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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at home in North Evergreen

    Twenty-five Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters extinguished a house fire in the 29000 block of Spruce Road on Wednesday afternoon. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

    According to Stacee Martin, fire department spokeswoman, a call came in at 3:58 p.m. from a neighbor reporting the fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames.

    A nearby hydrant proved a big help to firefighters, Martin said, but the 3,000-square-foot, three-story house sustained significant structural damage.

  • Chorale choreographs a notable production of ‘Guys & Dolls’

    The Evergreen Chorale’s production of “Guys & Dolls” — in addition to having great music and a comedic plot — has some special elements.

    First, Pat Payne is back directing his second show for the Chorale. Payne is well known in the Denver area theater scene, most recently at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Second, the cast is a 50/50 mix of Evergreen Chorale regulars from the area and those coming up the hill to be part of the production.

  • Shootout erupts when Parkco deputies serve ‘high-risk’ eviction notice

    The shootout Feb. 24 in Bailey that left one Park County sheriff’s officer dead and two others wounded came after they attempted to serve a "high-risk" eviction notice to a Friendship Ranch resident, according to the Park County Sheriff's Office.

    Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan, a 13-year veteran of the department, died at the scene. 

  • Pay-for-performance for teachers could be rolled back

    Early conversations between the Jeffco school district and its teachers union hint that a controversial pay-for-performance plan for teachers instituted by the ousted conservative school board majority might be partially rolled back.

  • BUSINES BEAT: Cedar 65 brings Mediterranean flavors to the former Whippletree

    If you’ve been looking for new flavors in your dining-out experience in Evergreen, you might want to try Cedar 65.

    Cedar 65 is in the former Whippletree building in Bergen Park. The Whippletree closed Jan. 30 after nearly 40 years as an Evergreen staple.

    Cedar 65, which opened Feb. 23, wants to shake up Evergreen’s cuisine choices by opening a contemporary American bistro that combines Mediterranean food with art.

  • Chorale choreographs a notable production of ‘Guys & Dolls’

    The Evergreen Chorale’s production of “Guys & Dolls” — in addition to having great music and a comedic plot — has some special elements.

    First, Pat Payne is back directing his second show for the Chorale. Payne is well known in the Denver area theater scene, most recently at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

    Second, the cast is a 50/50 mix of Evergreen Chorale regulars from the area and those coming up the hill to be part of the production.

  • Middle-schoolers take pride in their production of ‘The Lion King’

    Simba, Timon and Pumbaa will be up to their usual antics with “hakuna matata” as their mantra at Evergreen Country Day School.

    The three — along with the usual characters — will perform the kids version of “Lion King” at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

    This is the second year that the middle-schoolers at ECDS have performed a musical. Last year it was “Aladdin Jr.,” according to music teacher Mandy Marino.