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Today's News

  • Young Writers’ Conference celebrates storytelling

    In spite of budget cuts and increasing class sizes, there are still many things to celebrate in our mountain area schools. As a community, we celebrate athletic success, and we celebrate musical accomplishments. For more than 15 years, a group of Jefferson County educators and parents has organized an event to celebrate academic success, particularly success in writing and literacy. Each year more than 350 students from all mountain schools gather to celebrate the skills of writing and storytelling at the Mountain Area Young Writers’ Conference.

  • ‘Jungle Book’ jumps with jazzy tunes

    The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In honor of this momentous birthday, the Prelude is excited to bring audiences a jungle jumpin’ with jazz in the Disney classic “Jungle Book.” The Prelude is made up of 33 mountain-area second-, third- and fourth-graders representing 13 different schools — public, private and home-schooled.

     

  • Whodunnit to help fund bronze statue of GI

    By Jerry Williams

    For the Courier

    Watching a murder and trying to figure out whodunnit will help the Evergreen Rotary Club and American Legion Post 2001 pay for a commemorative bronze statue of a soldier “to represent all veterans of all wars.”

  • Week of presentations precedes Earth Day Fair

    For the Courier

    What kills tens of thousands of animals each year? What costs more than $4 billion to produce, is made from petroleum, and takes up to 1,000 years to biodegrade? Can you believe that 100 billion of this impractical and damaging product are used annually?

  • Firefighter likes helping neighbors, but dreads facing the devastation

    Being a firefighter in your own neighborhood has its rewards, and yet it can be emotionally draining — as it was during the Lower North Fork Fire.
    Wendy Zechman, a volunteer firefighter with Elk Creek since 2009, cut her spring-break trip short to help fight the flames.

     

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS GOLF
    Tenney leads Evergreen to third place at Indian Tree course
    ARVADA
    — Evergreen sophomore Madison Tenney fired an 89, six shots off the lead, to tie for third and the Lady Cougars placed third as a team at Indian Tree Golf Course on April 9.
    Tenney lit up the back nine, firing a tournament-best 40 over the final nine holes.
    Teammate Jennifer Butler also finished in the top 10, placing 10th with a 96.

  • Sayler outruns field at Pasadena

    Evergreen junior Jackson Sayler ran a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 23.55 seconds to capture first place at the South Pasadena Tiger Invitational in Pasadena, Calif., on April 6.
    Sayler broke free from the pack on the final lap en route to shattering his previous one-mile mark by 12 seconds. His previous personal best of 4:33 was set earlier this year in Pocatello, Idaho.

  • When all winds become ill winds

    Kristen Moeller used to love the sound of the wind.

    But since she and her husband, David Cottrell, lost their home in the Lower North Fork Fire two weeks ago, the wind doesn’t sound the same.

    “It used to sound so musical,” she said. “Now it sounds harsh.”

    Moeller and Cottrell’s home off Kuehster Road and Rocky Top Trail was one of 27 houses turned to ash by the fast-moving fire that burned about 4,100 acres south of Conifer.

  • Red-hot Cougars thump Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — One look at the Evergreen boys’ lacrosse team’s 8-0 record and it’s easy to see that they are having a red-hot season. So when they defeated the Chatfield Chargers 12-5 on April 4 at Trailblazer Stadium, the only thing that was shocking was that it was the first time the Cougars had beat the Chargers.

  • EHS finds rhythm to blank Conifer

    On the back of Katherine Hardy’s racket the word rythm is written. It is her motto to keep every tennis match going. And even though Evergreen’s No. 2 girls singles player lost some of that rhythm in her match with Conifer’s Kirsten Hafemen momentarily on April 5 she found enough of it when it mattered most.