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Today's News

  • New Evergreen High boys soccer coach Fowler has big shoes to fill

    Ross Fowler has plenty of soccer coaching experience from his time with the Colorado Rush and Altitude FC, where he has been the director of coaching for both. Now the Manchester, England native has his first head coaching position at the high school level.

    Earlier this summer, Fowler was named the head coach for Evergreen High School’s boys soccer program, replacing Peter Jeans, who resigned for personal reasons.

    “It’s a good program. It’s an exciting opportunity to try to build on,” Fowler said.

  • New Evergreen High boys soccer coach Fowler has big shoes to fill

    Ross Fowler has plenty of soccer coaching experience from his time with the Colorado Rush and Altitude FC, where he has been the director of coaching for both. Now the Manchester, England native has his first head coaching position at the high school level.

    Earlier this summer, Fowler was named the head coach for Evergreen High School’s boys soccer program, replacing Peter Jeans, who resigned for personal reasons.

    “It’s a good program. It’s an exciting opportunity to try to build on,” Fowler said.

  • Diggers return to the gridiron as season nears

    Underneath the helmet and shoulder pads, Clear Creek High School senior linebacker/tight end AJ Parrish looked around and saw a lot of familiar faces.

    “It feels great. I’m back out with my guys that I’ve played with since my seventh-grade year,” Parrish said. “We’re going back at it one more time.”

  • CURRENTS

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to couranteditor@evergreenco.com.

    Aug. 2
    The Empire Americana Music Festival, which celebrates country, rock and folk music, will be at Minton Park ball field. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the festival, with children under 12 admitted free. There’s a $10 camping fee for those who want to stay overnight. For more information, visit www.empireamericana .com.

    Aug. 2

  • Bicyclists, residents in conflict

    County officials could erect “share the road” bicycle-friendly signs on Fall River Road soon, after two recent reports of confrontations between residents and bicyclists.

    In one dust-up in May, a person standing in a driveway confronted a group of cyclists on the road, according to Richard Handler, an Evergreen bicyclist who rides with Team Evergreen Cycling.  

    The resident indicated that bicyclists were not allowed to use the county road, Handler said. 

  • Burro races bring rugged runners, sure-footed companions to Mining Days

    At first glance, it didn’t appear Jack the burro would be very speedy.
    Looking a little gaunt in the chest, and with his unkempt, shaggy facial hair, Jack looked perfectly comfortable trimming the lush grass at Courtney-Riley-Cooper Park in Idaho Springs during Sunday’s burro races at Tommy Knockers Mining Days.

  • Black-headed grosbeak makes summer appearance

    I looked out at the bird feeder yesterday to see what might be there, getting a last meal just before dark. Much to my surprise, there was a colorful male black-headed grosbeak there, enjoying the black sunflower seeds. This is the 15th bird species I have seen from the windows here at Elk Run.
    Actually, this was the first black-headed grosbeak I have seen this year. I have them every year at my feeder at home, but I have already left there by the time they returned this year.

  • Vox

    The monorail mule team
     There is an old  saying: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.“

  • Life lessons can be rude awakening

    The other day, a friend asked me how I come up with ideas about what to write, and I told her the problem isn’t coming up with them as much as deciding upon one. That’s my pleasant problem this week, so to wit:

  • Pacing it forward

    Many people pass through Idaho Springs on their way to somewhere else, but few do it on foot — and even fewer are in the midst of a stroll across the country in both directions.
    Armand Young, 53, is making the walk while hefting a 63-pound pole draped with American flags, all in the name of kindness.