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Today's News

  • Goshawks again nesting in the foothills

    (Reprinted from March 23, 2009)

    While I was visiting Bosque del Apache, an exceptionally fine photograph of a northern goshawk was printed in the Community Eye feature of the Canyon Courier. It was taken by Richard Gristak on Bear Mountain. I was pleased to see this beautiful bird’s photo for two reasons: one, because I have not seen a goshawk in the area for some time, and secondly, because I had been wondering what hawk was making the birds at my feeder so antsy.

  • Hitting the High Notes: Jenna Weidner

    Evergreen teenager Jenna Weidner was singing before she could talk.

    “My mom said that when I was 1 year old, the first time I ever sang we were at the store …,” Jenna, 16, said with a laugh. “She was talking to someone, and they just look over at me and they were like, ‘I think your daughter is singing.’ It was like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.’ … My mom said, ‘You hummed it perfectly.’ ”

  • Getting down to business on the diamond

    EVERGREEN — Like the majority of the prep baseball teams across Colorado, Evergreen headed to a warmer climate for spring break.

    The Cougars took their 2-1 record to Arizona. Evergreen coach Steve Jones is able to get plenty of quality time on the baseball field in 80-degree weather instead worrying about snow accumulations.

  • Pine woman dies after car collides with semi on Evergreen Parkway

    A Pine woman suffered fatal injuries when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Evergreen Parkway between Bergen Parkway and Lewis Ridge Road at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

    The accident closed the parkway until 10 p.m., forcing rush-hour traffic to detour through Hiwan Hills on South Hiwan Drive. At 6:30 p.m. it was bumper to bumper southbound from Bergen Parkway to Lewis Ridge Road. 

  • Board approves ‘certificates of participation’ to finance school construction

    Jeffco’s school board on March 3 unanimously agreed to issue $48 million in certificates of participation to finance building a new school in Arvada and upgrading and expanding another.

    The board has agreed to use the funding method to build a K-8 school in the Candelas development to meet projected enrollment growth, and to build long-planned additions to Sierra Elementary School.

  • Election canceled in Indian Hills Fire District

     Indian Hills Fire/Rescue won’t hold a board election this year, as no challengers surfaced for the two seats up for re-election.

    Incumbents Scott Kellar and Paul Pettit will continue as board members for four-year terms starting in May, said Fire Chief Emery Carson.

    Challengers had until Feb. 26 to get on the ballot, and until Feb. 29 to run as a write-in option, Carson said. 

  • Production crew films movie at cabin in Evergreen

    By Amy Thomson, For the Courier

    A short film shot in Evergreen last month brought cast and crew members from New York, Tennessee, Denver and New Zealand to town, and it’s hoped the drama about a mother and daughter facing their differences could put Evergreen on the map as a location for future films.

  • Quick-thinking local resident used CPR skills to save child’s life

    First-aid skills have come in handy for Evergreen resident Jennifer Larson in the past.

    Larson, the pharmacy manager at the Target store in Belmar, said she’s helped people with cuts and bruises, even seizures.

    But it wasn’t until last September that she called on her CPR skills to help save the life of a toddler.

  • Musical park slated to open in early June

    The grand opening of the Evergreen Rotary-funded musical-instrument play area in Stagecoach Park is set for June 10. Some of the landscaping work already has been done.

    The park is northeast of the intersection of Highway 74 and Stagecoach Boulevard. 

    The June celebration will culminate six years of effort to find the money and secure an appropriate location in a park around Evergreen, said Rotary member Kay LaMontagne, owner of Mountain Home, who spearheaded the project.

  • Three candidates running for two open seats on EPRD board

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a polling-place election May 3 to decide two open seats on the five-member board of directors.   

    Eight-year board member Janet Heck Doyle, who served two four-year terms, is term-limited. Andrew Adamowski, who was elected in 2012, is not running for a second term.

    Three people submitted self-nomination forms by the deadline, which was Feb. 26: Doug Lempke, Monty Estis and Bill May.