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Today's News

  • King-Murphy students learn three numbers, three letters for emergencies 911 calls, CPR part of the lesson plan By Deb Hurley Brobst Staff Writer It’s never too early to learn about keeping safe. On Sept. 10, King-Murphy Elementary School students practi

    It’s never too early to learn about keeping safe.

    On Sept. 10, King-Murphy Elementary School students practiced calling 911 in an emergency, and the older students practiced CPR.

    District nurse Mary Cain, with volunteers from the Denver School of Nursing and the Clear Creek health department, conducted the sessions in conjunction with state-mandated hearing and vision screenings.

  • School board to form curriculum committee

    The Jeffco school board will form a committee Thursday night to examine and evaluate the district’s curriculum.

    Details on the direction and role of the committee are now listed on the Sept. 18 agenda, located at www.jeffcopublicschools.org.

    “The charge to the committee is to review curricular choices for conformity to Jeffco academic standards, accuracy and omissions, and to inform the board of any objectionable materials,” according to the committee guidelines.

  • Bergen Meadow students thank their heroes

    Students at Bergen Meadow Elementary School paid tribute to local heroes last Thursday, a positive salute to those who died 13 years ago in the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

  • Long-delayed trail link project scheduled to begin in October

    The trail link project at Evergreen Lake dam is about to begin after numerous delays created by legal issues and difficulties with right-of-way acquisitions.

    The anticipated start date for construction of the trail is early October, said Jim Pokorny of Goodland Construction in Golden, the company selected for the project.

    “It all depends on our traffic-control permit approval from CDOT, Jefferson County and the State Highway Patrol,” Pokorny said.

  • State, county candidates will field questions at community forum

    Candidates vying for seats in the state House and Senate and on the Jeffco Board of Commissioners will participate in a forum on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administrative building.

    The Canyon Courier is sponsoring the forum with the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce to provide citizens information about local candidates seeking office.

  • Cactus Jack’s celebrates year of recovery from devastating flood

    Standing in warm sunshine on Saturday afternoon, Megan and Gary Mitchell, owners of Cactus Jack’s Saloon, welcomed friends, co-workers and community well-wishers gathered to celebrate their recovery from last September’s massive flooding.

    “This has been one crazy year,” said Megan. “When you have something like this happen, it changes your life.”

  • Saturday in the park

    Bear Creek flowed merrily beside Kittredge Community Park as festival-goers enjoyed a sunny day at Canyonfest on Saturday.

    The annual celebration offered an opportunity for families to enjoy live music and food and to peruse creative wares of vendors, including sparkling scarves waving in the afternoon breeze.

    Kids had a good time playing traditional games, participating in sack and gumby-duck races, and jumping in the bouncy castle in a corner of the park.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars win 7th straight, take Mile High Invitational
    DENVER — Lauren Hawes went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and Emily Lauder, making her first start in right field, threw a Thomas Jefferson runner out at the plate as Evergreen won the Mile High Invitational on Sept. 13 with a 6-5 victory.

    The Lady Cougars broke a 5-all tie in the top of the seventh.

    Freshman Ashley Johnson picked up the victory, striking out five and walking three. Jessica Bellatti scored two runs.

  • Hines preaches patience as EHS takes 4th at quad

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen’s best gymnast and lone junior is trying to regain her form after an offseason layoff from the sport and an illness that has forced her to miss meets this year. Its promising freshman is battling a sore ankle while adjusting to the high school version of the sport. Its lone senior also has battled illness. The remainder of the squad is sophomores and freshmen. Its assistant coach is new.

    No wonder second-year coach Chancey Hines is asking for patience.

  • Frosh middle Hicken sparks Eagles past EHS

    LITTLETON — Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.