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Today's News

  • Evergreen teens invent an ‘app’ for iPhone

    Two middle-school boys from Evergreen completed a class assignment by inventing an “app” that anyone can download to iTunes and then sync to an iPhone to play.

    “Slydzzle” is an electronic version of the old-fashioned sliding-tile puzzle game, a pre-computer game in which eight squares can be organized in numerical order.

    In the Apple version, squares shift with a finger tap and can be shuffled with another tap.

  • Kaiser Permanente to open medical office in Evergreen

    Kaiser Permanente plans to open a new medical office in Evergreen in the next few months.

    “We have been looking at a couple of sites in the area but at this time do not have a final location,” said Amy Whited, spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente. The health provider may either lease or build new space.

    The new office will have about 5,000 square feet and will focus on primary care services, including internal medicine and family practice. There will be two physicians at first, with room for a third in the future.

  • Jeffco wants residents to stand up and be counted in census

    Jefferson County is taking steps to ensure all of its 570,000 residents are counted in the upcoming 2010 census.

    The county is operating an informational census website and will be setting up a handful of assistance centers throughout the area staffed by U.S. Census workers.

  • Controlled burn today on Bergen Peak

    The Colorado State Forest Service is planning a controlled burn today on Bergen Peak.

    The burn will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and smoke likely will be visible in the area.

    Residents with questions or concerns can contact the Colorado Forest Service at 303-279-9757.

  • Pilot killed in Boulder accident was from Evergreen

    One of the pilots killed in the midair collision over Boulder on Saturday was Alexander Gilmer, 25, of Evergreen.

    Gilmer was piloting a one-man Piper Pawnee when it collided with a Cirrus SR20 at about 8,000 feet at 12:45 p.m. He was identified as an employee of Mile High Gliding and a licensed pilot since 2003.

    The occupants of the other plane, lawyer Bob Matthews of Boulder and engineer Mark Matthews of Englewood, both died.

  • Courier's phones, e-mail back in operation

    Our apologies to customers and readers of the Courier who were unable to reach us this morning via phone or e-mail. Our technical difficulties have been addressed, and you can now call 303-674-1036 for general assistance or 303-674-1039 to reach the news room. Our standard e-mail addresses are also back up and running.

  • Students, pros make beautiful music together

    One of the many wonderful things about our mountain community is its musical talent — both professional musicians and upcoming students who one day might become professionals. On Saturday, Feb. 6, these professionals and apprentices will gather to perform in the Mountain Area Orchestra Festival.

  • School board eyeing Indian Hills boundaries, bus routes

    The Jeffco Board of Education is considering three options for changing school boundaries and bus routes in Indian Hills, though district staff has recommended that no changes be made.

    One option would focus on the Parmalee Elementary School articulation area that currently feeds to West Jeff Middle School and change the boundary, sending students instead to Evergreen Middle.

  • Prescribed burn planned at Flying J Ranch Park

    Jefferson County Open Space and the Colorado State Forest Service are planning a prescribed fire, possibly in mid-February, in areas of Flying J Ranch Park in Conifer.

    Areas targeted are open meadows consisting of native grasses and some noxious weeds, including cheat grass. After an initial prescribed fire, a second application of prescribed fire will occur two to three years after surface vegetation has developed. The plan will then call for prescribed fire to occur in a 12- to 15-year rotation.

  • Boards of park district, arts center to discuss options

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will hold a special joint meeting with the board of the Center for the Arts Evergreen at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Buchanan Rec Center to discuss the results of the arts/community center feasibility study.

    The joint meeting with CAE was discussed at a regular meeting of the park district board Jan. 19 at Buchanan Rec Center. Board members Janet Heck Doyle, Roger Hoaglund, Allan Casey, Kit Darrow and Peter Eggers were in attendance.