Today's News

  • Amid rebuilding year, Husky skiers off to fast start

    WINTER PARK — The Platte Canyon ski team fared well on the slalom course at a meet featuring eight schools at Winter Park Resort on Thursday.

    On the more difficult-than-normal course, the Huskies boys and girls both finished seventh.

  • No. 4 Evergreen devours Eagles

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Going into Wednesday’s game at No. 3 Golden, the fourth-ranked (per CHSAANow.com) Evergreen girls basketball team needs all the momentum it can get.

    On Friday night at then-No. 6 Valor Christian, it got just that as it defeated the Eagles handily, 52-33, to advance to 13-1 on the season.

  • Depleted Huskies take their lumps in double dual

    EVERGREEN — For Ruger Bixler, the start to the wrestling season was difficult. After all, the Platte Canyon junior was coming back to the team after taking a year off. He needed to knock the rust off, you could say.

    So getting two matches in the Huskies’ double dual with Battle Mountain and Byers on Thursday night at Clear Creek High School was crucial.

    “You can learn from anything I guess, any match,” Bixler said. “Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s good to have that experience to build off of.”

  • Lady Huskies suffer tough loss to rival Clear Creek

    BAILEY — In a season that’s been up and down for the Platte Canyon girls’ basketball team, the Huskies fell to their rivals, the Clear Creek Golddiggers, at home in rough fashion 77-36.

    Platte Canyon senior point guard Alison Kulesza came back from an illness to lead the Huskies with nine points, followed by senior guard Abby Schmidt, who added six more.

  • Platte Canyon boys’ hoops no match for visiting Clear Creek

    BAILEY — In a season filled with struggles, the Platte Canyon boys’ basketball team continued the trend when rival Clear Creek came to town on Saturday afternoon.

    Following the pattern of their turnaround season, the Diggers went into rival Husky territory and showed no mercy to their hosts, commanding the pace of the game from start to finish as the Diggers defeated them, 67-27.

  • Community gathers to remember beloved EMS teacher

    Evergreen Middle School teacher Dale Lidicker loved to talk about politics, music and a host of other topics, but his eyes softened when he talked about his students who were so dear to his heart.

    “He was all about the kids,” principal Tim Vialpando told EMS community members who gathered Saturday to celebrate the legacy of Lidicker, who died Dec. 24 of a heart attack. “He loved his kids as only a soul like Dale could.”

  • No snow, no problem

    As the adage goes: When there’s a will, there’s a way.

    On Saturday before the snowstorm, Mount Vernon Canyon Club still managed to have its snowless Winter Fun Day with some creative ways for families to enjoy themselves outdoors.

    “Mother Nature is not going to defeat me,” Leatha LeBlanc, the club’s director of recreation and activities, said of holding the event despite the dearth of the white stuff covering the ground. “Mother Nature wasn’t going to help us out, so we had to do something else.”


    Roofer injured in fall at the Yellow Barn

    A roofer was injured Saturday afternoon after falling from the roof of the Yellow Barn in Conifer.

    According to Michael Davis with Elk Creek Fire Protection District, the department was called about 1:25 p.m. and transported the worker to an area hospital. Davis said he was unable to share more information about the injured party, and the owners of Magpie Mercantile, which operates out of the Yellow Barn, did not respond to phone calls for comment.

  • Bills to watch for during the 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Denver, commencing the second session of the 71st General Assembly in Colorado. Over the coming weeks, the Courier will follow a number of bills introduced by legislators in an effort to keep readers informed about the issues their local lawmakers are prioritizing at the Capitol. What follows is a brief summary of bills that state representatives and state senators who serve the Evergreen, Conifer and Bailey communities are the primary sponsors of.

  • EFR's longtime fire marshal to step down

    Frank Dearborn, Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longtime fire marshal, is stepping down after 19 years with the department.

    Announcing his decision at the Evergreen fire board meeting Jan. 9, Dearborn said his resignation was for unspecified personal reasons and stressed that he would remain with the department, but in a different role.

    A search for Dearborn’s replacement will begin in the near future.

    Two EFR EMTs honored by Sons of the American Revolution