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Today's News

  • Groups teach Watershed 101 to educate community

    By Devan Filchak

    For the Courier

    Ten local residents learned about ways to preserve and protect the Bear Creek Watershed in a course offered by the Evergreen Metro District and the watershed association.

    The class, at the Evergreen Metro District facility on Stagecoach Drive, covered a variety of topics, including hydrology of Bear Creek, pollution, wildlife impacts and potential citizen monitoring.

    In the past, Evergreen High students took the class and then embarked on a beautification project at the school.

  • Memories of Lower North Fork Fire still haunt residents of area

    The Bluebell Fire that broke out in Evergreen on Monday quickly brought back difficult and disturbing memories for residents whose lives were touched by the Lower North Fork Fire south of Conifer in March 2012.
    “I think people are acting pretty calm right now,” said Sharon Breunlin, who evacuated Black Mountain on Monday with her husband, Randy. “I think people will stay that way, and until we get specific news, there’s not too much to be worried about right now.”

  • Couple watched view change from fabulous to flames

    Nancy and David Craig bought a house on Skunk Alley off Brook Forest Drive because of the fabulous view.
    On Monday, their view was of flames shooting 5 to 10 feet above the trees.
    The couple, who have lived in Evergreen since December, were still under an evacuation advisory on Tuesday morning because of their house’s proximity to the Bluebell Fire.
    They attended the news media briefing Tuesday morning in Bergen Park to learn more and to see if there was an estimate of when they could return home. There wasn’t.

  • Evacuees lean on one another at Conifer High School

    Hundreds of evacuees from Monday’s Bluebell Fire took shelter at Conifer High School, finding comfort in one another’s companionship and waiting for news.

  • Goldbach dedicated career to fire service, education

    Former Evergreen resident George Goldbach spent more than 50 years of his life in fire service, including three years as a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board.

    He died on May 24, 2013, at the age of 76.

    A New York native, Goldbach began his extensive career in professional fire service as a member of the New York City Fire Department in the 1970s. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant before moving to Lakewood in the 1980s.

  • 2013-14 budget restores days, dollars to Jeffco schools

    The Jeffco school board approved a 2013-14 budget totaling $952 million at its meeting May 30, a spending plan that adds $22 million to current-year expenditures.

    The increase comes thanks to a boost in funding from the state and to the tax hike approved by voters last November. The budget still is $45 million less than the 2009-10 spending plan.

    The district avoided $45 million in cuts this year when Jeffco voters approved 3A and 3B on last November’s ballot. The district’s mill-levy rate is 48.721, or $388 annually for a $100,000 home.

  • 4A All-Conference Spring Sports

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Callie Morlock, Golden; Lorraine Smith, D’Evelyn
    No. 2 singles: Annie Horn, D’Evelyn; Genevieve DeGrandchamp, Evergreen
    No. 3 singles: Lexi Reed, D’Evelyn
    No. 1 doubles: Jordan Cadman/Lauren Willoughby, D’Evelyn
    No. 2 doubles: Abby Lydens/Kara Robbins, D’Evelyn
    No. 3 doubles: Amanda Seemann/Sara Dinegar, D’Evelyn

  • By the numbers

    Sports and numbers are inseparable. They go together.
    With the conclusion of the 2012-13 high school athletic
    calendar, the Canyon Courier looks back at the
    season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the latest prep campaign.

  • Polis addresses immigration, education, Social Security issues at town hall meeting

    At a town hall meeting in Evergreen last Thursday, Congressman Jared Polis said that immigration reform is a complex issue with no easy solutions.

     

    “There’s no one who thinks we’re doing everything right,” said Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents the sprawling 2nd District.

    The current legislation will be a step toward fixing the practice of illegal immigrants being paid under the table, Polis said.

  • Former Evergreen resident talks about children's book, life in Alaska

    Kathleen Wallace has had many adventures since growing up in Evergreen. She is now a cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska — as well as a children’s book author.

    Her recently published book, “Alaskan Troll Eggs,” is an engaging story about a “very odd woman” who captures four young children who happen to have the same names as Wallace’s grandchildren.

    “I had written the story for my grandson while standing in line at the post office,” she said. “I thought Robert would like a story about himself.”