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Today's News

  • 'Legally Blonde' features laughs, songs at Clear Creek High

    Elle Woods has come to Clear Creek High School.

    Elle — portrayed by senior Emily Gerding — will star in “Legally Blonde the Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The musical follows the plot of the 2001 movie, only with random outbursts of song, as Rachel Smith, the show’s director, put it.

    Smith, a CCHS English teacher, said Gerding is “channeling her inner Elle. She has put in a lot of work to make (Elle) a fun, likable character.”

  • Two lifesaving acronyms: CPR, AED

    A half century ago in rural Pennsylvania, a woman named Clem spent her mornings immersed in the pungent smell of chlorine and the ornery noise of youngsters wakened too early.

    Part drill instructor and part den mother, Clem preached water safety with the fervor of a country minister, and over the years she taught thousands of young charges how to swim. For the older students, the ones earning their lifeguard certification, this also meant a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • AEDs helping hearts beat the odds

    Call it a case of being in the right place at the right time — with the right training.

    In January, Doug Parce, a volunteer captain with Inter-Canyon Fire, was going through security at JFK International Airport in New York on a business trip to Europe when another passenger told a TSA agent that somebody wasn’t well.

    Parce saw the man, who was sitting on a bench where passengers put their shoes back on.

  • Dental group doubling space in building renovation

    The owners of Evergreen Dental Group have purchased the two-story red-brick office building next door, gutting the interior and partially reconstructing the exterior to make a spacious office with 15 working suites on the ground floor. Completion is scheduled for September.  

    Construction workers took off the side of the building facing Highway 74 to build a new atrium, entranceway and staircase with access to three floors. 

  • GOP candidates for U.S. Senate winnowed at state convention; Neville fails to make primary ballot

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates. 

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • School board won’t change former superintendent’s separation pact

    Jeffco school board President Ron Mitchell said the board will not change the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson, but instead will “clarify” parts of the pact that banned her from volunteering in schools.

    School board members in March considered renegotiating Stevenson’s separation agreement to let her volunteer at district schools. 

  • Earth Day Fair set April 23 at Evergreen Lake

    Since its inaugural festival in 1990, the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House has become a popular and unique celebration of all things and organizations related to nature and ecology. 

    This year a festival favorite, HawkQuest, will bring the live raptors. The EPA, the Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, Evergreen Garden Club and Friends of Mount Evans will have exhibits. Admission is free. 

  • Hotcakes a hot item at fund-raiser

    Pancakes lured a couple hundred people to the future home of Center for the Arts Evergreen on Saturday, and the sign advertising the event was so realistic that it too looked good enough to eat.

    Chris Krieg, former owner of Evergreen Signs and a painter himself, made the sign for the breakfast at the former Bergen Park Church on Highway 65 near Rocky Mountain Village. The event provided tours of the building and raised money for the building’s renovation.

  • Evergreen lacrosse still seeking first victory

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — After graduating 17 seniors, Evergreen’s boys lacrosse coach Toby Gerard carried no false illusions into the 2016 season.

     “Two-thirds of (last year’s) team is gone, so we knew it was going to be tough,” Gerard said.

  • Barnett going out on top

    EVERGREEN — Tony Barnett is enjoying what might be the most successful school year ever for Evergreen High School’s athletic programs.

    Across the board, the Cougars are sending Barnett out the right way. Evergreen’s athletic director will retire at the end of the school year from the Jeffco School District after 14 years as the Cougars’ AD.