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Today's News

  • Political reporting’s voice of reason

    Last week, KUSA’s Adam Schrager bid farewell to Colorado and Channel 9, where he has been a reporter since 1999. He will be missed.
    Adam, a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, has been in the business almost 20 years, winning the recognition of his peers with almost a dozen Emmy Awards.

  • Special trees hold deep meaning, memories

    Deep winter is rather a quiet time in the out of doors in this area. Black or near black seems to be the predominant color. Even the endless forest seems to be more black than green against the white of winter snow.

    The bitter cold of early February brought a stark black-and-white panorama as cold and sterile as an operating room. However, color is present in small amounts, and the first warms days of March bring forth to welcome spring. The buds and bark of deciduous tree twigs are often quite brilliant and announce the coming of spring long before it finally arrives.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Man assists cat stuck in tree

  • Commissioner feathered nest of future employer

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky proposed an increase of $20,000 in the county’s contribution to the Jefferson Economic Council last year while he was a candidate for the private economic development organization’s top job, the Columbine Courier has learned.

  • Cougars can't hold early lead, fall to Green Mountain in OT

    Konnor Propst and Andre Lane scored 17 points each, but it wasn't enough as Green Mountain bounced the Cougars from the championship bracket of the 4A Jeffco League tournament, 50-49, in overtime on Feb. 14.

    Trevor Van Tassel scored 14 points and Ryan Stephan added 13 for the Rams, who rallied from 17 points down at halftime to reach the semifinals.

     

    Evergreen dropped to 10-11 with the defeat.

  • The stars reach back: Planetarium comes to Wilmot to help students corral the cosmos

    Usually students go to the planetarium, but recently the planetarium came to the students.

    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s mobile planetarium visited Wilmot Elementary School on Feb. 3 and 4 so students could learn about constellations and planets in their own gym. The big black planetarium, which looked more like an unusually shaped bouncy house, could seat 30 students. It’s 18 feet high and 30 feet in diameter, and a computer and a projection screen were all it took to turn the black walls into the solar system.

  • Cougars’ defense sends team to league semis

    The layups weren’t falling. Neither were the free throws. It must’ve been a Monday game. But as Evergreen head coach Ali Meyers said, at least her team played defense.

    That was the Lady Cougars’ saving grace in a 38-30 home win over Green Mountain in the quarterfinals of the 4A Jeffco League tournament on Feb. 14. 

    “Thank God we played defense. We played defense really, really well,” Meyers said.

  • Malazdrewicz wins state

    LOVELAND — Lexie Malazdrewicz, although she felt pretty good, was a little tired. But you couldn’t tell that on Feb. 12 at the Mountain View Aquatics Center.

  • Cougars’ little man comes up big

    ELIZABETH — The excited look of a first-time state qualifier is hard to forget. Evergreen’s Jake Kay had that look.

    After a shoulder injury sidelined Kay for the last part of his freshman year, the sophomore was determined to make a run at state and trounced his 103-pound bracket at the 4A Region 1 wrestling tournament on Feb. 11-12 at Elizabeth High School to head to state in style.

  • Evergreen student-athletes sign letters of intent

    National Signing Day was Feb. 2, but inclement weather delayed Evergreen High School from holding its signing ceremony until Feb. 9. But it couldn’t keep four student-athletes from making their future a reality. The following is a list of those four student-athletes and why they chose the school that they did. Stephen Swofford contributed to this report.
    — Michael Hicks, Sports Editor