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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Arts alive: Last Friday Gallery Walk stimulates the senses

    The artwork displayed during the Last Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Evergreen is as diverse as the people who frequent the galleries.

    Whether you’re a real art aficionado or a novice, the gallery walk offers everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and pottery. Better yet, the different galleries along Main Street host receptions with the artists, so patrons can chat about the artwork.

  • Three trails open in Bergen Park area

    Three trails have opened this summer thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado, partnerships between local and regional organizations, and a team of dedicated Evergreen residents.

    The first trail is the sidewalk linking Evergreen Middle School to Bergen Meadow Elementary and the Bergen Park Fire Station. The trail arrives in time for a safer start of school for the 1,100 students who attend Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Meadow Elementary, which both lie along the trail.

  • Phish concert-goers subdued during weekend concerts

    The weekend concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre by the rock band Phish were subdued as far as law enforcement was concerned, allaying fears that these concerts would be a repeat of the last time Phish fans flooded the Morrison area.

    “I was the on-call (police spokeswoman) over the weekend, and I wasn’t advised of anything major happening,” said Detective Sharon Avendano of the Denver Police Department. Red Rocks and the park’s parking lots are owned and operated by the city of Denver.

  • Ladybird beetle swarms a rare occurrence

    There has been a great deal of excitement in Our Evergreen World this week, all due to a big concentration of ladybird beetles in Genesee Park.

  • I, the jury: Service a privilege

    I’m one of those people who can’t help but shift into lecture mode whenever people complain about jury duty. I automatically launch into how jury duty is a privilege and that it and voting make living in our democratic society so special. Despite my civic pride, I hadn’t been called for jury duty since 1994 and hadn’t been on a jury since 1992.

  • Fiscal responsibility is the key to 2010

    I recently spoke to a political pollster, who told me he is seeing strong evidence that Americans (and Coloradans in particular) are increasingly frustrated with their government’s culture of reckless spending, both at the state and federal levels. This is not a partisan issue, he said, since significant numbers of Republicans, Democrats and independents all share this concern to one degree or another.