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Today's News

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser; Inter-Canyon Fire seeks volunteers

    Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser

    A Republican committee is accepting applications from people interested in applying to fill the vacancy that will be left by state Rep. Jon Keyser when he steps down to run for U.S. Senate.

    Keyser represents House District 25, which includes Conifer and Evergreen, and is resigning at the end of January.

  • Briefs: Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser; Inter-Canyon Fire seeks volunteers

    Applications being accepted to replace Rep. Keyser

    A Republican committee is accepting applications from people interested in applying to fill the vacancy that will be left by state Rep. Jon Keyser when he steps down to run for U.S. Senate.

    Keyser represents House District 25, which includes Conifer and Evergreen, and is resigning at the end of January.

  • School board reverses previous decision on financing for new school

     The Jeffco school board directed district staff to start paperwork to issue certificates of participation to fund the building of a new school and finish a later phase of an existing school, both in the northern part of the district.

    In a unanimous vote last Thursday, the board decided to start the process to issue COPs to build a K-8 school in Arvada’s Candelas neighborhood. The board voted 4-1 to do the same for long-planned additions to Sierra Elementary School in Arvada.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust acquiring additional properties

    The Mountain Area Land Trust is working with area landowners to create conservation easements on several properties in Jefferson and neighboring counties, said Jeanne Beaudry, MALT’s executive director.

    “I’m excited to see this,” Beaudry said.

  • Mountain Area Land Trust acquiring additional properties

    The Mountain Area Land Trust is working with area landowners to create conservation easements on several properties in Jefferson and neighboring counties, said Jeanne Beaudry, MALT’s executive director.

    “I’m excited to see this,” Beaudry said.

  • Special-needs basketball team combines with high school players for game

    Standing nearly 7 feet tall, retired NBA basketball player Keith Van Horn loomed over the young players he was encouraging with high-fives before a game at Wulf Rec Center on Sunday afternoon.

    Participants in the Special Needs Program of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District combined efforts with a high school girls team in the Colorado Premier Basketball Club. The youth club, which Van Horn founded and directs, hosted the Premier/Special Olympics Showcase event for the fourth year.

  • Two seats on EFR board up for election in May

    Two seats on the Evergreen Fire/Rescue board of directors are up for election in May.

    Board members serve four-year terms, and are not paid.

    Self-nomination forms are available at the district’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, and must be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. A candidate must live in the district, be an owner or spouse of someone who owns property in the district, and must pay property taxes.

  • Things get real for EMS kids with production of musical ‘Fame’

    This year’s Evergreen Middle School production of “Fame” is special in a number of ways:

    • The plot is about real kids rather than fantasy characters.

    • The performances will be at Evergreen High School, where students have the opportunity to perform on a large stage. The EMS production also is forging a stronger relationship between the two theater programs.

    • More than 160 students tried out for the show, which is 20 percent of the student body.

  • January brings new beginnings, longer days

    (Reprinted from Jan. 16, 2013)

    Janus was the god of new beginnings and doorways and gates. The early Greek and Roman people had two replicas of Janus hung at every city gate, one looking in each direction to protect them from their enemies from the outside as well as those within.

  • Evergreen girls topple Conifer

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen’s girls basketball team has had the difficult task of forgetting its recent abrupt loss to Green Mountain.

    But, then, they were playing Conifer, with such a strong rivalry that no one takes anything for granted.

    “We focused on moving on, focused on the now,” Evergreen senior Samantha Kisiel about any lasting effects following a buzzer-beating first loss of the season Jan. 8 to Green Mountain.