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  • EPRD board votes not to seek tax increase for rec center expansion

    After five years of study and debate, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board unanimously rejected a proposal to ask voters to approve a tax increase for a $9 million expansion of the Buchanan Recreation Center. In the end, a public opinion study was the deciding factor.

  • Music benefit honoring Greg Henika planned

    Blue Spruce Kiwanis is planning the second annual Greg Henika music benefit on April 29 and 30 at the former Stagecoach Sports Grill.

    The event honors Henika, who died in January 2015 after falling through the ice at Evergreen Lake. Last year's fund-raiser generated $10,000, with half going to the local Aktion Club for disabled students and the other half going to Project Eliminate, Kiwanis International’s project to eliminate maternal/ neonatal tetanus.

  • Public opinion divided on rec center expansion

    The results of a public opinion survey commissioned by the Evergreen park district do not bode well for the prospects of either a new gym or more pool lanes at Buchanan Rec Center in the near future. The district board is expected to vote on whether to put the question on the ballot at its next regular board meeting April 26.

  • Ice Melt Barrel takes the plunge

    Mountain Foothills Rotary has announced the winners of the annual Ice Melt Barrel Contest to predict the date and time the 55-gallon drum fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake. 

    Conifer resident Mark Rehm captured the $250 third prize, and Becky Hanley of Evergreen was fourth, winning $125.

    This year the barrel was rolled out in a spot near the skating rinks on Jan. 4. 

    The drop took place April 5 at 11:26:37 a.m.

  • Voice of Homestead kept the past alie

    After nearly 22 years at the helm of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, John Steinle is ending his career as the unofficial history spokesman for Evergreen and moving on to retirement and possibly a sideline as the author of a history book about Evergreen. His last day on the job will be April 29.
    Meghan Vickers, who has worked at the museum for 12 years, will continue as program coordinator. No replacement for Steinle had been named as of press time.

  • Voice of Homestead kept the past alie

    After nearly 22 years at the helm of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, John Steinle is ending his career as the unofficial history spokesman for Evergreen and moving on to retirement and possibly a sideline as the author of a history book about Evergreen. His last day on the job will be April 29.
    Meghan Vickers, who has worked at the museum for 12 years, will continue as program coordinator. No replacement for Steinle had been named as of press time.

  • Public divided on rec center expansion

    The results of a public opinion survey commissioned by the Evergreen park district do not bode well for the prospects of either a new gym or more pool lanes at Buchanan Rec Center in the near future. The district board is expected to vote on whether to put the question on the ballot at its next regular board meeting April 26.

  • Cause of accident remains unknown

    After a year on the market, the Lodge at Pine Grove is getting a much-needed caffeine fix in the form of a new owner and a new name.

    Longtime Pine resident Barbara Sahlin has purchased the Lodge and has plans to relaunch it as the Pine Perk and General Store later this year.

  • April snow shower puts spring on hiatus

    The spring snowstorm that complicated everybody’s weekend plans and snarled travel concluded Monday after dropping between 33 and 44 inches of snow in the Evergreen/Conifer area.

    It was a significant weather event but not really in the same league as the epic blizzard of 2003, which began March 18 of that year and dropped 72 inches on Evergreen and 66 on Conifer, according to the Courier’s archives.

  • Don’t give hummingbirds what you wouldn’t drink

    (Reprinted from April 23, 2008)

    Once more, fickle April had lulled us into believing spring had arrived with 80-degree temperatures, only to have our face slapped with soggy snow the next day.

    Tuesday, April 15, was unbelievably warm for the date, and its 80-degree temps brought two reports of broad-tailed hummingbirds. The first came from Inga Brennan on Lookout Mountain and the second from Sherman Wing in Indian Hills.