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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Evergreen, Valor Christian tie for first at Indian Tree
    ARVADA — The Evergreen  Cougars maintained their 34-stroke lead in the 4A Jeffco League after the Sept. 2 tournament at Indian Tree where both teams shot a 299 score.

  • EHS gymnastics hopes opening meet is a springboard for success

    LITTLETON ­— The Chatfield Lady Chargers, despite having first-meet jitters and several falls in their season opener Sept. 1 at home against Green Mountain and Evergreen, yielded some impressive performances.

    Chatfield, with its largest team ever – 35 girls, took first place in tri-meet with 167.3 points. Green Mountain took second with 153.6 points, while Evergreen was third at 125.625.

  • Cates, Lobos knock off Cougars

    Jaden Cates is such an intense player that sometimes Conifer softball coach Carrie Oletski has to remind her sophomore pitcher — one of eight sophomores on this year’s team — to smile from time to time, loosen up but also remember to throw strikes.

    The strikes were hit and miss Aug. 30 at Evergreen High School as Cates scattered eight walks, but she showed enough poise to fan six and allow just five hits as the Lady Lobos, behind an early seven-run cushion, pounded out a 10-4 victory.

  • Cougars begin title defense

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    The defending Class 4A boys’ soccer state champions began the 2016 season right where they left off.

    Evergreen, ranked No. 1 in the CHSAANow.com preseason poll, opened the season Sept. 1 with a dominating 6-0 victory over Palmer at Evergreen High School. Five Cougars found the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.

  • Late field goal saves Evergreen from collapse

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The outcome aside, Rob Molholm’s cardiologist wouldn’t recommend many more games like the 2016 opener for Evergreen’s head football coach.

    On the sideline for the first time since he suffered a heart attack last December, Molholm no doubt suffered palpitations while guiding his mostly inexperienced Cougars to a 23-21 victory over Northridge on Sept. 2 at Evergreen High School.

  • A labor of love

    Members of Ascent Church put the “labor” in Labor Day on Sunday when they performed community service projects around Evergreen.

    Called Labor Day of Love, the event took about 75 church members to places such as Elk Run Assisted Living, Evergreen Christian Outreach and Evergreen High School. It replaced the usual 10 a.m. Sunday service.

  • Running in the rain

    A little rain last Friday morning didn’t prevent about 60 Parmalee Elementary students from running or walking around a quarter-mile course on the school grounds.

    The kids have started running before classes on Wednesdays and Fridays as part of the school’s new 100 Mile Club, in which the students pledge to run, walk or jog 100 miles in a school year. Several parents and teachers joined in the activity on Friday, staying cool in the rain shower.

  • Wet summer has brought new weeds to the area

    (Reprinted from Sept. 2, 2009)

    On Friday evening, Aug.14, the Weed Awareness Committee met for its last summer weed pulling at Evergreen Lake.

    This rainy summer has produced an unusual number of weeds, as well as unusually big weeds. Two of the participants had brought a sample of a new weed that had appeared in their yard.

  • Evergreen teen finds his calling in the wild

    Instead of attending English Composition 101 and anatomy lectures, Winston Buchanan, 19, of Evergreen opted to spend his most recent college semester building igloos and rock-climbing.

    Buchanan took part in the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Spring Semester in the Rockies program, which included expedition courses in which students of all ages learn technical outdoor and survival skills, leadership and environmental ethics.

  • Overnight shelter program for homeless trains volunteers

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Winter is fast approaching, and the team behind the Evergreen Emergency Shelter Program is working to make sure temporary housing will be available to the area’s homeless during severe weather.

    The program, an interfaith effort coordinated through Evergreen Christian Outreach, will provide pre-screened clients a place to sleep when the temperature dips below 20 degrees at night.