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Today's News

  • Teachers union ‘reluctantly accepts’ offer on pay raises

    The Jeffco teachers union’s bargaining team on Monday “reluctantly accepted” the school district’s offer for teachers raises, although it fell several million dollars short of what the union requested last week.

  • Rodeo's Family Night to benefit Tim Shirley

    Local hometown cowboy Tim Shirley is working to get back in the saddle again.

    Shirley, 33, has had to re-learn how to do everything in his adult life, including walking, talking and reading, after suffering a "watershed stroke" on Dec. 21, said Ed Shirley, his dad. A watershed stroke means both sides of the brain are affected; most strokes typically affect just one side of the brain.

  • Plans to widen Highway 73 imperil Fire Station 1

    Future plans to widen Highway 73 near downtown Evergreen could mean curtains for Fire Station 1.

    The station at 4751 Highway 73 just north of downtown currently is used as a strategic storage garage for fire equipment. It’s easy for volunteers to get to, but parking is a problem, Fire Chief Mike Weege said.

    The station is the former administrative headquarters for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, but it was vacated in 2004 when Station 2 was built at 1802 Bergen Parkway.

  • Evergreen Garden Club celebrates 50th anniversary with expo

    To celebrate 50 years of gardening in the mountain community, the Evergreen Garden Club is planning an educational expo on Saturday, June 27. The day-long event, which is free to the public, will feature classes, a plant sale, food and fun.

    “Come join the celebration!” said Garden Club member MaryEllen Putnam. “For 50 years, the Evergreen Garden Club has provided the Evergreen community with beautiful public gardens and, over time, has become the ‘go-to’ group for answers to tricky questions about mountain gardening.”

  • Home buyers, sellers tell their stories

    Homeowners and buyers have stories to tell about finding houses that were right for them. The Courier looks at four families.

    Checking the past
    Sometimes a bit of ingenuity has helped homebuyers get a home.
    Rocco Canonica sold his house in Evergreen as part of a divorce, and he needed to find a new place to live.
    “I was convinced I wasn’t going to find anything,” Canonica said. “When I would get to a house, five or six buyers were already waiting in line.”

  • Vireos common but not abundant in foothills

    How many of you have seen a warbling vireo? Probably not very many of you. Although they are relatively common, they are not very abundant. Only a single pair is ordinarily found in one breeding area.

    They are not brilliantly colored or birds that you might see walking about in your yard like the American robin. They usually defend their nesting territory with song, and an established pair will keep any other pair from nesting nearby.

  • This time, EHS trio closes out with a win at the All-State Games

    ALAMOSA — It was mere minutes into the game, yet the vociferous crowd voiced its approval when recent Evergreen graduate Greysen Lincoln, like he was prone to do his entire high school career, made a bone-crunching tackle.

  • Hitz finds his way again in the nick of time

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    In trail racing, course knowledge can be a curse or a blessing, as was the case for the men’s and women’s winners of the Evergreen Mountain 15K.

    CJ Hitz, a Colorado Springs resident running the course for the first time, literally lost his way at the top of Evergreen Mountain when he held a substantial lead in the June 13 opener of the five-race Evergreen Trail Racing Series, whose title sponsor is The Wild Game.

  • Judge rules names of teachers absent during sick-outs can be released

    A Jeffco district judge ruled Friday that the school district should not be prevented from releasing the names of teachers who were absent during “sick-outs” last fall, rejecting the teachers union's claim that sick days should be protected as personnel data. 

  • Fund-raiser planned at Wild Game for Nepali quake victims

    Evergreen’s bonds to Nepal and its earthquake victims will be highlighted again on Thursday, June 18, when Namlo International holds a fund-raiser at The Wild Game in Bergen Park.

    Evergreen filmmaker Tom Taplin, 61, was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest on April 25 when the earthquake hit the country. In a Facebook post, Jeffco teacher Jane Manly said her brother Woody also was on Mount Everest at the time of the avalanche. Manly did not return requests for comment.