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Today's News

  • Students wax knowledgeable about presidents

    President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon.

    President John F. Kennedy was the first president who had been a Boy Scout.

    President James Madison was only 5-foot-4 and weighed 100 pounds.

    President Barack Obama has read all of the “Harry Potter” books.

    President Andrew Johnson grew up learning to be a tailor, so he made all of his own clothes while president.

  • EMS kids slip into roles for ‘Cinderella’

    This year’s musical at Evergreen Middle School combines the new with the familiar.

    New this year for the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is Tom Biaso, an eighth-grader who accompanies the singers on piano. In past years, the music has been provided via recordings or a professional accompanist.

  • Schools’ leadership team acting as interim superintendent

    Jeffco schools’ leadership team will act as the district’s superintendent for at least one week, the Board of Education decided on Feb. 18.

    The leadership team is made up of Marcia Anker, chief school effectiveness officer; Heather Beck, chief academic officer; Lorrie Gillis, chief financial officer; and Steve Bell, the district’s chief operating officer.

    The arrangement will most likely be short-lived, however, as the board will discuss and vote on an interim superintendent at its Feb. 27 meeting.

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.

  • Inter-Canyon incumbents must be challenged

    Six hundred and forty-three thousand. That’s more than half a million.
    And those are more than enough reasons that two longtime incumbents on the board of the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District should be challenged aggressively in this May’s election.
    Zero is another number of note in this disturbing saga: That’s the number of non-incumbents who had filed to run, as of Tuesday, for the four board seats up for election.

  • Song sparrows find their voice as winter fades, spring nears

    February creeps to a close. It is to me the most dreary month of the year. The pleasantness of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over, and winter seems to really settle in, with both more snow and colder temperatures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Document-ary film panned

  • Host Conifer runs past Lady Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Surprise! Lobos stun Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Since 2008, playing archrival Evergreen had become a recurring nightmare for the Conifer boys basketball team. Nine straight losses, including a 29-pointer earlier this season, made for plenty of restless nights.

  • Rosier talks finances, fire mitigation at Conifer appearance

    County Commissioner Donald Rosier spent the first part of his Valentine’s Day in an area of Jeffco he loves, talking about county finances, fire mitigation and other issues.
    “I always love when I get to come up to Conifer or Evergreen,” he said. “The mountain community is truly great.”