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Today's News

  • Boat rental season set to open at Evergreen Lake

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is looking forward to another booming year of stand-up paddleboarding and a list of other sports as summer grows closer and the allure of sunshine and sparkling water draws fun seekers back to Evergreen Lake.

    The boating season was originally scheduled to open over the weekend, but inclement weather pushed the scheduled opening back to this Saturday. 

    After a busy winter of ice skating and hockey, Lake House manager Brad Bednar is ready for a different season. 

  • Looking forward to International Migratory Bird Day

    (Reprinted from May 12, 2010)

    Editor’s note: The 2016 International Migratory Bird Day is May 14.

    This coming Saturday, May 8, is International Migratory Bird Day, which will be celebrated locally at the Evergreen Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Quick Hits

    Cougars mercy rule Conifer

  • Two doubles teams head to state tournament in Pueblo

    DENVER — D’Evelyn’s girls tennis program came up just short the last three seasons on grabbing a regional title.

    That trend changed May 6 at Colorado Academy in Denver. The Jaguars, Class 4A Jeffco League champions, edged the host Mustangs after falling short to Colorado Academy last season and Kent Denver the two previous seasons.

  • Tie comes with a loss

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — No other Class 4A Jeffco girls soccer team matched Evergreen’s accomplishments against conference champion Wheat Ridge.

    During the Cougars’ regular-season finale May 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field, Evergreen (9-5-1 record, 6-2-1 in league) held the Farmers scoreless and managed a 0-0 tie in the process. On top of that, Evergreen clinched third place and one of the league’s four automatic berths in the 32-team state tournament.

  • Conifer food truck reopens after permit snafu

    The Abide Ride, a local purveyor of breakfast burritos, has returned to regular operations after a permit issue forced the owner to move out of sight for several weeks.

    According to owner Damon Scott, a formal complaint was filed with Jeffco Planning and Zoning a couple of months ago regarding Abide Ride’s presence at 26431 Main St. in Aspen Park. The food truck then faced being shut down for lack of a zoning permit.

  • Kids at Rocky Mountain Academy confront cancer

    Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen set out to make cancer an uplifting topic for its students April 27.

    Because the school has been touched by cancer in several ways this school year, officials decided to make its annual community service day all about helping to make cancer patients’ days a bit brighter.

    From writing and taping skits that cancer patients could view while undergoing chemotherapy, to talking with children who have cancer, to making care packages for patients, everyone in the school got involved.

  • Youth volunteers restore eroded trail at Chatfield State Park

    A heavily eroded section of trail near the Audubon Center, a bird sanctuary and educational center at Chatfield State Park, now has a smooth path for hikers thanks to the efforts of high school students in the Cairn Youth Program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

    South Jeffco resident Davis Bonner, a senior at Heritage High School, and others in the program worked April 23 to restore the trail, which had been washed out by rain.
    “Our job was to shovel crusher fine along the trail,” Bonner said.

  • Finches bring springtime joy to the Rockies

    (Reprinted from May 6, 2009)

    The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn’t much matter. After you pass 2 feet of wet heavy snow, most of the roads are closed and the damage to power lines has been done.

  • Peiffer Elementary students rev up their reading skills

    Students at Peiffer Elementary School have logged thousands of hours in reading time while participating in Race to Read, a program sponsored by Bandimere Speedway in Morrison.

    “The kids are so excited about it,” said Peiffer first-grade teacher Tanya Rodgers. “They can read anything they want.”

    The six-week program that Tami Bandimere-Shrader, granddaughter of the speedway founder, began 20 years ago has been around the track many times while expanding among area schools.