Today's News

  • Local environmental group reaping success with zero-waste initiative

    Working with Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability, organizers of the Triple Bypass bike ride in July recycled and composted 90 percent of waste generated on the final day of the event, which more than 1,500 people attended.

    “We had a bank of volunteers who monitored waste stations,” said Rachel Emmer, executive director of EASY.

    More than 400 pounds of compost and 367 bags of recyclable materials were collected at the conclusion of the ride. And only 90 pounds of waste was sent to the landfill, Emmer said.

  • Proposed wind turbine generates opposition in Evergreen Meadows

    A resident’s plan to build a wind turbine to generate electricity for his house in Evergreen Meadows appears to be drawing substantial opposition from neighbors.

    Hans Sinkovec wants to build a 90-foot-high tower on his family’s 5-acre property. Because the tower would not meet current zoning requirements, a rezoning application will be discussed at a Jeffco Planning Commission meeting at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Hearing Room 1 at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.  

  • IREA moving forward with solar energy project

    The Intermountain Rural Electric Association is planning to produce 13 megawatts of energy at a solar generation facility that will be developed northwest of Bennett.

    The IREA board of directors approved a contract with solar developer juwi Inc. for the utility-scale solar project in Adams County on Oct. 6, said IREA spokesman Josh Liss.

  • The nucleus option

    If you want to teach seventh-graders about the parts of a cell, what better way than to put them inside one?

    Reminiscent of the “The Magic School Bus” television show, Evergreen Middle School students recently entered a giant “cell” that filled a classroom. They didn’t have to shrink to get inside a la the TV show, but they did have to crouch a bit to get into the cell made of large pieces of tarp taped together with duct tape. A little imagination helped, too.

  • Sculptures lend class to EHS halls

    Sculptures adorn sections of the Evergreen High hallways, thanks to the school’s sculpture class.

    “The idea was to have students create something where the chosen site is enlivened … to bring attention to a place,” art teacher Matt Clagett said. “The intention is to transform the space.”

    He called them installation site sculptures. Clagett said he wanted the sculptures to be interactive, but that wasn’t a requirement.

  • Volleyball runs win streak to seven

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — No, Evergreen’s volleyball team hasn’t circled or red-lettered Oct. 29 on its schedule.

    Not yet, anyway.

    However, after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) victory over Littleton on Oct. 8, the Cougars appeared to be on course for a showdown with Valor Christian for the 4A Jeffco League title in a couple of weeks.

  • Defense sets the tone for Evergreen in road win

    DENVER — When your starting quarterback trades his helmet in for a visor at halftime it’s a sign things are going your way.

    That was the case for Evergreen on Oct. 10 at All-City Stadium. The Cougars jumped out to a 42-8 lead at halftime against Thomas Jefferson. Senior quarterback Dylan Reifeis was simply a bystander on the Evergreen sideline during the second half Saturday afternoon after 6-of-9 passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns through the air, along with scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run.

  • School board candidates forum scheduled Tuesday evening

    A forum featuring candidates for the Jeffco school board will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer.

    The event will begin at 6:30 with candidates manning tables for informal discussions with voters. The formal portion of the evening will start at 7:30, when candidates will make opening statements and then respond to questions prepared by Evergreen Newspapers and the Conifer Area Council, the sponsors of the event.

    Because of time constraints, no questions will be taken from audience members. The event will conclude at 8:50 p.m.

  • Evergreen man who shot bear cubs appears at courthouse

    The Evergreen homeowner who faces two felony charges after shooting two bear cubs at his home appeared at the Jefferson County courthouse on Thursday morning and was assigned a hearing date of Nov. 13.
    Daniel C. Williams, 50, was not required to appear before the judge in court Thursday, said district attorney’s spokeswoman Pam Russell. Accompanied by his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, Williams signed documents acknowledging the charges and received a court date for a hearing on Nov. 13, when his case will be bound over from county to district court, Russell said.

  • Witt seeks ethics investigation of himself

    A recent announcement by Jeffco’s embattled school board president that he is requesting an Independent Ethics Commission investigation into himself to counter allegations of sunshine-law violations likely will lead nowhere since the commission oversees neither the state's Open Meetings Law nor school boards.

    Ken Witt, one of three targets of a recall in the Nov. 3 election, called a news conference Oct. 8 to make the announcement to a room of reporters.