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Today's News

  • Wildland fire forum stresses importance of being prepared, minimizing risks

    The news is not good for residents concerned about the danger of wildland fires, Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege said during the Feb. 27 forum on the subject at Evergreen High School.

     

    “Everything is looking very, very bad,” Weege said. “That’s why we’re holding this in February.”

    While last year ranked as one of the driest in recent history, current snowpack is at only 63 percent of the desired amount. And area reservoirs are at 53 percent of capacity, Weege said.

  • The plots thin: Lottery to award sections in Evergreen community garden

    “We’re going to have a garden!” exclaimed community garden coordinator Rachel Emmer while speaking to gardening hopefuls on Feb. 28.

     

    With more than 100 gardeners gathered at Buchanan Recreation Center and far fewer available plots, the task of selecting the recipients was a bit of a challenge.

    However, Emmer and her associates at Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability came up with a creative solution: a lottery.

  • ‘Urinetown’ goes to pot, and you’ll laugh the whole way
  • Rhymes of the times

    It’s not easy to make Middle Ages poet Geoffrey Chaucer appealing to high school students.

    Iambic pentameter isn’t high on the fun list either.

    Yet students in a humanities class at Evergreen High School that combines 11th-grade world history and world English tried a contemporary approach.

  • Jeffco judge rules against church expansion

    A Jefferson County judge has ruled against a controversial church expansion approved by county commissioners last year. 

    Chief District Judge Stephen Munsinger said that until the Board of County Commissioners adopts regulations allowing for expansion of a non-conforming use of property, the church cannot add 21,000 square feet to its existing 9,000-square-foot campus.

  • SUV, school bus collide on Highway 73 in Marshdale

    A Honda Pilot collided with a school bus on Highway 73 in Marshdale on Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

    There were some children on the bus, but no injuries were reported. No ambulances were called.

    The accident happened between North Turkey Creek Road and Evergreen Meadows about 3 p.m.

     

  • Kelley, Cougars run away from Conifer

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    He went from California to New York.
    Well, not literally, but Chase Kelley defined the old saying coast to coast late in the second quarter of Evergreen’s 62-45 win over Conifer on Feb. 22 at Evergreen High School.
    With Evergreen leading 32-10 Kelley grabbed a rebound and took off like a locomotive. The senior faked a pass, split two defenders, and laid the ball effortlessly into the hoop. The emphatic drive capped a 27-2 run for the Cougars and gave them an insurmountable 24-point lead over the rival Lobos.

  • Lady Cougars rally late to stun Conifer

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It featured three lead changes and two ties, and that was just in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
    Evergreen and Conifer girls basketball teams played a classic back-and-forth affair Feb. 22, and it was the Lady Cougars who used a late run to earn a 42-35 win.

  • Kay finally finds his place at state

    DENVER — Jake Kay was running the mat, shaking his arms loose just like all the other competitors preparing for the opening night session of the 4A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. With his Evergreen Cougars’ warm-up jacket on and his first match of the three-day tournament still more than 90 minutes away, Kay showed the focus that has identified him in his senior season.

  • Box elder trees add character to area stream beds

    If you are lucky enough to live in one of the stream valleys, you may have some box elder trees growing near your house. I hope you will make time to really watch them for at least a few minutes every day.

     

    Not only are box elder trees interesting in their own right, but they also seem to attract many birds, especially when they have many seeds hanging on their branches. Box elder is the name by which most of us know this tree, but botanically, it is known as Acer negundo.