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Today's News

  • Colorado should head off trouble at the pass

    There are 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives. Penises occupy 83 of them. Vaginas are sadly underrepresented, and indeed two of them were recently prohibited from speaking out on, of all topics, women’s reproductive rights.

  • Fresh faces headed for legislature

    Combine term limits and redistricting, and you get the biggest infusion of fresh faces anyone can remember when the Colorado General Assembly convenes next January.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The stranger beside me

  • Warehouse Gang exhibit a study in gestalt

    Bantering about the term “gestalt” at cocktail parties is a good way to send people running for the hills. The word stems from studies conducted in 1920s Germany, and in its most complex form, gestalt is a form of psychology that is interested in higher-order cognitive process relative to behaviorism. When boiled down to its essence, gestalt theory holds that the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

  • Reform of teacher pay part of tax-hike debate

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property tax increase.

     

    Opponents of a proposed tax increase for Jeffco schools say that speeding up teacher pay reform would go a long way toward closing a budget gap that proponents hope to fill with the tax hike.

  • Michael Aldridge Band’s new CD features Evergreen drummer

    “We’re just a self-contained, rolling machine,” Evergreen resident Mike Eaton says of his country rock band.

    As the drummer for the Michael Aldridge Band, Eaton provides the dynamic rhythms for the upbeat and heartfelt music the group performs at area venues.

    The group of friends that make up the band has been performing at concerts featuring country music icons Toby Keith and Tim McGraw, and is looking forward to a Sept. 8 concert featuring Rascal Flatts at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in Englewood.

  • Setting priorities for a park that’s ‘about play’

    “Who’s really coming?” asked board member Janet Heck Doyle during a discussion of plans for Wulf Park improvements at the July 24 Evergreen Park and Recreation District meeting. “For me, the question is: Who is going to use this and what are the ages?”

    “It seems to me we’re energetically developing this park without objectives,” remarked board member Kit Darrow.

  • Raffle for VW camper bus to benefit park foundation

    The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation has chosen a restored 1973 VW camper bus for this year’s benefit raffle.

    A $5 ticket offers a chance to own the vintage vehicle, which foundation president Kit Darrow describes as “the epitome of German engineering.”

    The camper bus is in the final stages of restoration, a project that Heart Cameron of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District maintenance team is overseeing.

  • Wulf Recreation Center swimming pool to close for 3 weeks

    The swimming pool at Wulf Recreation Center will be closed for about three weeks starting Aug. 9 for major maintenance work.

    The pool will close on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m., and is expected to reopen for Labor Day weekend.

    During the closure, the pool will undergo a complete water drain, repairs, maintenance, and installation of energy-efficiency upgrades.

    Swim lessons scheduled for Aug. 13-16 will be moved to the Buchanan Recreation Center pool, and classes will run at their regularly scheduled time.

  • Corralling bikes along the Lariat Loop

    “The guy who’s riding a $1,000 bicycle is not going to stop if he doesn’t have a way to secure it,” says Kittredge resident Jerry Smith.

    Representing the Lariat Loop Alliance, Smith is contacting businesses and agencies in Evergreen and Kittredge to generate interest in placing creatively designed bike racks on their properties.

    “The bicycle racks accommodate people and give them a place to park,” Smith said.