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Today's News

  • New playground equipment slated for Marshdale

    The votes have been tallied, and the results are in.

    The Asterope won by a landslide.

    The Asterope? It’s a piece of playground equipment. Students at Marshdale Elementary were asked to look at five design concepts for their new playground, and they were asked to vote for the one they wanted to play on the most.

    Kirsten Hollander, vice president of the Marshdale PTA, said the vote culminates a couple of years of planning to redo the school playground.

  • Evergreen Chorale kicks off holidays on just the right note

    A seasonal concert by the Evergreen Chorale kicks off the holidays on the right note Friday night at Center/Stage in Evergreen. Led by music director Mike Weiker and accompanied by pianist Ellen DeJonge, the 74 members of the Chorale present “Voices of Peace.” The program spans the ages and changing styles of music with holiday compositions from the 17th century to the present.

  • Holiday lights keep landscapers busy this season

    This is the time of year when the pleasure of seeing lights from rooftop to treetop all over town is frequently overwhelmed by the pain of ladder-climbing and unwinding tangled strings of mini-bulbs.

    Decorating is one of those things that seems like a good idea in theory. But who has the time?

    That’s where the summertime landscape companies, such as Lam Tree Service and JP Total, come to the rescue. For those with $200 to $5,000 to spend, JP Total of Evergreen will do it all. It buys the lights, puts them up, and removes, replaces and stores them.

  • BMC Building Materials closes doors in Bergen Park

    Bergen Park mainstay BMC Building Materials, 1232 Bergen Parkway, has closed its doors to the public. The last day of business was Sunday, Dec. 7.

    Some of the sales staff have been reassigned to the BMC store in Centennial, but at least 12 other workers were laid off, according to store manager Andy Roe, who was reached at the store on Monday.

    Roe said the decision to close the store was made elsewhere at the corporate level.

    Questions about the shutdown were referred to the Centennial store.

     

  • A lot of heart: Evergreen rescuer is Paramedic of the Year

    For Evergreen paramedic Dave Montesi, it wasn’t enough to come to the rescue in a cardiac emergency himself — he wanted the public to be trained to render first-aid as well.

    The result was the Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation program, which raised about $70,000 over eight years to install 36 life-saving defibrillators, or AEDs, in various locations around Evergreen.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff searching for missing Conifer woman

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is looking for Laurette Doerr, an 86-year-old Conifer woman who has gone missing.

    Doerr left Conifer about noon Dec. 3 headed south to Denver to see her daughter. She was driving a blue 2000 Subaru Impreza with Colorado license plate PAZ-9120. Doerr likely traveling on U.S. 285 from Conifer to Denver.

    Doerr is 5-foot-1, with gray hair and brown eyes.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Missing Conifer woman is found

    A Conifer woman who was reported missing at midmorning on Dec. 3 was found Thursday night in Fairplay.

    Laurette Doerr, 86, left her home in Conifer on Dec. 3 to visit her daughter in Denver and never arrived. Shortly before she was found a senior Amber Alert was released—the first time the state has done that.

    According to Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, a truck driver who had seen the Amber Alert was traveling on U.S. 285 and spotted Doerr’s blue 2000 Subaru Impreza. The truck driver notified the Fairplay Police Department.

  • Cheetah Chicks, Wilmot PTA win in first moms football game

    The quarterback takes the snap, fades back into the pocket, has plenty of time, finds an open player and throws. The wide receiver makes a valiant attempt but drops the ball.

    This wasn’t a Broncos or Buffs game; it was a play during the first half of the first-ever Wilmot moms football game to benefit the Wilmot PTA.

    The Lady Lynxes and the Cheetah Chicks battled it out Nov. 8 on a cloudy, blustery day at the Buchanan football field, with the Cheetah Chicks triumphing 21-7. Their trophy was a Barbie doll sitting atop a gold football.

  • Birding legend Bill Brockner dies at 93 in Evergreen

    Bill Brockner, a longtime Evergreen resident and co-founder of the Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, died Wednesday night, Nov. 19, at Life Care Center of Evergreen. He was 93.

    Brockner was the husband of Courier columnist Sylvia Brockner. His interest in birds traced to his youth and led to his first meeting with Sylvia. The two, who became renowned birding experts, married in 1940.

  • Jazzman Howard Davis, an Evergreen standard, dies at age 89

    A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m.

    Evergreen resident Howard Davis, whose career as a jazz musician spanned 65 years and included stints with some of the greatest orchestras ever assembled, has died. He was 89.

    Davis’ working history was, in many ways, a history of the Jazz Age. His alto sax can be heard on literally thousands of recordings by some of the biggest names in American music.