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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local Obama fans headed to D.C. for inauguration day

    Barack Obama may not be focusing on it, but according to an unofficial survey, Evergreen will be well represented in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day Jan. 20.

    Getting close enough to actually see Obama in person, however, might be difficult if not impossible for almost everybody, since between 2 million and 3 million people are expected to attend the event.

  • Cougars put on clinic

    CONIFER — Defense, defense, defense.

    It’s the mantra Evergreen boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has preached to his team all year long.

    They appear to be buying in.

    Conceding the size battle to the bigger and more physical Lobos of Conifer, the Cougars did an admirable job of keeping the Lobos out of the paint, particularly in the second quarter, where the Cougars forced 13 turnovers.

  • Late run paces Lobos

    CONIFER — Alison Gorrell is Conifer’s best player, but the argument can certainly be made for Cara Walderman being the team’s most valuable.

    As the Lobos tangled with cross-town rival Evergreen on Jan. 9, Gorrell was held relatively in check by the Cougars, who managed to hold the super sophomore to just two field goals thanks to a highly effective box-in-one defense.

    With all the extra attention focused on Gorrell, the No. 9 Lobos needed someone else to step up in the scoring department.

  • Swimmers lap Class 5A Eagles

    LITTLETON — Breathing isn’t all that necessary. In fact, it’s downright detrimental.

    This is something Evergreen swimmer Lindsay Johnson must contemplate as she tries to whittle he time down in the 50-meter freestyle. Johnson was comfortably ahead Jan. 9 but finished a little slower than coach Jeanne Godaire liked.

    The result: A first-place finish and the recommendation that breathing in the final 15 meters is not a good idea.

    Michael Phelps would probably agree.

  • Developer prevails in Wah Keeney dispute

    A developer who wants to build townhouses on his property in Wah Keeney Park has a legal right to use the road on someone else’s property to get to his building site across the creek, a judge has ruled.

    The dispute centers on a handful of lots bordering Troublesome Creek at the end of Larkspur Road in Wah Keeney Park, where Michael and Roseanne Paslay built a two-story retirement home. When a developer showed up with tons of dirt and galvanized steel, they felt their rural retreat had been invaded.

  • Lifelong poet has a rhyme for every reason

    No Resolution

    By Natalie Tyson

    I resolve this year not to resolve

    I have resolved before

    There are heaps of resolutions

    Laying dead beside my door

    I resolve that I’d be strong and wise

    For a whole year still to come

    But I can not span a year of days

    I’ll take them one by one …

    There’s endless poetry in a life well-lived, and 82-year-old Natalie Tyson has spent the greater part of her well-lived life helping others find the poetry in their own.