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Today's News

  • Firefighters urge district to invest in training building

    The idea of building a $500,000 to $1 million building for firefighters to use for training purposes was back on the board agenda of the Evergreen Fire Protection District on April 12 after a year of study.

    Firefighter Wayne Shephard argued strenuously in favor of constructing a new "burn training" building, but board members said they needed more information about construction and operating costs before making a decision.

  • 9Health Fair draws hundreds to Elks Lodge

     The 9Health Fair sponsored by Mt. Evans Hospice attracted 836 participants on April 13 and 14 at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. About 100 members of the community served as volunteers for the annual event.

    The health fair was open from 7 a.m. to noon to accommodate the many people who had to fast before blood samples were taken. The blood-chemistry screening panel is one of the most popular tests and cost $30.

  • Making waves with freedom and faith

    Two great and fearsome “tidal waves” have claimed the spotlight on the international stage lately, and for good reason. In addition to the earthquake and tsumani that shook Japan, there are the ongoing seismic quakes of social revolution that continue to sweep over the Middle East and Africa. From Tunisia, where President Zine al-Abdine Ben Ali was ousted after 23 years in power, the ripples have turned to waves in Yemen, in Jordan and Syria, in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, and, of course, Egypt.  

  • Some thoughts on wildfire season

    In more than 30 years, it’s hard to remember wildfire season starting so early. The combination of dry fuels and high winds has led to a dangerous situation. This year, especially, it’s worth being extra vigilant.
    Without human intervention, healthy forests burn. It’s a natural process. The seeds of some types of trees even need fire to germinate. But since people have moved into the foothills, a longstanding policy of fire suppression has interrupted this natural burning process, leading to greater accumulation of fuels and therefore greater fire hazard.

  • Robin song fills the springtime gloaming

    I just came in from the patio where I was listening for a robin singing his twilight song. I have always loved the evening hours just before dark. It’s a magical time often referred to as the gloaming.

  • Christian Science lecturer coming to Lake House

    By Virginia Grantier

    For the Courier

    John Adams, a gray-haired retiree, hasn’t been to a doctor since getting his childhood vaccinations — and that’s intentional. He has no idea what his blood pressure is or what his cholesterol levels are — and that’s also intentional. He doesn’t care to know.

  • Earth Day Fair celebrates 22nd anniversary with speaker series

    For the Courier

    This year’s Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake on April 23 will celebrate the event’s 22nd anniversary with the addition of a speaker series.

    Visitors to this year’s fair can hear topics of interest in the Evergreen Nature Center, which is holding its 2011 grand opening that Saturday, or view dozens of displays in and around the Lake House.

  • Board cuts two school days from 2011-12 calendar

    The Jeffco school board took steps toward positioning the district for sweeping budget reductions last week, trimming two days from the 2011-12 school year and cutting the number of credits required for high school graduation.

  • Kitchen at the Creek offers American fare with a French twist

    The time was right for two friends to open a restaurant together on Main Street in downtown Evergreen.
    Kitchen at the Creek has been open for almost two weeks, offering American cuisine with a French influence. The restaurant is open for dinner six days a week, with menu items including seafood, pizza, pasta, steak and chicken ranging in price from $10 to $16. There are also gluten-free and vegetarian menus.

  • A high point at Highland Haven

    A secluded tree house with all the amenities of a luxury hotel room, including a champagne-bubble hot tub for two, is innkeeper Gail Riley's idea of the picture-perfect romantic getaway.

    After two years of planning and construction and endless hours of shopping, research and thought, the Tree House at Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a reality. As of April 1, a few finishing touches were being added, but the multitude of details finally were complete and reservations were being booked.