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Today's News

  • Highland Haven celebrates 35 years in business

    Thirty-five years is a long time to be in business, and Highland Haven Creekside Inn achieved that landmark this year.

    “It’s so nice to be in this community for so long,” said Gail Riley, who along with her husband, Tom Statzel, runs the bed-and-breakfast on the east end of downtown Evergreen. “We have all this history, and all of Evergreen has all this history with us.”

    Riley said the secret to the inn’s success is reinvesting in the property so it never stagnates, and offering top-quality service.

  • Field of Honor remembers those who served

    The cloudy skies parted Saturday long enough for the first patriotic Field of Honor ceremony to take place at the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

    Elks Lodge 2363, with the assistance of Evergreen’s American Legion Post 2001, dedicated 60 flags honoring servicemen and women as a precursor to Memorial Day. The flags, which can be seen from Fireweed Drive, will be flown until June 8.

  • Superintendent finalist faces tough questions in first appearance

    Jeffco superintendent finalist Daniel McMinimee was greeted by a skeptical crowd with challenging questions at an informal meeting last Thursday evening.

    Nearly 75 community members packed the Wheat Ridge High School library to hear about McMinimee’s plans for leading the county's school district.

  • Searchers find missing Bailey man dead

    Bailey resident Nicholas Coats was found dead near his home of an apparent suicide on Thursday, May 15. 

    Searchers were called to look for the 21-year-old after he told his mother he was going for a hike at 4 p.m. Wednesday and did not return, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    There was no indication of foul play in the death, said Dan Pruett, chief deputy in the Jefferson County coroner’s office. Autopsy results are pending, Pruett said.

    Searchers looked for Coats in a forested area near Bailey along U.S. 285.

  • Track & field: Lauder, Kay, relays rule Jeffco
  • Girls soccer: Evergreen upsets Air Academy
  • Tenney, Holley to represent EHS at state

    ARVADA — The last time Madison Tenney played at Indian Tree Golf Club she posted her highest score of the 2014 season. She topped that score four days later at The Club of Rolling Hills. But in the week prior to the 4A Metro West Regional on May 8 she prepared herself for what Indian Tree had to offer. Whatever she did it worked.
    The Evergreen senior carded a 5-over 79 to finish third, earning her third straight trip to the 4A girls golf state tournament.

  • Legislative session ends; election run-up to come

    The 69th General Assembly completed its work last week and adjourned. There was considerably less acrimony than in the previous two years, and a variety of important issues made their way successfully through the process. During closing remarks Wednesday night just before the Senate adjourned, Minority Leader Bill Cadman of Colorado Springs went out of his way to praise Senate President Morgan Carroll for the way the Senate handled its work in 2014 in a more bipartisan fashion than had been the case in previous years.

  • Bellatti’s homer propels Cougars

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Evergreen  shortstop Josh Bellatti is insistent that nothing was going through his mind when he was standing at the plate with a one ball and two strike count in the bottom of the seventh inning against Lewis-Palmer. A trip to All-Star Park for the 4A state baseball tournament was on the line and Bellatti delivered in a big way.

  • Pac Rugby dominant, recaptures state title

    GLENDALE — AJ Eleniewski stared at the scoreboard, seeing the results of toughness, good defense and hard hits. It also reflected a team that wanted badly to win.
    What he saw at Infinity Park on May 10 was a 31-3 PAC RFC victory over the Jr. Gents of Aspen in a Division II rugby state championship game that was every bit as one-sided on the scoreboard as it was on the pitch.