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Today's News

  • Hearts, horizons expand on Cultural Day at Bergen Meadow

    A guest at Bergen Meadow Elementary School’s Cultural Day on Feb. 24 told second-graders something that summarized the event’s purpose: “All our hearts beat the same even if we look different.”

    The statement came from Eishita Nariani with the Mudra Dance Studio in Aurora. She and her mom, Namita Khanna, helped Evergreen Middle School principal Joelle Broberg teach students dances from India.

  • Nest boxes for sale; bluebirds a happy arrival

    (Reprinted from March 5, 2014)

    Once more Evergreen Audubon has some bluebird and chickadee nest boxes for sale.

    The boxes are made of cedar and don’t need painting unless you so desire. Nest boxes seem to become more and more expensive, but these Audubon boxes are the best prices I have seen anywhere. Lumber keeps going up in price, but since club members volunteer their time to help build the boxes, they can still be sold at a reasonable price and make a little money for other club activities.

  • Quick Hits

    Spring season begins

    The 95th year of Colorado High School Activities Association spring sports practice began Feb. 29. Baseball, girls golf, girls and boys lacrosse, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis, along with track and field began official practices Monday. Teams may begin scrimmages Saturday, March 5, while first contests begin Thursday, March 10.

    Miller wins state title

  • Evergreen Cougars sitting pretty

    EVERGREEN — The pieces of the puzzle continue to fall into place for Evergreen’s girls basketball team.

    Class 4A playoff victories over Rifle and Windsor on Feb. 26 and 27, along with No. 1 seed Longmont getting upset in its playoff opener, left the Cougars as the top seed remaining in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • Clear Creek Commissioner Tom Hayden dies at age 60

    Clear Creek County Commissioner Tom Hayden, 60, died Feb. 29 at his home near Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The cause of Hayden's death has not yet been released. County officials said emergency responders were initially called to his home.

    Hayden was completing his first four-year term as a county commissioner and was registered to run for his second term as an unaffiliated candidate.

  • Gunman had troubled history with law enforcement

    Martin Wirth, the 58-year-old Park County resident who shot three sheriff’s officers last week before dying himself in the gunbattle, had a troubled background that included numerous brushes with law enforcement. 

    Eight Park County officers went to a home at 36 Iris Drive in Bailey on Feb. 24 to serve a “high-risk” eviction notice. Wirth opened fire when the officers followed him inside the home, killing Cpl. Nate Carrigan and wounding two deputies.

  • Slain officer ‘went above and beyond’

    Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener describes Cpl. Nate Carrigan as a caring law enforcement officer who “went above and beyond” his responsibilities.

    Terri Poulsen backs him up with the story of how she first met Carrigan several years ago.

    A chimney fire had broken out in her Bailey home, and Carrigan was among those who responded. Everybody was safe, but Terri’s daughter Meghan, now 20, was beside herself because her collection of American Girl Dolls was still inside.

  • Kisiel leads Evergreen into Sweet 16

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — A second-straight loss in the first round of the Class 4A girls state basketball tournament would have been devastating to Evergreen’s core group of four seniors.

    For a good portion of the Feb. 26 postseason opener against Rifle, an early exit was a definite possibility for the No. 2 seed in the Tanya Haave Region.

  • BRIEFS

    Ice-skating season ends at Evergreen Lake

    Ice-skating season has ended at Evergreen Lake after two weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures, said Brad Bednar, Evergreen Lake House supervisor.

    People in the community may come by the Lake House on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase hot dogs and other foods at the concession stand before it also closes for the season.

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will begin preparing for boating season at the lake, which opens in May.

  • Sheriff’s Office receiving complaints about apparent IRS scam

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office over the weekend received six complaints about an apparent scammer claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service, a spokesman said.

    The scammer reportedly called and in some cases left voice-mails telling county residents they were behind in their tax payments and threatening arrest, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.