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Today's News

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.

  • A down-home ducky time at the derby

    Rubber duckies quacked across the finish line in record time, buoyed by the fast-flowing waters of Bear Creek, in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday.

    The creek was flowing at 60 cubic feet per second, compared with its more sedate 20 cfs in previous Augusts, said John Ellis, an organizer and director of community relations at Evergreen National Bank. The first ducks crossed the finish line in less than half an hour.

  • Tasty fund-raiser set Thursday for Mount Evans Home Health Care

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    The mountain community is putting on its dancing shoes for an elegant night of celebration under the stars. Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice’s first Under a Summer Moon event promises to be fun as well as delicious.  

    “This is such a unique event for Evergreen,” says Mount Evans executive director Kathy Engel. “No one has ever tried getting top-notch chefs from down the hill to come to us.”  

  • MacBean sentenced to 8 years in prison for theft

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean was sentenced Friday afternoon to eight years in prison for stealing more than $647,000 from the Morrison-based fire district.

    MacBean was sentenced to six years in prison for two theft counts and two years for an embezzlement charge. MacBean pleaded guilty in April.

    The sentence also includes five years of probation after the prison time.

    As part of his plea, MacBean agreed to pay back the stolen funds. It is not known at this time how the former chief will repay the $647,351.59.

  • There’s one ticket to Congress: money

    Editor’s note: This column is the third installment in a four-part series looking at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offering possible solutions.

    I ask you to imagine that you are thinking about running to become a legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps you have had a successful career, and you want to “give back” by serving your home district and your country. It’s a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” thought you are having.

  • Blue mist penstemons are abundant near Echo Lake

    Just a week ago, a dear friend of mine took me for an outing to Echo Lake. What a real treat it was for me to get out and see the blooms along the way and to have brunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

    Wildflowers were in bloom along the road, especially the brilliant blue of the blue mist penstemon.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.

  • Church seeking donations for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9, gives people in the community an opportunity to donate and purchase used items for the benefit of charitable organizations.

    Furniture, clothing, shoes, electronic items, books, tools and jewelry are among goods being sought for the 23rdannual sale.

    “Every cent we take in, we give back to the community,” said Carolyn Bergner, one of the organizers of the sale.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.

  • Trail link to downtown gets go-ahead

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has successfully negotiated an agreement with Denver that will allow the long-delayed trail connection project at Evergreen Lake to begin this fall.

    Even though Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has yet to sign the new agreement, the city is permitting the park district to move forward with construction of the 200-foot trail along Highway 74, said EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson.

    “From our standpoint, it’s a complex issue,” Robson said of the project.