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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Jeanne Godaire
    Assistant coaches: Liz Hudd, Angie Harrington, Jill Mills, Cindy Amann
    Swimmers to watch: Lindsay Morrow, Sr., 200 IM, 100 backstroke; Kate McDonald, Soph., 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle; Josie Pearson, Sr., 200 IM, 100 breaststroke; Bailey Smith, Sr., 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Katrin Lewis, Jr., diver; Bailey Mills, Jr., diver

  • Bowl caps year of life-learning lessons

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • Austrians, EHS players share cultures

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    On a cool afternoon, a group of snowboarders came down off the the slopes to play a little baseball? In November?

    Apparently, any time is a good time for a ball game at Evergreen High School, especially if it’s against the Austrian parallel snowboarding team, who were nearby by training at Copper Mountain for the 2014 Snowboard World Cup in December. 

  • Trimarco ready for the spotlight

    The changes in Annie Trimarco’s game may not be all that noticeable at first glance, but take a closer look and one can see the Evergreen senior’s confidence growing by leaps and bounds.

    “My confidence has definitely gone up,” Trimarco said. “It has to do a lot with me being more comfortable and this being my last year. It’s my last chance to prove myself.”

  • Elected officials say hello, goodbye

    Conifer residents recently said goodbye to outgoing elected officials and were greeted by their replacements.

    “Thank you for the support you’ve always shown me,” said Jeffco County Commissioner Don Rosier. “I’ve always been impressed with Conifer and how you always come together as a community.”

  • Bergen Valley oral interpretation contest winners
  • Currants make a tasty meal for mice and bears

    Beneath the ponderosa pine that grows outside my window is a wax or squaw currant bush, Ribes cereum. This shrub is probably one of the most important plants that grows in the foothills.

    The fact that the berries turn a wax-like orange-red when ripe accounts for the common name of wax currant. The other common name of squaw currant simply refers to an old name for the Native American women who used these berries in many ways. Although tart, with the addition of a little sugar they make a tasty jelly or sauce.

  • Tinseled tannenbaums tout a yummy yule tradition

    Father Christmas would have been pleased when more than 200 guests gathered at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday evening for the 14th annual Wine Tasting and Festival of Trees. 

    Presented by the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, the event brought together local businesses, Colorado wineries and chamber supporters for a night of mostly giving and, for some lucky silent-auction bidders, a night of receiving. 

  • Indian Hills fire board trimming proposed 2015 budget to decrease shortfall

    The board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District looked at ways to reduce spending during a hearing on the 2015 budget on Nov. 19.

    The proposed 2015 budget for the fire district shows approximately $297,000 in projected income and nearly $369,000 in expenses.

    The projected shortfall of nearly $72,000 for 2015 is substantially less that the $97,000 deficit projected for this year — an amount that Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson said was budgeted, but was not actually used, in 2014.