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Today's News

  • Cougars capture 4th place at Jeffco

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    A common theme prevailed for Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen’s top gymnasts at the 5A/4A Jeffco League championships on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School: good but there’s room for improvement heading into this week’s regionals and the following week’s state meets.

  • Cougars, Demons fit to be tied in league finale

    ARVADA — It took a while — a good while — but Evergreen gave itself the chance it needed.

  • Evergreen girls, boys win regional titles

    LITTLETON — Caitlin Schmitt and Cat Moss finished second and third, respectively, and Evergreen had four runners in the top seven as the Lady Cougars won the 4A Region 1 cross country championship on Oct. 17 at deKoevend Park.
    Evergreen finished with 37 points to easily top Jeffco rival D’Evelyn, which finished second with 73 points.
    The Evergreen boys, who had four runners finish in consecutive order from eighth through 11th, also won a team regional championship with 60 points. Ponderosa was second with 88.

  • Building bridges around the world

    “If you give a man a fish, he is hungry again in an hour; if you teach him to catch a fish, you do him a good turn."

    — Anne Isabella Ritchie

    Friendship Bridge is not about giving food to poor women in Guatemala; it is about doing a good turn by helping them start businesses, so they can feed their own families.

  • Indian Hills residents protest bond issue for new fire station

    Indian Hills residents sharply criticized a proposed bond issue for a new fire station, which would double the current mill rate in their district, during a community meeting Oct. 17.

    If passed in the November mail-in election, ballot measure 5A would generate $3 million to build a larger facility that would replace the present 57-year-old structure. The actual debt incurred by the district could be as much as $5 million in total repayment costs.

  • Former Inter-Canyon fire chief faces theft, embezzlement charges

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief Dave MacBean is facing theft and embezzlement charges in connection with $643,000 in purchases made with district funds over a three-year period.

     

    A news release from the Morrison-based fire district said MacBean was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 15 after an investigation was triggered by an internal audit in January. MacBean was placed on leave in January and left the department in March.

  • 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.