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Today's News

  • Courier offices remain closed

    The main office of Evergreen Newspapers and the Canyon Courier in Evergreen remains closed for business because of the snowstorm.

    The office will reopen as usual Friday morning.

  • Witches and bats and bears -- oh no!

    I am sorry to say that I made an error in my article of two weeks ago. In the article of Oct. 7, I wrote that grizzly bears “had been all but eliminated in the contiguous 48 states.” This is not true, and I apologize. I checked this information in the book “Bears of the World” by Lance Craighead, and assumed it to be up to date, for he is an authority on bears and it is a fairly recent publication. However, I had two phone calls this week telling me that the brown or grizzly bears are indeed still found in the lower 48 states.

  • Pressing issue or politicized climate?

    By Hannah Hayes

    Evergreen Peace has the October display “Water Wars” at the Evergreen Public Library. Water issues have already caused numerous political and economic battles. Conflicts loom large as global-warming signals, such as melting polar ice caps, heightened hurricane activity and harsher drought and flood cycles, make water increasingly precious.

  • EAA show offers many points of view

    All artists have point of view. Whether expressed with paint, in collage or with the use of clay, this perspective is the unique way in which each artist sees the world through her creative mind’s eye. For this reason, the upcoming Evergreen Artists Association fall show opening on Oct. 30 is aptly named “Points of View.”

  • Evergreen cab driver dies in accident

    Ralph Collins, proprietor of Mountains Taxi, died in a traffic accident Friday afternoon on U.S. 285 at Windy Point.

    Collins, 60, of Conifer died at the scene of the single-vehicle accident, which occurred about 2:30 p.m.

    Collins was driving a 2001 Dodge Durango that veered off the right side of the road, traveled up a steep embankment and rolled at least once, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    The patrol said Collins was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Pedaling a plan: Jeffco planning staff seeks to create approach to bicycle-pedestrian paths

    Planning and zoning officials say Jeffco needs an overall approach to dealing with the county’s 210 miles of bicycle and pedestrian paths.

    “We have some discussion points found in the major thoroughfare plan, but no real focus on how bicycle and pedestrian paths exist and can be accommodated in the county," reads a memo from Development and Transportation Director Tim Carl.

  • Commissioners launch 'citizen input meetings'

    The Jefferson County commissioners launched a series of public meetings last week dubbed "citizen input meetings," aimed at interacting with the public and allowing for extensive question-and-answer sessions with county officials and staff.

    The first stop on the tour was The Peak Recreation Center in South Jeffco, where the commissioners hosted about 20 area residents.

    "We just want to keep you up to date on what we have going on in the county," said Commissioner Kevin McCasky. "We really want to get your feedback."

  • District says no decisions made on school closures

    Despite rumors to the contrary, Jeffco Public Schools says no final decisions have been made on possible school closures or changes to high school articulation areas.

    The district's Facility Usage Committee — made up of 33 community members, district employees, union representatives and others — has been meeting since March to find ways to save money with more efficient use of district buildings, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • Cougars' bats fall silent

    AURORA — Although the Evergreen Cougars might have exited the Class 4A State Softball Championships in the opening round, coach Scott Haebe wasn’t mad.

    He was sad, however.

    “I really enjoyed coaching this team,” Haebe said following the Cougars’ 1-0 loss to Niwot on Oct. 23 at Aurora Sports Park. “The girls were a lot of fun to coach and I’m just sad it’s over.”

  • Harriers gear up for state with sweep at regionals

    LITTLETON — Making T-shirts with Superheroes and Firebird emblems seemed appropriate after the Evergreen girls and boys cross-country teams both won the Class 4A Jefferson County League championships.

    Now, what will they come up with since both teams won the 4A, Region 1 meet at Clement Park?

    The girls team finished first with a total of 46 points, followed by Mullen (61), Centaurus (86), and D’Evelyn (99). The boys team took first with 52 points followed by D’Evelyn (57), Mullen (91), and Conifer (112).