Today's News

  • Trail maintenance also good for the soul

    In addition to maintaining trails in the Clear Creek District of the Arapaho National Forest in the Upper Bear Creek Basin, I enjoyed working on the trails up Grays and Torreys Peaks.

  • ‘Pirates’ tread the boards at Rocky Mountain Academy

    The co-directors of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s annual middle school musical decided they wanted a challenge this year.
    Rather than the typical musical production, they went for, as co-director Rachel Smith put it, a “crazy, haphazard, roller-coaster ride” that is more than a musical: Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.”

  • Understanding Obamacare: Town hall meeting outlines basics of complex 2010 law

    Passage of President Obama’s 1,000-page health care legislation in Congress in 2010 was a historic event. The next hurdle is explaining it to the American people, who are understandably somewhat confused about exactly what the law means.

    About 75 people showed up March 1 to “Get the Facts on the Health Care Law,” at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building on Bergen Parkway.

  • Four focus groups eye pluses, minuses of park district

    Focus groups totaling 100 people met on four occasions March 2 and 3 to share their opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The district is seeking information as part of creating a 10-year master plan, a process that began earlier this year.

    The EPRD is largely known for its two rec centers, a wealth of exercise classes, the Lake House, summer paddleboating and winter skating. Properties include the Marshdale synthetic-turf fields, Stagecoach Park and Buchanan Park, site of the veterans commemorative walk.

  • Firefighters extricate woman pinned in vehicle

    Using the Jaws of Life, Evergreen firefighters rescued a woman after she was pinned upside-down for 35 minutes inside her 1989 Toyota Tacoma pickup after it rolled over on Highway 103 near Windom Road on Feb. 22.

    Miraculously, the woman emerged from the ordeal with only minor injuries and no broken bones or internal bleeding. She was taken to St. Anthony Central and released the same day after being treated for glass in her eye.

  • Denver parks chief in running for Evergreen rec district job

    An Evergreen man who currently heads the Denver Park and Recreation Department is a leading candidate for the job of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Scott Robson has been manager of parks and recreation for Denver since January and was deputy manager since 2007. He is the only one of at least six candidates the board has interviewed in closed meetings to be introduced to the public at large.

  • Art from the heart: Awards, recognition come to Indian Hills gallery

    By Virginia Grantier

    For the Courier

    The pine trees’ white coats were melting one recent February day, and at times the drip-drip-drip seemed the only sound in Indian Hills.

    Still, there was a hushed but persistent buzz in the foothills hamlet — a buzz that seems to be growing louder in the art world about a log building across the street from the Indian Hills post office.

  • Ethics group files complaint against McCasky

    A formal complaint against former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky was filed March 2 with a state ethics panel, Colorado Ethics Watch announced.

    The complaint was sparked by a Feb. 16 Columbine Courier story revealing that McCasky had proposed a $20,000 increase in county funding to the Jefferson Economic Council, which then hired him as president in January. The JEC is receiving $400,000 from the county’s general fund this year.

  • ‘Seussical Jr.’ is whimsical and wonderful

    “Seussical Jr.” is a celebration of all things whimsical, wonderful, mythical and musical. The show is based on the beloved works of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, the cast at StageDoor Theatre will offer up a fantastical production of singing, dancing and merriment.

  • Young artists shine in High School Art Show

    Many famous artists will tell you they have been drawing since they could hold a pencil, but their true passion for art was cultivated in a more formal setting — their school art classes. Often, students put brush to canvas or pen to paper for many years but are able to hone their areas of interest or their artistic perspective when under the tutelage of a thought-provoking instructor. Our mountain area schools have some amazing art teachers, and their inspiration will shine through in the work displayed at the upcoming High School Art Show at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.