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Today's News

  • Cougars’ upset bid slips away

    The Evergreen Cougars had them right where they wanted them. Them would be the D’Evelyn Jaguars, the No. 2 ranked boys basketball team in 4A.

  • Mather's love of nature evolved into years of community service

    After moving to Evergreen 20 years ago, George Mather transformed his deep appreciation for the natural world into efforts to preserve the Colorado wilderness and its rich history.

     

  • Improved emergency-service notification available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.

  • Evergreen physician receives award for advances in palliative care

    While attending medical school at the University of Colorado in 1983, Evergreen physician Daniel Johnson said he discovered how clinical that treating patients can be.

     

    “I thought I was jumping into a field with humanity,” he said. 

    Instead, Johnson said, he found that treating patients was similar to his initial profession as a geophysical engineer. Johnson said he also became aware that seriously ill and dying people weren’t getting the type of care he thought they should have.

  • Exploring ways to market Evergreen

     Gathered around a table Jan. 15 at the Center for the Arts Evergreen, community leaders discussed ways to encourage residents to shop locally and also to attract tourists.

    "Our locals need education … need to be the advocates," said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. "Our job is to empower our locals. We want to develop our pride in Evergreen."

    "I like the idea of shopping local," said Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts director. 

  • 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold sang an upbeat rendition of “Wade in the Water” accompanied by a hand-clapping congregation celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday night.

     

    The interfaith service hosted by Congregation Beth Evergreen blended meaningful African-American and Hebrew music with reflections on the life of King and his legacy.

    “We are bound together,” Arnold said. “It’s a celebration, and it’s a time for us together.”

  • School board member Noonan arrested on outstanding warrant for traffic ticket

    Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

    Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

    Noonan apologized publicly at the school board’s meeting Thursday evening.

  • New commission, old business

    The Jefferson County commissioners got down to business for 2013 with a new look but still talking about old business, from board assignments to recent county funding cuts to three nonprofits.

    Democratic Commissioner Casey Tighe, who defeated Republican incumbent John Odom in November's election, was sworn into office right before the Jan. 8 meeting along with Commissioner Faye Griffin, who was unopposed in her bid for re-election.

    The meeting marked the first time since Nov. 15 that all three elected officials were present and voting.

  • EHS’ defense paves way against Rams

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It wasn’t that the first quarter was bad. Everyone just seemed to think it could have been better. Well, it got better quickly for the Evergreen boys basketball team on Jan. 11 in a 59-47 home win over Green Mountain.
    Leading 11-9 after the opening period, Evergreen used a swarming defense to go on a 12-0 run at the start of the second quarter and eventually take a 27-13 lead into the break.

  • Cougars conquer Jeffco Relays

    LAKEWOOD — Fifteen teams from all over Jeffco converged at Carmody Pool, a tiny pool not typically used for high school meets except for the occasional dual meet. But due to structural issues at Arvada’s Meyers Pool, all Jeffco invites, as well as the league championships, will be held at Carmody.
    But as soon as the relays started Jan. 14, the Evergreen Lady Cougars eased into the water and let the waves tell the rest of the story.