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Today's News

  • Evergreen Country Day debate teams advance to area finals

    Fans of debate know that successful thespians anticipate their opponents' counter-arguments. That was definitely the case last week for a debate team at Evergreen Country Day School.

    A four-student team from the private middle school was better than its opponents at anticipating counter-arguments at a tournament April 10,  according to debate judge Joshua Murphy. The semifinals for the Denver area Charter Debate League were held at Evergreen Country Day.

  • CDOT seeks $10 million grant for shoulder lane

    State transportation officials are applying for a $10 million federal grant to supplement the $20 million currently set aside to build the shoulder lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Construction is scheduled to start in June on the “peak-period shoulder lane” between Empire and Idaho Springs.

    Officials have asked Idaho Springs city council members for a letter of support for the $10 million federal grant request. The letter was expected to be approved at a council meeting this week, said City Administrator Cindy Condon.

  • Springs residents grill CDOT on I-70 shoulder lane

    Idaho Springs residents had lots of questions for state transportation officials at a meeting Monday night to discuss a planned toll lane on eastbound Interstate 70.

    Transportation officials plan to spend $49 million on a “peak-period shoulder lane” from Empire to east of Idaho Springs, according to Tony DeVito, regional director for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Molleur stays near the front, takes 2nd

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe Collin Molleur wasn’t giving himself enough credit, but the Evergreen sprinter certainly had fun running against Cherokee Trail’s Brandon Singleton at the Pomona Invitational on April 12.
    “I knew that kid on the inside lane was really, really fast. I knew that he was going to go out really fast. I just tried staying with him, and it got me into second,” Molleur said.

  • Experience pays off for Conifer

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Maddie Yerks was the lone returning Conifer player who tasted victory in last year’s tennis dual meet with Evergreen, participating in a doubles win late in the Lady Cougars’ 6-1 romp. So it was fitting that her victory in No. 3 doubles sealed the Lady Lobos’ 4-3 triumph on April 9 at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer duo, penalties lift Lobos

    Drew Williams and Stone Henderson make for quite the one-two punch. Evergreen found that out the hard way on April 10 at Evergreen High School.

  • Students examine local, global issues during Youth Leadership Day

    Students at the Montessori School of Evergreen learned about economic disparities in countries throughout the world during Youth Leadership Day on Friday. Eighth-graders at the school also looked at challenges in their Evergreen community and explored ways to address them.

    Those in the group led by student Noelle VanHorne said they like the sense of community in Evergreen but don’t think there are enough recreational opportunities here. Students also said stray trash from the EDS transfer station in Marshdale is a problem, and suggested a cleanup activity.

  • Linn brings experience with Forest Service, EPA to park board candidacy

    During the years she spent with the Environmental Protection Agency, Evergreen resident Peg Linn worked with people living near Superfund sites to resolve issues around them.

    "Having worked with the community to reach agreements, I feel like it will help make me a good park board candidate," Linn said. 

    While employed at the regional office of the EPA in Denver, Linn traveled to areas in Clear Creek and Summit counties where there were abandoned mines generating hazardous waste.

  • Kittredge residents express concerns about noise, trash pick-up to EPRD staff

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District staff asked for — and received — lively comments from Kittredge residents at a community forum April 9. From trash pick-up to crowd and noise abatement, residents raised issues related to parks in their area during the meeting at the Kittredge Civic Center.

    “We’re not going to be able to regulate the number of people who come here. These really are public spaces,” Scott Robson, EPRD executive director, said in response to a concern about crowds at O’Fallon and other neighborhood parks.