Today's News

  • 4A Jeffco all-conference cross country, gymnastics

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 4A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and gymnastics:

  • Swimmers, Kroll sign letters of intent

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Swimming at Evergreen High School reached a new high last year with its record-breaking state championship season. Come May, five seniors will be graduating and heading to their chosen schools to continue their legacy around the country.

  • Evergreen can’t overcome cold start

    FORT MORGAN — Head coach Rob Molholm sat on the sideline as his team — players, assistant coaches and fans — huddled around each other on the field. Moments earlier, quarterback Dylan Reifeis sat on the frigid field, his hands wrapped around his helmet. Tanner Cassin struggled to get back to his feet.

  • Snow, migrating birds drift in with front

    There are many who complain that the weather forecasters on television never predict the weather correctly.

    However, they were right on this past week when they predicted that a cold front would arrive on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, and that it would remain for four days.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

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  • Cross-country ski trail proposed for roads on Squaw Pass

    An Olympics-sanctioned cross-country ski trail could be created this winter on Old Squaw Pass Road and other roads near Echo Mountain Resort.

    Supporters want the trail to run from the privately owned Echo Mountain on Colorado 103 west to Echo Lake at the base of Mount Evans, according to Nora Pykkonen, owner of the ski area. Members of the U.S.  Olympic Committee have looked at the proposed trail to see if it would be a suitable venue for a race, she said.

  • O’Connor selected as park district executive director

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has selected EPRD recreation manager Ellen O’Connor to serve as executive director for the district.

    After interviewing O’Connor and two other finalists, the board unanimously voted for her on Wednesday night. She is replacing former executive director Scott Robson, who resigned his position in early September.

    “I’m honored and filled with a lot of emotion,” O’Connor said. “I’m here to serve this district to the best of my ability.”

  • Colorado still has hope of consensus

    In what was arguably the best election night for Republicans since 1994, Colorado’s reputation as a very purple state has remained intact.

    Republicans made huge gains across the country. They picked up at least seven seats, including Colorado’s, in the U.S. Senate to take control of that body. They increased their majority in the U.S. House by at least 10 seats. They won several governor races, and Republican governors will now be in place in 31 states. They achieved significant gains in state legislatures around the country.

  • Time to put out birdseed as cold weather arrives

    The first snow arrived during the night last Friday and stayed on the ground between the clumps of grasses. As winter approaches, I always receive a number of inquiries about how and what to feed birds.