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Today's News

  • James Morrato is the smart one

    When one talks about James Morrato, it’s not just what kind of basketball player he is, even though he was an all-conference honorable mention selection last season.

    It’s not the kind of soccer player he is, though he was first team all-conference in the fall. 

    And it’s not just the kind of student he is, though he does hold a 4.48 grade-point average, is the student body president and is a three-time state qualifier and national qualifier in DECA.

  • Two artists offer unique gift ideas at Holiday Walk

    The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off your shopping than by supporting our local Evergreen artists? Friday, Dec. 5, marks the 23rd annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen. The walk begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree. Crowds then walk with Santa down Main Street and take holiday photos, enjoy entertainment, and shop for gifts.

  • Molten glass

    It’s quite a hot time in the Borocle, one of downtown Evergreen’s newest art galleries.

    The gallery in the building at the southeast corner of Highway 73/74 also is a workshop for glass blowers Eric Post and Kyle Purcell, who create jewelry pendants, vases, goblets and other art forms. Mandie Smith rounds out the group, creating wire art plus soaps, scrubs and other items.

  • EHS theater class takes on challenging production

    Evergreen High School’s theater production of “Emotional Creature” can be described as empowering, disturbing, powerful and contemporary.

    It certainly isn't the typical show that Evergreen High’s advanced theater students perform.

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Evergreen High senior Eric Temple was the first to cross the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Racing to the sound of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” Temple completed the 3-mile course in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

    “That’s insanely fast,” said Michelle Parker, announcer for the event sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Temple, 17, is a member of the cross country team at his high school.

  • Water rights issue surfaces at Buchanan Park ponds

    The two ponds beside Buchanan Rec Center are stocked with trout and are popular among Evergreen residents and visitors who like to try their luck fishing.

    The source of water for the ponds is Troublesome Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek that flows under the Highway 74 overpass near the property in Bergen Park.

    Since Buchanan Park was developed in the early 2000s, maintaining water for these small lakes has not been a significant issue.

  • A jolly good time with Santa

    Children and their families eager to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus filled the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday morning.

    “We served 325 breakfasts,” said Joyce Masyga of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, which sponsors the annual event.

    Because so many people wanted to attend this year’s breakfast, an extra seating was added to accommodate them. The timing of the event on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend adds to its popularity, Masyga said.

  • Coming home to mountain area hearts

    By Gabrielle Porter, for the Courier

    Judy Berna’s original idea for welcoming her son home from Afghanistan was not elaborate.

    The Evergreen resident drove past the “Welcome to Evergreen” sign near Walmart about six months ago, and noticed it had been decorated with flags. Her son, 21-year-old Army Specialist Michael Berna, deployed Feb. 1 to Afghanistan with Apache Troop 1-75 Cavalry of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Worthy nonprofit could use a hand
  • Commissioners set to extend moratorium on retail pot sales

    Jeffco has taken the first steps in extending a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales until 2016.

    The moratorium currently in place prohibits commercial marijuana sales, grow operations or manufacturing, but is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2015. The county commissioners will vote at a public hearing Dec. 9 on extending the ban until Jan. 1, 2016.