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  • Transportation panel approves I-70 toll, kills Romer's bill

     

    Despite vocal opposition from the I-70 Coalition, the Colorado ski industry association, trucking lobbyists, a contractors association and the mountain communities, the state Senate's transportation committee on Thursday passed a bill to enact tolls on I-70.

  • Fire board cuts pay of 2 part-timers, adds benefits

    After questions were raised about their wages, the Evergreen Fire Protection District voted to reduce the pay of two director-level, permanent, part-time employees from $70 and $60 per hour with no benefits to $50 per hour with partial benefits. The board also voted unanimously at the special meeting March 21 to add pro-rated benefits for three other permanent, part-time employees, on a two-tiered schedule, one for employees who work from between 20 to 29 hours per week and the other for those working 30 to 40 hours per week.

  • 3 candidates throw hats in EPRD ring

    On May 6, folks living in the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District will be in an enviable position. They’ll be asked to select replacements for two outgoing EPRD board members from a field of three qualified contenders.

  • Evergreen Country Day's new home to be state of the art

    If most schoolchildren spend their spring days dreaming of summer, most of the children at Evergreen Country Day School will spend the coming summer days dreaming of fall.

  • Finding the light

    Craig Zablocki was 24 when a door slammed shut in his life, shutting out the light and leaving him lost in darkness.

    Darkness had been a realm outside of Craig’s experience. By every measurable standard, the Zablocki family was a typical, happy American family.

  • 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.