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Today's News

  • Evergreen Library keeps kids busy with slime-making

    Slime may seem the stuff of far-off alien worlds, but in reality it only takes a few things from the grocery store to create it.

    Yet, the simplicity of its origins doesn’t diminish the fun. Instead, it enhances it.

    On Friday, more than 25 youngsters and their parents worked underneath the blacklight at Evergreen Library to make their own slime and bouncy balls. The event was part of the library’s space-themed summer reading program.

  • Jeffco Schools approves budget as negotiations with union continue

    Jeffco Public Schools approved a $1.24 billion budget, although the district has not yet reached an agreement with the Jefferson County Education Association, its teachers union.

  • A true community affair: Pine Grove celebrates during the 32nd annual Rhubarb Festival

    It was a big day for Lynnette Boyer.

    Hours before the community gathered Saturday in Pine Grove for the 32nd annual Rhubarb Festival, one of her goats had a baby. And in true Pine Grove fashion, Boyer, a rhubarb bake-off judge, named it Ruby in honor of the festival she’s come to love.

  • Winding down their prep careers

    By Steve Smith

    For the Courier

    ALAMOSA — Evergreen’s Parker Leek had the same reaction as others did to four days with some of the state’s best football players.

    He called it “enlightening.”

    “Getting to play with all the best kids in Colorado,” he said, “you think you’re the top dog, and (then) you come out here. It’s fairly humbling. You’re definitely not. There are some really good kids out here.”

  • Evergreen High hosts young basketball campers

    EVERGREEN — Annually, Evergreen basketball coach Jeff Dolan hosts a basketball camp and invites local kids, from kindergarteners to eighth-graders, to learn the basics of the beautiful game.

    Last week at Evergreen High School, he and his coaches mentored nearly 170 kids, a number that tripled from the camp’s first year last summer.

    Fletcher Paden, 11, returned to the camp after participating last year.

  • One injured in Conifer house fire

    Firefighters have put out a house fire in the 11100 block of Conifer Mountain Road that injured one person.

    Jacob Ware, Elk Creek Fire Protection District's deputy fire chief, confirmed a civilian was transported to the hospital with complications exacerbated by the fire but not directly caused by it. The person is in stable condition.

  • Jeffco considers tearing down, rebuilding Columbine HS

    Twenty years ago, in the weeks after two gunmen entered Columbine High School killing 13 people and themselves on April 20, 1999, students, staff and the community vowed to keep the school open.

    For many, doing so felt like a way to reclaim the space and demonstrate hope’s everlasting triumph.

  • Suspect accused of stealing guns arrested in Conifer

    A 15-year-old accused of stealing guns from a relative in Pine was arrested just before midnight Thursday at a home in Conifer.

  • Generations: Evergreen Christian Church: Envisioning a bright future

    This column will be different from other Generations columns because it will focus on exciting changes taking place in a local institution, through the sharings of two of our area senior citizens. I was fortunate recently to sit with Bob Cooper and Nancy Arsenault of Evergreen Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

  • On the Move: Take care of your body – it’s a gift

    As a cancer survivor, I look at a fully functioning body without disease as truly a gift. This gift does so much for us on a constant basis, often flawlessly. Think of all the things that have to go right just to take a step. How do you treat yours?

    It’s important to treat this gift as best as you can to maximize its performance, health and efficiency. Sometimes we put our health last on the list of to-do’s when we really should put it as a top priority.