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Today's News

  • Livestock owners warned of potential fire dangers

    Livestock owners need to be aware of potential fire dangers if they decide to heat animal enclosures or use heating units to keep water from freezing, according to two experts who spoke at an Evergreen Fire/Rescue forum on Jan. 6.

    One of the most important things livestock owners can do is read the boxes that appliances, light bulbs and extension cords come in, according to Jeff deDisse, an electrician, rancher and Evergreen firefighter.

  • Small signs of spring appear despite cold weather

    (Reprinted from Jan. 19, 2010)

    January is flying by with severely cold weather.

    January is the coldest month of the year, according to the National Weather Service, and it certainly has been this winter. Many nights have been well below zero, and the wind-chill factor has made some of them feel as cold as 20 below.

  • Wilmot fourth-graders raise funds for water projects in South Sudan

    Wilmot Elementary students swarmed a table in the school on Friday to buy baked goods from a group of fourth-graders aiming to help families on the other side of the world get clean water.

    The bake sale netted $175 for Water for South Sudan, a nonprofit that digs wells so families can have clean water to drink.

  • Developer's plan for multifamily project in Bergen Park irks neighbors

    A Denver developer is planning a multifamily housing project on property beside Rocky Mountain Village Estates in Bergen Park, and some residents of the senior adult community are not pleased.

  • Quick Hits

    Evergreen boys off to 2-0 start

  • Buzzer-beater hands Evergreen first loss

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having pretty much owned opponents during a nine-game winning streak — save a one-point victory over Mullen back on Dec. 5 — Evergreen’s girls basketball team found itself in an unfamiliar position Jan. 8.

  • One last dive for Mills and Lewis

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For a diver, water can be fickle — smooth and inviting one moment and then solidly repellant like a block of concrete the next.

    A good diver knows when and how to take off to achieve proper elevation, as well as execute graceful twists and flips in the air before slipping seamlessly into the water with little splash. However, to achieve perfection is difficult. Just ask Evergreen senior dive captain Bailey Mills.

  • Keyser announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Jon Keyser, the Republican who represents Conifer and Evergreen in the state House, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet. 

    The Morrison resident was elected in House District 25 in 2014, succeeding three-term representative Cheri Gerou, also a Republican.

  • Early-morning fire destroys home on Floyd Hill

    A home on Aspen Drive on Floyd Hill was destroyed by fire early Monday.

    Stacee Martin with Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported that no one apparently was in the house when the blaze started, and that a neighbor had phoned 911 about 5:59 a.m.

    More than 25 firefighters from Evergreen, Clear Creek, Foothills, Elk Creek and Genesee were at the scene in frigid temperatures. EFR said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Semi, school bus collide on Highway 74

    A semi driver was ticketed after his rig collided with a school bus early Friday morning on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Evergreen, damaging both vehicles. The bus driver sustained minor injuries.

    No students were on the bus at the time, said State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

    The driver of the Core-Mark truck, 36-year-old George Danley, was cited, although Lewis said he didn’t know for what specific violation.