Today's News

  • Williams wants to bring parent's perspective to school board

    Julie Williams, a Colorado native and a product of Jeffco schools, is running for school board.

    Williams, who is making her first bid for public office, is vying with Tonya Aultman-Bettridge in District 1, which covers the northern part of the county. Robin Johnson, who had held the District 1 seat since 2009, resigned in August after moving out of the county.

  • Cougars double up on qualifiers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER —The Evergreen tennis team doubled up at last week’s Class 4A Region 1 tournament.
    After qualifying one doubles team for last year’s state tournament, the Cougars advanced a pair of their four tandems to this week’s championship at Pueblo City Park — Evan Bauer and Lucas Weidner at No. 3 and Peter Fellows and Teddy Evans at No. 4.

  • Tourney leaves EHS wanting more

    Kyle Malazdrewicz’s voice quivered with disappointment. Kyle Peterson’s too. The Evergreen boys golf team’s top two seniors, along with freshman Liam Short, had the perfect setting. Beautiful, sunny weather and their home course — Hiwan Golf Club — serving as the backdrop for the 2013 4A state tournament.

  • Colorado's hues inspire colorful exhibit

    Colorado’s name means “colored red” and is linked to the Colorado River. The river was dubbed “Rio Colorado” by early Spanish explorers because of the red color silt it carries from the mountains. When the area became an official territory in 1861, officials believed the term would be an apt moniker for our colorful lands. 

  • Indian Hills residents to vote on bond issue for new fire station

    When Indian Hills residents get their ballots in the mail for this November’s election, they will be asked to vote on a bond issue to fund construction of a new fire station.

    The Indian Hills Fire Protection District is asking residents to support Issue 5A, a bond issue capped at $3 million to build a new fire station on Parmalee Gulch Road.

    A new station would have larger bay areas and space to accommodate additional wildland fire equipment, and would replace the aging 57-year old structure, said Fire Chief Emery Carson.

  • Evergreen resident receives humanitarian award for volunteer service

    "I love babies," said Evergreen resident Kathy Magnani.
    In the past 10 years, Magnani has spent more that 850 hours giving comfort to tiny infants in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. Each Thursday morning, she goes to the hospital and holds a baby for two hours.
    "My job is to go in to cuddle these babies," Magnani said with a big smile.

  • Repairs to flood-damaged parks will take months to complete

    Extensive damage to Lair O’ the Bear and other Jeffco Open Space parks caused by recent flooding will take several months to repair, said Stanton LaBreche, Jeffco parks operations manager.

    During his presentation to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee last Thursday night, LaBreche said that heavily damaged parks in the system will be closed until the first or second quarter of 2014.

    In addition to Lair O’ the Bear in Bear Creek Canyon, trails at Apex and White Ranch parks are closed indefinitely.

  • Come hell or high water, Evergreen Dam isn’t going anywhere

    It is an apparently immutable law of hydrology that each uncommon rise in the waters of Bear Creek is attended by a simultaneous and equal rise in public anxiety regarding Evergreen Dam.

  • Freude and Bier at Oktoberfest

    Hundreds of Männer, Frauen und Kinder packed Buchanan Park for the fourth annual Oktoberfest on Sunday for some traditional German fare, music, food and, of course, beer.

    The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Evergreen Lake House, but the date and location were changed because of September’s flooding and the resulting damage.

  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.