Today's News

  • Skiers headed toward the elevation of state

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — While foothills ski teams are at a disadvantage because they can’t get to the slopes as often as their high-country opponents, several such as Evergreen, Platte Canyon and Clear Creek will be represented at the alpine and nordic skiing state championships Feb. 25 and 26 in Aspen.

    Teams compete in four events: giant slalom, slalom, skate and classic.


  • Dry winter brings mule deer to forage for food in gardens

    (Reprinted from Feb. 27, 2013)

    Winter is now deeply entrenched in spite of some exceptionally warm days and spring-like temperatures. We still need snow, but selfishly, I am pleased not to have it.

    We need the moisture right now for we had a long, dry summer. However, we will need rain badly by the time spring and more tourists return to the mountains because the large amount of dry grass will present a wildfire problem this spring.

  • Downtown building undergoing makeover

    By Vicky Gits, For the Courier

    The old Evergreen Crafters building, which has been under attack from raccoons and the elements for years, is being partly torn down to create a small gift shop.

    Demolition of the 116-year-old cottage on the corner of Douglas Park Road and Main Street began the week of Feb. 8

  • 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.



  • Rare wintering northern flicker adds flair to season

    (Reprinted from Feb. 25, 2009)

    It was 8 degrees above zero when I went out this morning, and Our Evergreen World was shimmering with hoarfrost.

    Every, twig, stem and pine needle was encrusted with diamonds. Our entire landscape shimmered like Tiffany’s window. Backlit by the rising sun, each tree and shrub was a scintillating piece of jewelry.


    Library says thanks for additional funds


    As property tax notices begin to arrive, we want to say “Thanks!”

  • Pass the crow: Predictions didn’t fly

    Anybody know where a guy can buy some crow meat? And while we’re at it, do any of you have a good crow recipe?

    I confidently wrote last year that while Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns for president were showing signs of success, they couldn’t last. I asserted that Trump’s success was nothing more than the result of the outrageousness of his comments, and that Sanders’ appeal had more to do with an enthusiasm gap for Hillary Clinton than for any real support for him.

  • CAE exhibit lets area’s teen artists show their stuff

    “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

    — Albert Einstein

    Area high school artists are demonstrating their creativity and artistic prowess at an annual show just for them at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    This is the 12th year for the show, which highlights talented teens from Platte Canyon, Conifer, Evergreen and Clear Creek high schools. Nearly 70 pieces of art will be displayed through Feb. 25.

  • Pet food drive nets 3,200 pounds for EChO food bank

    The food bank at Evergreen Christian Outreach is known for helping area residents keep food in the cupboard during lean times, but it also keeps furry friends from going without, thanks to an annual dog-food drive by Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital. 

    This year's holiday drive netted 3,200 pounds of pet food, the largest donation since EChO began receiving the annual contribution in 2011.

  • Hiwan Hills creating wildfire protection plan

    By Deb Hurley Brobst

    Staff Writer

    The Hiwan Hills neighborhood is working to create a wildfire prevention plan for the area bounded by Bryant Drive to the north and almost to Buffalo Park Road to the south — including downtown Evergreen.

    This has been a major undertaking for the neighborhood’s homeowner association, and a draft plan is available for review on the Evergreen Fire/Rescue website, according to Eric Wilhelm, who is spearheading the effort.