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Today's News

  • Apex trail management policy taking shape

    As part of an ongoing effort to design a better plan for the 770-acre park that separates urban Golden from semi-rural foothills suburbs, the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee recently solicited ideas from several major interest groups.

    The issue drew an overflow crowd of about 90 people to the regular meeting of the Jeffco Open Space board on Aug. 6 at the Open Space building in Golden.

  • Love or money? Employers face a choice

    American carmakers are desperately struggling to survive, and we are watching and hoping that the last bastion of our once proud manufacturing sector will not become extinct. There are many Monday morning quarterbacks who point out what might have given them a longer and better future. So I might as well offer my two cents.

    Twenty-five years ago I was part of running a business in Michigan. Even then I remember second-guessing the way Detroit worked.

  • 13 to walk in Breast Cancer 3-Day

    The 3-Day is a grueling event that entails walking 20 miles a day without benefit of iPods or even cell phones, except for an emergency. Participants commit to three days of pounding pavement with 1,000 other women, as well as sleeping overnight in a closed campground, where they shower in communal facilities and chow down on provided meals. No family support is allowed.

  • Rhodes to stage EChO benefit concert

    On the road to recovery after a devastating bicycle accident, Kevin Rhodes started writing songs and fiddling around with his guitar, which he has played since age 10.

    The result was enough original material to put on a concert at the Center/Stage on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the benefit of Evergreen Christian Outreach, which has a food pantry and thrift shop.

  • Top EHS grads plan science careers

    Elizabeth Threlkeld was named valedictorian and Leah Huiting was named salutatorian of the Evergreen High School 2009 graduating class, and both are planning careers in science fields.

    Threlkeld will be attending the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts on a full-tuition scholarship. She plans to major in bioengineering or biomedical engineering.

    With high school completed, Threlkeld is looking forward to the challenges of college.

    “I’m excited to learn things that I can be more passionate about,” she said.

  • August brings late wildflowers, fall migration

    July has been a great month. Most of the days have been blue and sunny, with cool mornings and warm afternoons with scattered showers. The summers of 1965 and 1969 were much like this, and I had very little need to water to have a bountiful garden. It seemed like we had moved to Camelot.

  • Ingesting the drug of celebrity

    By Hannah Hayes

    So much vitriol has been directed at Michael Jackson and probably too much adoration. His bizarre behavior has been subjected to intense scrutiny. Typically, a celebrity must fit a certain mold; not being a pedophile is certainly essential, and being too odd puts you dangerously outside the mainstream.

  • Hamilton burns up Town Race

    Runners at the 31st annual Evergreen Town Race were treated to ideal weather conditions Aug. 2, and as a result, posted some lightning-quick times.

    Joel Hamilton, 24, of Golden took home the 5K title, crossing the finish line in 14 minutes, 33 seconds. Adam Rich of Colorado Springs was second, finishing in an even 15 minutes. Andy Giravly was the top Evergreen finisher, placing 15th with a time of 17:12.

  • Courier editor finds his stride

    Before I begin, I should make one point:

    I am not a fan of running.

    I don’t say that to be mean. I have no beef with anyone that chooses to run and think it’s great when people perform any type of exercise.

    But, for me, when it comes to selecting activities for cardiovascular exercise, running usually comes up last in a list of things I’d choose to do.

  • Federal grants shift Drive Smart into hire gear

    Since its founding in 1993, Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer has grown from a small band of safety-spirited neighbors into a local institution with hundreds of dedicated volunteers administering numerous programs serving thousands of area residents annually. This year, thanks to a timely trio of federal grants and the organization's demonstrated resiliency, the nonprofit stands poised to expand its scope, its reach, and - for the first time in a very long time - its paid staff.