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Today's News

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Evergreen High senior Eric Temple was the first to cross the finish line at the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Racing to the sound of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” Temple completed the 3-mile course in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

    “That’s insanely fast,” said Michelle Parker, announcer for the event sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach.

    Temple, 17, is a member of the cross country team at his high school.

  • Water rights issue surfaces at Buchanan Park ponds

    The two ponds beside Buchanan Rec Center are stocked with trout and are popular among Evergreen residents and visitors who like to try their luck fishing.

    The source of water for the ponds is Troublesome Creek, a tributary of Bear Creek that flows under the Highway 74 overpass near the property in Bergen Park.

    Since Buchanan Park was developed in the early 2000s, maintaining water for these small lakes has not been a significant issue.

  • A jolly good time with Santa

    Children and their families eager to have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus filled the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday morning.

    “We served 325 breakfasts,” said Joyce Masyga of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association, which sponsors the annual event.

    Because so many people wanted to attend this year’s breakfast, an extra seating was added to accommodate them. The timing of the event on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend adds to its popularity, Masyga said.

  • Coming home to mountain area hearts

    By Gabrielle Porter, for the Courier

    Judy Berna’s original idea for welcoming her son home from Afghanistan was not elaborate.

    The Evergreen resident drove past the “Welcome to Evergreen” sign near Walmart about six months ago, and noticed it had been decorated with flags. Her son, 21-year-old Army Specialist Michael Berna, deployed Feb. 1 to Afghanistan with Apache Troop 1-75 Cavalry of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Worthy nonprofit could use a hand
  • Commissioners set to extend moratorium on retail pot sales

    Jeffco has taken the first steps in extending a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales until 2016.

    The moratorium currently in place prohibits commercial marijuana sales, grow operations or manufacturing, but is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2015. The county commissioners will vote at a public hearing Dec. 9 on extending the ban until Jan. 1, 2016.

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule preview

    EVERGREEN LADY COUGARS
    Head coach: Jeanne Godaire
    Assistant coaches: Liz Hudd, Angie Harrington, Jill Mills, Cindy Amann
    Swimmers to watch: Lindsay Morrow, Sr., 200 IM, 100 backstroke; Kate McDonald, Soph., 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle; Josie Pearson, Sr., 200 IM, 100 breaststroke; Bailey Smith, Sr., 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Katrin Lewis, Jr., diver; Bailey Mills, Jr., diver

  • Bowl caps year of life-learning lessons

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • Austrians, EHS players share cultures

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    On a cool afternoon, a group of snowboarders came down off the the slopes to play a little baseball? In November?

    Apparently, any time is a good time for a ball game at Evergreen High School, especially if it’s against the Austrian parallel snowboarding team, who were nearby by training at Copper Mountain for the 2014 Snowboard World Cup in December. 

  • Trimarco ready for the spotlight

    The changes in Annie Trimarco’s game may not be all that noticeable at first glance, but take a closer look and one can see the Evergreen senior’s confidence growing by leaps and bounds.

    “My confidence has definitely gone up,” Trimarco said. “It has to do a lot with me being more comfortable and this being my last year. It’s my last chance to prove myself.”