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Today's News

  • Baseball: Third inning lifts Cougars past Fountain-Fort Carson

    FORT CARSON -- Five runs in the third inning gave Evergreen the lead for good as it topped the Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans 11-7 on Thursday.
    The Cougars entered the top half of the third inning in a 2-2 deadlock with the Trojans, but Evergreen's bats came to life propelling them to the victory.

  • Baseball: Conifer opens 2017 season with win at Thornton

    THORNTON –– Matt Aceto and Jackson Hale combined for six RBIs as Conifer routed Thornton 20-1 in its season opener on Thursday. The game was called after four innings due to the mercy rule.
    The Lobos scored four runs in the opening frame. Mark Ness got things started with an RBI single. Hale hit a sacrifice fly to center, tallying another for the Lobos as they led 3-0. Conifer finished the inning with a fourth run when Chris Wachtl singled to right, scoring John Betsch.

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of mange and the mighty mites

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of mange and the mighty mites

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • Evergreen girls to play for 4A state title

    DENVER – At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Evergreen Lady Cougars didn’t know how good they would be, having graduated six seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Samantha Kisiel.

    Yet, the Evergreen Lady Cougars are back in the 4A state championship game.

    Claudia Dillon had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Keigan Drysdale added 11 points in EHS’ 45-29 win over Pueblo West in the 4A Final Four on Thursday afternoon at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Evergreen girls to play for 4A state title

    DENVER – At the start of the 2016-17 season, the Evergreen Lady Cougars didn’t know how good they would be having graduated s six seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Samantha Kisiel.

  • New youth music program in Conifer debuts, seeks instrument donations

    Though the guitar class is by far its most popular, Conifer’s newest music and arts school offers much more than sitting around the proverbial campfire singing “Kumbaya” while someone strums a six-string.

    Fireside Arts and Music, which officially opened its Green Valley studio late last month, is the latest project of StageDoor Theatre director Tyler Phillips and aims to fill what he calls a void in music-focused youth activities in the mountain area.

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Former West Jeff teacher pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

    Michael Bueno, formerly a gym teacher at West Jefferson Middle School, pleaded not guilty to felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust during his arraignment in Jefferson County Court on Feb. 27.

  • Snowpack Taproom debuts in Conifer

    Snowpack Taproom isn’t the place to find mass-produced alcoholic beverages. And you can also forget grease-laden bar-food standards.

    Conifer’s newest beer hall instead offers a rotating 16-tap spread of craft and microbrews, hard cider, and a selection of wine and liquor from U.S. distillers — all of which is primarily Colorado-produced. Add to that a small menu of fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, a dog-friendly patio and a bar made from beetle-kill pine, and you have what feels more like a community center than a pub.

  • Wildland fire near Corwina Park burns 2.5 acres

    Mountain area firefighters have contained a wildland fire Thursday south of Genesee and north of Corwina Park, along Highway 74 east of Kittredge.

    A helicopter and crews will remain on scene to help with hot spots, confirmed Stacee Martin, spokesperson for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    The fire was first reported near Cold Springs Gulch Road, which is north of Corwina Park, around 1:30 p.m. It was reported at 100 percent contained at 3:40 p.m. The fire has been estimated at approximately 2.5 acres, Martin said.