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Today's News

  • Evergreen resident writes the book on assistance dogs

    Matilda, a hearing assistance dog, knows what to do when people call Evergreen resident Kyle Walpole’s name or knock on his door at home or at work.

    Matilda “alerts” to the sound, then nudges Walpole in the leg and leads him to the source, he said. Walpole was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in the 1990s and is hearing impaired. If someone is at the door, the black Labrador retriever leads Walpole there. If Walpole drops his keys, Matilda can lead him to them as well.

  • 1,000 throng school board meeting

    The topics of teacher raises and full-day kindergarten drew 1,000 people to the Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday, leading to more than four hours of public comment.

    Because of the fire-safety occupancy limit, more than 400 people were turned away from the meeting, which was held in the auditorium at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood.

    Many of the teachers at the meeting spoke out about the need for pay increases and the financial troubles some are experiencing. 

  • Indian Hills fire board candidates address challenges in district

    Three candidates seeking seats on the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District spoke to the importance of greater community involvement and long-range planning at a forum Wednesday night. 

    Incumbent board member Marc Rosenberg and challengers Don Schoenbein and Ty Robbins answered questions from residents during the event at the Indian Hills Community Center. Candidates Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman, who are seeking re-election to the board, were not present.

  • Listen to a story about a man named Jed

    “Follow him to hell!”

    One of the more memorable things from my four springs as a student at Colorado State University was the annual pilgrimage to Fort Collins by a street preacher named Jed. Jed would place himself on the wall between the Social Sciences Building and the library and, at the top of his lungs, harangue any student in earshot about the terrible choices we were all making and the inevitable consequences of our transgressions.

  • ‘The Little Mermaid’ is a chorale spring splash

    For its final show of the 2013-14 season, the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is journeying “under the sea” with Ariel and all of her ocean friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Based on the hit animated movie from 1989, this show is sure to reel in audiences of all ages hook, line and sinker. 

  • Course needs time, weather

    The bridge at No. 10 released from its bearings and floated down the river. The five-ton walkway ventured 135 yards downstream, the most dramatic scenery from the damage caused by Sept. 13’s flooding at Evergreen Golf Course.

  • Cougars rolling along, win 10th straight

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    An early-season coaching change and a tough home loss to Wheat Ridge to begin 4A Jeffco League play apparently were no big deal to Evergreen.
    The Cougars completed a 3-0 week that included atonement against the fourth-ranked Farmers with a 10-5 home victory over third-place Green Mountain on April 26. Evergreen pushed its winning streak to 10 and remained in position to share the 4A Jeffco title if both teams win out this week.

  • Talks with teachers union will enter mediation

    Bargaining representatives from the teachers union and the Jeffco school board will enter mediation, after the board failed to meet the union’s request for a contract extension.

    After declaring an impasse April 7, the Jeffco Education Association told the board in a letter that only a multi-year contract extension would bring teachers back to negotiations. 

  • ‘Quality’ candidates apply for superintendent

    A number of quality candidates have applied to be Jeffco’s newest school superintendent, Bill Newman of Ray and Associates told the Jeffco school board last Thursday. 

    “We have good numbers in the pool,” Newman said. “We’d like to certainly proceed with the schedule as planned because it looks like it will be a robust pool (of candidates).”

  • Consistent scores keep EHS in second

    ARVADA — The course was a little longer than what the Evergreen Lady Cougars have been used to in 2014, and the scores reflected that. Yet, still, Evergreen, thanks to consistent scoring from top to bottom, was right where it’s been for most of the 4A Jeffco League season.