Today's News

  • Fall marks the beginning of maturing seeds

    As summer comes to an end, fall arrives with its rich fullness of color. The end of the growing season is marked by the gold of aspen and the abundance of maturing seeds.

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Cougars remain perfect, top A-West, Standley Lake
    — Evergreen remained undefeated with a tri-meet victory over 5A Arvada West and host Standley Lake on Sept. 14.
    The Lady Cougars scored a season-high 173.5 points. Arvada West was second with 171.775 and Standley Lake had a 169.475.
    Kelsey Valdez placed second in the overall thanks to a first-place finish on the vault (9.25) and a second place on the floor (9.45).

  • Downtown businesses rally to support Page family

    For the Courier

    Downtown Evergreen, an association of local businesses, is rallying to raise money for medical expenses accrued by the Page family while their son and brother, Spencer, battled cancer.  The 17-year-old Evergreen High School student died on Sept. 4.

    Spearheaded by Marmalade Jewelry owner Larae Evans and Green Merchant owner Micky Magnolo, “Spencer Page Day” will be Sunday, Sept. 25, in downtown Evergreen. At least 20 businesses will donate up to 20 percent of proceeds from sales that day to the Spencer Page Fund.

  • MapQuesting the Jewish New Year

    By Rabbi Jamie Arnold

    Forecasting our future is no easier than forecasting the weather. The Jewish symbol of the Book of Life is a reminder of that, as are the daily news reports. Uncertainty and confusion abound: hurricanes and fires; unemployment and unstable markets; not to mention the changes at home — deaths and births, nests emptying, and parents aging.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Worst case scenario

  • Evergreen pilot at scene of air-race disaster


    By Jim Peterson

    For the Courier

    Evergreen resident John Penney and his daughter Heather were at the scene of the fatal crash last Friday at the Reno Air Races in Nevada, with the impact slamming Heather to the ground amid a hail of fuel and body parts.


    The crash killed 10 spectators and the pilot of the P-51 Mustang, which pitched suddenly skyward before nose-diving into the ground near a section of VIP box seats.

  • Crowd turns out in defense of South Table Mountain

    About 75 people turned out at a county planning commission meeting Sept. 14 to fight for preservation of South Table Mountain, including 399 acres privately owned by a local developer out of 2,000 or so total on the mesa.

    Some 21 individuals spoke in favor of preserving the mesa in its entirety. Only the property owner and developer Jeff Bradley defended its use as a future hypothetical corporate campus.

  • Open space survey going out by mail, Internet

    Jefferson County Open Space is working on a citizen survey designed to determine what aspects of Open Space parks are most important to the public and how satisfied they are with the park amenities and management policies, among other things.

    This is the first study of its type that Open Space has ever done involving a random sample.

    The benefit is it will capture the opinions of people who are not regular visitors or have never visited an Open Space park, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

  • Grant to help pay for bike racks on Lariat Loop

    With the Pro Cycling Challenge in particular and cycling in general both in the limelight, the Lariat Loop successfully obtained $25,000 to install 25 bike racks at various points along the 40-mile-long National Scenic Byway.

    The grant requires a matching fund contribution of $6,000. The money comes through the Colorado Department of Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration, which is responsible for the Scenic Byways Program.

  • New House map transforms Evergreen’s district

    New boundaries for state House District 25 would dramatically alter the composition of the district that traditionally has had Evergreen as its epicenter, adding Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties and eliminating the portion of Jeffco north of I-70.