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Today's News

  • Music Festival & Art Show features local talent

    Evergreen singers and songwriters Caitlin and Sidney Powell are among the youthful musicians who will perform at the 25th annual Evergreen Music Festival & Art Show on July 4.

    The all-day event at Evergreen Lake offers a variety of music this year, along with plenty of works from local artists for sale in the Lake House.

    The 12- and 15-year-old Powell sisters have been playing original and popular works at area venues this past year, including the Muddy Buck, the summer concert series at Evergreen Lake, and Parker Days.

  • Slacker veteran Crespin finally gets the monkey off his back

    GEORGETOWN — Lucas Crespin wasn’t going to be denied any longer.
    The 29-year-old Lone Tree resident has been painstakingly close to winning the Slacker Half Marathon three times before, finishing fourth in 2008 and ’09 — the first time after a detour cost him some precious minutes — and he was the runner-up in 2012. But each time, he got a little bit faster.

  • Baylor’s Kloack tackles first 5K

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    This year’s edition of the Elk Meadow 5K/10K was not your ordinary run for Carly Kloack of Parker. The June 28 event served as the Baylor University lacrosse athlete’s first 5K, and despite finishing 11th overall in a field of 32 runners — 52 runners competed in the 10K portion — Kloack was all smiles as she crossed the finish line in 32 minutes, 20 seconds.

  • Friedberg uses ultra as a tune-up

    PINE — Michael Friedberg had two primary reasons for running in the fifth annual North Fork 50 ultramarathon. First, he decided to give it a whirl after talking to previous competitors who complimented the 50-mile race. Two, it was a training session of sorts.

  • Red-winged blackbirds are earliest spring arrivals

    Below my window is the roof of two buildings and two large paved parking lots that were scraped flat out of the hillside. Because of our hard rains, these are drained away to prevent puddling.

  • Lower speed limit needed near dog park
  • 11th-hour change to charter-school funding prevents unanimous vote on budget

    A disagreement over charter-school funding prevented the Jeffco school board from giving unanimous approval to the 2014-15 budget at last Thursday’s meeting.

    Board members John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt approved the spending plan for next school year, while members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper voted no. 

    Fellman and Dahlkemper opposed the board majority’s addition of $1.85 million to $3.7 million earmarked to equalize funding for the district’s 14 charter schools.

  • School board approves 2014-15 budget

    The Jeffco school board voted 3-2 last Thursday to approve the district’s 2014-15 budget — a $1 billion spending plan that increases teachers’ salaries and funding for charter schools.

    Teachers, who have not had a pay increase in four years, will benefit from the $4.8 million earmarked for salary increases, which will equate to an average 2.5 percent raise per teacher.

  • A starry night at Staunton State Park

    Amateur astronomers were treated to views of Mars, Saturn and the International Space Station last Saturday at Staunton State Park.

    Pam Little, astronomer and assistant director of the Evergreen Nature Center, led more than 20 attendees in a viewing of the night sky. Little handed out materials and showed everyone how to make a star clock.

  • Forest Service: Closing areas to shooting is sound recreational management

    A plan to close a 400,000-acre zone of land in the foothills to recreational shooting would help the U.S. Forest Service manage the sport the way it does other recreation on public lands, according to an official.