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Today's News

  • Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce handed out individual awards at its annual Honoree Celebration on Thursday.

  • Crime briefs

    Mother to be arraigned in I-70 crash that killed child

    The Westminster mother who allegedly caused the Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and her case has been bound over to district court for arraignment.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. April 8. She appeared in court on bond during her March 8 preliminary hearing.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Credibility flap

  • Pine resident hopes to change perception of adaptive sports

    Marc Romero is on a mission to ensure that the world knows adaptive sports are just as competitive and fun to watch as anything else.

  • Building a better mousetrap … car

    The final matchup in the Great Mousetrap Weightlifting Challenge at Evergreen High School turned out to be pretty laid back.

    Five students — three from the physics class and two from the honors physics class — competed to see whose homemade car could pull the most weight up an incline.

    In the end, junior Leah Clayton won the title with her car pulling 600 grams. Physics teacher Brent Olyowski dubbed her the queen of the contest, which simply means bragging rights.

  • Puppet show teaches Parmalee students about harmful nature of plastic bags

    Third-grade students at Parmalee Elementary School received a refresher on plastics last week during a puppet show put on by members of the Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    The puppet show, created by Tupper and Carla Briggs, follows Ernie the elk and his fellow wildlife puppet cast as they share a story of plastic bags’ effect on the environment. When a plastic bag wraps around Ernie’s antlers, the elk puppet seeks help from his friends.

  • Conifer Heights decision postponed

    After hours of contentious discussion, the Jefferson County Planning Commission opted to continue a public hearing for a rezoning proposal that could bring 101 single-family homes to 25 acres near the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Jeffco Schools has option for delayed school start

    By Matt Adams
    For the Courier

    Reversing what had been a long-standing policy, the Jeffco Public Schools now has the option of delaying school start times by two hours when weather conditions suggest it, the district announced Tuesday.

    Jeffco has been one of the few counties in the Denver area that has not allowed for delayed openings, but Superintendent Jason Glass says the new protocol will give administrators more choices when dealing with Colorado’s unpredictable skies.

  • Dozier, Roescher running for D2 seat in IREA election

    Two candidates are vying for the District 2 spot on the Intermountain Rural Electric Association board of directors.

    District 2, which stretches from southern Castle Rock to Conifer, Bailey, Pine and parts of Evergreen, is currently represented by Bailey resident James “Duke” Dozier. Dozier is running for re-election, though the spot is contested by Steve Roescher of Castle Rock.

  • Evergreen man hosts inaugural math competition for middle-schoolers

    An Evergreen man wants to make math fun for area middle-schoolers, and he began moving in that direction last week when he hosted a friendly math competition.