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Today's News

  • Stair climb honors fallen from 9/11

    Today’s high school freshmen weren’t yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. The youngsters climbed anyway.

    Many who attended Sunday weren’t in New York, Washington or Pennsylvania on that horrific day, and don’t know anyone who was. And still they climbed.

    Some participants weren’t firefighters and didn’t have any connection to first responders. And yet they climbed as well.

  • Big crowds, big fun at Big Chili

    Each pot of chili told a different story. Some were old family recipes. Some were experiments with new recipes. Some had a kick that made eyes water; others evinced a sweeter side. There were pots of green and red; pork, beef, chicken and vegetarian. Each batch as diverse as the individuals who made and served it.

    Saturday’s Big Chili Cook-off at Buchanan Park drew thousands of people to spend the day outside listening to music, eating chili, and supporting six mountain area fire departments.

  • Area author stays true to himself to publish book 18 years later

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    Jeffco resident Mike Foster wrote the novel “This Above All” in a “fury of inspiration.”

    That was 18 years ago. He published the book this summer.

    Foster had experience writing research-based, nonfiction books and working with publishers. But he came up empty shopping around for a publisher to print this novel.

  • It’s important for foothills residents to be bear-responsible

    (Reprinted from Sept. 15, 2010)

    Bears have been particularly plentiful this summer and will continue to be until about the first of November when snow and cold weather will send them into hibernation.

    We have had a female with three cubs roaming around Herzman’s Mesa most of the summer. This is a dangerous situation, and we need to do everything we can do to avoid human contact with these bears.

  • Students honor local heroes on 9/11 anniversary

    Children at Bergen Meadow Elementary School were challenged on Monday to be first responders in their own lives by performing acts of kindness, caring for one another and reaching out to neighbors.

    Principal Peggy Miller — as part of the annual Hero Day ceremony — also explained to students in preschool through second grade about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, in age-appropriate terms and reminded them of local heroes who keep them safe.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Evergreen suffers rare shutout on road at L-P
    MONUMENT — Four years. That’s how long it’s been since the Evergreen Cougars’ football team had been shutout. That all changed Sept. 9 at Lewis-Palmer High School as the Rangers blanked EHS 42-0.

  • Tenney, Cougars win at Indian Peaks

    LAFAYETTE — Mike Kuzava, Evergreen’s boys’ golf coach, could use his fair share of superlatives to describe Bridger Tenney: He’s gifted, be it in academics or athletics. He’s top-notch. 

    On Sept. 7, Tenney was also something else: the best player in the field at Indian Peaks Golf Course.

  • Cougars finish second to one

    LITTLETON — On the one hand, Brandon Swenson and Weston Donati-Leach could look at their performances at the 39th annual Liberty Bell and be quite content with it. But then there’s the other hand.

  • I-70 bike trail to open Friday

    The bike trail along I-70 from Genesee to Evergreen is expected to open this week.

    Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Emily Wilfong said the trail is expected to open on or around Friday. The construction crew has built a path, including a pedestrian bridge, along the north side of I-70 near the Buffalo Overlook that connects to Evergreen Parkway.

    In this way, Wilfong said, bicyclists will not have to use the I-70 shoulder to travel between Genesee and the parkway.

  • Smoke in Evergreen, Conifer areas attributed to wildfire near Meeker

    Smoke reported in Evergreen, Conifer and surrounding areas Thursday night has been attributed to the Lost Solar Fire near Meeker, which is about 150 to 200 miles to the northeast.

    According to Michael Davis, spokesman for the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, the department received several reports of heavy smoke after 5 p.m.