Today's News

  • No. 2 duo didn’t go quietly

    Christian Feagans and Genieve Degrandchamp didn’t win, but, boy, did Evergreen’s No. 2 doubles team make their presence felt at the 4A state girls tennis championships last week.

    The regional runner-ups faced Broomfield’s Bailey Schnoor and Shivaun Wood in the opening round of the three-day tournament and, for a brief moment, appeared ready to end the Lady Eagles’ shot at placing in the 16-team field before the event got rolling.

     But Schnoor and Wood persevered to score a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win on May 12 at Pueblo City Park.

  • Diver down: Divers help water district keep storage tanks clean

    It’s not exactly a trip to Tahiti, but divers venturing into the various underground reservoirs serving the Evergreen Metro District help keep the water system in good shape.

  • Evergreen Country Day students run to raise funds

    Ask the students at Evergreen Country Day School to go the distance, and they do — running 465.75 miles to promote fitness and to raise money for scholarships to the school.

    The 200 students in preschool through eighth grade ran along a quarter-mile course around the school near El Rancho for two hours on May 13, the equivalent of running from the school to Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Cougar Awards recognize seven outstanding students at EHS

    By Anne Vickstrom

    For the Courier

    Seven students at Evergreen High School were recognized recently for “making a significant difference at EHS and in our community” with the Cougar Citizenship Award, which is presented in the fall and the spring.

    Sophomore Kate Bellino was one recipient.

  • Commissioners reject rezoning bid for vacation rental

     The county commissioners on Tuesday voted 2-1 to reject a rezoning application that would have allowed the owners to rent their home at 4477 Independence Trail in Evergreen on a weekly or overnight basis or for a period of less than 30 days.

    The homeowners, Keith and Rebecca Briggs of Evergreen, have also applied for a rezoning for another house they own on Mariposa Road. A hearing is scheduled at the planning commission meeting on May 25 at 1:45 p.m.

  • Evergreen student wins first in Open Space photo contest

    Four of 20 winners in the first-ever Open Space Foundation photo contest were members of the same digital photography class at Evergreen High School.

    Courtney Keener, 15, won a first-place prize and $500 in the Life in Our Parks photo contest for "Feather in the Wind" in the youth class (17 and under) in the category Spectacular Scenery.

    The other winning class members were Henry Wells (third), Mitch MacArthur (second) and Curtis Huggins (third). All were students in Andrew Speers' photography class at Evergreen High School.

  • Sheriff lifts fire ban in unincorporated Jeffco

    Fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas of Jefferson County were lifted as of 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, due to cooler temperatures and recent rainfall, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The fire restrictions in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest were lifted on April 26. Previous restrictions in place since April 5 covered all national forest system lands in Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.

    A spring storm produced between 1 and 2 inches of rain in the Evergreen area last Tuesday night and Wednesday.

  • Sorting it all out

     At EDS Waste Solutions, recyclables are getting a makeover. They come in looking like a disorganized mess and go out in style.

    EDS has installed an elevated sorting station with a conveyor belt, an industrial compactor and a baling machine at the EDS transfer station and recycling center at 5801 Highway 73.

  • Practice makes for preparedness

    A training exercise on Saturday brought mountain-area firefighters together to practice wildland skills before the heat really gets turned up.

  • Teacher sculpts her own place in art world

    A wise man once said, “A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.” In the case of Ann Simpson, beloved art teacher at Evergreen Middle School, this is definitely true. Simpson has guided her students through the creation of award-winning pieces of art and taught them a deeper appreciation for other cultures, quirky objects or the human figure — all the while maintaining a professional art career of her own in her free time.