Today's News

  • Dems pack area caucuses; Republicans bemoan lack of presidential straw poll

    Evergreen-area caucuses echoed state trends on Super Tuesday, with Democrats turning out in full force and some Republicans walking away frustrated over their party’s canceled presidential straw poll.

    Neither party had turnout numbers before print deadline, but the halls were humming at Evergreen High School, which hosted 12 Democratic and two Republican precincts on March 1.

  • Cougars advance to Final Four

    EVERGREEN — Defense was the name of the game March 4 as Evergreen punched its ticket to the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinals next week in Boulder.

    The Cougars beat 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn for a third time this season in the all-Jeffco state quarterfinal Friday night at Evergreen High School. Evergreen cruised to a 49-26 victory.

  • Clear Creek officials tell governor what county needs in next commissioner

    The Clear Creek commissioners are sending Gov. John Hickenlooper a letter requesting he select a county commissioner qualified to tackle the many challenges the county faces in days to come.

  • Our history told in the headlines of the day

    As journalists, the stories we tell are often referred to as the first draft of history. Others have said that we put the headlines on history as it happens.

    As an editor over the past 37 years, I have written somewhere around 150,000 headlines — a few clever, others disturbing, some so heartbreaking that they live still in my nightmares.

  • Highway 73 to be widened for left-turn lane into ambulance center

    By Vicky Gits, For the Courier 

    Road crews in January partially removed about 50 trees from the east side of County Highway 73 south of Brook Forest Road to make way for a left-turn lane into the parking lot of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue ambulance center, 5411 County Road 73.  

    A 100-foot-long swath of tree stumps now marks the area where the road will be widened by 12 to 15 feet. Also, 4-foot asphalt shoulders will be installed. 

  • Residents challenge closure of Mount Evans Wildlife Area to recreational uses

    Evergreen residents are asking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to remove restrictions at the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area that prohibit hiking and other recreational use from mid-September until November.

    “We’re asking the commission to go back to historical usage,” said Peter Jacobson, an area resident who enjoys hiking in the Mount Evans area.

  • Community garden at Wilmot gets go-ahead

    The plan for a new community garden near Wilmot Elementary School cleared its final legal hurdle this week after the nonprofit starting it agreed to terms set by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, which is acting as a pass-through for state grant funds for the project.

  • New time, location set for Jeffco foreclosure sales

    The Jeffco public trustee has announced that foreclosure sales are being moved to a new location and time.

    Starting March 24, the sales will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the jury assembly room on the court side of the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

  • Young artists exhibit creativity, enthusiasm

    As Parmalee Elementary third-grader Riley Sullivan walked into Shadow Mountain Gallery in downtown Evergreen on Friday afternoon, she silently pointed to an art display.

    Her piece, a tinfoil bug with five legs, was hanging in the gallery as part of the annual Elementary Artists 2016 show. The show featured the work of young artists from Bergen Meadow, Carlson, King-Murphy, Montessori School of Evergreen, Parmalee and Wilmot.

  • 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.