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Today's News

  • Evergreen girl on journey of self-discovery in theater

    Danielle Samler is a regular Evergreen girl who just happens to love the theater. However, when Samler isn’t in school, singing in the choir at Beth Evergreen or onstage, she spends a lot of time in the car. The family has racked up hundreds of miles driving to rehearsals in Greeley, Lafayette, Littleton, Evergreen and Denver. And it’s all worth it to allow Danielle and her older sister, Desiree, to explore their passion for acting.

  • Painter finds her true passion in life

    Chris Coyle Orlikowski has finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. Tucked away in her second-floor studio in Evergreen, Coyle is downright giddy as she leads a tour of her creative haven and her artistic career.

    “We finished the building a year ago,” Coyle says of the two-story garage that sits adjacent to her house, “but I had been planning this studio in my head for at least a decade. It’s tough to get me to leave; I just love it here.”

  • EHS science teacher explores ocean bottom

    It’s a trip of a lifetime for Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning, who is spending seven weeks aboard a research ship sampling the ocean bottom.

    Manning left two weeks ago for Costa Rica, where she set sail with other science teachers on the R/V Knorr to collect samples of ocean water and sediment so scientists can better understand the organisms living at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.

  • Senior housing proposed between two parks

    County planning officials are looking at a private developer’s proposal to build 14 senior-living units on private property bordered by Buchanan and Bergen parks north of the Buchanan Rec Center.

    The property consists of two 1-acre parcels bordered by Bergen Park on the north and Buchanan Park on the south.

  • Free seminar designed to help those looking for work

    Judaism in the Foothills and the Canyon Courier are co-sponsoring a free weekly seminar in the Evergreen area to help people who are looking for work in the ailing economy.

    Rabbi Levi Brackman will give a presentation designed to help people as they transition to new careers or businesses. The lessons, wisdom and advice that Brackman offers come from the Torah and Judaism’s other ancient texts, but the seminars are open to all people no matter their religion or background.

    Brackman will help the attendees to:

  • Elk Meadow grows by 7 acres — for $600,000

    Jefferson County Open Space on Dec. 19 closed the deal to buy 7 acres zoned residential next to the Elk Meadow Open Space Park in Evergreen for $600,000.

    The land located west of Evergreen Parkway at Bergen Peak Drive is situated between a housing development and the park at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard.

    The advisory committee of the Jeffco Open Space department recommended acquiring the parcel, and the Open Space Advisory Commission approved it in a split vote at a regular meeting Sept. 4.

  • Rootop panels power Evergreen sign business

    When Chris Krieg bought a building for his Evergreen Signs company in 2002, he wasn’t thinking about solar power. He was thinking about getting out of his home workshop and investing in a prime piece of Evergreen real estate.

  • Albertsons closing in Evergreen

    Management at the Evergreen Albertsons informed 67 workers on Friday, Jan. 16, that the store will be closing on Feb. 19 after 12 years.

    Someone who answered the phone at the store confirmed the information about the closing, which first came to the Courier in the form of an anonymous tip.

    A checkout clerk at the store also told a shopper that the store was closing.

    The company will attempt to find new jobs for the laid-off employees, and they will receive severance pay if they can't be placed, said corporate spokeswoman Christine Wilcox in Idaho.

  • Students inaugurate history: At Elk Creek Elementary, inaugural fits right in with studies

    On Tuesday, Jan. 20, instead of learning history at Elk Creek Elementary School, the kids were living it.

    Many people remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated or when the Twin Towers fell. On those days, the nation stood still.

    On Tuesday, when the U.S. inaugurated its first African-American president, the nation once again stood still. And the kids in Deanne Spencer’s fifth-grade class quieted and set their pencils down — just in time for all eyes to be glued to the television screen.

  • Proposal dampens spirits at liquor stores

    After losing last year’s bid to sell beer and wine, supermarkets and convenience stores are putting their efforts behind legislation to let them sell full-strength beer.

    The movement has caused alarm among liquor store owners such as Chris Risley of Coconuts liquor store, next to the Bergen Park King Soopers. Risley says the supermarkets want to drive the liquor stores out of business.

    “We know what they are after. We have been fighting this for years,” Risley said.