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Today's News

  • Sisters plan charity drive to help needy families

    Evergreen business owners and sisters Diane Wiescamp and Alice Brewer are organizing a charitable event this Saturday to collect donations for needy people in the community.

    The first Evergreen Cares donation drive will be held at the Evergreen Forum building, 3560 Highway 74, from 9 a.m. until noon.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Rookies gives local ballplayers practice options

    Evergreen’s weather makes it nearly impossible for kids involved in softball and baseball to practice outside during the off-season.

    It’s one of the reasons that Steve and Susie Nuccio have opened Rookies on Meadow Drive, an indoor space for kids to practice baseball and softball techniques.

    It’s not simply a couple of batting cages, Steve Nuccio said.

  • Snowberries make an appearance in foothills

    (Reprinted from Dec. 5, 2012)

    This has been an exceptionally warm, dry fall. We often have nice weather on Thanksgiving, but to have 60-degree days in December is unusual. Moist air coming in from the Pacific Ocean has soaked the West Coast with rain.

    It may reach here by the time this is published, and as it hits the higher mountains, it may well turn to snow. However, that still remains uncertain.

  • Festival of Lights celebrates Hanukkah in Evergreen community

    The community is invited to the annual Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah, at Evergreen Lake on Dec. 10. Hosted by three Jewish congregations, the event will include a menorah lighting, seasonal Hanukkah music, activities for children and refreshments at the Lake House.

    Denver-based cantor Joel Lichterman will lead the menorah lighting in song and blessings. State Sen. Tim Neville, along with local rabbis and other dignitaries, will light candles on the menorah.

  • Developer sought for mixed-use project in El Rancho

    With rezoning in place for the project, the owner of a 4.5-acre property in El Rancho is hoping to find a developer interested in bringing the concept for One El Rancho Place into reality.

    Jeffco's county commissioners recently approved rezoning from restricted commercial-1 to planned development for property owned by George DeMarsico, allowing the plan to move forward.

  • Dog fatally shot in Evergreen family's yard

    While grieving the loss, an Evergreen family is trying to find out who shot their dog, a golden retriever who had been with them for nine years.

    Bob Cole said the dog was in the yard about 50 feet from his home in Witter Gulch when someone shot him on Nov. 12 about 4 p.m.

    Cole’s son was home at the time of the shooting and heard the dog cry out in pain, he said. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment, but he was so badly wounded that he died a couple of days later.

  • Trotting together in frigid weather

    Falling snow and frigid temperatures didn’t keep people in Evergreen from participating in the annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach on Thanksgiving morning. 

    “Despite the adverse weather, over 400 people participated, with 37 registering the morning of the trot,” said Lori Frease, event organizer.

  • Trotting together in frigid weather

    Falling snow and frigid temperatures didn’t keep people in Evergreen from participating in the annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach on Thanksgiving morning. 

    “Despite the adverse weather, over 400 people participated, with 37 registering the morning of the trot,” said Lori Frease, event organizer.

  • Hola, Wilmot: School adds Spanish curriculum to its literacy program

    The halls of Wilmot Elementary are filled with children greeting one another — only now some of that chatter is in Spanish.

    That’s because this year, all 330 students get between 40 and 70 minutes of Spanish instruction each week, thanks to Wilmot’s accountability council and PTA joining forces to hire a Spanish teacher.

    Principal Matt Cormier is proud of the program and believes it’s the first of its kind in foothills elementary schools.

  • Evergreen hoops building on good chemistry

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Replacing graduated players is an accepted annual rite for high school coaches.

    However, with 20-plus years at the helm of Evergreen’s boys basketball program, Scott Haebe is hard-pressed to recall a bigger hit to his squad between seasons.

    “It’s been a while since we’ve had so few returning players,” Haebe said of the 2015-16 edition of the Cougars.