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Local News

  • Local liquor stores nabbed in ID sting

    Just in time for the festive spring break season, two Evergreen liquor stores were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sting operation conducted March 19 and 20.

  • Building creates wall between neighbors

    Veronica Weins knew her neighbor in Columbine Hills was building a garage, but she didn’t know it was going to be a featureless, metal industrial box almost two stories tall and nearly as big as a house. So instead of a view of rooftops and treetops, as of November Weins has gazed at a very different vista. “It’s just so big that’s all we look at. It’s like a big wall there, and we used to be able to see way over to the next street,” said Weins, a retired corporate legal assistant in her 70s. Weins and her husband, Bob, live at 6319 W.

  • Old cowboys in a new Evergreen

    Editor's note: Evergreen resident Bud Weare wrote this remembrance of Rodney Counselman for the Courier. It will appear in the March 26 printed edition.

    When Rodney Counselman died on March 9, I lost a boyhood friend, an old cowboy I had known for all but six of his 70 years. We started school together, rode together and hunted together at a time when the elk were wild and so were the young men.

  • New EMS principal espouses teamwork, electives

    Dozens of present and future Evergreen Middle School parents turned out in the EMS library on a recent Thursday evening to get a first look at the school’s new principal, Kristopher Schuh, and extend him a warm high-country howdy-do.

  • EMS kids canvass heartland for cancer fund-raiser

    When Evergreen Middle School teacher Chet Andes bicycles from Denver, Colo., to Denver, Pa., this summer to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research, he can expect a warm reception at nearly every village, town and city along the 2,000-mile route. For that, he can thank the several teams of industrious EMS eighth-graders who spent the last two months paving a way through America’s heartland.

  • Sugar and spice

    When you need to make a whole lot of cookies fast, call a Brownie.

    Kay Bohan did, and the small troop of ponytailed volunteers who reported to the Lutheran Church of the Cross on Saturday morning, March 15, helped make this year’s Soldier Bake the sweetest one yet.

  • Affordable housing plan gains ground

    It’s a regrettable fact of mountain-area life that many of the folks who help make living west of the Hogback so agreeable can’t afford to live here. But, thanks to the persistent efforts of a few Evergreen residents and the fortunate involvement of nonprofit Rocky Mountain Housing Development Co., that could soon begin to change.

  • Kids, commuters affected by storm

    Whether the two-day snowstorm that dropped more than a half-foot of winter across the mountain area on March 16 and 17 constituted a bane or a boon is a matter of perspective.

  • King-Murphy launching IB program

    Already one of the highest-performing primary schools in the state, King-Murphy Elementary School is shooting for the world.

  • Mountain real estate a buyer's game

    After treading water in 2006, the Evergreen real estate market showed some signs of recovery in 2007, but the modest increase in average selling price was offset by the fact that houses are taking longer to sell and the number of houses sold is declining.

    Realtors agree the current Evergreen area market from Bergen Park to Conifer is a buyer’s market, meaning interests rates are attractive and there are deals to be had. On the seller’s side, prices aren’t setting records, but they aren’t declining much, either.