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  • Silver Creek snaps Lady Cougars’ 3-game winning streak

    LONGMONT — The Evergreen Lady Cougars had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 51-39 road loss at Silver Creek on Dec. 20.
    The host Lady Raptors built a 23-11 halftime lead before Evergreen closed to 33-27 after three quarters. But the Lady Cougars couldn’t quite complete the comeback.
    Emilie Rembert led Silver Creek with 23 points, while Julie Dauer added 12.

  • Cardinals’ long-range shooting sinks EHS

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Make no mistake about it. Entering Evergreen’s boys basketball clash with Elizabeth on Dec. 19, Cougars head coach Scott Haebe knew it was going to be a battle. The Cardinals like to launch shots from beyond the arc, and they did at will.
    Seven shots from long distance found the bottom of the net and Evergreen now sits with a 2-5 record going into the holiday break. In all, four Elizabeth players hit for double figures in the 75-64 road win at Evergreen High School.

  • Cougars’ Hanson finding groove

    SHERIDAN — There wasn’t much else Lane Hanson could do but sit around and watch the other wrestlers compete. The Evergreen junior 113-pounder had two early byes at the 10th annual Sheridan Pool Tournament on Dec. 21. So he made the most of his time as best as he could.
    “I tried to watch the other wrestlers as much as I can to get an advantage on my opponents. I’d think of wrestling, think of moves that I’m going to use,” Hanson said.
    It didn’t hurt that he had an extra set of eyes helping him out.

  • Jeffco to set up slash burner — but where?

    To address the county’s growing need to dispose of slash, Jeffco is moving forward with finding a permanent slash collection site and using a “curtain burner” to dispose of it.

    “We are looking for a permanent collection site,” said Mark Gutke of the Jeffco Office of Emergency Management. “The goal would be to have that site collect slash year-round and burn it when the weather permits.”

  • Special game, special kids

    The gym at Wulf Rec Center exploded with the sound of applause and cheers Dec. 16 when Garrett Kelty made the winning basket in a hard-fought game between the red and white teams.

    Garrett, a Conifer High School senior, is also a member of the Special Olympics Wildcats basketball team through the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. Special Olympics is a worldwide sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • Marshdale pupils stock MRC pantry

    Principal Christian Kingsbury said that while Marshdale Elementary has held many food drives, nothing has compared to the 2013 edition.

    “All of the food would’ve overflowed one of our classrooms,” the principal said. “We had to deliver two different loads. Everyone is saying this is the biggest turnout (of items) we’ve ever had.”

    The school teamed with the Mountain Resource Center’s food bank, and the donations started stacking high Dec. 2, and the donation collection ended Dec. 17.

  • Choice enrollment for Jeffco students begins in January

    Jeffco parents who wish to enroll a child in a district school other than their neighborhood school can take advantage of the choice enrollment process next month.

    The first period of enrollment begins Jan. 8 and closes Jan. 24. A second enrollment period is offered from Feb. 19 to Aug. 30.

    “The second period is offered for parents who missed the first round or maybe just moved into the county,” said Melissa Reeves, spokeswoman for Jeffco Public Schools.

  • Young shoppers ring in the holiday

    The annual Black Friday shopping frenzy couldn’t compare with Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen fifth-graders during their holiday shopping party on Friday.

    The 50 students moved from table to table buying gifts for classmates as part of the Secret Santa tradition, and also made purchases for family members and friends.

  • K-M kids turn into a bunch of animals for performances

    A bunch of cute animals visited the kindergarten classrooms at King-Murphy Elementary on Thursday.

    The animals were costumed kids, ready to delight their families with play performances based on classic children’s books and traditional songs. Paulyne Fisher’s class performed “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, and Beth Schwecke’s class performed “The Gingerbread Man” by Catherine McCafferty. The plays have been long-standing traditions in both classrooms.

    Fisher said the plays have an academic twist.