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Today's News

  • Community garden growing in splendor

    Lush green plants with flowers and vegetables are flourishing in the community garden at Buchanan Park. 

     

    Gardener expertise, soil enhancements and recent rains provided by Mother Nature have brought once-bare earth to vibrant life at the one-third acre site.

    “It’s a veritable jungle,” said Rachel Emmer, coordinator of the project sponsored by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Senior living facility planned on El Rancho Road

    A Denver real estate developer is seeking a special-use permit to build a group living facility for senior adults on El Rancho Road.

    According to the preliminary plan, the facility will have a maximum of 144 beds and 78 parking spaces for residents, employees and guests. The facility will be 109,000 square feet and will be constructed on two adjoining lots in the Tepees subdivision.

  • EPRD marketing manager stresses importance of communication

     "Communication is a vital part of my job," said Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt, marketing manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    During her presentation to EPRD board members recently, Hamm-Greenawalt said she has expanded the scope of her position to include both marketing and communications. In the past year since she took the part-time job, she has represented the district as a speaker at community functions in addition to promoting its multitude of programs.

  • Seniors' Resource Center has new director

    Lori Joslin is bringing 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and advocacy for elderly and disabled people to her position as director of the Seniors' Resource Center in Evergreen.

    She is replacing former director Jane Weinberger, who recently accepted a position as executive director of Elk Run Assisted Living.

    As SRC director, Joslin said her goal is to continue providing services at a high level and offering choices to clients.

    "That's a constant challenge in our small community," she said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Theft by de-sign

  • Ducks rule at 4th annual derby

     “Drop the ducks!” shouted youngsters eagerly waiting to see more than 5,000 yellow duckies cascade over Evergreen Lake dam on Saturday afternoon.

     

    Minutes before the 1 p.m. launch that signaled one of the most important moments of Evergreen’s fourth annual Dam Ducky Derby, the tall ladder on an Evergreen Fire-Rescue truck began extending high into the air and rotating over the dam.

  • Column: Look here, fall sports season is upon us

    Have you looked around a bit lately? No? Than take a peek. Go by the nearest high school or golf course. Chances are you’ll see a golfer, a football player or a runner cross your path. It is August after all.
    You know what that means? With school on the horizon — hard to believe, I know — high school athletics are here again, too.
    It seems as if the summer just flew by. In a lot of ways, it did. I blinked and seemingly missed it. And though it’s still a wee bit warm out there, for me at least, there’s no better time of the year.

  • Szuch family shines in Evergreen Town Race 5k

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Aug. 4 was a great day in the lives of the Szuch family of Evergreen.
    Caroline Szuch, 40, was the master’s female overall winner in the 5k portion of  the Evergreen Town Race which supports the Alpine Rescue Team.  She crossed the finish line near Evergreen Lake in 19 minutes, 26 seconds.  
    Nearly one minute earlier, 11-year-old Colin Szuch dominated the U-12 male division with a time of 18:19. Alayna Szuch, 9, took the U-12 female division in 19:49.

  • Stingers extend helping hand to 285 Corridor

    It’s been four years since Zac Crawford came on board with the Stingers Soccer Club, and it’s always been a goal of his to grow the program into the surrounding communities outside of Evergreen. He was just waiting for the right person to come along.
    That’s where Mark Friederich comes in.
    Wanting to build soccer up the 285 Corridor, the Conifer High School assistant boys and girls soccer coach answered Crawford’s call to bring a youth program to the community in what Friederich hopes will become a feeder program for the Lobos.