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  • EHS celebrates seniors with win in home finale

    By Lisa Kissler
    For the Courier
    While the homecoming festivities last week made for some late nights for students at Evergreen High School, the Lady Cougars’ gymnasts didn’t slow down. In fact, they seemed to thrive under pressure.
    For the seniors, Sept. 26 was the last chance for a victory in their home gym during the regular season, and they didn’t buckle under the pressure. In fact, the Cougars had the highest scoring  meet of the 2013 season.

  • Cougars unload on Lobos

    CONIFER — The Evergreen Cougars were clicking in every phase of the game. And that was just in the first half. Evergreen scored the game’s first four goals and added seven more after that to befuddle host Conifer 11-1 on Sept. 30 at Lobo Field. The game was called with 6 minutes, 46 seconds left in the second half due to the 10-goal mercy rule.

  • Evergreen front line blocks CHS

    CONIFER — For the most part, the difference between Evergreen’s volleyball program and Conifer’s is minuscule. But if one wants to find a decisive advantage, it would have to be the Lady Cougars’ strength on the front line, especially with players such as Andrea Eddy.
    Only a sophomore, Eddy is an imposing figure on the court. She was a major factor in Evergreen’s attack, recording a match-high 13 kills in a 26-24, 25-21, 25-18 win over host Conifer on Sept. 26 at Conifer High School.

  • Pack leads EHS to top runs

    LITTLETON — Being from New England — Connecticut to be exact — Caitlin Schmitt didn’t mind the persistent rain that fell Sept. 27 at the Dave Sanders Invitational. It was her kind of weather. It suited the Evergreen Lady Cougars just fine as well.
    Led by Schmitt’s sixth-place finish in 19 minutes, 46 seconds, the Evergreen girls took first place in the Division 2 varsity race at Clement Park with 56 points. The Lady Cougars, who had four runners in the top 23, edged second-place Coronado by a point.

  • Celebrating 35 years of service to senior citizens

    The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen was filled with people celebrating the organization’s 35th anniversary of service to the community on the evening of Sept. 25.


    Among the guests was 92-year-old Edna Stuver Webster, a retired Denver doctor who said the most important thing in life is having good health. Known as “Dr. Edna” to those acquainted with her, she is a longtime supporter of the organization dating from 1978.

  • 2014 park district budget may include fee increases

    To increase revenues and offset projected losses for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, fee increases for patrons are proposed in the second draft of the district’s 2014 budget.

    According to a re-forecast of the park district budget, net income is anticipated to be $909,000 this year and $834,000 in 2014.

    A projected $58,000 decrease in property-tax revenue is playing a role in income losses for the park district, along with an anticipated $60,000 increase in health insurance coverage for employees.

  • Health focus in open space master plan criticized by advisory committee

    The relationship between open space and public health gets an inordinate amount of attention in a second draft of the master plan for Jeffco Parks and Open Space, according to some members of the advisory committee.

    “I think there is an inordinate amount of text devoted to community health,” Jan Wilkins said while reviewing the second draft of the plan with other committee members last Thursday night.

    “There are so many aspects of open space,” Wilkins said. “There should be a more comprehensive description of what we do.”

  • Park district staff proposes holding fewer events at Evergreen Lake

    In response to residents' concerns about traffic congestion around Evergreen Lake Park, park district staff has suggested that some events be moved from the popular venue to other locations in the district.
    The Big Chili Cook-off, which typically draws thousands of people to the Lake Park each September, is among events on the list for possible relocation.

  • Evergreen chamber organizes downtown cleanup in wake of flood

    Using shovels, large brooms and wheelbarrows, more than 50 Evergreen residents helped clean dirt and debris from downtown on Sept. 25.

  • Counting the ways to love — and promote — Evergreen

    Should Evergreen be promoted to those who live here, or to tourists?
    This is a key question that the Our Evergreen focus group, residents and business owners have been asking — and debating — in recent months.
    Recent controversy over heavy traffic at the popular Evergreen Lake Park, which some say is overburdened by visitors, has added fuel to the discussion.