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  • Alderfer barn judged to be worthy of variety of uses

    The Alderfer barn is apparently sturdy enough and could be used for a variety of things, according to an engineering study commissioned by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District last year. 

    Located at the entrance to Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park, the barn was built in the 1970s with volunteer labor and, along with the ranch house and trails, is owned by Jefferson County Open Space. The park district has leased and maintained the structure for the last 25 years. 

  • Local company awarded contract to dredge Evergreen Lake

    The board of directors of the Evergreen Metropolitan District voted March 16 to award a contract for dredging Evergreen Lake to ESCO Construction of Evergreen. 

    The project is expected to take four months, with a possible start date in May, depending on how long it takes to set up the equipment. 

  • Evergreen's Call-n-Ride service coping with ridership drop

    Cutbacks could be in store for Evergreen’s Call-n-Ride service, commonly known as the “little green bus,” if ridership doesn’t increase.

    Funded by taxpayers in the Regional Transportation District, Call-n-Ride is an affordable form of public transportation that operates somewhat like a taxi service. Customers call drivers directly for pick-up and delivery within a prescribed area around Evergreen from El Rancho to Kittredge.

  • Snowstorm delays delivery of the Courier

    This week's home delivery of the Courier has been delayed due to Wednesday's snowstorm. No estimate for a delivery time is currently available.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Inter-Canyon Fire cancels board election

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District has canceled May’s election for two seats on its board of directors, as no challengers stepped forward to run.

    Ralph Dreher and Jennifer Volkman each will serve another four-year term on the board of the Morrison-based district.

  • I-70 westbound reopens at Morrison

    The spring snowstorm that hit Evergreen overnight, snarling streets and highways, had dropped up to 26 inches of snow in some parts of the area by early afternoon Wednesday.

    Officials were advising residents to stay off the roads if possible. Denver International Airport announced at midday that it was closed.

  • Hitting the High Notes: Jenna Weidner

    Evergreen teenager Jenna Weidner was singing before she could talk.

    “My mom said that when I was 1 year old, the first time I ever sang we were at the store …,” Jenna, 16, said with a laugh. “She was talking to someone, and they just look over at me and they were like, ‘I think your daughter is singing.’ It was like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ … My mom said, ‘You hummed it perfectly.’ ”

  • Pine woman dies after car collides with semi on Evergreen Parkway

    A Pine woman suffered fatal injuries when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Evergreen Parkway between Bergen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

    The accident closed the parkway until 10 p.m., forcing rush-hour traffic to detour through Hiwan Hills on South Hiwan Drive. At 6:30 p.m. it was bumper to bumper southbound from Bergen Parkway to Lewis Ridge Road. 

  • Production crew films movie at cabin in Evergreen

    By Amy Thomson, For the Courier

    A short film shot in Evergreen last month brought cast and crew members from New York, Tennessee, Denver and New Zealand to town, and it’s hoped the drama about a mother and daughter facing their differences could put Evergreen on the map as a location for future films.

  • Quick-thinking local resident used CPR skills to save child’s life

    First-aid skills have come in handy for Evergreen resident Jennifer Larson in the past.

    Larson, the pharmacy manager at the Target store in Belmar, said she’s helped people with cuts and bruises, even seizures.

    But it wasn’t until last September that she called on her CPR skills to help save the life of a toddler.