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Today's News

  • Walk to celebrate 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

    A walk along the Pioneer Trail on Saturday will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. 

    The 5-mile hike begins at 9 a.m. at the trailhead at the RTD Park-n-Ride in Bergen Park at the Highway 74 and County Road 65, and continues to the Evergreen Lake House.

  • Teacher raises on hold as board rejects fact-finder's report

    The rocky relationship between Jeffco’s teachers union and Board of Education continued Thursday night after the school board rejected a third-party report recommending that teachers rated “partially effective” should receive a pay increase.

  • Consolidation of dispatch services under study

    Will mountain emergency dispatch services remain independent and based in Evergreen in the future?

    Or are they destined to be folded into a metro-area dispatch system being contemplated by several fire agencies as part of a “regionalization study” done recently by a consultant involved with the Jeffco Emergency Communications Authority?

  • School board planning changes to rules for public comment at meetings

    The Jeffco Board of Education agreed to change the rules for public comment at meetings at its Saturday retreat. 

    To be approved at a future meeting, the new system would allow for up to 20 people to speak for three minutes each. If 21 to 30 people sign up, two minutes each would be allowed. If 31 to 60 people sign up, one minute per person would be allowed.

    If more than 60 people sign up to speak about agenda-related items, they will be invited to speak during the second portion of public comment, after the board has taken action on its agenda.

  • Friendly overtures, friction at school board retreat

    Jeffco’s famously divided school board made conciliatory noises at its annual retreat on Saturday, though some evidence surfaced of the friction that has prevailed since last November’s election. 

    “I promise there will be clear and concise communication,” said Superintendent Daniel McMinimee, who was hired on a 3-2 vote in June. “I’m looking forward to working together. I think this has been a great start.”

  • Gentians bloom in the area as summer days come to end

    August days have been hot summer days, much like they are in the East, but the nights here are usually quite cool. Clear skies and our altitude bring us start-spangled nights, but often temperatures drop in the low 40s. August is a rich, full month, as near to being full summer as it gets in Colorado. But it also brings the first signs of fall.

  • Park district board selects interim co-directors, approves loop trail contract

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board of directors is offering interim co-executive director positions to EPRD recreation manager Ellen O’Connor and Lake House supervisor Brad Bednar. 

    O’Connor and Bednar would serve the district in this capacity until a replacement is found for EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson, who is leaving at the end of this month. 

    EPRD board President Peter Lindquist and Robson were expected to discuss details of the offer with O’Connor and Bednar on Wednesday.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Evergreen High hosting Labor Day weekend tourney
    The Evergreen High School baseball team will host a Labor Day weekend tournament in the Colorado Fall Baseball League.
    The tournament will feature multiple teams playing Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
    Evergreen High opens play on Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. against Under Armour. For more on the Cougars’ fall baseball schedule and the Labor Day tournament, visit ehscougarbaseball.com for more details and game times.

  • 2014 Evergreen cross country capsule preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Rob Wright, Angie Harrington
    Assistant coaches: Dorothy Khreis, Roy Grosbach, Paul Williams, Jill Mills
    Conference: 4A Jeffco

  • Kay, host Lady Cougars pick off Boulder

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s top returning hitter Sarah Kay didn’t have her typical big offensive game in the Aug. 22 season opener. But the fourth-year starting catcher impacted the game early in a big way with her arm and instincts behind the plate.

    Kay kept Boulder, playing its fifth game in eight days, off the scoreboard in the top of the first inning by picking off its first two batters at third base.