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Today's News

  • Fracking, immigration top town hall topics

    Discussion about fracking, the Affordable Care Act and the U.S.-Mexico border dominated a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer on Monday night.

    More than 35 people showed up for the Boulder Democrat’s first meeting in Conifer since Polis started representing Conifer and Evergreen in Congress in 2010.

    “It’s great to be back where there’s some sanity,” he said of his brief break from the nation’s capital.

  • EChO moving home furnishings store to expanded space

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is moving its home furnishings department to a space next to its resale shop in the Evergreen North Shopping Center on Highway 74.
    “One continuous space will be all of EChO,” said Sharon Smith, executive director of the interfaith service organization. “We’re going to eventually take over the whole space.”

  • Center for the Arts Evergreen seeking new space

    The time is right for the Center for the Arts Evergreen to seek a new space, said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

    After years of planning and consideration, a capital campaign has been launched to raise $2 million for a new arts center building to serve the Evergreen community, he said. 

    “We’ve gone through a quiet phase. It’s the worst-kept secret in Evergreen,” Sumner remarked about plans for the new facility.

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.

  • Evergreen High graduate struggling to overcome Ebola virus

    As national news media report on the plight of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, an Evergreen native remembers two former high school friends, one of whom is among the victims.

  • A down-home ducky time at the derby

    Rubber duckies quacked across the finish line in record time, buoyed by the fast-flowing waters of Bear Creek, in the fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday.

    The creek was flowing at 60 cubic feet per second, compared with its more sedate 20 cfs in previous Augusts, said John Ellis, an organizer and director of community relations at Evergreen National Bank. The first ducks crossed the finish line in less than half an hour.

  • Tasty fund-raiser set Thursday for Mount Evans Home Health Care

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    The mountain community is putting on its dancing shoes for an elegant night of celebration under the stars. Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice’s first Under a Summer Moon event promises to be fun as well as delicious.  

    “This is such a unique event for Evergreen,” says Mount Evans executive director Kathy Engel. “No one has ever tried getting top-notch chefs from down the hill to come to us.”  

  • There’s one ticket to Congress: money

    Editor’s note: This column is the third installment in a four-part series looking at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offering possible solutions.

    I ask you to imagine that you are thinking about running to become a legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps you have had a successful career, and you want to “give back” by serving your home district and your country. It’s a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” thought you are having.

  • Blue mist penstemons are abundant near Echo Lake

    Just a week ago, a dear friend of mine took me for an outing to Echo Lake. What a real treat it was for me to get out and see the blooms along the way and to have brunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

    Wildflowers were in bloom along the road, especially the brilliant blue of the blue mist penstemon.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.