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Today's News

  • Jeffco presents balanced budget

    Initial 2019 budget considerations in Jefferson County show a $586.2 million spending plan, a balanced budget that is some $30 million more than was approved for 2018.

  • Conifer Jazzercise hosts 7th annual breast cancer fundraiser

    When Karen Eisenring first started attending the annual breast cancer fundraiser hosted by Conifer Jazzercise, she was just like any other participant.

    Now, during the event’s seventh year, Eisenring is a survivor.

    “It’s great,” Eisenring said, of being able to give back. “ … Without them raising money for research, a lot of us might not be here. It’s fantastic that they do it.”

  • EMS eighth-grader on TV in ‘American Ninja Warrior Junior’

    Zac Holman has climbed to the top. Literally.

    The Evergreen Middle School eighth-grader has aspirations and now a real opportunity to become a real American Ninja Warrior. No, Zac is not training with Mr. Miyagi to become the next Karate Kid.

    His American Ninja Warrior training is much different than that — but equally as cool.

  • Preview: Evergreen boys hoops adjusting to new leadership

    After graduating seven seniors last year and losing its head coach, Evergreen boys basketball is going to look a lot different this year.

    For many of the players, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Now the former underclassmen will get their shot at the spotlight.

  • Preview: Conifer boys basketball gearing up for new season

    Bouncing back from losing seven key players is never easy, but the Conifer boys basketball players think they can get the job done.

    Included in those seven players was the school’s first conference player of the year in Mark Studer. The Lobos will have their work cut out for them when the season rolls around, but head coach Eric Valerio said there’s plenty to look forward to this year.

  • Cougars football ends playoff season in tough loss to Mead

    By Michael Kelly

    For the Courier

    LONGMONT — David Leek stood in the middle of a crowd as players, parents and coaches came over to hug and thank him. One of them was his son, Parker, and the senior embraced his dad as they both shed a few tears.

    They were tears of sadness but also of pride. The Evergreen Cougars lost 56-14 to Mead on Saturday, but reaching the first round of the Class 3A playoffs was something to smile about, even in defeat.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Controlled burn planned in Indian Hills on Monday

    There will be a controlled burn with an air curtain burner in the upper end of the Indian Hills valley on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if there is enough snow still on the ground.

    Smoke will be visible from Genesee, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, Parker and the West Denver metro area, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Anyone with questions can contact the Indian Hills Fire Department at 303-697-4568.

  • 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.