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Today's News

  • Increase in prize money draws top rodeo competitors

    The Evergreen Rodeo turned 50 this year, and it was indeed a golden anniversary.

    With a boost from community sponsors and the Evergreen Rodeo Association’s board of directors, the rodeo upped the ante considerably for participating cowboys and cowgirls, and it paid off by attracting some of the sport’s top performers, particularly in bareback riding.

  • A stirring comeback for Casey Coletti

    By Craig Harper, for the Courier

    EVERGREEN — It hurt Casey Colletti both literally and emotionally to miss last year’s Evergreen Rodeo.

  • Evergreen loves a Rodeo Parade

    Miss Rodeo America and Miss Rodeo Colorado sat side by side on the top of a restored fire truck Saturday, smiling and waving to the thousands of Rodeo Parade attendees lining downtown Evergreen.

    “See you at the rodeo!” said Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, who wore a white hat and a sash emblazoned with her prestigious title.

  • Evergreen loves a Rodeo Parade

    Miss Rodeo America and Miss Rodeo Colorado sat side by side on the top of a restored fire truck Saturday, smiling and waving to the thousands of Rodeo Parade attendees lining downtown Evergreen.

    “See you at the rodeo!” said Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, who wore a white hat and a sash emblazoned with her prestigious title.

  • Cowboy Sunday Service ropes in fun, serious topics

    Not often do church services begin with an acoustic version of “Home on the Range,” but that was how United Methodist Church of Evergreen began its fourth annual Cowboy Sunday Service on Sunday.

    The event, which congregants say incorporates “Evergreen’s history and traditions,” is a unique service that includes Western- or cowboy-themed poetry, music and activities.

  • Yellow Barn sold to local real estate broker

    After almost a year on the market, Conifer’s historic Yellow Barn has a new owner: Craig Marks.

    Marks, a longtime real estate broker in Conifer, closed on the purchase May 1 for an undisclosed amount, including credits to be used toward bringing the barn up to code. The sale includes 2.5 acres of land, the 4,900-square-foot barn and other buildings on the property.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Switchback Design is The Place for woodworkers

    Evergreen is getting a craftsman’s studio in the former Café at The Place space on Meadow Drive.

    A craftsman’s studio allows woodworkers to pay a fee to use the hand tools and professional-grade woodworking machinery.

    Lynn Leach owns Switchback Design, and Mike Seeley is vice president for marketing and operations. They have big plans for the space, and they hope to find woodworking experts and neophytes wanting to learn the craft.

    They expect to open in July.

  • Saving birds from death from window strikes

    (Reprinted from June 29, 2009)

    About five years ago I was reading about the thousands of migrating birds killed every year by flying into windows. I had been concerned about the many birds that hit my big picture windows every year and decided I should do something about it. The article I read also told about a college student who was doing research on the problem and mentioned that a black-plastic anti-deer fabric had the best results in his tests.

  • Mutton bustin’, other activities keep Western heritage alive at Family Fun Night

    By Seth Bodine, for the Courier

    When 5-year-old Cooper Alapai of Conifer climbed onto a sheep for the second round of the mutton bustin’ event at the Evergreen Rodeo on Friday night, the announcer introduced him as a “real cowboy.” 

  • Smoke in the area attributed to out-of-state fires

    Smoke visible in the Evergreen and Conifer area is not from a local fire but rather the result of major wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona.

    According to Curt Rogers, fire chief at the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department, smoke from the Dog Head Fire in New Mexico, as well as the Cedar Creek Fire in Arizona, is drifting into Colorado and causing visibility issues. Rogers also said that a 700-acre wildfire at Fort Carson also could be contributing to the visibility issues.