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Today's News

  • Search for missing hikers resumes near Mount Evans

    About 100 searchers were looking Saturday for signs of two Minnesota hikers missing in the Mount Evans area since early April.

    Volunteer searchers from 13 mountain rescue teams were out with dogs looking for father and son Damian McManus, 52, and Evan McManus, 19, of St. Louis Park, Minn. The two were reported missing April 6 after they did not return home from a spring-break trip to Colorado. Their SUV was found parked at Echo Lake Campground.

  • Board ponders next step in teacher talks

    The Jeffco school board will meet in executive session Thursday night to discuss the next steps in contract negotiations with the Jefferson County Education Association, Jeffco’s teachers union.

    At an April 10 special meeting, the school board asked the JCEA to provide a written statement saying what would bring the teachers union back to the bargaining table.

  • 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.

  • 'Seasons of Evergreen’ offers present-day look at mountain community

    Evergreen friends David Cuin and Ann Hopper Vickstrom have collaborated to create “Seasons of Evergreen,” a book that offers a present-day glimpse of their community.

    “We deliberately placed this as Evergreen now,” Vickstrom said.

    In writing the book with Cuin, Vickstrom said they focused on making it a personal reflection. Newcomers, longtime residents and visitors can use “Seasons of Evergreen” as a reference, she said.

  • Eight Evergreen High student-athletes sign letters of intent

    Evergreen head football coach Rob Molholm has never had a Division-I football player before now, but this one is not your typical on-the-field prospect.
    For three years, Shelly Brobst has served as a team manager for the Cougars. On April 16, she was one of eight student-athletes to sign a letter of intent during a ceremony at Evergreen High School as she’ll be attending Colorado State University in the fall and working with the Rams’ football program.
    So is Brobst’s signing somewhat atypical of the usual student-athlete signings?

  • Cougars get it done vs. Bulldogs

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Legendary performer Elvis Presley gave his entourage TCB jewelry as a symbol of taking care of  business whenever they were out on tour in the 1970s. Evergreen baseball coach Dale Hutchings must have been inspired by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He instills the same attitude among his players this season.

  • Pair of free kicks set back Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Opportunities were few and far between for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. That, and Wheat Ridge’s capability to make the most of two set pieces as opposed to one for Evergreen was the difference in a 2-1 Lady Farmers victory April 18 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “We have to defend them better. We got one, and usually you hope that carries the day, but we gave up two set pieces,” Evergreen head coach Peter Jeans said. “That’s the difference. Oh well.”

  • Of eagles, recycling and watersheds

    Decked out in headgear resembling a World War I flying ace, a large bald eagle commanded attention at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday.

    “She’s good in the hood,” said handler Dawn Carrie of HawkQuest while holding the majestic bird on her wrist.

    The eagle was wearing the leather hood because it is blind in one eye, Carrie said. Without the eye covering, the eagle constantly turns its head to try to see things, she explained.

  • Webcam shows parking availability at Mount Falcon

    Hikers and bikers headed to Mount Falcon Park now can check online to see how many cars are in the parking lot.

    A webcam installed by Jeffco Open Space workers shows panorama shots of the often-full parking lot, updated every two seconds. The webcam is in “beta” testing at: http://jeffco.us/parks/mount-falcon-park-webcam.

  • Walton stresses need for community involvement in Indian Hills fire district

    As a board member for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, Ron Walton says that involving residents in decisions is desirable but challenging.

    “How can we get people involved before there is a problem?” he asks. “Let’s see the issues, and see the solutions.”

    Walton is one of three incumbents seeking re-election to the board of the Indian Hills district, which has three seats up for election and two challengers.