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Today's News

  • Dental group doubling space in building renovation

    The owners of Evergreen Dental Group have purchased the two-story red-brick office building next door, gutting the interior and partially reconstructing the exterior to make a spacious office with 15 working suites on the ground floor. Completion is scheduled for September.  

    Construction workers took off the side of the building facing Highway 74 to build a new atrium, entranceway and staircase with access to three floors. 

  • GOP candidates for U.S. Senate winnowed at state convention; Neville fails to make primary ballot

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates. 

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • School board won’t change former superintendent’s separation pact

    Jeffco school board President Ron Mitchell said the board will not change the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson, but instead will “clarify” parts of the pact that banned her from volunteering in schools.

    School board members in March considered renegotiating Stevenson’s separation agreement to let her volunteer at district schools. 

  • Earth Day Fair set April 23 at Evergreen Lake

    Since its inaugural festival in 1990, the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House has become a popular and unique celebration of all things and organizations related to nature and ecology. 

    This year a festival favorite, HawkQuest, will bring the live raptors. The EPA, the Forest Service, Trout Unlimited, Evergreen Garden Club and Friends of Mount Evans will have exhibits. Admission is free. 

  • Hotcakes a hot item at fund-raiser

    Pancakes lured a couple hundred people to the future home of Center for the Arts Evergreen on Saturday, and the sign advertising the event was so realistic that it too looked good enough to eat.

    Chris Krieg, former owner of Evergreen Signs and a painter himself, made the sign for the breakfast at the former Bergen Park Church on Highway 65 near Rocky Mountain Village. The event provided tours of the building and raised money for the building’s renovation.

  • Evergreen lacrosse still seeking first victory

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — After graduating 17 seniors, Evergreen’s boys lacrosse coach Toby Gerard carried no false illusions into the 2016 season.

     “Two-thirds of (last year’s) team is gone, so we knew it was going to be tough,” Gerard said.

  • Barnett going out on top

    EVERGREEN — Tony Barnett is enjoying what might be the most successful school year ever for Evergreen High School’s athletic programs.

    Across the board, the Cougars are sending Barnett out the right way. Evergreen’s athletic director will retire at the end of the school year from the Jeffco School District after 14 years as the Cougars’ AD.

  • Two residents honored with 'lifesaver' awards from EFR

    Saving a life is just part of what people do at the Green Ridge Meadow Apartments — at least according to one of two residents who were recently honored with a Lifesaver Award by Evergreen Fire/Rescue. 

    On Monday, March 28, EFR awarded Phil Markum and Karolyn Strauch each a Lifesaver Award for their efforts to extinguish a stovetop fire at the apartments on Feb. 23. 

    According to Markum, smoke coming from under one of his neighbor’s doors alerted him to the fire. 

  • Second meeting slated on Marshdale Park improvments

    The public is invited to attend the second of two community meetings to gather feedback and provide information about the Marshdale Park improvement project, which is scheduled to break ground this year.

    Hosted by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, the meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Marshdale Park on the northeast corner of North Turkey Creek Road and Highway 73. A meeting scheduled for April 7 was canceled in late March. 

  • Genealogy group reunites local woman with mom, siblings

    Leslie del Cueto of Indian Hills walked into the Evergreen Library to pick up some DVDs on March 25 and wandered into a gathering of the Friday Family Finders group of the Mountain Genealogists Society.  

    Del Cueto summoned the courage to ask them to help find three members of her immediate family, including a mother, half sister and half brother. She told the group she hadn’t seen or heard from them in 50 years, and that she had cancer and had a limited amount of time to say hello and then goodbye.