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Today's News

  • High school artists honored at CAE exhibit

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen was pleased to unveil the work of high school artists from throughout our mountain community at the opening reception of the annual High School Art Show on Sunday, March 9. The new show features outstanding artworks from four area high schools — Evergreen, Conifer, Clear Creek and Platte Canyon. 

  • Access to information nurtures democracy

    By Jeffrey A. Roberts
    “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”
    Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies of his time.

  • Farewell to politics: The ‘fields’ beckon

    By Cheri Gerou
    In 1783, officers of the Continental and French armies founded our nation’s oldest patriotic organization: Society of the Cincinnati. Central to its purpose was the philosophy of a Roman, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519-430 B.C.), who left his farm to accept a term as Roman consul and served as magister populi (with temporary powers akin to a modern-era dictator).

  • Spring’s warmer weather brings scent of skunks

    Spring is certainly a confusing season in this area. March and April are supposedly spring months, but here in the foothills, it is a time of indecision.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A call to action

  • Making science skyrocket

    Marshdale Elementary fourth-graders were rocket scientists for a day on Monday when they used their scientific-inquiry skills to make and launch rockets from soda bottles.

    They had help from real rocket scientists from Centennial-based United Launch Alliance, who told them about rockets and satellites, then helped them with their rockets.

    ULA, a joint subsidiary of Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co., launches a variety of government and commercial payloads using Atlas and Delta rockets.

  • County planners OK senior living facility at El Rancho

    The El Rancho area may get a state-licensed senior group living facility.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the county commissioners allow the property owner, George DeMarsico, a special-use permit for a 96-bed facility at 1055 El Rancho Road. The commissioners are expected to conduct a public hearing and vote on the issue at their March 25 meeting.

  • Five candidates vying for three open seats on EPRD board

    Evergreen residents will choose among five candidates for three seats up for election on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May 6 election.

    Park board member Peter Lindquist is the only incumbent among the candidates, which include new and familiar faces. Evergreen native John Ellis is joining Lindquist in the race, along with 12-year resident Peg Linn, Tim Kimber and Monty Estis, who are relatively new to the area.

    Board members Mark Footer and Kit Darrow decided not to seek re-election this year.

  • Local rabbi's pursuit of purpose growing older

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    Evergreen Rabbi Levi Brackman believes he can save a generation of baby boomers from feeling bored and useless during the transition to retirement. His Fountain of Youth retirement plan can be described with one word: purpose.

    “(Purpose is) what makes me get out of bed at 4:30 every morning,” says Brackman. “You’re happier and satisfied with life because you feel good about yourself.”

  • Fire district won’t need spring election

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will not have a spring board election because there are no contested seats.

    Instead, Colorado election laws allow the fire district to cancel the election and declare the four candidates for the four available positions elected. The fire district will save about $80,000. The four will take over the positions in May.