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Today's News

  • Remembering a real American hero

    Several weeks ago a group of World War II veterans quietly gathered in Atlanta for what in all likelihood would be their final reunion. All in their 90s, they were the last remnant of a group of American volunteers that secretly traveled overseas in 1941 to fly combat missions against a brutal Japanese offensive in Asia. Their heroic exploits earned them the nickname “Flying Tigers.” To this day the Chinese speak of them in reverent tones, and few Flying Tigers were more revered than the spirited squadron leader known as Scarsdale Jack.

  • Annual Festival of Trees bathes The Barn in holiday spirit

    By Kevin M. Smith, for the Courier

    Mountain area residents got into the holiday spirit on Saturday with the fifth annual Festival of Trees and Wine & Dine event at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

    “It’s my favorite event,” said Sharon Trilk, who helps coordinate the gala with the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2016-17 prep wrestling capsule previews

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Lucas Burrier
    Assistant coaches: Steve Sogan, Josh Bainbridge, RJ Haynes 
    Region: 4A Region 3

  • PAC Rugby program raising funds to send team to Ireland

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Hugh Miller has never backed down from a challenge since he relocated to the Bailey/Conifer area in 1999. A social studies teacher at Platte Canyon High School, Miller brought with him a strong background in rugby, which he used to found Bailey Youth Rugby.

  • Huskies’ numbers are down, but their experience is up

    Ryley McMahen was winning his semifinal match at regionals last year against Clear Creek’s Matthew McNeil. He was waiting for McNeil to attempt a throw, one that McMahen was resisting, so that the Platte Canyon grappler could turn the tables on his Frontier League foe. Then it happened.

    McMahen’s leg snapped. His ACL was torn, ending his season and any hope of joining his four Platte Canyon teammates at last season’s 3A state wrestling tournament.

  • Lobos have high hopes

    Jack Prentner, despite going 0-2, looks back at last year’s 4A state tournament debut as a positive experience.

    “It was breathtaking at the Pepsi Center. It was really unbelievable. I went two and out, but I still had a great experience,” Prentner said. “I know how hard I have to work. I know what it takes. I also know what I need to improve on.”

  • Cougars back on track

    Connor Williams definitely noticed a change in how the Evergreen High wrestling team ran practice a year ago. Different than what he was used to when his father — Lane Williams — was the head coach. But it wasn’t such a big difference in his view.

  • RMAE lays off seven to deal with budget shortfall

    Seven staff members at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen were laid off last week as the school works to balance its budget and deal with a decline in enrollment.

    The furloughed staff members are two deans, a kindergarten teacher, an in-house substitute teacher and three aides. In addition, an unfilled position was eliminated when the school’s math specialist also took on the position of middle-school math teacher.

  • Former senator Gary Hart addresses Evergreen interfaith service

    By Kevin M. Smith, for the Courier

    The Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at United Methodist Church in Evergreen welcomed a familiar face Sunday to deliver its Thanksgiving message — former senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart.

    Hart talked about the history of national security, gratitude and the future of security during the appearance. 

  • Brown creepers have habit of climbing trees in spiral pattern

    (Reprinted from Nov. 26, 2008)

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees. The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.