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Today's News

  • Annual Taste of Evergreen a ‘giant happy hour’

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Taste of Evergreen, its second biggest fund-raiser of the year, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Lake House.

    “It’s really fun. You have music and friends and lots of great food,” said Betsy Hays, chamber president.

    “It’s like a giant happy hour with lots of appetizers. You see everyone you know in town.”

    If you want to go, buy tickets advance because they sell out fast.

  • Fire board votes to join consolidation of dispatch operations

    Mountain area emergency dispatch operations are officially moving down the hill, despite community concerns about the change.

    In a unanimous vote following a lengthy public comment period Tuesday night, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board approved a motion to consolidate dispatch operations at a center in Lakewood that will be known as Jeffcom.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • Resignations of three top EDC execs termed a ‘restructuring’

    An executive board member of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. said last week’s simultaneous resignations of three high-level staffers were part of a restructuring.

    Rob Osborn, a past chair of the EDC’s board of directors, said the departures of president and CEO Kevin McCasky, executive vice president Doug Bene and investor relations manager Lilly Daniels mark the first step in a downsizing of the Golden-based organization.

  • Fuel spill occurs when truck overturns in Brook Forest

    A large dump truck overturned Monday morning in the Brook Forest area, spilling not only its load but 20 to 50 gallons of fuel.      

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Martin said the truck was assisting with road work near Cedar Road and Aspen Way. She said the vehicle tipped over about 11 a.m.

    Emergency personnel from EFR, Clear Creek County and the Colorado hazardous materials and waste management division responded. Martin said the cleanup took about two hours to complete.

  • A budding career comes into focus

    Morgan Wolfers’ picture of a spotted tiger moth and its pearl-like eggs is the kind of image you expect from a seasoned photographer: clean, micro-focused, incredibly detailed.

    But the image betrays both an illusion of size and years of experience.

    At 10 years old, the Conifer youth has accomplished what some photographers might only dream of: His work is on display at the Washington, D.C., home of Vice President Joe Biden.

  • Quick Hits

    Holley tied for 31st after Day 1

    Evergreen junior Natalie Holley shot a round of 92 at the opening round of the Class 4A girls golf state tournament May 23 at Pueblo Country Club. The round placed her tied for 31st heading into Day 2 on Tuesday, May 24. Holley finished her second round after press deadline. Coverage of the 4A Jeffco League runner-up at the state tournament will publish in next week’s Canyon Courier.

    Girls basketball camp

  • Evergreen sophomore finds the podium at state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The pool part of swimming meets seems to be coming naturally to Joshua Gauvain. 

    It’s the post-race acknowledgement that is taking some getting used to.

  • House wrens working their way into the foothills

    (Reprinted from May 30, 2012)

    The little brown house wren has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. They always nested in a box in our yard on the farm where I grew up, and they were common nesting birds in most every yard in the village.

  • Cougars’ 4x800 relay fourth at state meet

    LAKEWOOD — Despite breaking the school record in the boys 4x800 relay for the second time in as many weeks, Evergreen’s top relay team wasn’t all smiles leaving the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “We were a little bummed out,” said Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson, who ran the third leg of the relay. “This is the one we wanted.”