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Local News

  • Alternative Christmas Fair drawing mainstream crowds

    The wildly popular Alternative Christmas Fair is attracting so many people to Evergreen Lutheran Church each year it’s starting to look like the “Mainstream Christmas Fair.” The eclectic bazaar has grown to fill every available square foot of the church, including the coat closet. “The items are unique things you can’t buy in local shops. Most are handmade in other countries. Plus it makes people happy to know that their gift is going to help someone else,” said Colleen Norrgard, co-chair of the fair.

  • Christmas comes early for Maren's kids

    Christmas presents fall into three basic categories — the kind people need, the kind they want, and the kind somebody else thinks they should have. Happily, the extra-thoughtful gift that Mountain and Foothills Rotary presented to Maren Schreiber last Thursday is about a ton of each, and it will provide years of merry memories for some of the mountain area’s most deserving kids.

  • Pedestrian killed on Evergreen Parkway

    An Evergreen pedestrian was killed Monday evening while trying to cross Evergreen Parkway at Brookline Road.

    James Steele, 65, was fatally struck by a northbound vehicle about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as he crossed the busy highway in the direction of Hiwan Country Club. According to a Colorado State Patrol report, Steele walked into the path a 1990 Mazda MX-6 driven by Conifer resident Nathan Meader, 23, who sustained minor injuries in the accident. Steele was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Former Courier publisher Brad Bradberry dies

    Ask anyone who had the good fortune to work with former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry about their old boss, and they’ll tell you about the best boss they ever had.

    “He always had faith in his employees,” says graphic designer Jeanne Ehmsen. “If you had a good idea, he’d let you run with it, and that’s pretty rare in this business. In a lot of ways, he was more like a father figure than a boss.”

  • Clear Creek confirms vote in favor of Eclipse Snow Park

    In a suspenseful three-hour meeting, Clear Creek County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday night in favor of re-approving a request to rezone 287 acres on Fall River Road for a future snowboard and ski park

    About 35 people braved blowing snow and a fierce headwind to be in the audience at the Georgetown Community Center.

    The vote split along the same lines as a previous vote, with Commissioners Harry Dale and Kevin O’Malley voting to approve and Joan Drury voting against changing the zoning from residential to commercial-recreational.

  • Safety of Evergreen, Genesee dams touted

    Neither the Evergreen Dam nor Genesee Dam No. 2 is remotely capable of failing under the pressure of the kind of storm that happens only once in a hundred years, according to state dam safety engineers.

    The Friends of Bear Creek, a local watershed protection group, organized a meeting Nov. 29 at the Morrison Town Hall to address members’ concerns about the safety of the new Genessee Dam No. 2, which went into service in September.

  • Distant neighbors: Hiwan feud hinges on common interests

    Politics can be an ugly business, but the battle currently raging between the Hiwan Homeowners Association board and some of its constituents makes standard election-year mudslinging seem cordial by comparison.

  • Baking a difference: EHS kids evoke sweet holiday memories for Elk Run residents

    The quiet activity room at Evergreen’s Elk Run assisted-living community has looked like Christmas for weeks now. Strings of colored lights and long swags of plastic spruce lend the tidy space a festive air, and speak quietly to Elk Run’s aged tenants of the joyous holiday bustle going on outside their quiet walls.

  • East meets the Old West

    Declaring that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,” Rudyard Kipling clearly never envisioned last Wednesday’s congenial blending of hemispheres at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • Bergen Meadow field gets $200,000 GOCO grant

    Thanks to a little pressure in the right places and a big check from Great Outdoors Colorado, the hard gravel field behind Bergen Meadow Elementary School will soon become a soft green sporting oasis.

    “We just found out we’ve been awarded $200,000 from GOCO,” says Jeff Knetsch, president of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board. “It’s the full amount we asked for, which is terrific.”