Today's News

  • Parents offer variety of opinions at school achievement meetings

    Put a group of parents in a room, and you will get a plethora of ideas on how to improve student achievement.

    That’s exactly what happened when nine parents primarily from Conifer and Evergreen schools attended a 90-minute forum Saturday morning at EHS conducted by Jeffco Public Schools. It was one of several meetings at which the district is gathering information about how parents think students can be better served.

  • EHS, CHS place in national academic rankings

    It’s no secret that Evergreen and Conifer high schools are sporting rivals. And the academic rivalry is just as strong, but maybe a bit friendlier.

    That’s why both principals are applauding their national rankings among the top 500 high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and their rankings as two of the most challenging high schools in the country by the Washington Post.

  • Growth opportunity: Evergreen Country Day School students dig in to create greenhouse

    A small greenhouse at Evergreen Country Day School has created large opportunities for students to learn.

    The geodesic-dome greenhouse behind the school is being put together by students with the help of teachers and the founder of Evergreen nonprofit Global Children’s Gardens.

  • Unraveling kinks in Evergreen's loop trail project

    A long-anticipated project to create a smooth connection between downtown Evergreen and the Lake Park has hit a couple of snags regarding permitting, which Scott Robson, Evergreen Park and Recreation District executive director, is in the process of unraveling.

    After working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to obtain a permit for the loop trail, Robson recently learned that a portion of the proposed trail path along Highway 74 is on Denver Mountain Parks land.

  • Sadie Hawkins dance at historic barn offers second annual chance to boogie

    More than 400 people who came to the first Boogie at the Barn at the Alderfer Ranch last fall can look forward to kicking up their heels again this Saturday, May 4.

    “Boogie is back for 2013 as a series of three great barn dances,” said Pandora Reagan, who is helping to organize the event with musician and partner John Erlandson.

    “In the tradition of the old barn dances and in celebration of spring, this first Boogie at the Barn of 2013 will be a Sadie Hawkins dance: ‘Gals ask guys,’ ” Reagan says.

  • EHS pleased just to play

    By Scott Stocker
    For the Courier
    GOLDEN — It hasn’t been the greatest of seasons for the Evergreen girls golf team. But for that matter, it hasn’t been all that great for the rest of the state either.

  • Lady Cougars stay on task, topple Lobos

    The first half was a free-flowing offensive showcase, with both host Evergreen and Conifer pelting shots on goal from long distance.
    The second half was all about the Lady Cougars staying focused on the task at hand. That task was not only staying unbeaten in the 4A Jeffco League, but doing something they haven’t done in three years — and that’s beat Conifer.

  • Evergreen swings sweet bat, routs Lobos

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes the baseball can look like a beach ball to a hitter on fire. Sometimes the strike zone can look smaller than a golf ball to a struggling pitcher.
    Evergreen’s baseball team knocked off Conifer 18-3 on April 25 at Keli McGregor Field at All-Star Park. The Lobos issued 14 walks among seven pitchers, including eight walks in the first inning. It was 7-0 before Conifer took its first swing.

  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

  • Veterans memorial statue receives approval from park district board

    Evergreen veterans turned out in force at the April 23 meeting of the park district board to voice their support for a statue they are planning for the veterans’ memorial in Buchanan Park.

    After more than two hours of discussion, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board members voted 3-1 for the statue, which will depict a soldier with a rifle. The life-size statue will be placed at the Veterans’ Commemorative Walk, which is in a secluded section of the park.