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Today's News

  • Rib Crib closing for good on Dec. 27

    Another mainstay of the Evergreen bar and restaurant scene is closing its doors Dec. 27.

    But, there is a possibility that longtime co-owner Troy Tyus and his 25-person staff at the Rib Crib will reassemble under a new name, at a later date, in the empty space that used to be Sammy’s Last Cast Tavern on Evergreen Parkway.

    The Rib Crib, at 27905 Meadow Drive, is the latest casualty in a string of popular eateries, such as Stroh’s Restaurant downtown, Tanglewoods, New Shanghai and Blue Spruce Market.

  • Girls ready to take next step

    About the only thing that’s changed for the Evergreen girls basketball team is the last name of its head coach.

    Ali Johnston is now Ali Meyers after getting married over the summer. With almost her entire roster back from last season, Meyers is excited about the team’s chances.

  • It's all new for Cougars

    With a coach like Scott Haebe and proven systems on offense and defense, the proverbial cupboard will never be bare for the Evergreen Cougars.

    It was pretty cleaned out, however.

    The Cougars lost six seniors to graduation and senior Maciah Herbert moved to California, leaving Evergreen with just Cam Tucker remaining from their top-eight players in terms of minutes played last season.

    Under construction? Haebe might need a hard hat and some blinking orange safety lights around the gymnasium at the start of the season.

  • Giants fan takes loss in stride

    As soon as the 2009 NFL schedule was released, I knew I had to find my way to Invesco Field this season.

    The New York Giants come to town only so often, and I understood that if I didn’t seize the opportunity to see my favorite team play in my own backyard, I probably would have to wait a long time for them to return.

    My initial Internet search for tickets proved disappointing but thankfully, a co-worker at the Courier has season tickets and offered me a golden opportunity to use them to see the Giants take on the Broncos on Thanksgiving night.

  • Gibbs stepping down to seek county office

    Dan Gibbs has decided to step down as the state senator from District 16, which includes Clear Creek and western Jefferson counties, to seek office on the local level.

    After earning a reputation as a hard-working rookie senator and giving birth to a landmark transportation bill, Gibbs has decided to return to his hometown of Silverthorne and run for Summit County commissioner.

    Gibbs, 33, won election to the state Senate in 2008 after earlier being appointed to the post after Joan Fitz-Gerald, D-Coal Creek Canyon, resigned to run for U.S. Congress. His term ends in 2010.

  • Humphrey House opens doors to celebrate Christmas Past

    After taking a hiatus in 2008, the Humphrey House Museum is celebrating this year with an old-fashioned Christmas party for the public on Dec 4, 5 and 6 at the historic timber and rock cabin on South Soda Creek Road.

    The doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6. Cookies, cream puffs, candy and apple cider will be served. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are required, because only about 30 people at a time can be accommodated.

  • Rotary will roll out the barrel again

    Chris Kilcullen, outside sales director at Medved Autoplex in Wheat Ridge, said he had seen the contest limp along for the last few years and decided he would do something to energize it.

    He wasn’t even a member of Rotary when he called up full of ideas and asked to be a sponsor.

    “I just love raising money for charities,” he said.

  • Santa, carols and Christmas cheer on Holiday Walk

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is hosting the 18th annual Holiday Walk on Friday, with a tree-lighting ceremony at the Lake House and a festive downtown street party for people of all ages.

    The evening of family fun starts at 5 p.m. when Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus arrive at the Lake House in a fire truck. After the tree-lighting, the Evergreen Lutheran Church choir will lead the singing of Christmas carols.

  • Lessons in success: Evergreen resident writes story of Jeffco Open School

    In his new book, “Lives of Passion, School of Hope,” educator Rick Posner makes the case that an alternative public school without grades, grade-point averages, grade levels or academic credits can produce involved, skilled and self-motivated adults for the 21st century.

    Posner is deeply entwined with the philosophy and the history of the Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood. The school has been in existence in various forms since 1970 and today is a public school open to all Jeffco students.

  • Two families move into Habitat homes in Kittredge

    Habitat for Humanity has helped two Kittredge families attain more than just homes with great views.

    Both families now have a better view to a brighter future.

    A ceremony was held Nov. 19 to dedicate the newly built duplex on the mountain above Kittredge and welcome the new residents to their respective sides of the dwelling.

    One of the residents is Pam Rhoades, a single mother whose family has been living in a home that consumed most of her income as a nurse’s assistant at the Hospice of St. John.