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Today's News

  • 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.

  • EHS slow to find rhythm in opener

    Luke Camp said he wasn’t nervous, but the level of play will take some getting used to. It took a while for the Evergreen senior, who played at No. 2 singles last year, to find a comfort zone at No. 1 singles in the Cougars’ season opener Aug. 21 against D’Evelyn. By the time he found it, however, it was too little too late, at least this time around.

    Camp had his serve broken four times and he committed 11 double faults in a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Tom Hudson in Evergreen’s 7-0 rain-delayed loss to the Jaguars at the Wulf Recreation Center tennis courts.

  • Parents, students admire renovations at King-Murphy

    The fourth-grade classrooms at King-Murphy Elementary School have that fresh-paint, new-carpet smell.

    “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told the students to look at the carpet,” said fourth-grade teacher Samantha Gorenstein, knowing the carpets won’t be clean for long as students settle into the daily — and sometimes messy — routine of the new school year.

  • Youths give it a tri

    Buchanan Rec Center on Sunday morning was inundated with kids swimming, running and biking in a triathlon that was meant to simply be fun.

    Nearly 130 children ages 5 to 13 swam laps in the pool, ran around one of the Bergen ponds, and biked through Bergen Park. No one timed the event, though lots of parents cheered, waved flags, rang cowbells and took pictures.

  • Park district board discusses priorities for 2015 budget

    Balancing expenses with revenues in the 2015 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District emerged as a top priority for EPRD board members during a work session Aug. 20.

    “We have to have a balanced budget,” board member Janet Doyle said during discussion with other board members and administrative staff. “We don’t (want to) have expenses rising above revenues.”