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Today's News

  • Home buyers, sellers tell their stories

    Homeowners and buyers have stories to tell about finding houses that were right for them. The Courier looks at four families.

    Checking the past
    Sometimes a bit of ingenuity has helped homebuyers get a home.
    Rocco Canonica sold his house in Evergreen as part of a divorce, and he needed to find a new place to live.
    “I was convinced I wasn’t going to find anything,” Canonica said. “When I would get to a house, five or six buyers were already waiting in line.”

  • Foothills housing market popping, real estate agents say

    Real estate agents are using several adjectives to describe the foothills housing market, especially for homes priced below $500,000: hot, a frenzy, popping.

    “It’s the most active market I’ve seen in my 30 years in so far as multiple offers and prices being bid up over ask,” said real estate agent Wayne Shephard of Shephard Realty. “Homes priced correctly are being sold almost immediately.”

  • Vireos common but not abundant in foothills

    How many of you have seen a warbling vireo? Probably not very many of you. Although they are relatively common, they are not very abundant. Only a single pair is ordinarily found in one breeding area.

    They are not brilliantly colored or birds that you might see walking about in your yard like the American robin. They usually defend their nesting territory with song, and an established pair will keep any other pair from nesting nearby.

  • This time, EHS trio closes out with a win at the All-State Games

    ALAMOSA — It was mere minutes into the game, yet the vociferous crowd voiced its approval when recent Evergreen graduate Greysen Lincoln, like he was prone to do his entire high school career, made a bone-crunching tackle.

  • Hitz finds his way again in the nick of time

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    In trail racing, course knowledge can be a curse or a blessing, as was the case for the men’s and women’s winners of the Evergreen Mountain 15K.

    CJ Hitz, a Colorado Springs resident running the course for the first time, literally lost his way at the top of Evergreen Mountain when he held a substantial lead in the June 13 opener of the five-race Evergreen Trail Racing Series, whose title sponsor is The Wild Game.

  • Judge rules names of teachers absent during sick-outs can be released

    A Jeffco district judge ruled Friday that the school district should not be prevented from releasing the names of teachers who were absent during “sick-outs” last fall, rejecting the teachers union's claim that sick days should be protected as personnel data. 

  • Clear Creek in Jeffco closed to recreational activities

    Streams are running so high and unpredictable that officials have closed Clear Creek in Jefferson County to most activity until further notice.

    People with inner tubes, belly boats and small rafts are not allowed in the creek, according to an announcement Friday by the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and the Golden Police Department. Swimmers and "body surfers" also are not permitted in the creek, the announcement said.

  • Fund-raiser planned at Wild Game for Nepali quake victims

    Evergreen’s bonds to Nepal and its earthquake victims will be highlighted again on Thursday, June 18, when Namlo International holds a fund-raiser at The Wild Game in Bergen Park.

    Evergreen filmmaker Tom Taplin, 61, was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest on April 25 when the earthquake hit the country. In a Facebook post, Jeffco teacher Jane Manly said her brother Woody also was on Mount Everest at the time of the avalanche. Manly did not return requests for comment. 

  • Metro District warns against connecting sump pumps to sewer system

    The Evergreen Metro District’s wastewater facilities continue to experience increased daily flows because of the wet spring. And the system also is being taxed by illegal sump-pump connections to the sanitary sewer system, the district warns. 

    A recent news release from EMD reminds residents that sump pumps should be discharged into the yard or a storm sewer, not into the sanitary sewer.  

  • Infighting threatens funding for arts

    Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered!

    That should be the simple lesson for some grousing small arts organizations that have argued that the proposal to continue the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and shift modest revenues from large organizations to smaller ones doesn’t give them enough.