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Today's News

  • County briefs

    TAP being formed to study downtown Evergreen

    A newly approved grant will allow the county to form a technical advisory panel to study downtown Evergreen.

    The technical panel, coordinated by the Urban Land Institute, will address obstacles and challenges with development or redevelopment of underperforming retail areas, vacant sites or buildings, downtowns or other commercial areas.

  • Health is a priority for the mountain area

    There may be no better way to demonstrate the mountain community’s appreciation for a healthy lifestyle than witnessing families spending time outside on a beautiful day.

    After a week dedicated to encouraging healthy behavior for students, families continued the celebration on May 4 during Eudaimonia’s inaugural mountain-area ninja warrior obstacle course, which served as a fundraiser for local schools.

  • Win or lose, Lobo girls lacrosse makes history

    By James Burky

    For the Courier

    DENVER — Traditionally, a 19-0 loss in a state playoff game implies disappointment.

    Not so for the Conifer girls lacrosse players. They ended their post-loss huddle by shouting, “Family!” in unison after falling to No. 1 Colorado Academy at Slater Turf Field on Friday.

    The scoreboard doesn’t tell the story.

  • EHS tennis sends 7 to state

    PUEBLO — This season may not have been kind to Evergreen girls tennis, but the Cougars made the best of what little court time they were awarded. On Friday at Pueblo City Park, seven girls competed in the 4A state tournament.

    When everything was said and done, the Cougars won the Vicky Matarazzo Sportsmanship Award as a team.

    Although none of them won a match, their presence at the tournament bodes well for the future of the program.

  • EHS girls lacrosse falls to Knights in tourney

    EVERGREEN — Amid a stellar season that made some program history, the Evergreen girls lacrosse team’s run ended in dramatic fashion in the second round of the 4A state tournament on Saturday morning.

    On their own home turf, the eighth-seeded Cougars fell to No. 9 Fairview after a valiant comeback effort just fell short, 7-6. And, although the Knights squashed its tournament run in its infancy, Evergreen still made history as the first girls lacrosse team in school history to make it to the postseason.

    Both teams earned byes in the first round.

  • Cougar boys lacrosse falls to defending state champs

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Since the dawn of head coach Jay Eggar’s tenure at Evergreen High School, the boys lacrosse team has been a case study in how to build up a program from the ashes.

    On Friday at Cheyenne Mountain High School, the ninth-seeded Cougars ended their 2019 run with a 13-6 loss to the No. 1 Indians in the second round of the 4A state tournament. They had defeated No. 9 Aspen on the road a few days before to seal their comeback story.

  • Soccer’s cool cats beat out the dogs

    LAKEWOOD — Alaina Avery got a little roughed up in her final game of the 2019 Conifer soccer season, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her from protecting the net with everything she had.

    On May 8 as Lakewood Memorial Field amid rainy and snowy conditions, the Conifer junior keeper and the Lobos ended their season with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 D’Evelyn in the 4A state playoffs. Conifer was seeded No. 32.

  • Rohrer: Community building builds America

    We won the second World War as all Americans pitched in. Those who couldn’t serve in the military built tanks and airplanes, bought war bonds and gladly gave up comfort items whose raw materials were needed for the war effort. Our unity propelled a Herculean effort that won the war.

    President Kennedy brought us together, asking us to sign up for the moon mission. He asked for funding that tripled the space budget and put aside other goals. He told us it would be hard. We united behind his challenge, and we met it.

  • Wilmot’s Mural Club strives to help others with meaningful messages

    The walls into the bathrooms at Wilmot Elementary School are becoming more inspirational.

    The school’s Mural Club decided to create murals with messages of support and encouragement. They completed two and hope to finish two more before the school year ends.

    “We decided to hit up the school with positive messages,” said art teacher Elisabeth Marcus.

    The murals are placed in such a way that students walking down the hallway can see them, too.

  • King-Murphy’s Exhibition allows sixth-graders to make a difference

    The annual Exhibition at King-Murphy Elementary School continues to prove that sixth-graders are passionate about a variety of social issues.

    On Thursday, the students presented the projects they’ve been working on for months to fellow students, parents and the community. Their topics ranged from the effects of war and animal rights to freedom of speech in sports.