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Today's News

  • Chorale plans swinging fund-raiser at Lake House

    On Friday night, the Evergreen Lake House will get into the swing at the Evergreen Chorale’s Swing Into Spring event. This special evening of 1940s music and swing dancing is a fund-raiser for the chorale and for Center/Stage Theatre, and will include a group swing dance lesson, dinner, drinks, and a live auction.

  • Polis bill makes funds available for wildfire mitigation

    County groups might be able to get more money in the future to cut down trees that could cause hazards during wildfires, if Congress passes a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis.

    The pot of federal money set aside for natural disasters already can be used to mitigate potential future flood issues, or to clean up areas hit by tornadoes and hurricanes. The bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act of 2015 was approved in committee, and is expected to be heard by Congress soon, said Kristin Lynch, a Polis spokeswoman.

  • Foothills offer plant communities from plains to tundra

    The various plant communities that make up part of any biological study are usually the most interesting part to me. I took my first course in ecology in the summer of 1937. At that time, ecology was considered a new science concerning the interrelationship between the many things found in a wildlife community.

  • King-Murphy students revved for repurposing

    King-Murphy Elementary School is sowing the seeds of conservation.

    The school has been celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which is April 22, with a presentation by the regional administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency and the EPA mascot, Froggy. Students also participated in a repurposing challenge in which they took trash and found new uses for it.

  • Teachers union sues over pay-for-performance policy

    Jeffco’s teachers union is suing the school district over its divisive pay-for-performance policy, which is still in its first year.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s lawsuit, filed April 7 amid contract negotiations with the teachers, asserts that the district’s pay plan was unilaterally implemented without union input, and that it will cause irreparable harm to teachers’ interests. The suit also claims the policy violated an existing contract with the teachers. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Weiner’s goal holds up as Evergreen stays perfect
    LAKEWOOD — Sophia Weiner scored the game’s lone goal in the second half, off an assist from Zoe Peterson, as undefeated Evergreen toppled Wheat Ridge 1-0 on April 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    With the win, the Lady Cougars improved to 10-0 overall, 5-0 in 4A Jeffco League play.

    Natalie Ulfig made four saves in net for Evergreen.

  • Morales taking her talents out west

    Camille Morales has always wanted to go to California. Running on the beach every day and soaking in the weather is very appealing. 

    It may be even more so now that the Evergreen High senior has signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track at the University of San Diego.

    EHS held a signing ceremony for the eight-time letter-winner and three-time first-team 4A Jeffco League all-conference selection on April 15. Morales chose San Diego over Santa Clara University.

  • Cougars overcome Lobos’ jinx

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The short return home has not always been a pleasant ride for Evergreen baseball teams. Just last year, the Cougars had a chance to clinch a tie for the 4A Jeffco League title but suffered a 14-13 walk-off loss in the regular-season finale and settled for second place.

  • Detour a bust for some businesses; others get more exposure

    The detour around Evergreen Lake is getting mixed reviews from the businesses affected most — those on Meadow Drive and those off Upper Bear Creek Road.

    For businesses along Meadow Drive, the detour means hundreds of motorists seeing what they have to offer, and business owners say that while those cars may not be stopping now, they hope to see new customers when traffic returns to normal.

  • Veterans center named in honor of Evergreen resident who helped establish it

    Sitting in her Evergreen home on the day that would have been the 60th anniversary of her marriage to her late husband, Anne McKinley talked about her years with Cameron McKinley and his work with military veterans.