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Today's News

  • Local liquor stores nabbed in ID sting

    Just in time for the festive spring break season, two Evergreen liquor stores were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sting operation conducted March 19 and 20.

  • Building creates wall between neighbors

    Veronica Weins knew her neighbor in Columbine Hills was building a garage, but she didn’t know it was going to be a featureless, metal industrial box almost two stories tall and nearly as big as a house. So instead of a view of rooftops and treetops, as of November Weins has gazed at a very different vista. “It’s just so big that’s all we look at. It’s like a big wall there, and we used to be able to see way over to the next street,” said Weins, a retired corporate legal assistant in her 70s. Weins and her husband, Bob, live at 6319 W.

  • What has 5 years at war cost us?

    Hannah Hayes

    It’s hard to wrap your mind around $720 million a day, and $500,000 per minute.

    After five years, the Iraq war is much more than a titanic financial burden. Civilian deaths are over 1 million, another challenging number, but these are lives, mostly of women and children. Iraq now has 5 million internally displaced people and refugees.

  • Red-breasted nuthatches prefer peanuts

    A few warm days this week have finally made it seem a bit like spring. There is a good bit of clear ground showing; only the deep drifts remain — a welcome change from all white. Although we are being promised more snow in a day or two, we at least know there is hope.

    I have a bouquet of daffodils on the living room table, from the supermarket gardens, but nevertheless they are bright sunshine yellow and sweet smelling. They give me hope that the daffodils in my yard will bloom someday soon.

  • Old cowboys in a new Evergreen

    Editor's note: Evergreen resident Bud Weare wrote this remembrance of Rodney Counselman for the Courier. It will appear in the March 26 printed edition.

    When Rodney Counselman died on March 9, I lost a boyhood friend, an old cowboy I had known for all but six of his 70 years. We started school together, rode together and hunted together at a time when the elk were wild and so were the young men.

  • New EMS principal espouses teamwork, electives

    Dozens of present and future Evergreen Middle School parents turned out in the EMS library on a recent Thursday evening to get a first look at the school’s new principal, Kristopher Schuh, and extend him a warm high-country howdy-do.

  • EMS kids canvass heartland for cancer fund-raiser

    When Evergreen Middle School teacher Chet Andes bicycles from Denver, Colo., to Denver, Pa., this summer to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research, he can expect a warm reception at nearly every village, town and city along the 2,000-mile route. For that, he can thank the several teams of industrious EMS eighth-graders who spent the last two months paving a way through America’s heartland.

  • Sugar and spice

    When you need to make a whole lot of cookies fast, call a Brownie.

    Kay Bohan did, and the small troop of ponytailed volunteers who reported to the Lutheran Church of the Cross on Saturday morning, March 15, helped make this year’s Soldier Bake the sweetest one yet.

  • Affordable housing plan gains ground

    It’s a regrettable fact of mountain-area life that many of the folks who help make living west of the Hogback so agreeable can’t afford to live here. But, thanks to the persistent efforts of a few Evergreen residents and the fortunate involvement of nonprofit Rocky Mountain Housing Development Co., that could soon begin to change.

  • Jefferson County League 4A all-conference teams

    Wrestling

    First team

    103 pounds: Tony Pena, Conifer

    112: Logan Sauer, Golden