Today's News

  • Evergreen soccer defeats Conifer in rivalry matchup

    By Craig Harper

    EVERGREEN — Saddled with a 1-5 record and a two-game losing streak, the last thing it seemed the Evergreen soccer team needed heading into the annual Mountain Cup against rival Conifer was the absence of head coach Ross Fowler on the sideline.

    But maybe having Fowler relegated to keeping statistics in the EHS press box was a shot in the arm for the Cougars, with Fowler on suspension for an undisclosed reason.

  • Conifer XC races well despite weakened boys team


    DENVER — The Conifer High School cross country team may not have been at its strongest during the Denver North Viking Invitational on Sept. 19, but this uber-talented team isn’t concerned about the results one bit.

    The boys, without their top seven runners in the competition, finished 20th out of 25 teams. The girls, however, gave the best performance they could in spite of hot, sun-beaten temperatures as they finished seventh in the race.

  • Conifer softball falls to Thomas Jefferson in aberration of game


    CONIFER — All season long, the Conifer softball team has come out fighting the majority of its opponents with a strong roster and succinct execution of play.

    But on Sept. 20 when Thomas Jefferson came to town, things didn’t exactly go the Lobos’ way as they fell on their home field 13-6.

  • Platte Canyon volleyball falls to Academy Charter School

    WESTMINSTER — All season long, the Platte Canyon volleyball team has emphasized its fight and heart, but at times, that’s not always enough.

    At Academy Charter School on Sept. 19, that grit showed through, despite a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats.

    “I think we had a really good fight and we just never gave up,” senior setter Charley Ashmore said. “Unfortunately, we did lose, so that was the result.”

    Throughout the first game, the Huskies struggled to get much going as the Wildcats easily downed them, 25-11.

  • Conifer volleyball places fifth in D’Evelyn tournament

    By Alissa Noe 

    DENVER — Conifer volleyball may not have had the greatest start to its 2017 season, but after finishing fifth out of six teams in the D’Evelyn Varsity Challenge on Saturday at D’Evelyn High School, it’s hoping it can finally break the mold.

  • Recycle Roundup vendors look to improve community

    Whether it was scraps of metal, old electronics, unused bicycles or papers that needed to be shredded, Evergreen residents took advantage of the Rotary Recycle Roundup last weekend to reduce the clutter in their homes, garages, yards and businesses.

    The Rotary Club of Evergreen hosted its annual recycling event on Saturday at Evergreen Country Day School in conjunction with a downtown cleanup by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association and the Interact Club.

  • Hidden Valley residents to vote on creating a water district

    Residents of Evergreen’s Hidden Valley community will vote on whether to create a water district in the November election.

    The Hidden Valley Mutual Water Co., located near Evergreen Parkway and Pine Crest Drive, currently serves 64 single-family homes. However, it is looking to become the Hidden Valley Water District to enter into contracts with other water districts, Jeffco staff stated in its report to the county commissioners.

  • A look at the WSU plane crash's aftermath

    Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Wichita State plane crash on Oct. 2, 1970. This second part primarily focuses on the events immediately following the crash, including rescue and recovery efforts and the investigation into its cause.

    Phones were ringing for 12 hours non-stop.

    Three people at the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office were answering calls from all over — Canada, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, California and Utah.

  • EHS softball coach placed on administrative leave

    The Evergreen High School varsity softball coach has been put on administrative leave while district officials investigate a parent complaint of “unprofessional conduct involving students,” a district official said.

    “I have been put on administrative leave. It is completely unjustified,” coach Della Mitchel said in an e-mail statement to the Courier. “I am obtaining legal counsel to resolve this issue.”

  • Conifer man charged with attempted murder, kidnapping

     A 59-year-old Conifer man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder and six other felony counts in connection with a Sept. 11 incident involving the beating of his adult nephew.