Today's News

  • Game marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital

    Evergreen resident Rick Spies is planning a second annual fund-raiser with a fun twist to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado on Nov. 7.

    “We’re inviting people to come and play computer games,” he said.

    After last year’s success with the event sponsored by Extra Life, an online gaming community that gathers funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Spies is eager to host another event.

  • Pathfinders salute law enforcement officers, firefighters

    The Evergreen Pathfinders paid tribute to law enforcement officers and firefighters at an event attended by more than 160 people on Oct. 20.

    Jim Gorman, longtime leader of the civic organization, said he wanted to formally thank Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, his deputies and Evergreen Fire/Rescue volunteers and staff in a public forum.

    “They are the people who are there for us,” Gorman said at the Lake House event. “These people are just amazing. They put themselves on the line for you every day.”

  • Jeffco commissioner, DA candidate concerned with high prison population

    One Jeffco official and a candidate for office told the Mountain Area Democrats on Saturday morning that too many people are being jailed in the county.

    “I believe we are putting too many people in jail,” said Jake Lilly, Democratic candidate for Jeffco district attorney. “I’m running for DA to get the nonviolent prisoners out of jail.”

  • Quick Hits

    Cougars sweep regionals

    Evergreen boys and girls cross country teams won regional titles Oct. 23 at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. Brandon Swenson, Matt Kline, Weston Donati-Leach, Paul Rice and Will Michener all finished in the top 30 to easily take the team title over Class 4A Jeffco League rivals Green Mountain and Golden.

    Swenson’s time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds was a personal best and good enough for second individually. Kline also finished under the 17-minute mark to take fifth.

  • Cougars net win over rival

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    CONIFER — Evergreen is far above an average volleyball team.

    The Cougars’ two C’s — confidence and consistency — graded out higher than Conifer’s when the rivals squared off Oct. 22 on the Lobos’ home court.

  • Evergreen earns No. 4 seed for state tourney

    ARVADA — Evergreen’s boys soccer team was likely a little on edge over the weekend waiting for the 32-team Class 4A boys soccer state bracket to be released Oct. 25.

    A 2-1 loss to 5A Jeffco’s conference runner-up Ralston Valley on Oct. 23 in a final tune-up for the postseason could have very well bumped the Cougars (12-2-1, 8-0-1 in 4A Jeffco) from a top-four seed and potential home games through the state quarterfinals.

  • Authors bring stories, star power to literary festival

    What do the following have in common: a man on Everest, a former CIA worker, a member of the Resistance in World War II, nuns in California and a female hunting guide.

    All were authors or characters that came to life at the first Rocky Mountain Literary Festival, a locally produced volunteer event held at Mount Vernon Country Club on Saturday.

    The authors all are based in Colorado, and several have ties to Evergreen.

  • 8th-graders at EMS take field trip to Elk Meadow

    Nearly 240 Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders recently traversed Elk Meadow to experience what it must have been like for the Lewis and Clark expedition — the explorers who mapped most of the western United States in the early 19th century.

    Students mapped Elk Meadow’s physical features and cataloged the plants and animals they found. They realized that, as part of the first-explorers scenario, they could name different parts of Elk Meadow what they wanted.

  • Creative kids carve pumpkins with fashionable flair in Kittredge

    Halloween pumpkins can make a haute fashion statement.

    At Creative Bridges in Kittredge, children at a special pumpkin-decorating class on Friday didn’t just carve, they added earrings, necklaces, hair and accessories to create fashionable gourds for Halloween.

  • Evergreen boys claim 4A Jeffco title

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.