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Today's News

  • Austrians, EHS players share cultures

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    On a cool afternoon, a group of snowboarders came down off the the slopes to play a little baseball? In November?

    Apparently, any time is a good time for a ball game at Evergreen High School, especially if it’s against the Austrian parallel snowboarding team, who were nearby by training at Copper Mountain for the 2014 Snowboard World Cup in December. 

  • Trimarco ready for the spotlight

    The changes in Annie Trimarco’s game may not be all that noticeable at first glance, but take a closer look and one can see the Evergreen senior’s confidence growing by leaps and bounds.

    “My confidence has definitely gone up,” Trimarco said. “It has to do a lot with me being more comfortable and this being my last year. It’s my last chance to prove myself.”

  • Bergen Valley oral interpretation contest winners
  • Currants make a tasty meal for mice and bears

    Beneath the ponderosa pine that grows outside my window is a wax or squaw currant bush, Ribes cereum. This shrub is probably one of the most important plants that grows in the foothills.

    The fact that the berries turn a wax-like orange-red when ripe accounts for the common name of wax currant. The other common name of squaw currant simply refers to an old name for the Native American women who used these berries in many ways. Although tart, with the addition of a little sugar they make a tasty jelly or sauce.

  • Indian Hills fire board trimming proposed 2015 budget to decrease shortfall

    The board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District looked at ways to reduce spending during a hearing on the 2015 budget on Nov. 19.

    The proposed 2015 budget for the fire district shows approximately $297,000 in projected income and nearly $369,000 in expenses.

    The projected shortfall of nearly $72,000 for 2015 is substantially less that the $97,000 deficit projected for this year — an amount that Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson said was budgeted, but was not actually used, in 2014.

  • Jeffco Public Health proposes changes to septic rules in Indian Hills

    In some areas of Indian Hills, an outright prohibition on septic systems exists because of a Jefferson County regulation dating from 1979.

    To allow development on four properties along Parmalee Gulch Road, the Jeffco Board of Health is considering removing them from the list prohibiting septic systems.

    These lots include tracts J, K and L of Alpine Village and Lot 15, Block 1, fifth filing, Indian Hills.

  • Railroad Museum featuring Polar Express ride for kids

    You can wear your pajamas to the special Polar Express-theme train ride, as well as visit with Santa.

    Evergreen resident Rick Bernstein has put together a 75-minute production and train ride to the “North Pole.” It includes flying reindeer and dancing waiters at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. 

    “We have reindeer that look like elk, and (Evergreen) has elk that look like reindeer,” Bernstein joked when asked about the production.

  • Conifer icon Norm Meyer dies

    Norm Meyer Sr., 97, an iconic figure in the Conifer area, died Friday in his sleep.

    Meyer, whose ranch property and Midway House act as a gateway into the Aspen Park area, also was an avid pilot. He and the community bid farewell to his Cessna 180 in August 2010 as it flew to its new home in Hotchkiss on the Western Slope. He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.

  • Vacancy panel to name replacement for office-hopping Griffin

    As newly elected Jeffco clerk and recorder Faye Griffin prepares to serve in her third different elected position in eight years — after she resigns from her county commission seat — a GOP vacancy committee is preparing to replace her on the commission.

    E.V. Leyendecker, chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, said the party formed a vacancy committee earlier this year after Griffin announced her plans to run for clerk and recorder — and to leave her term-limited commission seat if elected. 

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.