Today's News

  • Evergreen comes up one win short at districts

    LONGMONT — It didn’t take Evergreen volleyball coach Katie Ryan long to pinpoint where her Lady Cougars’ volleyball team missed its chance to get into this weekend’s regional volleyball tournament.

  • Jackson’s goal, assist lift Cougars to quarterfinals

    Ethan Jackson scored one goal and assisted on another as the Evergreen Cougars advanced to the 4A state quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over 15th-seeded Durango on Oct. 29 at Evergreen High School.
    Sam Hamilton, Scott Boland and Brian Grieve also scored for the Cougars, who played 10th-seeded Battle Mountain (14-1-2), a 7-1 winner over Sand Creek, in the quarterfinals on Nov. 1. Results of that game weren’t available at press time, but can be found online at www.canyoncourier.com.
    Kevin Schulte and Jared Cochran added an assist against Durango.

  • Cougars kick off playoffs in style

    There may have been snow pushed off to the side of the field. There was certainly a chill in the air. But Evergreen’s boys soccer team was more than a little warmed up for its 4A state playoff opener on Oct. 27 against Vista Ridge.
    The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in this year’s 32-team tournament, already led by two goals when they exploded for six more scores in the game’s final 33 minutes for an 8-0 rout. Six players scored for Evergreen, including two goals each from Colton Cavey and Jared Cochran.

  • Cougars struggle to hang on

    AURORA — It was the second mile of the 3.1-mile 4A state cross country championship at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and there was Jackson Sayler out front in the lead. No other runner was in front of the Evergreen junior.
    It was though, unfortunately, just the second mile.
    Sayler, who admitted mentally he gave up, faltered back to a 58th-place finish in 17 minutes, 52.32 seconds in the 187-runner field on Oct. 29.

  • Justice supplied: Colorado Supreme Court brings judicial lessons to Evergreen High

    What better way to learn than to watch something unfold right before your eyes?


    That was how Evergreen High School seniors learned about the justice system last Thursday when the school’s auditorium was turned into a courtroom so the Colorado Supreme Court could hear arguments for two cases.

  • 9Cares food drive to benefit EChO

    The 9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the King Soopers in Bergen Park.

    Residents can help feed hungry families by donating non-perishable food, grocery gift cards or cash. EChO helped 435 households between January and August 2011. Of that, 108 were new families.

    Suggested donations include toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, detergent, dish soap, juice, dried milk, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing and canned goods, including beans, tuna, meats, vegetables and fruit.

  • Indian Hills’ trailer park fading into the past

    The only trailer park in Indian Hills is all but gone, and the owners feel they have lost the fight to keep it open.

    Owners Charles and Carole Murray of Denver say they have worked hard to keep the 2-acre trailer park open, but amid fines for being out of compliance with Jeffco zoning rules, loss of rental income and steep legal fees, they’re out of options.

    “We were trying to keep the darn thing going for the people who have lived there for 25 years,” Carole said. “We have done all we can do.”

  • Alternative Gift Fair kicks off holiday season Nov. 12

    Evergreen’s Alternative Gift Fair gives shoppers a chance to support worldwide charities and take care of holiday giving obligations at the same time.

    The perenially popular annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. For details, visit www.gifttwice.org.

    Last year’s event attracted some 50 vendors and 1,500 people and raised more than $112,000. There is no entrance fee or table charges, and all of the money goes to the charities involved.

  • Ghosts, goblins go wild at King-Murphy carnival

    Ghosts, goblins and superheroes roamed the halls of King-Murphy Elementary School on Friday night during its annual Halloween Carnival.

    The entire school was transformed into a huge carnival, with games in classrooms, a cake walk in the library, face painting in a hallway, a dance in the gymnasium and food in the cafeteria.

    Some teachers and parents joined in the fun, also wearing costumes — everything from witches to cheerleaders.

  • Park district to tighten belt in 2012

    Another year of moderate belt-tightening is in store for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, in line with the downturn in real estate property values and the ongoing statewide economic doldrums.

    A public hearing is planned on the budget at the regular district board meeting Nov. 15 at Buchanan Rec Center. The final budget is due Dec. 15.

    An expected 8 percent decrease in property-tax revenues translates to a projected $153,000 decline in income for operations in 2012.