Today's News

  • Evergreen teen finds his calling in the wild

    Instead of attending English Composition 101 and anatomy lectures, Winston Buchanan, 19, of Evergreen opted to spend his most recent college semester building igloos and rock-climbing.

    Buchanan took part in the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Spring Semester in the Rockies program, which included expedition courses in which students of all ages learn technical outdoor and survival skills, leadership and environmental ethics.

  • Overnight shelter program for homeless trains volunteers

    By Ramsey Scott, For the Courier

    Winter is fast approaching, and the team behind the Evergreen Emergency Shelter Program is working to make sure temporary housing will be available to the area’s homeless during severe weather.

    The program, an interfaith effort coordinated through Evergreen Christian Outreach, will provide pre-screened clients a place to sleep when the temperature dips below 20 degrees at night.

  • Event raises money for all-terrain wheelchair for state park

    Disabled visitors to Staunton State Park will have better access to trails and other activities very soon, thanks to several substantial donations made during Mark Madsen Accessibility Celebration Day at the park on Aug. 13.

  • EMS coordinator resigns at Evergreen Fire/Rescue

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longtime emergency medical services coordinator, Bob Walter, has resigned.

    According to EFR spokesman Doug Saba, Walter submitted his resignation the week of Aug. 14, and his last day was Friday. Walter confirmed by telephone that he is leaving the department but did not say what motivated the decision or where he is moving on to.

  • Election forum scheduled Sept. 27

    An election forum featuring candidates for the Jeffco county commission and state House District 25 is planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen.

    The forum, sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers and the Conifer and Evergreen chambers of commerce, will feature a modified debate format. A moderator will pose questions to the candidates, with strict time limits on the answers; opponents then will have a limited time for a rebuttal.

  • Sports briefs

    Tenney, Urbas lead EHS to Jeffco win at Bear Creek
    DENVER — Evergreen’s boys’ golf team not only was the best team in 4A Jeffco it was the best in all of Jeffco on Aug. 29 during the 5A/4A Jeffco League tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club.

  • 2016 cross country preview: Swenson, EHS boys eyeing top-5 finish

    Brandon Swenson doesn’t like to lose, according to Evergreen boys cross country coach Rob Wright. And that’s probably so. 

    But can the Evergreen High senior win it all in 2016? After all, he placed seventh last year at the 4A state meet in his first year with the Cougars after transferring over from Clear Creek High.

  • 2016 prep football preview: It's Hays' time to shine

    The long, straggly dirty blond hair waves as Cameron Hays walks off the practice field.

    “It started getting a bit long. I might as well keep it,” Hays said of his flowing mane. “I started growing it out, and I started liking it more and more. My dad hates it, but he’s kind of gotten used to it. We’ll see how long it lasts. It looks all right with the helmet.”

  • Leafy spurge weeds can grow in abundance unless eradicated

    (Reprinted from Aug. 29, 2012)

    It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn, I’m unhappy to say. Seldom does autumn come this early, but the drought seems to have made plants mature early, and many of the late summer and autumn flowers are blooming or past blooming already.

    When any plant is stressed by drought or any other condition, they do what all plants do: They bloom and produce seeds to carry on the species. Last week, Sylvia Robertson brought me a plant specimen taken from a large patch at Evergreen Lake.

  • Evergreen residents Brockner, Pike join Jeffco Hall of Fame

    Conservation was the common denominator for two Evergreen icons inducted into the Jefferson County Hall of Fame on Aug. 24.

    Sylvia Brockner, founder of what would become Evergreen Audubon and the Canyon Courier’s outdoors columnist for 45 years, and Dan Pike, an advocate for land conservation since 1976, joined three others in the induction.

    This is the third year of the Hall of Fame, sponsored by the West Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Foothills Rotary.