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Today's News

  • Cougars secure first Mountain Cup victory in years

    EVERGREEN — The decade-long drought for the Evergreen wrestling team is officially over.

    For the first time in that timespan, the Cougars brought home a decisive 60-23 victory over the visiting Conifer wrestlers on Jan. 30, securing the Mountain Cup.

  • At season’s end, PCHS swim looks ahead to youth

    Almost always on the short end of the numbers game, team results don’t mean much to the Platte Canyon girls swimming team.

    “I tell them swimming is an individual sport ultimately,’’ sixth-year coach Alicia Gumm said prior to last week’s Tri-Peaks League championships. “If you look at our results, we often have girls who place in the top five or 10. But in most meets, we only swim in five events.’’

  • Evergreen hoops completes season sweep of Jaguars

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.

  • Atop the ‘hierarchy’: Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin wins the Mountain Area Spelling Bee for a second year

    By Rebekah Nestingen

    For the Courier

    Wilmot fourth-grader Daniel Buddin did it again, and this time he stands alone. For the second year, he won the Mountain Area Spelling Bee.

    On Jan. 31 at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 15 third- through seventh-graders spelled words such as “boroughs,” “pneumatic,” “entrepreneur,” “endeavor,” “spinster” and “premonition” in 15 rounds.

  • It’s a cell-a-bration: RMAE comes together to have a good time with its food-friendly science unit

    Fourth- and fifth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen gathered on Jan. 30 to eat a smorgasbord of cells.

    Even though the students understand that everything is made up of cells, this cell-a-bration’s cells consisted of fruits, vegetables and desserts.

    Each student was tasked with creating a plant or animal cell made out of food, labeling the various parts and bringing it to school for everyone to eat. Cells were made out of carrots, watermelon, Jell-O, tomatoes, kiwi, cookies, brownies and more.

  • A Divine Plan: Wish Week efforts at Evergreen EHS is helping to send a Conifer 4-year-old and her family on a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii

    Fifteen thousand and counting.

    That’s how much money Evergreen High School has collected for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the student senate hopes to make it to $20,000.

    On Friday, near the culmination of Wish Week, the school had an assembly that revealed the $15,000 figure with more fund-raising planned for the weekend and beyond.

    While this was the second year the student senate orchestrated a Wish Week, this year there was a precious 4-year-old named Divine to help fuel the fund-raising fire.

  • Staunton State Park officials asking for help to find vandals

    Staunton State Park officials are asking for the public’s help in finding several letters from its entry sign that were taken Saturday night.

    Portions of the buck-rail fencing also were destroyed, according to a statement on the park’s Facebook page.

    Officials are hoping neighbors might have heard a chainsaw running or have seen a suspicious vehicle in the area that evening. Large silver metal letters “S,” “N,” “T,” “O” and “N” were taken.

  • Roberts' preliminary hearing continued to March

    The preliminary hearing for David Charles Roberts, the Evergreen man suspected of attacking three people and then barricading himself inside his home on Dec. 27, has been continued until March 27 at 8:30 a.m.

    Roberts, 30, has been charged with 20 counts, including three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault. Roberts' bond was set at $250,000, and he was still in custody as of Wednesday.

  • Relief coming for Colorado’s smallest businesses?

    Tim Leonard

  • Finding the meaningful middle ground

    The first time I remember believing that a political event provided an absolute truth was after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974. Through all that Watergate taught us, the overriding simple truth to me was that sometimes the story about the story is more important than the story itself, and that people finding themselves in a scandal would be best served if they acknowledge their failures rather than extending the scandal by dragging out its final determinations and ramifications.