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Today's News

  • Election canceled in Indian Hills Fire District

     Indian Hills Fire/Rescue won’t hold a board election this year, as no challengers surfaced for the two seats up for re-election.

    Incumbents Scott Kellar and Paul Pettit will continue as board members for four-year terms starting in May, said Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Challengers had until Feb. 26 to get on the ballot, and until Feb. 29 to run as a write-in option, Carson said. 

  • Production crew films movie at cabin in Evergreen

    By Amy Thomson, For the Courier

    A short film shot in Evergreen last month brought cast and crew members from New York, Tennessee, Denver and New Zealand to town, and it’s hoped the drama about a mother and daughter facing their differences could put Evergreen on the map as a location for future films.

  • Quick-thinking local resident used CPR skills to save child’s life

    First-aid skills have come in handy for Evergreen resident Jennifer Larson in the past.

    Larson, the pharmacy manager at the Target store in Belmar, said she’s helped people with cuts and bruises, even seizures.

    But it wasn’t until last September that she called on her CPR skills to help save the life of a toddler.

  • Musical park slated to open in early June

    The grand opening of the Evergreen Rotary-funded musical-instrument play area in Stagecoach Park is set for June 10. Some of the landscaping work already has been done.

    The park is northeast of the intersection of Highway 74 and Stagecoach Boulevard. 

    The June celebration will culminate six years of effort to find the money and secure an appropriate location in a park around Evergreen, said Rotary member Kay LaMontagne, owner of Mountain Home, who spearheaded the project.

  • Three candidates running for two open seats on EPRD board

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a polling-place election May 3 to decide two open seats on the five-member board of directors.   

    Eight-year board member Janet Heck Doyle, who served two four-year terms, is term-limited. Andrew Adamowski, who was elected in 2012, is not running for a second term.

    Three people submitted self-nomination forms by the deadline, which was Feb. 26: Doug Lempke, Monty Estis and Bill May. 

  • Creekside building getting face-lift with repurposed materials

    The abandoned building on Main Street that formerly housed Evergreen Clothing and NAPA auto parts is being renovated with a selection of unusual building materials. The building has been unoccupied for more than a year. 

    The outside will be trimmed in pine boards from a Tom Hayden sawmill in Upper Bear Creek, the floor will be used granite, and the interior will be lined with antique red sandstone brick from a torn-down building in Denver. 

  • Rock squirrels are rarely found in foothills

    (Reprinted from March 20, 2010)

    It was shortly after we moved to Colorado that my late husband and I were birding one morning in Red Rocks Park, and we saw our first rock squirrel.

    Rock squirrels are the biggest of all the many ground-squirrel clan, and despite the fact that they are ground squirrels, they are quite capable of climbing over rocks and boulders and even well into trees as if they thought they were tree squirrels.

  • First-graders present a patriotic program

    Sometimes first-graders can hit the nail on the head.

    Abby Foster, 7, a first-grader at Bergen Meadow Elementary, explained the essence of a recent program for parents about U.S. history as her class headed for rehearsal.

    “We’re singing songs,” she said matter-of-factly. “We’re saying words in the microphone. We are giving speeches about how America grew and the people who helped it.”

    She continued: “We worked really hard to memorize all this stuff.”

  • Quick Hits

    National champs honored

    Evergreen High School graduates Jackson Sayler and Maura O’Brien — members of Adams State University’s 2015 men’s indoor track and field along with the 2015 women’s cross country team, will be honored at Pepsi Center on Thursday, March 17, during the first-round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Adams State won Division II national titles during the indoor track and cross country seasons last year.

    Road warriors

  • Dillon ready to be the focal point

    BOULDER — What a ride it has been for Claudia Dillon the past four months.

    Evergreen’s 6-foot-2 freshman helped the Cougars’ volleyball team advance to the Class 4A state semifinals at the Denver Coliseum in November. Dillon was again a key cog as Evergreen’s girls basketball team had its best season in the program’s history, making it to the 4A state championship game March 12 at the Coors Events Center on the University of Colorado campus.