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Today's News

  • 2009 legislative session brought good and bad

    The 2009 legislative session ended May 6. As a freshman member of the House, several people have asked me what I thought of the session. In truth, I feel a bit like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” after spinning around in the tornado and finally being dropped back into Kansas. The good news is that I live in Colorado, not Kansas. The bad news is many of the changes this legislative session will bring for the people of Colorado.

  • Arts will be in full bloom this summer

    Summer is just around the corner, and the Evergreen art scene will be abuzz with plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty and your creativity flowing.

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is a local hub for artistic endeavors for both young and old alike. Whether you want to learn to throw your own clay pot or you simply want to ponder the splendor of other people’s artwork, CAE has something for everyone this summer.

  • Late-spring arrivals making appearances

    Just as in days past, the summer folk have arrived in Evergreen. It used to be families that arrived as soon as school was out, and there were cabins to be opened, bed linens to be aired out and meals to be prepared during the last of May or early June. Now it is summer birds that still arrive during the last of May or early June.

    The summer birds have territories to locate, songs to sing to warn others to stay out of those territories, mates to court and nests to build. Soon they will have young to feed.

  • Sushi Evergreen hopes to open downtown restaurant soon

    Downtown Evergreen is going to get fishier — in a good way.

    Sushi Evergreen is moving to new digs and opening a full-scale Japanese restaurant. It will open soon in the former Stroh’s restaurant on the east end of downtown.

    The name Sushi Evergreen will remain, but the restaurant now will serve Japanese and Korean food in addition to sushi, said Matt Morneau, a co-owner of the restaurant. “There will be teriyaki dishes, soups, salmon, cooked items that people will enjoy,” he said.

  • Bluegrass concert to help school in Tanzania

    A bluegrass concert and barbecue to help finance the Light Up Losinoni project in Tanzania will be offered June 18 at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive in Evergreen.

     

    The concert will feature local bluegrass musicians the O’Brien Family and John Erlandson. A 5:30 p.m. reception, barbecue and jewelry sale will precede a 6:30 p.m. curtain time. The Rib Cage will provide the barbecue.

  • Sculpture Walk bringing 14 new pieces to town

    School is out for the year, and you’ll see people out for the summer — hiking, biking and enjoying our mountain community. Something that you might not expect to see, however, are cranes dotting the landscape at sites throughout town. Or welders blasting away at sculpture bases. All this to make way for 14 new sculptures that are part of the Art for the Mountain Community 2009 Sculpture Walk.

  • Slash-collection schedule

    All weekend dates are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • June 6-7 — Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road

    • June 13-14 —eeConifer High School and Inter-Canyon Fire Station 3 on Settler's Drive

    • June 27-28 — Evergreen High School

    • July 18-19 —eeConifer High School and North Fork Fire Department Station 1, 19384 Highway 126 in Buffalo Creek

    • Aug. 15-16 — Inter-Canyon Fire Station 3 on Settler's Drive,eeand Foothills Fire Department, U.S. 40 and Lookout Mountain Road.

  • NEXT WEEK: Rec district plans bare-bones building at Buchanan

    The park district board has decided to go forward with a proposed $150,000, bare-bones building in Buchanan Park that is more storage-oriented than office-oriented, at least for now, on the grounds that the district's needs may change in the future.

    The initial concept for the building included three enclosed offices for park operations personnel, until board member Roger Hoaglund raised questions about the proposed office space, which he felt was unnecessary and could be located somewhere else.

  • Sushi Evergreen delays opening

    Sushi Evergreen, which is planning to open a full-scale Japanese restaurant in the former Stroh’s restaurant on the east end of downtown, has hit a temporary snag.

    The restaurant was hoping to open Friday but has delayed the opening indefinitely. Stay tuned to the Courier for updates.

  • Hot cards, cold cases: 21 unsolved Jeffco crimes featured on playing cards used by state inmates

    Valentine’s Day 2000 will forever be burned into the memories of two South Jeffco families.

    On that day, 15-year-old Nicholas Kunselman and 16-year-old Stephanie Hart were found murdered at a Subway sandwich shop on West Coal Mine Avenue near Columbine High School. More than nine years later, the case remains unsolved.