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Today's News

  • Robson resigns as exec director of Evergreen park district

     Scott Robson is leaving his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District at the end of this month to begin serving as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum in Golden. 

    Robson’s 3½-year tenure as EPRD chief has been filled with key projects — and challenges.

  • Raising glasses for a good cause

    Wine and music flowed freely at the Bootstraps Western Winefest on Saturday afternoon.

    Attendees at the fifth annual event at the Evergreen rodeo grounds sampled a variety of Colorado wines and listened to the bright sounds of BooDaddy.

    Along with music from the band, the delicious aroma of food floated through the summer air as chefs prepared treats for festival-goers.

    In the demonstration tent, Michael Coughlin, proprietor of 240 Union restaurant in Lakewood, was grilling shrimp and scallops as his audience watched and tasted samples. 

  • Denver Mountain Parks stepping up enforcement of no-shooting rule

    Rangers are stepping up enforcement against recreational shooters on Denver Mountain Parks land near Squaw Pass Road.

    Nearby residents have complained that the Denver Mountain Parks conservation area has become more attractive to shooters in recent months. In response, Clear Creek sheriff’s deputies contacted the Denver Mountain Parks system for help, since they don’t typically enforce rules on city of Denver land.

  • Robson resigning as exec director of Evergreen Park and Rec District

    Scott Robson is resigning his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He has accepted another position as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum based in Golden, which he will begin Sept. 1.

    Robson has served as chief of the park district for the past three years. He is a former manager of Denver Parks and Recreation.

    Robson has lived in the Evergreen community for the past 10 years.

  • The media: part of today’s great divide

    Editor’s note: This column is the fourth installment in a five-part series that looks at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offers possible solutions.

    The conventional wisdom, especially among Republicans, is that the news operations at the major networks favor the Democrats. It’s subtle, they say, but the stories they cover and the questions they ask show their left leaning. You might remember that Katie Couric ambushed Sarah Palin asking a trick question: “What publications do your read?”

  • Latvian artist exults in colors of the Southwest

    Artist Larisa Aukon spent her childhood years staring at the gray winter skies of Latvia. Fifteen years ago, when Aukon landed in Arizona, she found herself inspired by the explosion of color in the American Southwest. Today, Aukon’s monotone childhood memories are a far cry from the color- and light-imbued canvases she produces. At Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, Aukon’s first solo exhibition in Colorado, “color of LIFE,” reflects on the vibrant life she has built in her adopted home.

  • A variety of avian life outside my window
  • 2014 Evergreen Cougars boys tennis preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    JV coach: Tim Janes
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco League
    Players to watch: N/A
    2013 all-conference selections: Luke Camp, No. 2 singles, first team; Dennis VonKuczkowski, No. 1 singles, second team; Evan Bauer/Lucas Weidner, No. 3 doubles, second team; Teddy Evans/Peter Fellows, No. 4 doubles, second team; Henry Raeder, No. 1 doubles, honorable mention

  • Scenery, climbs real prizes of Red Rocks Century

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    There are no champions, but everyone is a winner in the Red Rocks Century cycling event.

    The 307 riders who participated in four rides in the foothills west of Morrison ranging from 33 to 100 miles on Aug. 9 were rewarded with spectacular scenery and challenging climbs.

    The real winners were Hope Communities and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the event’s two primary beneficiaries.

  • Column: Radio announcer Johnson embraces Evergreen, Buffs

    Before coming to Colorado in 2004, Mark Johnson had never worked anywhere, even while in college, for more than four years. Then he and his family moved to Evergreen, and Johnson became the sports director for KOA 850-AM and the voice of the Colorado Buffaloes.

    “Once we got here, we weren’t going anywhere. We love the area,” the 47-year-old said.