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Today's News

  • Evergreen slips by Green Mountain in home dual

    Thad Yeatts pinfall of Green Mountain’s Noah Malik in 4 minutes, 17 seconds at 160 pounds sealed a 28-27 come-from-behind win for host Evergreen on Jan. 16.
    Other winners for the Cougars were Lane Hanson (106), Jake Kay (126), Kaleb Masco (132), and Nate Hediger (170). Hanson won by major decision, Kay by pinfall and Masco and Hediger via forfeit.

  • Cougars stay with D’Evelyn until late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    DENVER — The final score didn’t reflect exactly how close the game was. It would have been, without a doubt, a huge upset, and the Evergreen girls basketball team almost pulled it off.
    The Lady Cougars, playing on the road, cut fifth-ranked D’Evelyn’s lead to four midway through the fourth quarter before ultimately bowing out in a 52-39 defeat Jan. 18.

  • Cougars’ upset bid slips away

    The Evergreen Cougars had them right where they wanted them. Them would be the D’Evelyn Jaguars, the No. 2 ranked boys basketball team in 4A.

  • Mather's love of nature evolved into years of community service

    After moving to Evergreen 20 years ago, George Mather transformed his deep appreciation for the natural world into efforts to preserve the Colorado wilderness and its rich history.

     

  • Improved emergency-service notification available to residents, businesses

    A new emergency-notification service is available to residents and businesses in the Evergreen Fire Protection District who would like to receive alerts on their mobile phones as well as land lines.

  • Evergreen physician receives award for advances in palliative care

    While attending medical school at the University of Colorado in 1983, Evergreen physician Daniel Johnson said he discovered how clinical that treating patients can be.

     

    “I thought I was jumping into a field with humanity,” he said. 

    Instead, Johnson said, he found that treating patients was similar to his initial profession as a geophysical engineer. Johnson said he also became aware that seriously ill and dying people weren’t getting the type of care he thought they should have.

  • Exploring ways to market Evergreen

     Gathered around a table Jan. 15 at the Center for the Arts Evergreen, community leaders discussed ways to encourage residents to shop locally and also to attract tourists.

    "Our locals need education … need to be the advocates," said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. "Our job is to empower our locals. We want to develop our pride in Evergreen."

    "I like the idea of shopping local," said Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts director. 

  • 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold sang an upbeat rendition of “Wade in the Water” accompanied by a hand-clapping congregation celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday night.

     

    The interfaith service hosted by Congregation Beth Evergreen blended meaningful African-American and Hebrew music with reflections on the life of King and his legacy.

    “We are bound together,” Arnold said. “It’s a celebration, and it’s a time for us together.”

  • School board member Noonan arrested on outstanding warrant for traffic ticket

    Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

    Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

    Noonan apologized publicly at the school board’s meeting Thursday evening.

  • New commission, old business

    The Jefferson County commissioners got down to business for 2013 with a new look but still talking about old business, from board assignments to recent county funding cuts to three nonprofits.

    Democratic Commissioner Casey Tighe, who defeated Republican incumbent John Odom in November's election, was sworn into office right before the Jan. 8 meeting along with Commissioner Faye Griffin, who was unopposed in her bid for re-election.

    The meeting marked the first time since Nov. 15 that all three elected officials were present and voting.