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Today's News

  • Park district adopts policy for sponsored grants to limit liability

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District recently incurred a $100,000 expense associated with a grant it sponsored to build the connector trail at Evergreen Lake dam.

    To ensure against future unexpected costs related to grants it sponsors for other organizations, the park board approved a grant sponsorship policy Dec. 8, which board members Janet Heck Doyle and Peg Linn helped to develop.

  • Resident protests tenants’ use of Alderfer property

    Evergreen resident Suzanne van Hall says she has received numerous advertisements and invitations from Realtors Pam and John Erlandson, who live in a house they rent from the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Van Hall told EPRD board members Dec. 8 she's concerned that the Alderfer home, in Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park, is being used to promote the Erlandsons’ real estate business, Van Hall told EPRD board members at the Dec. 8 meeting.

  • Bringing light into the darkness

    Gathered at Evergreen Lake on a mild but windy evening, more than 50 people watched lamps on a large menorah come alive in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah last Thursday.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman of Judaism in the Foothills and others who took part in the annual Festival of Lights noted the significance of illuminating darkness.

    “We are all separate individuals. When we shine our lights … we bring light into the darkness,” said Brackman.

  • Bringing light into the darkness

    Gathered at Evergreen Lake on a mild but windy evening, more than 50 people watched lamps on a large menorah come alive in celebration of the fifth night of Hanukkah last Thursday.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman of Judaism in the Foothills and others who took part in the annual Festival of Lights noted the significance of illuminating darkness.

  • CDOT to charge tolls for peak-period lane this weekend

    The new eastbound peak-period toll lane on Interstate 70 will be free no more, starting this weekend.

    "We will start charging tolls on Saturday," said Megan Castle, spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation. "With many of the major school districts going on holiday and the increase of tourists in the region, we anticipate traffic to be heavier in the mountain corridor and hope to alleviate the congestion with the lane."

  • Family of inmate who died while waiting for medical attention sues

    The family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours for medical attention has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners, eight deputies, and the outside medical company contracted by the jail, including six of its employees.

  • Williams weighs in for Evergreen

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For the past two years, Connor Williams wrestled in the lowest weight classification at a severe disadvantage.

    The Evergreen junior regularly conceded about 20 pounds to opponents in the 106-pound division as a freshman and sophomore, but somehow held his own and posted a winning record in 2014-15.

    This season the scales are balanced. Williams remains at 106 but has added about 20 pounds to reach the limit.

  • Cougars rally to edge Denver West

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen senior Brady Bokelman knows when to give up an uncontested layup.

    Denver West sophomore Nahum Berhe drove past Bokelman to put in the final shot at the buzzer. The problem Berhe and the Cowboys had was the Cougars had a three-point lead. All the layup did was give Evergreen a 54-53 victory Dec. 10 in the opening round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.

  • Sheriff’s deputy shoots fleeing suspect in South Jeffco

    By Ramsey Scott

    Staff Writer

    A Jeffco sheriff’s deputy shot a fleeing suspect and a K-9 unit bit the man late Friday at a South Jeffco shopping center.

    The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. outside Governor’s Plaza Shoes & Service. The suspect, Michael Manaois, 38, sustained two gunshot wounds and was taken to Swedish Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Back to school

    “Love what you do and do what you love.”

    — Ray Bradbury

    Retired Clear Creek High teacher Conradt Fredell willingly gave up his hobbies —woodworking, gardening and music — for seven weeks to return to his other love: teaching.

    Although Fredell, 63, retired in 2011, he returned to the school in August to spend nearly half a semester as a long-term substitute, teaching classes he knows and loves: biology, honors biology and Advanced Placement biology.