Today's News

  • Bailey P.E. instructor named Colorado Teacher of the Year

    The gym at Fitzsimmons Middle School in Bailey was alive Monday to honor physical education teacher Elizabeth Miner. The Colorado Department of Education named Miner the 2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year.


    “I first want to thank you, the students,” Miner said as she smiled and clutched her award. “You make me a great teacher.

  • Candidates disagree on education vouchers

    Editor’s note: With numerous forums for the six school board candidates, the Courier will focus each story on one single issue that arises in each debate. Click on “Politics” under the “News” tab for candidate profiles and for coverage from previous forums.

    Jeffco school board candidates shared their views on education vouchers during a debate at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lakewood on Oct. 10.

  • Volunteers the lifeblood for Seniors' Resource Center

    If you ask Warren Rose what his favorite day of the week is, he’ll say it’s Tuesday.
    That’s because he dedicates Tuesdays to volunteering at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen — and making many new friends.
    “I look forward to going in there on my volunteer days and seeing my friends,” Rose said.
    Now in its 35th year, SRC’s mission is to coordinate services to enhance independence, dignity and quality of life for seniors.

  • EHS volleyball team slumping entering Jeffco tourney

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The Evergreen volleyball team began last week walking on air, poised to finish off an unbeaten season in 4A Jeffco League play and carry that momentum into this week’s conference tournament.
    Instead, the Lady Cougars fell back to earth and dropped to the No. 3 seed with a pair of losses, beginning with a potentially demoralizing 3-0 road loss to Green Mountain on Oct. 8 that clinched a second-straight regular-season league championship for the Lady Rams.

  • Cougars finally top Jags

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars dealt with the adversity throughout the entire week. Leading up to the most important game of the year Oct. 12 against D’Evelyn, the Cougars knew the Jaguars were going to be a formidable opponent who they were trying to defeat for the first time since 2004.
    And boy, did Evergreen ever deliver this time.

  • EHS sweeps cross-country titles

    LITTLETON – Postseason cross country runs go by the same mantra. It’s not the time that matters, but where you place that does. The Evergreen Cougars know that quite well after another 4A Jeffco League championship run Oct. 11 at Clement Park.

  • Proposal to expand commission doesn't grow on Jeffco commissioners

    It appears it will take a citizen-led effort to get on the ballot the question of whether the Jeffco Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three to five members.
    Ray Goodhart, a member of the Jeffco5 citizens group that is working to expand the board, said the group would start to prepare for a signature drive next year to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.

  • Conifer cash mob floods Evergreen businesses

    A mob from Conifer attacked downtown Evergreen on Oct. 8 — a "cash mob."

    Borrowing from the spontaneous event known as a "flash mob," when groups dance in public places, a cash mob descends on local businesses to boost their revenues. In this case, a mob from Conifer made up for losses sustained during September’s flooding.

  • Commissioners weigh property-tax increase

    As Jeffco begins to finalize its budget for 2014, the county confronts the same dilemma it has faced for several years — how to do more with less.
    Jeffco’s projected revenues for 2014 will not cover what the county is expecting to spend next year, so the county commissioners are considering reinstating part of the mill levy they reduced several years ago.

  • Students, dignitaries dedicate completed NEAT trail

    Bergen Valley students and faculty, along with a couple dozen local, county and state dignitaries, celebrated on Oct. 9 the completion of the NEAT trail, a 10-year project that helps children get to school more safely.

    NEAT — North Evergreen Activity Trails — is a nonprofit that set out in 2002 to find the money to build a sidewalk that links Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Meadow Elementary with the Bergen Park shopping area and Bergen Valley. The 2-mile project has been built in five segments since 2006 and cost nearly $950,000.