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Today's News

  • Menorah ceremony lights night, hearts

    They came, they sang, they lit candles on the menorah.

    That was both the grand plan and the simple purpose of the 60 to 100 attendees at Saturday's 10th annual Festival of Lights on the lawn outside the Evergreen Lake House. 

    They sang along to two Jewish blessings and watched as four candles were lit for Hanukkah. A fifth "helper" candle called the "shamash" was placed in the center of the 12-foot-high menorah.

  • EHS picking up where it left off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Valor Christian was no match for Evergreen’s star-studded girls swimming lineup in the Dec.19 home dual meet that ended the pre-holiday break portion of the season. And it didn’t help the Lady Eagles that Josie Pearson made her 2014-15 debut.

    Pearson, who finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and sixth in the 100 backstroke in last season’s 4A state meet, won both of her specialties with state-qualifying marks to pace the Lady Cougars to a 145-38 victory.

  • Parmalee students foil Grinch

    Parmalee Elementary students saw the fruit of their fund-raising labors on Friday when a victim of a car crash — who is the nephew of the school’s instructional coach — visited the kids to thank them for the donations.

  • Craft-beer pub set to open in downtown Evergreen

    The owners of Revival Brews craft-beer pub hope this time will be the charm in the space on the east end of downtown Evergreen.

    Owners Brett Yoho and Jay Newman expect the pub, which will have 12 beers on tap and about 30 beers in bottles and cans, to be open by Christmas. They are waiting on final inspections before they can open.

    They want the restaurant to have a family feel, with classic pub food served from the kitchen and an eclectic selection of brews, wines, liquors and cocktails. They also want it to be affordable, with menu items between $5 and $12.

  • Food for thought: Jeffco school district’s lunch costs rising

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

    Or, for public schools following new federal health guidelines, a cheap one.

    National prices of food — especially for produce — have been rising steadily, compounded by California’s drought-to-flood pendulum. For Jeffco Public Schools, the price tag for meeting national school-lunch standards has been increasing as well.

  • Group peddling Evergreen as Pro Challenge host

    What’s the best route through Clear Creek County for a nationally known bicycle race?

    A route that includes Evergreen, of course, according to Team Evergreen bike riders and other local supporters.

    But supporters found out Monday that Evergreen won't be part of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge race — a seven-day event held every August. Instead, the "people's choice" vote went to a route from Loveland to Fort Collins.

  • Winter festivities, events at Evergreen Lake promise cold — and hot — fun

    Brave souls who take the annual plunge into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day will have an immediate opportunity to warm up. After emerging from the frigid depths, participants can jump into one of the hot tubs placed beside the lake, said Jackie Mohr of Drive Smart, the organization sponsoring the event. Beau Jo’s is sponsoring the two hot tubs, which can hold eight to 16 people, Mohr said.

  • Residents near Conifer underserved by Evergreen park district, developer says

    Many Conifer area residents are paying taxes to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District for services they don’t use, says Ron Lewis, an area developer and landowner.

    Because of the driving distance from their homes in the U.S. 285 Corridor to park facilities in Evergreen, some residents find it easier to head down the hill to the Foothills Park & Recreation District, Lewis said.

    “You’ve got a lot of orphans in that area,” he said. “So they go to Foothills.”

  • Intruder killed by homeowner had contact with deputies four hours before

    The intruder killed by a Genesee homeowner last week had interacted with Jeffco sheriff's deputies four hours before the fatal shooting. 

    Garry Liebreth, 52, was shot and killed by a homeowner in Genesee after he crawled in the "doggie door" in an apparent botched robbery attempt on Dec. 12, according to the Sheriff's Office.

  • Changes to Jeffco regulations for accessory dwelling units make them easier to build, rent

    Recent changes to Jeffco's zoning resolution for accessory dwelling units are designed to make them easier to build while defining responsibilities of owners renting them to tenants.

    Instead of requiring a Board of Adjustment hearing for an accessory dwelling unit, the new regulations allow approval through an administrative process in the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Division.