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Today's News

  • Wilmot Elementary School students honor those who served during ceremony

    The Wilmot Elementary School Veterans Day event Monday was more than honoring the veterans who attended — it was a way for students to practice.

    Principal Matt Cormier told students that they would have the opportunity to thank the veterans for their service during the event, which was practice for thanking other veterans.

    “Any time you see a veteran,” Cormier told the students at an assembly, “say, ‘Thank you for your service’ or just say ‘Thank you.’ Today is a day to practice that.”

  • Officials euthanize mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen

    A mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen on Monday afternoon after it killed a small dog has been euthanized because it was emaciated, and wildlife authorities believed it wouldn’t survive the winter.

  • EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael

    By Daniel Williams

    For the Courier

    Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.

    Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.

  • Evergreen volleyball achieves goal with return trip to the state tournament

    DENVER — Win a state championship? Well, sure, that would’ve been nice.

    After all, Evergreen was the cream of the crop back in the days when Lo Hunter was coaching in the 1970s and ‘80s, winning 4A state titles nine times between 1976 and ’85. Those banners adorn EHS’ gymnasium, which, by the way, is named after Hunter.

  • Evergreen man killed in a shooting in Aurora

    A 32-year-old Evergreen man died in Aurora on Oct. 31 after he reportedly jumped in front of a bullet to save his wife. 

    When Aurora police arrived on scene, they found Jacob Clymer suffering from a gunshot wound. According to a press release, Aurora officers performed live-saving measures before transporting Clymer to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

  • Arts, crafts on display at 34th annual Winterfest

    From jewelry to holiday crafts, woodworking to ceramics — the 34th annual Winterfest sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen was filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, and area residents turned out in large numbers to browse the booths.

    “(Winterfest) is an Evergreen institution,” Steve Sumner, CAE’s executive director, said as he walked among the booths along Evergreen High School’s Main Street. “The quality of the arts and crafts just gets better and better. It has become a prestigious show.”

  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

  • Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo

    You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.

    Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.

    All indications pointed to energy efficiency — the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.

  • Elk Creek principal Pollitt puts focus on teachers, students

    Elk Creek Elementary School’s principal doesn’t have a desk in her office. Instead, there’s a conference table, and she prefers not to sit at the head of it.

    Valerie Pollitt, who began the position in August, believes her job as principal is to let her staff and students take the lead and shine.

    “As much as I can,” she said, “I put teachers front and center. That’s who I am. There are so many amazing things at Elk Creek.”

  • WJMS principal Schoenhals making himself at home

    David Schoenhals’ heart is in Conifer.

    The principal at West Jefferson Middle School, who started in the position in July, moved to the area to embrace both his new position and his new community. He has fallen in love with his school and the area.

    After 29 years working in Aurora Public Schools as a math teacher, math instructional coach, math instructional coordinator and principal of a K-8 school, he decided it was time to move into the foothills.