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Today's News

  • Parmalee students see history in their backyard

    Third-graders at Parmalee Elementary School traversed Indian Hills on a guided bus tour on Friday, ending their morning excursion with a stop at a school neighbor’s property that had been an early-1900s popular tourist attraction.
    The trip is an annual event for the third-graders as part of the Foothills to Freeways social studies unit, teacher Kelley Lehman said. The students begin by learning about their school community, branch out to Indian Hills and eventually will spend a day in Denver.

  • Event highlights Lariat Loop’s artistic inspirations

    For as long as there have been cars trusty enough to chug up the mountains, artists have ventured around the Lariat Loop hoping to capture that elusive sunset reflecting in Bear Creek or the first aspen turning to gold near Buffalo Bill’s grave.

    The Lariat Loop is a 40-mile scenic circle developed in the 1920s to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to Denver. To celebrate the anniversary of the Loop’s designation as a National Scenic Byway, on Oct. 17 the Loop’s Heritage Alliance will host the Lariat Loop Art Bistro.

  • Gaudreau takes reins at Evergreen Chorale

    Since its founding in 1972, the Evergreen Chorale has thrived under the tutelage of talented and dedicated artistic directors. With the retirement of longtime director Mike Weiker, the chorale has a new artistic director at the helm. Christine Gaudreau, who has lived a life filled with music, has taken over the reins of the chorale to continue the longstanding tradition of bringing beautiful music to Evergreen.

  • Cougars still sitting atop throne

    The paint was everywhere. Blue on her left side, yellow on her right. Her face, arms and leg were covered. It looked as if Samantha Skold was right out of the movie Braveheart.

    And her teammates even got in the act here and there.

    “I’m a trendsetter. They just follow me,” Skold joked.

  • Library board appointments held up by commissioners

    An increasingly tense relationship between the Jeffco commissioners and the library board apparently has resulted in the re-appointments of three library board positions being held up by the commissioners.

  • Policy muzzles school board members

    All but one Jeffco school board member is barred from speaking to the press about issues related to the board’s activities, a board member recently informed the Courier.

    Under a policy adopted in 2000, only the Board of Education president, currently former Jeffco district attorney Dave Thomas, is allowed to respond to press queries on all topics not exclusive to a single board member.

  • Alive with sights: South America’s awe-inspiring beauty matched only by its desolation

    Editor’s note: Local paleoclimatologist Peter Link embarked on a trip to South America earlier this year with his trusty camera in hand. His account of the trip follows, accompanied by stunning photos.

    By Peter Link
    1It was January, the dead of winter — time to break for South America.
    And so, Scott from Shreveport, my brother Andy from Houston and I boarded an overnight flight to La Paz, Bolivia, 12,001 feet above sea level. OK for me, living at 8,100 feet; not so sanguine for Scott and Andy. They did survive.

  • ‘Magical’ Evergreen woman turns 100

    In Evergreen, there is a woman who can make even a professional person cry.

    She means that much.

    “She’s magical,” Angela Chaverri, the life-enhancement director at Elk Run Assisted Living, said as a tear rolled down her face.

    The woman she was referring to, Florence Oeste, was the first person to move into Elk Run when it opened in 2002. Oeste turned 100 years old on Saturday, Oct. 9. The occasion caused much celebration at several parties and a gala dinner that involved residents and relatives.

  • Ugandan kids receive books from Evergreen residents

    The 16,000 books donated last year by Evergreen area residents to the Give a Ugandan Kid a Book drive have been delivered to Uganda and are getting plenty of use.

    For Evergreen resident Maria Camp, it was a long road to get those books to Uganda. The books were collected last fall with the help of many groups, including Evergreen Rotary, area churches and schools. Rotarians got together on a cold November day to pack the boxes and prepare them for shipping. The books were shipped in March, arrived in June and made it through customs in July.

  • Zuckerman, Theil learn from experience

    Evergreen golfers Adam Zuckerman and Sam Theil struggled at the 4A boys state golf championships at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs on Oct. 4-5. Zuckerman shot a consistent 13-over 85 on both days to finish tied for 70th with a 170 total and Theil was one shot back at 171, tied for 72nd.

    But just being there was a big step.

    “I think they gained valuable experience,” Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said. “The course was really difficult.”