Today's News

  • Evergreen’s matriarch, Louise Stransky Hendryx, dies at 103

    By Burdette “Bud” Weare, For the Courier

    The five-generation Stransky family has lost the last of its original Evergreen settlers, the town has lost a precious part of its pioneer history, and humankind has lost a lovely soul.

    Following a brief illness, Louise Stransky Hendryx died June 30, 2015, at her creekside home in lower Evergreen. She was 103.

  • Nob Hill residents protest plans for lighted billboard at El Rancho

    Nob Hill residents are protesting plans for a large lighted billboard on property near Interstate 70 in El Rancho that is owned by a sign company.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, has submitted an application to Jeffco Planning and Zoning for rezoning to permit a 700-square-foot billboard on his 7-acre property that borders U.S. 40. If rezoning is approved and the billboard installed, digital messages would appear at 8-second intervals on both sides of it.

  • It’s complicated: Repair of 10th hole at Evergreen Golf Course involves multiple agencies

    Evergreen residents, golfers and Realtors voiced annoyance over the two-year delay in repairing the 10th hole of the Evergreen Golf Course during a meeting last Thursday with Scott Rethlake, director of golf for the city and county of Denver.

    “This is our front door,” Evergreen resident and Realtor Mark Footer said of the golf course.
    Both the closed hole and debris in the parking area at the golf course are frustrating and unattractive, he said.

  • County commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.

  • A party at the finish line

    There’s nothing quite like a party done Evergreen style.

    The party after the Freedom Run on Saturday definitely fit the bill: a sea of blue T-shirts worn by the nearly 1,000 participants in the 5K run/walk, and red T-shirts worn by hundreds of volunteers who made the race and party happen.

    How fitting for the 34th annual July 4 morning tradition that benefits Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice.

  • Evergreen Music Fest marks July Fourth at Buchanan Park

    From classical to jazz and country, lively tunes filled the mountain air at the annual Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show on July 4.

    Along with musical selections from area groups, the event featured performances by dancers and gymnasts, activities for kids and lots of food.

    As the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra played a haunting melody, dancers Kevin Gael Thomas and Fernanda Oliveira of the Colorado Ballet wove graceful patterns of movement for the audience gathered in the white tent at Buchanan Park.

  • July Fourth is wet and wild in Indian Hills

    The super-soaker water guns came out early for the time-honored water fight at the annual July Fourth parade in Indian Hills.

    Kids riding on an Indian Hills Fire Rescue water truck had their red war paint on and their water guns ready, one girl pumping hers up as the truck moved into the prime water zone near the post office. Parade-goers on both sides of the road had their water balloons and plastic water bottles ready.

  • Evergreen resident still dedicated to helping injured birds

    Evergreen resident Jill Bozzy loves wild birds and devotes time to helping those that are injured. People in the community frequently call her for assistance when they find birds in need of care.

    “I’ll go catch a bird,” she says.

    Last week Bozzy received calls about an injured woodpecker, a green-back swallow with an injured wing, and a cormorant with a line and hook caught in its throat that was found at Evergreen Lake.

  • ‘Vegetables most likely to succeed’

    Evergreen gardeners who plant cool-season crops such as leafy greens, peas and potatoes have a good chance of success, said Christine Crouse, Clear Creek County extension service director.

    Speaking at the Evergreen Garden Club Expo recently, Crouse focused on “vegetables most likely to succeed” in the mountain climate with a short growing season. Root crops such as beets, carrots, radishes and onions are good choices for area gardeners, along with kale, chard, spinach, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, she said.

  • Parents launch effort to recall conservative school board members

    Three Jeffco parents have filed paperwork seeking to recall the three school board members who make up the body’s conservative majority: John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams.

    Indian Hills parent Wendy McCord, Evergreen parent Michael Blanton and Littleton parent Tina Gurdikian filed the petition format Friday afternoon, according to a news release from a recently formed advocacy group, Jeffco United for Action.