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Today's News

  • Swimmers, Kroll sign letters of intent

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Swimming at Evergreen High School reached a new high last year with its record-breaking state championship season. Come May, five seniors will be graduating and heading to their chosen schools to continue their legacy around the country.

  • Evergreen can’t overcome cold start

    FORT MORGAN — Head coach Rob Molholm sat on the sideline as his team — players, assistant coaches and fans — huddled around each other on the field. Moments earlier, quarterback Dylan Reifeis sat on the frigid field, his hands wrapped around his helmet. Tanner Cassin struggled to get back to his feet.

  • Snow, migrating birds drift in with front

    There are many who complain that the weather forecasters on television never predict the weather correctly.

    However, they were right on this past week when they predicted that a cold front would arrive on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, and that it would remain for four days.

  • Ringing the bell for a good cause

    From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, the sound of brightly ringing bells can be heard at the entrance to stores in Evergreen as volunteers with the Salvation Army seek donations for the needy.

    Bell ringers standing beside the familiar red kettles will be stationed at entrances to King Soopers in Bergen Park, Safeway and Walgreens in Evergreen, and at Walmart in El Rancho.

    “We have pretty much round-the-clock coverage,” said Christa Babb, a Salvation Army committee member who coordinates efforts in Evergreen.

  • Cognition, Will Robinson!

    What better way to spark the interest of fourth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in science and technology than to have them build and program robots?

    Minds and hands were thoroughly occupied last Friday as the students worked in small groups to assemble 75 Lego-like pieces into small robots.

    The next assignment was naming the robots — things such as “Wall-e” from the Pixar movie, Broncobot, Henry and Bob — followed by using computers to program the robots to change course when they ran into something.

  • Two nonprofits provide holiday help for the needy

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center continue their efforts to assist needy people during the holiday season. From food drives to the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Evergreen, mountain area residents have many opportunities to participate in charitable giving.

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • A good time with rhyme

    “Roses are red; violets are blue.
    I’m not a professional speaker; how about you?”

    That was the poem kindergartner Mason Wertz wrote and recited at the annual oral interpretation event at Bergen Meadow Elementary last Thursday. Mason was the first speaker, and his poem summed up the event’s mission: give children an opportunity to speak in public.