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Today's News

  • A good old-fashioned time at the country fair

    Kissing llamas, tasty peach cobbler and traditional mountain music created an enjoyable outdoor event for residents at the Life Care Center of Evergreen on Friday morning.

     

    “It’s really nice. I like the music,” resident Lila Mae Frauenkron said while listening to the sounds of Haney’s Homemade Jam at the Old Fashioned Country Fair.

    As the lyrics “I dream of you, dear, every night” drifted through the air, a few people danced.

  • Residents opposed to fire training building take case to Jeffco school board

    Members of an Evergreen citizens’ committee have approached the Jefferson County school board with concerns about the training building that Evergreen Fire/Rescue plans to build in Bergen Park.

    The fire district has drawn heat over its proposal to build a four-story training facility at Fire Station 2, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The building, in which the department would stage fires to give firefighters realistic practice, is adjacent to Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

  • Mt. Evans hospice helps families cope with loss

    “Everyone’s grief is so different,” says Barb Lamperski, director of bereavement at Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice.

    When someone who has been receiving hospice care dies, Mt. Evans staff members automatically follow through with assistance to families, Lamperski says.

    “We offer the grief support; we listen to the stories,” she says.

    Although death is a natural part of life, dealing with the loss of a loved one is a heart-breaking experience that individuals cope with in different ways, Lamperski says.

  • Elk Creek firefighters prepare for rock-climbing accidents at Staunton State Park

    Elk Creek firefighters spent two days recently practicing rope rescues in anticipation of the October opening of Staunton State Park.

    The park will be home to several rock-climbing routes near Staunton Rocks, and firefighters anticipate calls from park users, said Alex Parks, the department’s technical rescue coordinator and a firefighter/EMT. Crews have been familiarizing themselves with the park’s layout over the last two years, including at the Aug. 18-19 training session.

  • Fund-raiser honors memory of a special child

    Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, owners of Willow Creek restaurant, lost their 2-year-old daughter, Ellie, nearly 9 years ago.

     

    A heartbreaking experience that Kristopher tearfully remembers, Ellie’s death came after her long struggle to survive. 

    To honor Ellie’s memory and express their appreciation for the support they received from hospice organizations, the Lincolns are planning a second annual fund-raiser called “Ellie’s Evening” on Sept. 18 at their restaurant in the Lakepoint Center.

  • Deadline nears for final decision on fire training facility

    As the three-month delay on the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 draws to an end, fire district board members are facing a decision on how to proceed.

    A committee of residents, fire district staff and board members has studied the issue and made widely varying recommendations.

    Some residents living near the site of the proposed four-story building have asked for modifications to make it less visible. Others are opposing it entirely. 

  • Can bicyclists and motorists coexist?

     Bicyclists and drivers discussed ways to coexist and travel safely on county roads during a meeting at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Aug. 22.

    “As the cycling population grows, we’re seeing more injuries,” said Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier, who led the meeting.

    While traffic and pedestrian fatalities have decreased by 34 percent in the past 10 years, the number of bicyclist fatalities has remained the same, said Rosier. 

  • Windblown trees create hiking hazards in Mount Evans Wilderness

    The Clear Creek Ranger District is advising trail users to use caution when hiking in areas where there are downed trees. Strong winds last winter left thousands of trees down and dangling over trails in the northern Mount Evans Wilderness area.

    Sections of trails in Lost Creek, Cub Creek, Beartracks, Summit Flats, Roosevelt Lakes near Beartrack Lake, and Captain Mountain have not been cleared.

  • Debut defeat doesn’t diminish Davis’ spirits

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    DENVER — While his first professional mixed martial arts fight may have only lasted 1 minute, 37 seconds, Matt Davis is in it for the long haul.
    Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, has been a growing sport of over the last couple of years, and Davis, a resident of Evergreen, is a newcomer to the scene. His first fight on Aug. 17 at the Red Lion Hotel was against Jon Vigil, who was also debuting for the Kick Down Mixed Martial Arts Association.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Gymnastics

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: It was just about the perfect season for Evergreen, which won the Jeffco League and 4A state championships. “Coming into league we were excited because Elizabeth was going and so were we and we won, which was a huge accomplishment for us and gave us a big boost going into state, which we also won,” Bello said. Evergreen had  10 individuals qualify for final events with six of them placing.