Today's News

  • Family escapes house fire in Evergreen

    A family living on Armadillo Trail off Highway 73 escaped a house fire on Friday evening that severely damaged their home.

    Part of the roof collapsed, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman Doug Saba, so firefighters switched to defensive mode, which means they worked only from the outside to keep the flames from spreading further or to nearby trees.

    “It’s so dry out there right now,” Saba said, “that a house fire can turn into a forest fire very quickly.”

  • Cougars have big shoes to fill in 2014

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Kirk Petrik knows it will be hard for Evergreen’s alpine skiers to top the 2013 season. The Cougars qualified 37 boys and girls for the state meet, where they crowned an individual champion, had two runners-up finishes and claimed the team scoring honors in three of the four disciplines en route to winning both team titles.

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars solve GW’s zone defense

    As Evergreen returned from winter break, sophomore post player Samantha Kisiel sat on the bench, the result of missing an earlier practice.
    Her punishment was to bide her time and come off the bench against George Washington on Jan. 3. When she entered the game, she made sure to make the most of the opportunity.
    Kisiel scored a career-high 22 points as the Lady Cougars pulled out a 57-46 victory in front of a sparse Evergreen High crowd. Kisiel scored most of her points in the paint as Evergreen solved GW’s 3-2 zone defense.

  • Haas, Cougars tame Lions

    LITTLETON — It started with a 3-pointer, then a layup and then another. Before long, Evergreen junior point guard Nathan Haas was in a zone.

  • Change your strategy, but not your values

    As I read about the record-breaking Internet sales being reported this Christmas, I remember s0metime around 1985 I was asked to co-chair a task force at Sears headquarters to come up with ideas about how the retailer should leverage the use of the Internet.

  • Politics will reign at the Capitol in ’14

    Against the backdrop of the first successful recalls of sitting state legislators in Colorado history, the Colorado General Assembly convenes today. The changes from the recall will be evident in a number of ways.

  • Dove sightings becoming common

    During the holidays, I received word from a reader of this column, Brian Parsons, that he had what he believed to be a pair of turtle doves at his feeder south of Evergreen. He described the birds as being “a pair of light-colored doves with a black neck ring.”


    I talked to Mr. Parsons on the phone, but I have not as yet been able to see the birds myself. His description could be either of two birds, both of which have been seen in Colorado in the past.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • ENGAGEMENT: Fick – Rauch

    John and Sheryl Fick of Evergreen are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Becca Fick, to Andrew Rauch, son of Jeff and Gwendolyn Rauch, also of Evergreen.

    Fick is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in exercise science and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver with a doctorate in physical therapy. She is currently working as a physical therapist in an outpatient and sports medicine clinic in Fort Collins.

  • Recreational pot for sale in Clear Creek

    Starting the new year on a high note, visitors and locals gathered in front of the Kine Mine in Idaho Springs on Jan. 1 for their first chance to buy recreational marijuana.

    Pot enthusiasts, some waiting several hours, were allowed into the shop starting at 8:30 a.m.

    One man, who wished to remain anonymous and was the first in line, said he was happy to wait a few extra minutes.