lead Stories section on CanyonCourier.com

    The candidates are Andrew Adamowski, Brett Champine, Pat Callahan, Kit Darrow, Mark Footer, Roger Hoaglund and Barb Scripps. Check the website Tuesday night for the results.