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Today's News

  • EFR response times reflect all-volunteer firefighter force, rural environment

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s response times reflect the performance of an all-volunteer firefighter force in a largely rural environment, Fire Chief Mike Weege said after reviewing recent data.

     

    Most structure fires in the Evergreen district are in its suburban and rural zones, according to data compiled for the past five years. Nearly 32 percent of structure fires were in the district’s suburban zone, and 36 percent occurred in its rural zone.

  • Little Free Library opening in Evergreen

    A couple are opening a Little Free Library in Evergreen on Saturday.

     

    Housed in a small red cabinet, the library of Linda and Larry LaGrange will offer passers-by books to borrow and a place to leave books for others. People hiking around Evergreen Lake on DeDisse Trail can see the library and use it at any time.

    “It’s open all the time,” Linda said. “They can take a book, and leave a book.”

  • Cautious McIntosh comes out on top at Evergreen Sprint Triathlon

    By Ryan Ward
    For the Courier
    Eager triathlon participants crowded around the finish line to see their results on a rainy July 28 morning. But on this day, only one man fulfilled his ultimate goal of winning the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon.
    Dan McIntosh, who finished the course around Evergreen Lake with the fastest time of 1 hour and 35 seconds, was humble when asked about winning.

  • Clinic preps high school players with tryouts on the horizon

    It’s the handling of the club. It’s foot placement. It’s how much divot is taken on any given shot.
    Steve Patterson, a PGA golf pro, meticulously works with golfers from Evergreen and Golden high schools on a cool Thursday afternoon at Hiwan Golf Club to prepare them for the 2013 season. There’s a lot of hands-on teaching between him and fellow golf pro Kevin Hanley. More than that, there’s the teaching of the mental aspects of the game to help the players understand that they must practice the way they play.

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at Mt. Falcon 15K

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Suspect held in vehicle vandalism at The Barn in January

    A Lone Tree man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of 18 vehicles parked at The Barn in Marshdale during a prayer meeting in January.

    Wilbur Leonard Pugh Jr., 50, was served an arrest warrant at his home in Lone Tree on July 26 on charges of felony criminal mischief and domestic violence harassment/stalking. He was being held in the Douglas County jail until a date for an advisement hearing was scheduled in Jefferson County court, Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Monday.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Klaus – Hoffmann

    Joshua J. Klaus and Margaret M. Hoffmann became engaged on May 15, 2013, on the banks of Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., just upstream from a mama black bear and her cub.

  • Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb results

    BOB COOK MEMORIAL/MT. EVANS HILL CLIMB
    The following are partial results from the 48th annual Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 20:

    MT. EVANS GRAN FONDO: Erik Dorf, 2 hours, 9 minutes, 26.63 seconds; Gregory Dobbin, 2:10:01.64
    TANDEMS: Nico Toutenhoofd, 2:07:58.59; James Hickman, 2:59:00.04
    SW 55+: Lynne Anderson, 2:42:42.49; Ellen Wakeman, 2:46:32.54

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys golf team set to hold tryouts Aug. 5-6

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 5 (2:30 p.m., at Indian Tree Golf Course) and Aug. 6 (10:12 a.m., at Deer Creek Golf Course).
    Players will play from the blue tees both days. Cost is $5 for Aug. 5 and $20 for Aug. 6. Groups will be set by head coach Mike Kuzava.
    All players must be dressed appropriately. All players must play 18 holes to qualify.

  • A rod, a cast and the thrill of fishing

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    If one never knows why an older brother and father would sneak out of the house early on a Saturday morning to go fishing now they can find out. All it takes is spending three hours with instructor Gary Okizaki.
    Every Saturday, for two hours, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Blue Quill Angler fishing shop offers fishermen the opportunity to learn about the sport of fly fishing. Okizaki meticulously describes how to rig a fishing rod, cast, apply necessary knots and effective flies to fish dry flies, nymphs and streamers.