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Today's News

  • Writing the book on aid to libraries

    In the past few years the Jefferson County Public Library has lost more than $3.4 million in funding, forcing cuts in hours and staffing at its branches.
    But with the help of organizations like the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors and people like Judy Jeronimus, owner of Evergreen's iconic Little Bear, the library is hoping to move forward with plans to restore and expand services.
    The Realtors have teamed with Jeronimus to host a costume-party fund-raiser called “Goldilocks and the Little Bear” for Bailey, Clear Creek and Jeffco libraries.

  • Adventures on the Halloween trail

    A large, furry rattlesnake was lying in wait for unsuspecting youngsters to appear on the trail at Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Saturday afternoon.

    “You know what I do?” the reptile said when the kids met up with him. “I smell with my tongue. When I see a mouse, I take my two fangs and zap it with a bit of venom. And I eat it up.”

    Decked out in their Halloween costumes, the kids seemed impressed with the snake’s skills, as well as his wealth of knowledge.

  • Area thrift stores sponsor treasure hunt to encourage shopping

    Five area nonprofit organizations recently combined efforts to attract business to their thrift stores.

    "We held a treasure hunt and encouraged everyone to visit each store on the map, get a sticker, and enjoy the many specials and treasures at each location," said Sharon Smith, executive director of Evergreen Christian Outreach. "Our goal was to encourage folks to shop locally and discover the 'hidden treasures' that could be found."

  • Two benefits to aid local flood victims

    Two benefits are planned in early November for those affected by the Sept. 13 Bear Creek flooding, and organizers hope people will rally to support those in Evergreen who suffered from the damage.

    On Nov. 2, five bands will perform and dinner will be provided from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, with proceeds benefiting businesses, employees and homeowners who were affected by the flooding. Tickets cost between $25 and $35, and include a special shirt that says “Evergreen Flood, Sept. 13, 2013, Give where you live, work and play.”

  • Tax measures on ballot merit yes vote

    Colorado voters are faced with two tax questions on this November’s ballot. One will impose sales and excise taxes on our newly legalized recreational marijuana industry, and the other will increase our state income tax to provide additional revenues for preschool through 12th-grade education. They both deserve our support.

  • Campers should watch out for gray jays

    While my family was here to celebrate my birthday, I had the opportunity to visit Echo Lake. We drove up for one last trip before snow puts an end to our mountain driving in hopes of showing my family the beautiful aspen gold of our autumn.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A first-class flub

  • Cougars capture 4th place at Jeffco

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    A common theme prevailed for Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen’s top gymnasts at the 5A/4A Jeffco League championships on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School: good but there’s room for improvement heading into this week’s regionals and the following week’s state meets.

  • Cougars, Demons fit to be tied in league finale

    ARVADA — It took a while — a good while — but Evergreen gave itself the chance it needed.

  • Evergreen girls, boys win regional titles

    LITTLETON — Caitlin Schmitt and Cat Moss finished second and third, respectively, and Evergreen had four runners in the top seven as the Lady Cougars won the 4A Region 1 cross country championship on Oct. 17 at deKoevend Park.
    Evergreen finished with 37 points to easily top Jeffco rival D’Evelyn, which finished second with 73 points.
    The Evergreen boys, who had four runners finish in consecutive order from eighth through 11th, also won a team regional championship with 60 points. Ponderosa was second with 88.