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Today's News

  • Swimming into historic territory

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN —Evergreen High School might appear as an unassuming mountain school better suited to churn out skiers than swimmers.

    However, the Cougars entered the 2015-16 girls swim season as two-time defending Class 4A state champions. To fully appreciate just how good Evergreen has been in the water, one must look back at the team’s history.

  • Mountains Taxi up and running again

    Mountains Taxi has resumed service and once again began taking reservations on Dec. 17, with drivers hitting the streets on Friday. 

    The interruption in service came after the company was notified of an increase in the cost of its liability insurance just days before the policy was to expire, said Chris Phelps, an owner of Mountains Taxi, which suspended service Nov. 11. The company has found another insurance provider.

  • DA won't file charges in alleged threat at EHS

    A teen arrested after a threat resulted in a lockdown at Evergreen High School will not be charged with a crime, according to the district attorney’s office.

    The 16-year-old student, who was taken into custody Dec. 10 after classmates reported the threat to school staff, didn’t represent a threat to the school, said DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell.

  • Evergreen chamber presents annual business awards

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honored three Evergreen businesses with top awards at the organization’s annual Sparkle and Shine event on Friday night at the Hiwan Golf Club.

    Seasonally Yours Evergreen Taffy Company and Fresh Fudge Too received the 2015 Business of the Year Award. The People’s Choice Business Award went to the Resale Shop of Evergreen Christian Outreach. And the Wild Game Entertainment Experience garnered the New Business Award.

  • Evergreen chamber presents annual business awards

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honored three Evergreen businesses with top awards at the organization’s annual Sparkle and Shine event on Friday night at the Hiwan Golf Club.

    Seasonally Yours Evergreen Taffy Company and Fresh Fudge Too received the 2015 Business of the Year Award. The People’s Choice Business Award went to the Resale Shop of Evergreen Christian Outreach. And the Wild Game Entertainment Experience garnered the New Business Award.

  • Evergreen park district distributes new brochure on ice safety

    “Ice Safety at Evergreen Lake” is the title of a new brochure that the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is distributing at Evergreen Lake and at Wulf and Buchanan rec centers.

    The colorful pamphlet offers guidelines for anglers and others planning to venture onto the ice at the lake.

  • Evergreen park district distributes new brochure on ice safety

    “Ice Safety at Evergreen Lake” is the title of a new brochure that the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is distributing at Evergreen Lake and at Wulf and Buchanan rec centers.

    The colorful pamphlet offers guidelines for anglers and others planning to venture onto the ice at the lake.

  • 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.