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Today's News

  • Alternative Christmas Fair drawing mainstream crowds

    The wildly popular Alternative Christmas Fair is attracting so many people to Evergreen Lutheran Church each year it’s starting to look like the “Mainstream Christmas Fair.” The eclectic bazaar has grown to fill every available square foot of the church, including the coat closet. “The items are unique things you can’t buy in local shops. Most are handmade in other countries. Plus it makes people happy to know that their gift is going to help someone else,” said Colleen Norrgard, co-chair of the fair.

  • Christmas comes early for Maren's kids

    Christmas presents fall into three basic categories — the kind people need, the kind they want, and the kind somebody else thinks they should have. Happily, the extra-thoughtful gift that Mountain and Foothills Rotary presented to Maren Schreiber last Thursday is about a ton of each, and it will provide years of merry memories for some of the mountain area’s most deserving kids.

  • A cut above

    Early one cold and snowy morning not so long ago, a small fleet of SUVs assembled in central Evergreen and headed south, into the teeth of the storm.

  • Bradberry collected friends on the river of life

    “When I find a well-drawn character in fiction or biography, I generally take a warm personal interest in him, for the reason that I have known him before — met him on the river.”

    — Mark Twain, in “Life on the Mississippi”

    Brad Bradberry never met a person he didn’t know, or with whom he couldn’t navigate a long, meandering conversation. While some people collect objects, Brad collected people: childhood friends, rivals, Rotarians, fellow publishers, bosses, employees, customers.

  • Pedestrian killed on Evergreen Parkway

    An Evergreen pedestrian was killed Monday evening while trying to cross Evergreen Parkway at Brookline Road.

    James Steele, 65, was fatally struck by a northbound vehicle about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as he crossed the busy highway in the direction of Hiwan Country Club. According to a Colorado State Patrol report, Steele walked into the path a 1990 Mazda MX-6 driven by Conifer resident Nathan Meader, 23, who sustained minor injuries in the accident. Steele was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Former Courier publisher Brad Bradberry dies

    Ask anyone who had the good fortune to work with former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry about their old boss, and they’ll tell you about the best boss they ever had.

    “He always had faith in his employees,” says graphic designer Jeanne Ehmsen. “If you had a good idea, he’d let you run with it, and that’s pretty rare in this business. In a lot of ways, he was more like a father figure than a boss.”

  • 'I'll catch you all around the bend'

    From the time I was diagnosed with cancer about 14 months ago, I wondered what the subject of my final column would be and when I would write it. Well, I’m no closer to a subject and have been wondering how much longer I could hold out, but now the time has come.

    Like everything else during my life, I have put it off until the last minute.

  • Doves are popular in Christmas Bird Count

    Once more the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the 108th Christmas Bird Count. As usual, the Evergreen Audubon Society will participate, covering the Evergreen-Idaho Springs area. This year’s count will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16. All Audubon members, guests, friends and the public are invited to participate.

  • Clear Creek confirms vote in favor of Eclipse Snow Park

    In a suspenseful three-hour meeting, Clear Creek County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday night in favor of re-approving a request to rezone 287 acres on Fall River Road for a future snowboard and ski park

    About 35 people braved blowing snow and a fierce headwind to be in the audience at the Georgetown Community Center.

    The vote split along the same lines as a previous vote, with Commissioners Harry Dale and Kevin O’Malley voting to approve and Joan Drury voting against changing the zoning from residential to commercial-recreational.

  • Safety of Evergreen, Genesee dams touted

    Neither the Evergreen Dam nor Genesee Dam No. 2 is remotely capable of failing under the pressure of the kind of storm that happens only once in a hundred years, according to state dam safety engineers.

    The Friends of Bear Creek, a local watershed protection group, organized a meeting Nov. 29 at the Morrison Town Hall to address members’ concerns about the safety of the new Genessee Dam No. 2, which went into service in September.