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Today's News

  • 2013 volleyball capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Andrea Wood
    Assistant coaches: Liz Hudd, Laurie Eddy, Emily Kemp
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2012 record: 9-16 overall, 4-4 league
    2012 recap: In coach Katie Ryan’s final year, EHS beat rival Conifer, which finished third in the league, and went 1-2 in regional play, losing 3-1 to Thompson Valley in a playoff. Senior Leandra Dobson (second on the team in digs) and freshman Andrea Eddy (fourth in kills and digs) were first-team All-Jeffco picks.

  • Rec district president conquers Bergen Peak half marathon

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Andrew Adamowski ran a race fit for a president on Aug. 24 in the Bergen Peak Half Marathon. Adamowski, 39, president of the board of directors for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, won the inaugural half marathon, completing the grueling course from Buchanan Park Recreation Center across Elk Meadow and up to the top of Bergen Peak in 1 hour, 45 minutes and 57 seconds.

  • Danni, Cougars pick off Weld Central

    Joe Danni wasn’t completely sure, but the Evergreen senior defensive back thought the Weld Central receiver had the ball. Then Danni ripped it out, turned and ran. Ninety yards later, he was in the opposite end zone. It was that kind of night for the Evergreen Cougars.

  • Dakota Ridge hits early, often in win over Lady Cougars

    EVERGREEN — Both Dakota Ridge and Evergreen have new coaches in 2013. That, however, is where the similarities ended, at least on Aug. 22.
    One team — Evergreen — was coming off a commanding victory over Thornton in its opener. The other — Dakota Ridge — just squeezed out a win over Legend. But, in this one, it was Dakota Ridge from the start.

  • Debate continues over storage system for student data

    A heated debate over the Jeffco school district’s plan to implement the inBloom system to store student data continued when more than 100 concerned parents gathered at the school board’s study session last Thursday evening.

    “There are concerns that centralizing confidential student data increases the risk of hacking,” Jeffco parent Rachael Stickland told the board.

  • Lightning strike causes fire on roof of home on Pine Road

    Lightning struck the roof of a home on Pine Road on Thursday evening, causing a fire that firefighters quickly extinguished, said Doug Saba, Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesperson.

    The blaze started about 5:30 p.m. during a severe thunderstorm that swept through Evergreen and surrounding areas.

    Saba said it was fortunate that the residents were at home and immediately called the fire department. Otherwise, the blaze could have spread and caused more extensive damage to the home, he said.

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • IT specialist making bid for Jeffco school board

    IT specialist and Jeffco parent Ken Witt has announced that he is running for the school board seat in District 5 this November.

    District 5 incumbent Paula Noonan said in April that she would not run for re-election. Witt is vying with Gordon “Spud” Van de Water for the seat, which has been held by Noonan since 2009.

    District 5 covers the southern part of Jefferson County and includes Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools.

  • Improv comedy goes to the dogs

    Twice a year the improvisation specialists from the Evergreen Players gather for improv performances of epic proportion. In past performances, audiences have seen the improv troupe joke about their celebrity dopplegangers or use the bear-claw bangs and racing-stripe haircuts from their high school graduation photos as comic fodder.

  • Remembering an indomitable spirit

    By Ryan Ward
    As I stand fly-fishing in the South Platte River, I feel a spirit come upon me.
    At that very moment, Collin Backowski of Pine Junction was buried beneath a block of ice on Mount Hood that was as deadly as it was emblematic of the beauty that life has to offer. What I felt while standing in the river had to have been the light that sustained his being. His desire to explore the unknown took him to that fatal moment, one that literally took his breath away.