Today's News

  • Cougars still sitting atop throne

    The paint was everywhere. Blue on her left side, yellow on her right. Her face, arms and leg were covered. It looked as if Samantha Skold was right out of the movie Braveheart.

    And her teammates even got in the act here and there.

    “I’m a trendsetter. They just follow me,” Skold joked.

  • Library board appointments held up by commissioners

    An increasingly tense relationship between the Jeffco commissioners and the library board apparently has resulted in the re-appointments of three library board positions being held up by the commissioners.

  • Policy muzzles school board members

    All but one Jeffco school board member is barred from speaking to the press about issues related to the board’s activities, a board member recently informed the Courier.

    Under a policy adopted in 2000, only the Board of Education president, currently former Jeffco district attorney Dave Thomas, is allowed to respond to press queries on all topics not exclusive to a single board member.

  • Alive with sights: South America’s awe-inspiring beauty matched only by its desolation

    Editor’s note: Local paleoclimatologist Peter Link embarked on a trip to South America earlier this year with his trusty camera in hand. His account of the trip follows, accompanied by stunning photos.

    By Peter Link
    1It was January, the dead of winter — time to break for South America.
    And so, Scott from Shreveport, my brother Andy from Houston and I boarded an overnight flight to La Paz, Bolivia, 12,001 feet above sea level. OK for me, living at 8,100 feet; not so sanguine for Scott and Andy. They did survive.

  • ‘Magical’ Evergreen woman turns 100

    In Evergreen, there is a woman who can make even a professional person cry.

    She means that much.

    “She’s magical,” Angela Chaverri, the life-enhancement director at Elk Run Assisted Living, said as a tear rolled down her face.

    The woman she was referring to, Florence Oeste, was the first person to move into Elk Run when it opened in 2002. Oeste turned 100 years old on Saturday, Oct. 9. The occasion caused much celebration at several parties and a gala dinner that involved residents and relatives.

  • Ugandan kids receive books from Evergreen residents

    The 16,000 books donated last year by Evergreen area residents to the Give a Ugandan Kid a Book drive have been delivered to Uganda and are getting plenty of use.

    For Evergreen resident Maria Camp, it was a long road to get those books to Uganda. The books were collected last fall with the help of many groups, including Evergreen Rotary, area churches and schools. Rotarians got together on a cold November day to pack the boxes and prepare them for shipping. The books were shipped in March, arrived in June and made it through customs in July.

  • Zuckerman, Theil learn from experience

    Evergreen golfers Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil struggled at the 4A boys state golf championships at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs on Oct. 4-5. Zuckerman shot a consistent 13-over 85 on both days to finish tied for 70th with a 170 total and Theil was one shot back at 171, tied for 72nd.

    But just being there was a big step.

    “I think they gained valuable experience,” Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said. “The course was really difficult.”

  • Cougars’ miscues prove to be costly

    DENVER — The Evergreen Cougars’ volleyball team had the talent to beat D’Evelyn in their house on Oct. 7, but may have lacked the experience necessary as it fell to the host Jaguars in four sets, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-23.

    The Cougars, who only play two seniors, had opportunities to win, especially in the fourth set, as they led 20-16. But they let it slip away as the Jaguars won nine of the next 12 points to seal the match.

  • Cougars keeps scoreboard operator working ... a lot

     Eighty-two points. Yes, 82.

    That’s what the Evergreen Cougars’ varsity football team put on the scoreboard in a old-fashion butt-kicking of Jefferson, 82-0, on Oct. 7 at Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium. The 82 points is believed to be a school record, said head coach Rob Molholm, though records weren’t available for confirmation.

  • Evergreen boys tennis takes 2nd at regionals

    DENVER — Evergreen’s boys tennis team qualified five of its seven slots for the Oct. 14-16 4A state tennis championship with a second-place finish at the Region 1 tournament on Oct. 8 at Colorado Academy.

    Advancing to state, set for Oct 14-16 in Pueblo, with a second-place finish were Nate Chart (No. 1 singles), Stephen Hardy (No. 2 singles), Bryan Repko (No. 3 singles), Cameron Sadler and Garrett Smith (No. 3 doubles) and Steve Jensen and Brad Lindsay (No. 4 doubles).