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Today's News

  • Cougars falter in Sweet 16

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    MONUMENT — For a moment it looked like it might happen. This was the kind of game they wanted to play.
    The fourth-seeded Evergreen boys basketball team got within two points of top-seeded Lewis-Palmer early in the fourth quarter before bowing out of the 4A state tournament in the Sweet 16 for a second straight season with a 52-37 loss March 2 at Lewis-Palmer High School.

  • PAC Rugby off and running in repeat bid

    LITTLETON — They’re at polar-opposite ends of the spectrum. One team is a state powerhouse coming off a Division II championship. The other is trying to find its footing again.
    PAC Rugby, made up of players from Conifer, Platte Canyon and Evergreen high schools, finally got the monkey off its back in 2012, winning the Rugby Colorado Division II state title in its third straight trip to the finals. The victory over Grand Gents last May, however, is hopefully just the beginning, head coach Hugh Miller said.

  • American Legion asks park district for decision on memorial statue

    Representatives of the Evergreen American Legion and Rotary Club have asked the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to make a decision on a statue planned at the Veterans Memorial Walk in Buchanan Park.

    Area Rotary Clubs have made contributions for the statue, which would depict a Vietnam-era soldier kneeling and holding a rifle.

    If the project is not under way by June 30, the funding for the statue could be lost, said Bill Downs, assistant Rotary governor, while speaking at the public comment portion of the Feb. 26 park district board meeting.

  • Recall candidate says his focus is on health, safety of community

    Editor’s note: The Courier will be profiling each of the challengers in the fire district recall election leading up to the April 23 vote.

    Since the controversy began over a fire training facility planned at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park, resident Paul Peil has been involved in efforts to resolve the issue.

  • Pro-gun advocates speak against legislation on firearms control

     “No!” shouted people standing at a forum on gun-control legislation held by state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson on Sunday afternoon.

     

    “I will end this meeting totally if you can’t keep quiet,” said Sue Marinelli, moderator for the event at Conifer High School.

  • Wildland fire forum stresses importance of being prepared, minimizing risks

    The news is not good for residents concerned about the danger of wildland fires, Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said during the Feb. 27 forum on the subject at Evergreen High School.

     

    “Everything is looking very, very bad,” Weege said. “That’s why we’re holding this in February.”

    While last year ranked as one of the driest in recent history, current snowpack is at only 63 percent of the desired amount. And area reservoirs are at 53 percent of capacity, Weege said.

  • The plots thin: Lottery to award sections in Evergreen community garden

    “We’re going to have a garden!” exclaimed community garden coordinator Rachel Emmer while speaking to gardening hopefuls on Feb. 28.

     

    With more than 100 gardeners gathered at Buchanan Recreation Center and far fewer available plots, the task of selecting the recipients was a bit of a challenge.

    However, Emmer and her associates at Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability came up with a creative solution: a lottery.

  • ‘Urinetown’ goes to pot, and you’ll laugh the whole way
  • Rhymes of the times

    It’s not easy to make Middle Ages poet Geoffrey Chaucer appealing to high school students.

    Iambic pentameter isn’t high on the fun list either.

    Yet students in a humanities class at Evergreen High School that combines 11th-grade world history and world English tried a contemporary approach.

  • Jeffco judge rules against church expansion

    A Jefferson County judge has ruled against a controversial church expansion approved by county commissioners last year. 

    Chief District Judge Stephen Munsinger said that until the Board of County Commissioners adopts regulations allowing for expansion of a non-conforming use of property, the church cannot add 21,000 square feet to its existing 9,000-square-foot campus.