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Today's News

  • Donations being accepted for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church will be Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Organizers are accepting donations of goods for the sale, including clothing, household items, sporting goods, furniture, linens and books. Some items such as large appliances, mattresses, tires, encyclopedias, tube television sets, curtain rods, paints and stains are not accepted. 

  • Crash involving two motorcycles kills Kittredge woman

    A 45-year-old Kittredge woman died Saturday from injuries she suffered in a two-motorcycle accident on Interstate 70 near the Hidden Valley exit.

    After the 4:30 p.m. accident, Michelle Gunn was taken by helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, where she later died, said Trooper Nate Reid, a spokesman for the State Patrol. The Harley-Davidson on which she was a passenger collided with another Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the accident, Reid said.

  • Power restored to IREA, Xcel customers in foothills

    Power was restored to about 4,800 IREA and Xcel Energy customers from Tiny Town in Morrison to Bailey about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

    A fire had damaged an Xcel transmission line and pole, causing power to be lost Sunday night, according to an IREA news release. 

  • Negotiations on teachers' contract stalled

    The negotiating teams for Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union are each waiting for the other side to make the next move after bargaining stalled two weeks ago over contract length.

  • School board recall organizers exceed signature-collection goal

    The group trying to recall Jeffco’s three conservative school board members has collected the signatures it needs to move forward with a recall election, a spokeswoman said.

    Jeffco United for Action over the weekend stopped gathering signatures to recall John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, according to spokeswoman Lynea Hansen. The group announced Tuesday afternoon that it had collected more than 110,000 signatures.

  • The dawn of a fitness class

    It was a chilly 46 degrees at 6 a.m. last Thursday when a half-dozen hardy souls appeared on the Evergreen High School football field to exercise — just as the sun was rising.

    They jogged, did pushups, stretched and lunged, all while breathing the fresh air, viewing outdoor Evergreen and hearing music from a small sound system. About halfway through the 60-minute class, the sun became visible above the treetops.

  • Searching for nocturnal animals a fun endeavor

    One of the more common frogs in this area is the northern chorus frog. These little frogs are very small – only about an inch and a half high when sitting – and prefer temporary spring ponds that are very shallow.

    They are sometimes referred to as spring peepers, but this is a misnomer. The spring peeper is a different kind of frog that is a tree frog and usually peeps singly up in a tree.

    The chorus frog is well named for there is usually a large chorus of them all singing together “cre-ee-k, cre-ee-k, cre-ee-k in a shallow grassy puddle.

  • Jeffco inmate who was found unconscious committed suicide

    A Jeffco jail prisoner who was found unconscious in his cell last week and died a day later committed suicide, the Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday.

  • EHS boys golf tryouts on tap

    Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 10 and 11 — the 10th at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and 11th at Fox Hollow in Lakewood. Tee time is noon on the 10th and 2:15 p.m. on the 11th.

    Players from Evergreen and Clear Creek High School are encouraged to participate. In order to tryout players must have completed and turned in paperwork to athletic secretary Ruth Warren.

  • Positive vibes escape Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The Legion A district baseball tournament hosted by Evergreen evolved into a Cougar version of Jekyll and Hyde, a conundrum of epic proportions.

    Good (but not good enough) Evergreen gave Eaton, the defending 3A champion and the eight-team district’s No. 1 seed, a scare in the July 23 opening round. Boosted by the pitching of sophomore Jack Messler, the Cougars led the Reds 3-2 after four innings before bowing 5-3 to the eventual champion.