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Today's News

  • Experiencing the past

    It was a win-win for both Elk Creek Elementary fourth-graders and Pine Grove residents on May 24: Students experienced history firsthand, and residents showed off their town’s mining/railroad past.

    The annual tour is part of the students’ unit on Colorado history, and rather than just looking at pictures in books, kids walk the streets of both Buffalo Creek and Pine Grove, which is six miles south of Pine Junction.

  • Kanagy receives Jeffco PTA’s Crystal Apple Award

    Wilmot retiring kindergarten teacher Diane Kanagy was awarded the Jeffco PTA Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year Award for teaching excellence.

    Wilmot’s PTA submitted an application with support letters from administration, fellow teachers, parents and students attesting to Kanagy’s dedication to teaching and her students.

    “She is a school leader, a friend, an educator, and a community member always with enthusiasm,” one letter stated.

  • Educating about their passion

    Evergreen Library on Saturday afternoon was not its usual spot for quiet reflection.

    Instead, about 75 Morris dancers brought their English folk dancing to the library to the delight of onlookers. The performance was supposed to take place in the parking lot, but rainy skies didn’t cooperate.

  • Trail study results set for June release

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District has yet to receive the results of the preliminary engineering study on the north trail around Evergreen Lake.

    At the EPRD Board of Directors’ regular meeting May 23 at Buchanan Recreation Center, Executive Director Ellen O’Connor announced that Muller Engineering will present the study’s findings in early June.

  • Pine post office resumes full-service operations after crash

    The Pine post office has returned to full-service operations after an SUV crashed through the front of the building in late April.

    According to David Rupert, Colorado spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, the post office, which is located at 187 Mount Evans Blvd. off northbound U.S. 285, resumed operations May 19 after the April 27 crash forced a partial shutdown while repairs took place.

    While the post office has resumed full operations, Rupert said some exterior repairs are still underway, including replacement of a broken window.

  • Jeffco approves limited OHV use

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners signed off Tuesday on an ordinance allowing residents to operate off-highway vehicles on county roads for maintenance purposes.
    The new regulations, which still need to navigate the county’s formal approval process, would permit off-highway vehicle use on non-paved, non-maintained county roads in unincorporated Jeffco where the speed limit does not exceed 25 mph. OHV operators must be at least 16 years old and carry a valid driver’s license and insurance. OHV use is restricted to maintenance purposes only.

  • Jennifer Barbour displays definition of a true winner at Bailey Hundo

    By Christie Greene

     For  the Courier

    BAILEY — In the summer of 2015, Jennifer Barbour stepped up to the stage where an announcer stood, microphone in hand,  reading names of the event’s champion, category by category.  

  • From Australia to Colorado

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Jamie Howlett sat by himself under the press box Sunday afternoon, removing his gear following a third attempt in the bareback competition. Sweat was still dripping down his face, his hand wrapped tight after his horse fell on him in his first attempt. With all of the distractions around, Howlett had one thing on his mind.

  • Born to dominate

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    As Zach Hibler mounted his horse for the bareback competition on Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Rodeo, he had one thing on his mind: dominate.

    “The lord made us to dominate,” explained Hibler. “That’s the one thing I think about before that gate swings open. All we can do is just do our best and give all the glory to him.”

  • Evergreen Rodeo continues legacy

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports  Editor

    Evergreen Rodeo president Dave Marshall stood near the press box on Sunday afternoon with a big smile on his face. Marshall’s daughter had just been named queen for the 2018 Evergreen Rodeo, but another reason to smile was the huge crowd turnout both days.