Today's News

  • Late and large straggler: Pelican returns to Evergreen Lake

    Spring has been up to her fickle tricks again with a wet soggy snow last Wednesday, May 11, followed by an overcast day on Thursday, May 12. By late afternoon, she had apparently had enough of her sulking and cleared off to a partly blue sky and some very welcome sunshine.
    My friend Loie Evans had taken me into town for a doctor’s appointment, and as we were headed home up Bear Creek Canyon, she was telling me all the interesting migrants she had seen on Wednesday at Evergreen Lake in the snow. As she ended an amazing list, she added, “But no pelicans.”

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  • Skold, Evergreen win league titles

    LAKEWOOD — Samantha Skold probably wouldn’t have ran the pace that she did if not for teammate Maura O’Brien being right there with her. As it turns out, O’Brien’s presence helped fuel Skold to a 4A Jeffco League championship in the 1,600 meters on May 14.

  • Cougars falter in playoff opener

    This was not the way Evergreen wanted the season to end, losing five straight. But at the least the Cougars went down swinging.

    The No. 22 seed in the 32-team 4A district baseball tournament, Evergreen (13-7) saw its season come to a close with a 3-2 loss to 11th-seeded Air Academy on May 14 in Durango.

  • No. 2 duo didn’t go quietly

    Christian Feagans and Genieve Degrandchamp didn’t win, but, boy, did Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team make their presence felt at the 4A state girls tennis championships last week.

    The regional runner-ups faced Broomfield’s Bailey Schnoor and Shivaun Wood in the opening round of the three-day tournament and, for a brief moment, appeared ready to end the Lady Eagles’ shot at placing in the 16-team field before the event got rolling.

     But Schnoor and Wood persevered to score a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win on May 12 at Pueblo City Park.

  • Diver down: Divers help water district keep storage tanks clean

    It’s not exactly a trip to Tahiti, but divers venturing into the various underground reservoirs serving the Evergreen Metro District help keep the water system in good shape.

  • Evergreen Country Day students run to raise funds

    Ask the students at Evergreen Country Day School to go the distance, and they do — running 465.75 miles to promote fitness and to raise money for scholarships to the school.

    The 200 students in preschool through eighth grade ran along a quarter-mile course around the school near El Rancho for two hours on May 13, the equivalent of running from the school to Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Cougar Awards recognize seven outstanding students at EHS

    By Anne Vickstrom

    For the Courier

    Seven students at Evergreen High School were recognized recently for “making a significant difference at EHS and in our community” with the Cougar Citizenship Award, which is presented in the fall and the spring.

    Sophomore Kate Bellino was one recipient.

  • Commissioners reject rezoning bid for vacation rental

     The county commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to reject a rezoning application that would have allowed the owners to rent their home at 4477 Independence Trail in Evergreen on a weekly or overnight basis or for a period of less than 30 days.

    The homeowners, Keith and Rebecca Briggs of Evergreen, have also applied for a rezoning for another house they own on Mariposa Road. A hearing is scheduled at the planning commission meeting on May 25 at 1:45 p.m.

  • Evergreen student wins first in Open Space photo contest

    Four of 20 winners in the first-ever Open Space Foundation photo contest were members of the same digital photography class at Evergreen High School.

    Courtney Keener, 15, won a first-place prize and $500 in the Life in Our Parks photo contest for "Feather in the Wind" in the youth class (17 and under) in the category Spectacular Scenery.

    The other winning class members were Henry Wells (third), Mitch MacArthur (second) and Curtis Huggins (third). All were students in Andrew Speers' photography class at Evergreen High School.