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Today's News

  • Teen suspected of attempted murder, arson

    A 13-year-old girl arrested in connection with four fires was advised of the charges against her in Jefferson County Court on Monday afternoon.
    The teen was arrested last week on suspicion of attempted murder and arson in connection with three fires in April and one in September.
    The judge cleared the courtroom to protect the girl’s identity. Her family stood with her as she heard the charges, but her name will not be released because she is a minor. Bond was set at $20,000.

  • ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ will make your heart race

    Each year as the community prepares for Halloween, store shelves are lined with sinister costumes, and our world dresses itself in a bit of the macabre. This annual tradition proves that we find a bit of pleasure in scaring ourselves silly. The latest production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at StageDoor Theatre is much more silly than scary, but the black comedy is still dotted with the all of the spine-tingling macabre that makes this time of year so much fun.

  • Skold stuns herself, wins Liberty Bell

    LITTLETON — Sammy Skold couldn’t believe it herself. The Evergreen junior had just crossed the finish line at the Liberty Bell Invitational in 18 minutes, 51 seconds. Flanked seconds later by her teammates Erin Dobey and Maura O’Brien realization was setting in.
    Skold had won.
    “I was not expecting that at all. I just went out there and ran as hard as I wanted. I did what I wanted to do. I’m pretty proud of myself right now,” Skold said.

  • Hot-hitting Cougars jump on Conifer early

    Sure Evergreen may have started the regular season off slow, winning just one of its first four games, but the Lady Cougars have been on fire as of late.
    Behind eight extra-base hits, including three home runs, and a complete-game effort from pitching ace Breeze Phillips, Evergreen toppled rival Conifer, 8-1, on Sept. 16, ending a two-year losing streak to the host Lady Lobos.

  • Election pivotal for school district

    When Laura Boggs was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education two years ago, it caught a lot of people by surprise. It looked like incumbent Sue Marinelli was headed for re-election in an uncontested race until Boggs pulled and returned candidate papers just before the deadline. Running under the radar, Boggs upset the incumbent and has been a controversial and polarizing member of the school board in her first two years.

  • Cougars golfers qualify for state

    DENVER — It wasn’t exactly the way head coach Mike Kuzava had it pictured, but his Evergreen Cougars’ boys golf team is headed to state.
    Playing in the 4A Metro Regional at Foothills Golf Course on Sept. 19, Evergreen qualified all four of its players despite finishing third as a team behind Valor Christian and Mullen.

  • Cougars' Padgett breaks neck, career over

    Christian Padgett, Evergreen's leading rusher, is out for the season and his football career is over after the Cougars senior fractured the T1 vertebrae in his neck on a blocking play in the fourth quarter of the team's 46-13 win over Arvada on Sept. 16 at Lakewood's Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Fall marks the beginning of maturing seeds

    As summer comes to an end, fall arrives with its rich fullness of color. The end of the growing season is marked by the gold of aspen and the abundance of maturing seeds.

  • Sports briefs

    GYMNASTICS
    Lady Cougars remain perfect, top A-West, Standley Lake
    WESTMINSTER
    — Evergreen remained undefeated with a tri-meet victory over 5A Arvada West and host Standley Lake on Sept. 14.
    The Lady Cougars scored a season-high 173.5 points. Arvada West was second with 171.775 and Standley Lake had a 169.475.
    Kelsey Valdez placed second in the overall thanks to a first-place finish on the vault (9.25) and a second place on the floor (9.45).

  • Downtown businesses rally to support Page family

    For the Courier

    Downtown Evergreen, an association of local businesses, is rallying to raise money for medical expenses accrued by the Page family while their son and brother, Spencer, battled cancer.  The 17-year-old Evergreen High School student died on Sept. 4.

    Spearheaded by Marmalade Jewelry owner Larae Evans and Green Merchant owner Micky Magnolo, “Spencer Page Day” will be Sunday, Sept. 25, in downtown Evergreen. At least 20 businesses will donate up to 20 percent of proceeds from sales that day to the Spencer Page Fund.