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Today's News

  • Cougars in control from the start as they rout Englewood

    LAKEWOOD — Reilly Fletcher put it in perspective. The Evergreen junior knows that you can’t score unless you have possession of the ball. The Cougars had little problem in doing that April 8 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Evergreen jumped out to a 10-goal halftime lead, partially in part to Fletcher’s first-half hat trick, and never looked back in a 17-0 thumping of Englewood.

  • Roundup: Murphy, Maroney lead Cougars’ offensive attack

    DENVER — Ethan Murphy went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs and Evergreen jumped out to an 11-run lead in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 23-1 baseball win over Denver South on April 9.

    James Maroney also homered and scored three runs, while Cody Jess was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs and four runs scored.

    In all, the Cougars (7-2) collected 25 hits.

  • All-conference girls swimming

    Following is a list of the all-conference selections in girls swimming in the 4A Jeffco League for the winter sports season:

  • Wildfire north of Elk Meadow contained

    The Elk Meadow fire along Squaw Pass Road west of Evergreen Parkway was mostly contained late Friday.

    Conditions improved as the wind died down and humidity increased, according to Mark Techmeyer of the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Another fire Friday at North Turkey Creek Road and Danks Road covered 3 acres and was 99 percent contained.

    A third fire off U.S. 285 was caused by a downed power pole and was extinguished quickly. 

  • In remembrance of Peter Howell

    Along the north boundary of Mountain Park Homes, a lone chimney still stands below the granite cliffs. It is a fireplace that, for many, marks some of the mystery that was born to a subdivision whose small lots were designed for tents and one-room cabins.

  • Big feat: Tour of Patagonia featured wildlife, stunning vistas, volcanoes

    Editor’s note: Local paleoclimatologist Peter Link filed this report on a recent trip to Patagonia. His photographs accompany the article.

    By Peter Link

    For the Courier

  • Marshdale science fair winners

    Marshdale Elementary School held its annual PTA-sponsored Science Fair on Feb. 3. Thanks to all of the students, volunteer judges, teachers and staff that made it so successful. More than 125 young scientists experimented and created wonderful projects at the fair.

  • Forest Service enacts fire ban

    In response to the dry conditions that led to a major wildfire northwest of  Masonville, the U.S. Forest Service has imposed fire restrictions in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    As of Tuesday, April 5, the following activities are forbidden:

    • Building, maintaining or using a campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove except at a developed recreation site.

  • The Candid Curmudgeon

    This column merely offers a gentle reminder to the EPRD board, new executive director Scott Robson, and especially GreenPlay LLC, the consulting firm that is preparing a new master plan for the district.

  • Benefit exchange a healthy idea

    Editor’s note: This column was written before Rep. Stephens suggested an amendment to SB200 that Colorado’s health exchange law not take effect unless Colorado requests a waiver from the federal health care act. The suggested amendment is opposed by both Gov. Hickenlooper and Sen. Boyd and makes passage of the bill unlikely.

    It’s good that virtue is its own reward, as that may be all Betty Boyd and Amy Stephens get from sponsoring legislation to establish health benefit exchanges in Colorado.