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Today's News

  • Elk Creek firefighters prepare for rock-climbing accidents at Staunton State Park

    Elk Creek firefighters spent two days recently practicing rope rescues in anticipation of the October opening of Staunton State Park.

    The park will be home to several rock-climbing routes near Staunton Rocks, and firefighters anticipate calls from park users, said Alex Parks, the department’s technical rescue coordinator and a firefighter/EMT. Crews have been familiarizing themselves with the park’s layout over the last two years, including at the Aug. 18-19 training session.

  • Fund-raiser honors memory of a special child

    Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln, owners of Willow Creek restaurant, lost their 2-year-old daughter, Ellie, nearly 9 years ago.

     

    A heartbreaking experience that Kristopher tearfully remembers, Ellie’s death came after her long struggle to survive. 

    To honor Ellie’s memory and express their appreciation for the support they received from hospice organizations, the Lincolns are planning a second annual fund-raiser called “Ellie’s Evening” on Sept. 18 at their restaurant in the Lakepoint Center.

  • Deadline nears for final decision on fire training facility

    As the three-month delay on the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 draws to an end, fire district board members are facing a decision on how to proceed.

    A committee of residents, fire district staff and board members has studied the issue and made widely varying recommendations.

    Some residents living near the site of the proposed four-story building have asked for modifications to make it less visible. Others are opposing it entirely. 

  • Can bicyclists and motorists coexist?

     Bicyclists and drivers discussed ways to coexist and travel safely on county roads during a meeting at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Aug. 22.

    “As the cycling population grows, we’re seeing more injuries,” said Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier, who led the meeting.

    While traffic and pedestrian fatalities have decreased by 34 percent in the past 10 years, the number of bicyclist fatalities has remained the same, said Rosier. 

  • Windblown trees create hiking hazards in Mount Evans Wilderness

    The Clear Creek Ranger District is advising trail users to use caution when hiking in areas where there are downed trees. Strong winds last winter left thousands of trees down and dangling over trails in the northern Mount Evans Wilderness area.

    Sections of trails in Lost Creek, Cub Creek, Beartracks, Summit Flats, Roosevelt Lakes near Beartrack Lake, and Captain Mountain have not been cleared.

  • Debut defeat doesn’t diminish Davis’ spirits

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier
    DENVER — While his first professional mixed martial arts fight may have only lasted 1 minute, 37 seconds, Matt Davis is in it for the long haul.
    Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, has been a growing sport of over the last couple of years, and Davis, a resident of Evergreen, is a newcomer to the scene. His first fight on Aug. 17 at the Red Lion Hotel was against Jon Vigil, who was also debuting for the Kick Down Mixed Martial Arts Association.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Gymnastics

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: It was just about the perfect season for Evergreen, which won the Jeffco League and 4A state championships. “Coming into league we were excited because Elizabeth was going and so were we and we won, which was a huge accomplishment for us and gave us a big boost going into state, which we also won,” Bello said. Evergreen had  10 individuals qualify for final events with six of them placing.

  • 2012 fall sports preview: Volleyball

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Katie Ryan
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Evergreen placed third in the 4A Jeffco League, but did not make it through districts after losing to Niwot and Longmont. ... The team was led by Brenna Buckwalter, who is now playing for the University of New Hampshire.
    Players to watch: Kira Nielander, Sr., outside hitter; Andrea Eddy, Fr., setter/ right-side hitter; Genevieve DeGrandchamp, Sr., front hitter
    Season opener: Aug. 30, vs. Pomona, 6 p.m.
    State championship: Nov. 9-10, Denver Coliseum

  • Cougars keep even keel, win invite at Indian Tree

    ARVADA — It was only the first hole, but Sam Theil didn’t do himself any favors. The Evergreen senior co-captain, starting on No. 18 at the Jefferson Academy Invitational on Aug. 16, fired a double bogey. It was a tough start for a player who struggles more with golf’s mental game than with the physical side.

  • Berggren has passion for game of tennis

    It’s not like Julia Berggren, then 6 years old, didn’t like gymnastics. She loved it. So did her brother, Victor. For their parents, Erik and Karin, both avid outdoor athletes in their native Sweden, it wasn’t their cup of tea. So they encouraged, or as Erik would say tricked, them into trying other sports for a couple of months just to see if they’d like something else.