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Today's News

  • The real steel: Evergreen artist shows his metal

    No yard is so beautiful that it can’t be improved by a visit from some of the mountain area’s wilder residents. On the other hand, real elk can be murder on flowerbeds, real bear come with real teeth and real claws, and real wildlife of any kind can’t be relied upon to drop by when the in-laws are in town.

  • Jeffco team coordinating recovery efforts in Windsor

    Jefferson County’s Incident Management Team took control of the recovery efforts in Windsor in the wake of the devastating tornadoes of May 22.

    A statement was released announcing the team's control of the recovery efforts in the affected neighborhoods of Windsor and in the surrounding areas.

    At least one person died and more than 100 were treated for injuries when a series of twisters tore through northern Colorado.

  • 2008 legislative session: For education, at least, it was a banner year

    The 2008 legislative session is in the books, so it’s time to take a look at a few key policy areas and grade our work.

    On education, the legislature gets a B+. 2008 was a banner year for education reformers, led by a coalition of Republicans and inner-city Democrats. This combination of reform-minded legislators proved to be the catalyst for several key bills putting the interests of kids ahead of special interests.

  • In a well-polished shoe, a reflection of life

    Black shoe polish, a lighter, nylons, spit or faucet water, a freezer, cotton balls, wax. I was running late, so I just grabbed two clean socks and wrapped them around a worn can of Kiwi and a half-empty lighter. I placed them all in my jacket pocket. I could feel the soft lump pressing against my side as I drove to my parents’ house.

    He would soon be graduating and going off to college. I was 14 years old when my parents brought him home from the hospital as a baby. He is now the same age I was when I first entered basic training.

  • Chipping sparrows known as social birds

    One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of the chipping sparrows that nested every year among the orange rose-like flowers of the vine that grew on a trellis between the window and the door to the cow barn. This location was subject to considerable traffic, as both people and farm equipment passed within a few feet of it frequently. The nest was about 5 feet up in the vine, just high enough that my mother had to lift me up to see the greenish-blue eggs with their purple-black markings.

  • Man gets 48 years for shooting in Morrison

    Following a four-day trial in April, a jury found Aaron Allen Fain, 40, guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

  • Fathers and sons: Send us your photos

    The Courier wants to recognize the fathers and sons among our readers by printing pairs of pictures in the June 11 edition. Send digital images to news@evergreenco.com, and look for the pictures in paper preceding Fathers Day.

  • Quite a feet: Bergen Stampede raises funds for field project

    For the hundreds of panting peewees who ran in last Friday’s annual spring Buffalo Stampede at the Bergens, running around in circles presented the shortest route to success.

    “It’s a lap-a-thon,” explained Bergen PTA member Stacy Michener. “Each group of kiddos comes out and runs for 20 minutes, and each child runs with their grade and class. They’re raising money for the field.”

  • Lifelong ascent: Witwer ends time as legislator, but his drive to scale challenges remains

    When Rob Witwer looks at a mountain, he doesn't see an obstacle — he sees an opportunity.

    "No matter how big of a challenge you have, it starts with a single step," said Witwer, an avid climber and hiker. "If you look at a mountain, it seems so large and so insurmountable — you can't conceive of how you're going to get to the top. It's the same thing with a public policy challenge."

  • Chain-reaction crash snarls traffic

    A 17-year-old female driver escaped serious injury and walked away after the Saab she was driving rear-ended the car ahead of her at 12:45 p.m. May 21 just south of the intersection of Douglas Park Road and Highway 74.

    Cpl. Joe Hurt of the Colorado State Patrol identified the driver as Elizabeth Forbes of Canyon Circle in Evergreen. She was looking down to pick up a lost shoe just before the accident occurred, Hurt said. Forbes was driving at the speed limit and was wearing a seat belt; the Saab was totaled. She was cited for careless driving.