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Today's News

  • Four fire board members retained in contentious recall election

    Evergreen residents overwhelmingly voted to retain four fire district board members in a contentious recall election spurred by the board’s decision to erect a fire-training building in Bergen Park.

    Approximately 6,500 voters responded “no” to the question on mail-in ballots asking if board members George Kling, Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and David Christensen should be recalled, according to results posted April 23.

  • Hamilton, Elmgreen ready for next step

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    Two seniors made their college choices official last week during signing ceremonies at Evergreen High School.
    Sam Hamilton signed with the University of Denver to play soccer and Colin Elmgreen will take his talents to Nebraska Wesleyan University to play basketball.

  • Petrik, Lady Cougars beat the clock again

    LAKEWOOD — Whether Kylee Petrik has a clock in her head or not can be debated. Literally, we know that she doesn’t, but figuratively, it certainly seems possible.

  • Winter’s return plays havoc with schedules

    The grass is green, flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. Those are typically signs of spring. But not here. Not this year.
    Old Man Winter’s unwelcome return in recent weeks has played havoc with the high school sports schedule. Events have either been outright canceled or postponed multiple times. It’s causing a logistical nightmare for athletic directors to reschedule events for later in the season.

  • The illusion of safety (and its risks)

    Most Americans over the age of 40 grew up with an omnipresent fear of nuclear war. Fear might be too weak a word — terror is more like it.

  • Walsh brought stability to EHS

    When members of Evergreen High School’s senior class arrived for school in August 2008, new principal Matt Walsh greeted them. He was the fourth principal in four years at EHS. Their freshman class principal retired at year-end. Their sophomore class principal, despite prior successes and high expectations, was not a good fit and lasted just one year. Their junior class principal was a retired administrator who stayed one year in an interim capacity.

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  • The Angry Llama migrates home

    The Angry Llama is feeling less mad these days after returning to its Conifer roots.

    The restaurant reopened April 10 at the Conifer Crossings building, the Angry Llama’s original space.

    “We really wanted to come back to Conifer,” said Cortland Coffey, student director for Journey Community Church. “A lot of people missed having a place to just come and hang out.”

  • Economic-development group seeks more funds from county

    The Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is about to announce a new initiative designed to bring the county more than 7,500 full-time jobs over a five-year period — but it would cost taxpayers another $100,000 annually on top of the $300,000 the EDC already receives.

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."