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Today's News

  • Science fair answers questions about (some of) life’s mysteries

    Will grass grow faster to the sound of music? Does playing video games increase a person’s blood pressure? Does a higher SPF level of sunscreen really provide better protection against the sun’s rays?

    Those were among many questions addressed by students who participated in this year’s Mountain Area Science Fair. More than 200 elementary school students from Jefferson and Clear Creek counties displayed their projects at the fair held at Evergreen Country Day School on Saturday.

  • Dirt Band founder John McEuen to perform in town

    Former mountain area resident John McEuen, a founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and a fixture in the mountain music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, will be performing at the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen this weekend.

    McEuen’s show will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $18.

    McEuen, a one-time resident of Floyd Hill whose kids attended Clear Creek schools, now lives in Florida but continues to tour.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Elmgreen, Lady Cougars upset 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn
    LAKEWOOD
    — Emily Elmgreen scored a team-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Evergreen Lady Cougars upset host and 4A Jeffco-leading D’Evelyn 61-57 on Feb. 7.
    Samantha Kisiel added 15 points and five boards, wile Logan Newhall scored 10 points.

  • Depth pays off as EHS repeats

    ARVADA — You want to know why the Evergreen Lady Cougars won a second straight 4A Jeffco League girls swimming championship on Feb. 8. It wasn’t the number of victories — D’Evelyn had twice as many — but rather it was the number of finalists the Lady Cougars had.

  • Key victory gives EHS’ Hanson hope

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Lane Hanson hasn’t yet realized his goal of qualifying for the 4A state wrestling tournament. But with one win in the Feb. 8 Pre-Regional Rumble at Bear Creek High School the Evergreen junior’s psyche jumped from hope to belief heading into this week’s regional.

  • Stevenson tenure ends early on acrimonious note

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced Saturday that she will leave the district at the end of the month, ending her 12-year tenure amid friction with the new conservative majority on the school board.

    “I cannot lead and manage because I am not trusted or respected by this Board of Education,” Stevenson said. “I approached the board about this, and said I can’t make decisions and I cannot lead if they do not trust or respect me.”

  • Neighbors light into church's plan for illuminated sign

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    A standing-room-only crowd braved single-digit temperatures Tuesday night to voice opposition to a proposed 135-square-foot illuminated sign at Flatirons Community Church off Interstate 70 near Genesee.

    The sign would feature the church logo — a white image of the Boulder Flatirons surrounded by orange.

  • Stevenson to work for state association after leaving Jeffco district

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson has been hired by the Colorado Association of School Executives to fill a new director position.

    “(Stevenson) will play a critical role in CASE’s ongoing work to assist school administrators as they seek to improve student results,” Bruce Caughey, CASE executive director, said in a statement.

    Caughey said Stevenson will serve as director of the CASE Leadership Initiative and will provide support to school leaders and districts for teaching, learning and improvement.

  • Photographer’s dream turns to nightmare

    Ouch. If you haven’t heard, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense smothered the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. The Broncos’ offense didn’t help much either. It seemed like, from their first snap, the entire team started to unravel.

  • When ice melts, beavers will make an appearance at area lakes

    Today has been a gloomy winter day. No sun has shone through the cloud cover. The forest appears almost black, draped in ermine robes. We have about 6 inches of snow on the ground and more promised. It has been a depressing day, though the sun is supposed to shine tomorrow. It will be good to see blue sky and bright sunshine even though it will still be cold.