Today's News

  • Denver Parks plans limited expansion of Chief Hosa campground

    Genesee residents who have been reviewing a master plan for Denver Mountain Parks are concerned about a section describing a major expansion of the Chief Hosa campground in their area.

    The park and trail improvement plan includes development of a large camping area for groups of 20 to 30 people, as well as other amenities such as restrooms and recreational facilities at the Chief Hosa North Campground, which Denver owns and manages.

  • From teaching to fighting in a controversial war

    As Evergreen resident Don Trickel led his platoon through the jungle in the Vietnam War, his wife, Judy, was at their home worrying.

    “She would always have that fear, that feeling of uncertainty and unknowing,” he said.
    There’s always somebody back home who is suffering just as much as the soldiers fighting a war, Trickel said.

  • Kids have a field day with the Force

    The Force was strong among the more than 300 Princess Leias, Luke Skywalkers and Darth Vaders who participated in Star Wars Day at the Evergreen Library on Saturday.

    The children — some dressed in Star Wars attire — did everything from coloring Yoda ears that they could wear to decorating Princess Leia cookies to learning how to wield pretend light sabers.

  • Soldier Box Project receives abundant support from community

    Working together on the Soldier Box Project organized by TallGrass Aveda Salon and Spa, volunteers assembled 211 care packages Friday that will be mailed to troops in Afghanistan for this holiday season.

    “It was unbelievable. I can’t even describe how excited we all were,” said TallGrass owner Gail Ridings.

    This year’s effort more than doubled the initial goal of assembling 100 boxes for soldiers, which contain travel-sized toiletries, paperback books, baseball caps, games, personal notes, holiday cards and other items.

  • Two types of cattails found in the foothills

    There is a small drainage pond below my window that has become a miniature cattail marsh. Last week, the green fronds were waving in the breeze, but the snow that came midweek also brought some very cold temperatures.

    When I awoke Thursday morning, the snow had turned Our Evergreen World to white and the cattails were stiff and brown, rattling in the wind. Summer has left the little marsh, and it now serves as a wintering place for a few birds.

  • Quick Hits

    Locals compete at state

    Evergreen placed sixth in the Class 4A state gymnastics team standings Nov. 6 at Thornton High School. Grace Kishimoto had the best finish in the individual all-around, taking 13th. Teammate Alexa Endsley placed 17th and Sadie Rhoades-Barnes took 21st. Margaret Streett and Mira Zizic closed out the all-around placers for the Cougars, finishing 24th and 25th. On Nov. 7, Kishimoto placed 11th in the bars and Rhoades-Barnes placed eighth in the beam individual event finals.

  • Back to state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Facing a 2-0 deficit in a match that would determine a berth in the state Class 4A volleyball tournament, Evergreen’s Liz Hudd followed standard coaching procedure by tinkering with her lineup.

    But during the break prior to the third set, Hudd took an unconventional tack: yoga.

  • Cougars maul Jaguars to claim league championship

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • One step away from title shot

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — With most of the pieces back from Evergreen’s 2014 boys soccer team, this year’s run to the Class 4A semifinals was not unanticipated.

    The return of Brock Anderson solidified it.

  • ‘9 to 5, the Musical’ hits comedic, poignant notes

    The high school cast at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer has been working overtime — much longer than 9 to 5 — to prepare for the opening of the musical “9 to 5,” which became famous in the 1980s thanks to the 1979 film and the music of Dolly Parton. Times have changed since the film, but anyone who follows the news knows that office politics and the role of women at work are still as fiercely debated in 2015 as they were in 1979.