Today's News

  • Republicans win Clear Creek commission races

    Republicans won both seats in the hotly contested Clear Creek County commissioner races, giving the GOP a majority on a body controlled for several years by Democrats.
    Republican Phil Buckland won in District 3, defeating Democrat Randy Wheelock with 52 percent of the vote, while  Republican Tom Hayden bested Democrat George Clark in District 2 with 51 percent of the vote.

  • Commission race still too close to call

    More than a week after Election Day, the county commission race in District 2 between incumbent John Odom and challenger Casey Tighe remains undecided, with thousands of provisional ballots still unrecorded.

  • Odom, Tighe dead even in Jeffco commission race

    Republican incumbent John Odom and Democratic challenger Casey Tighe were running neck and neck in early returns Tuesday night in the District 2 race for Jefferson county commissioner.

    Although inexperienced politically, Tighe brings a legal background and a career as a CDOT auditor to the race. Odom, a Republican who was appointed to fill the seat vacated by former commissioner Kevin McCasky, has the benefit of incumbency and a background as owner of a small business.

  • Voters in District 2 return Jared Polis to Washington

    Incumbent Democrat Jared Polis retained his seat in Congressional District 2, defeating challenger Kevin Lundberg in the district that now includes Evergreen and Conifer.
    Polis won with 55 percent of the vote to Lundberg’s 40 percent.
    Polis, who said Lundberg called to concede about 9 p.m. on Election Night, commented that he was “honored and excited” to be re-elected.

  • Gerou wins third term in House District 25

    Republican Cheri Gerou will continue representing House District 25, after capturing 55 percent of the vote in the race against Democratic challenger Lorna Idol.

    According to unofficial results, Idol received 40 percent of the vote, and Libertarian Jack Woehr garnered 5 percent.

    Nearly 42,000 people voted in the district, which has approximately 62,000 registered voters.

    “I’m impressed with the turnout in the district,” said Gerou, who was watching results of other state House races Tuesday night.

  • Evergreen volleyball season ends at regionals

    LOVELAND — The Evergreen Lady Cougars had their 2012 season ended with back-to-back defeats at the 4A Region 6 tournament on Nov. 3 at Thompson Valley High School.
    Evergreen dropped a 25-20, 25-16, 25-23 decision to Montrose and was upended 25-17, 22-25, 25-7, 25-14 by host Thompson Valley. The defeats capped a 9-16 season for Evergreen, which lost seven of its final eight matches.
    Thompson Valley, the No. 6 seed, defeated Montrose 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25 to advance to the 4A state tournament Nov. 9-10 at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Cougars go out on a high note, but just miss the postseason

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Players, coaches, students and parents gathered around midfield, some of them with tears in their eyes, after Evergreen’s 42-0 win over Summit on Nov. 2 at Evergreen High School. There wasn’t any confirmation at the time, but many feared this marked the end of the team’s season.

  • Evergreen believes in self to place 2nd

    THORNTON — They are the little team that never thought they could, but the Evergreen Lady Cougars proved to themselves that they most certainly “could” when they placed second with a score of 174.350 just behind rival Elizabeth at the 4A state gymnastics championships Nov. 2-3 at Thornton High School.
    Elizabeth nabbed first with 179.425 points, taking back the state title that Evergreen won a year ago.

  • Cougars bounced on penalty kicks

    Matthew Jackson struggled with his emotions. The Evergreen senior had just watched his Cougars play 110 grueling minutes, including 30 in overtime, and a series of penalty kicks. Jackson took the last of those kicks, having his attempt — the third straight by Evergreen — deflected by Battle Mountain goalkeeper Christian Espinoza.
    The result was sixth-seeded Battle Mountain, behind penalty-kick goals from Erick Broines, Roberto Diaz and Gunnar Wilson, posting a 2-1 4A state quarterfinal victory over the host Cougars at Evergreen High School on Nov. 1.

  • Mergansers bring quiet dignity to Evergreen Lake

    I went down to Evergreen Lake last Friday to see if it was beginning to freeze. The overcast sky had left the lake without color. It was cold, gray and foreboding, but it was still liquid. Not even a white cap curled the surface.