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Today's News

  • Everybody was kung-fu fencing

    Hundreds of volunteers turned out to build trails at O’Fallon Park on Saturday, including a group from Nippon Kan martial arts. It was Celebrate National Trails Day hosted by The Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

  • Evergreen Fire extinguishes grass fire near Beaver Brook

    Evergreen firefighters were able to put out a remote, lightning-caused fire on Friday after it was reported by motorists on Interstate 70 near the Floyd Hill exit.

    Crews hiked in about 300 yards from the nearest road to the 1.5-acre fire near the U.S. 40 and Beaver Brook Canyon, said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege.

    Wet weather helped firefighters keep the fire under control, creating huge plumes of smoke that were reported by motorists on Interstate 70. People near U.S. 6 in Golden Gate Canyon to the north also reported seeing burning trees, he said.

  • Evergreen pitcher Burke drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

    It’s June 6 – the second day of the three-day annual Major League Baseball amateur draft – and Brock Burke’s phone rings. It’s the Tampa Bay Rays calling.

    They couldn’t say with 100 percent certainty that it would happen, but they told the recent Evergreen High graduate to look out for the 96th pick – Tampa Bay’s fourth pick in this year’s draft and late in the third round.

  • Evergreen Rodeo celebrates Year of the Horse

      The Year of the Horse will be celebrated at this year's Evergreen Rodeo. Rodeo organizers decided to incorporate a Western style version of the Chinese year into the 49th annual rodeo on June 14 and 15, said Sharon Mowry, advertising and sponsorship coordinator for the event.

    The theme for 2014 encompasses “anything that has to do with a horse,” said Mowry.

  • Coach of the year: Jeanne Godaire, Evergreen, girls swimming

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Water is a life-sustenance in more ways than the obvious for Evergreen girls swimming coach Jeanne Godaire.
    Godaire is employed by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, where she does flood hazard investigation for the 350-some dams owned by the federal government that provide irrigation water.
    “Water is a theme running through my life,” she said.

  • Male athlete of the year: Daniel Gibbins, Evergreen, baseball

    It wasn’t until halfway through his senior season that Daniel Gibbins started to take notice of his numbers. The Evergreen High baseball player looked at them and saw the potential for something good.
    Weeks later, he just happened to run into interim head coach Dale Hutchings in school one day when Hutchings shook his hand and congratulated him. Gibbins had been named the 4A Jeffco League MVP.
    “I wasn’t prepared for it. It was a little out of the blue,” Gibbins said.

  • Female athlete of the year: Lindsay Morrow, Evergreen, swimmer

    Lindsay Morrow had already carved out a niche role for herself with the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ girls swim team, yet for the past two years, she was still in the shadows of Lexie Malazdrewicz. With Malazdrewicz graduated, the spotlight was now on Morrow, a junior, and she didn’t skip a beat.

  • Quick-moving hailstorm damages roofs, cars

    A fast-moving hailstorm on Thursday afternoon dropped golf-ball-size hail that tore holes in roofs and stripped trees of leaves.

    The storm left a half-mile-wide swath of destruction, also denting cars and breaking some signs of Evergreen businesses. Residents saw hail a couple of inches deep on Upper Bear Creek Road, too. It did not completely melt until midday Friday.

  • 4A all-conference spring sports

    The following are 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS

    FIRST TEAM

    No. 1 singles: Annie Horn, D’Evelyn; Lena Wagner, Evergreen; No. 2 singles: Lexi Reed, D’Evelyn; Kelly Keegan, Evergreen; No. 3 singles: Kaylee Keener, Conifer; No. 1 doubles: Izzy Lydens/Katherine Jacobs, D’Evelyn; No. 2 doubles: Sarah Dinegar/Hannah Bonthron, D’Evelyn; No. 3 doubles: Maria Carrera/Rachel Wilmot, D’Evelyn; No. 4 doubles: Maggie Hime/Julia Oblack, D’Evelyn

    SECOND TEAM

  • ‘Spamalot’ a madcap musical