Today's News

  • Lady Cougars benefiting from changes

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    The freshman. The transfer. The star. The somewhat-new head coach.
    Which of those factors accounted for the most in Evergreen’s 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 victory over former 2A power Lutheran and a 3-0 start to the 2015 volleyball season?
    All of the above.
    Lady Lions coach Alicia Oates, whose senior-dominated second-year 3A team lost 3-1 to Evergreen a year ago, came away from the Sept. 10 match convinced that the 2015 Lady Cougars are a better team.

  • Fresher legs help Schmitt, Kline

    LITTLETON — Running in the Liberty Bell Invitational — the 38th annual cross country race put on by Heritage High School — is really nice for the Evergreen Cougars, according to senior Caitlin Schmitt.
    That’s because the course is about a mile and a half of downhill running before the finish. That’s unlike the uphill training Evergreen High is used to in the foothills.
    Their legs, she said, are definitely conditioned for that finish, and it showed on Sept. 11.

  • 90 runners, walkers participate in annual Cougar Stride

    Saturday morning dawned cool and clear — perfect weather for a 5K.

    Nearly 90 runners and walkers gathered at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park at 8 a.m. to begin the Cougar Stride. The annual event, which winds its way to Evergreen High School, is a fund-raiser for the school’s instrumental music program.

    In 40-degree weather, participants registered for the event at the school before climbing into school buses to head to the starting line.

  • Resident questions ISO rating for home in Elk Creek fire district

    Resident Scott Melle, who lives in the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, says his homeowners insurance rate has increased by $1,000 a year because of an unfavorable ISO rating. Melle came to the Elk Creek fire board meeting last Thursday to find out when his property's ISO rating of 10 will be reviewed and possibly lowered.

  • Understanding the differences between crows, ravens

    “What’s that big black bird sitting on that post?” is a question I am frequently asked. Also, “Is it a crow or a raven?” is also asked.

    Those questions sometimes can be difficult to answer. According to “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” there are two species of ravens and four species of crows found in the United States. The common raven and the American crow can both be seen in Colorado.

  • Canyonfest a big deal in small town of Kittredge

    Kittredge Canyonfest is as small-town as a festival can get.

    “It’s really a Mayberry event,” said Russett Goulding, president of the Kittredge Civic Association, who was referring to the “Andy Griffith” television show.

    With booths, games, music, food, a duck race and the unique Gumby boat races on Bear Creek, this year’s festival on Saturday will have something for everyone, Goulding said.

  • Seems like old times

    In the 1960s, John Ellis and Hank Alderfer were playing football at Evergreen High School while classmate Larry Olde was lettering in golf. The three Evergreen natives, who are well-known in the community, were among 48 alumni of the Evergreen High class of 1965 who gathered for their 50th reunion this past weekend.

    Former classmates came from near and far to swap stories and remember good times during their high school years in Evergreen.

    “We had more fun,” Ellis said.

  • Evergreen man who shot bear cubs to appear in court Oct. 8

    The Evergreen homeowner facing two felony charges and six misdemeanors for shooting two bear cubs is scheduled for a first appearance in Jefferson County court at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, when he will be advised of the charges against him.

    Daniel C. Williams, 50, fatally shot the cubs Sept. 1 as they were trying to get into his trash. One of the cubs died instantly, and the other was euthanized. The live round that hit the cubs then hit the window of a neighbor’s house in the 27000 block of Lupine Drive.

  • Resident objects to pro-gun-rights display at Evergreen Library

    An Evergreen resident says the pro-gun-rights display at the Evergreen Library is inappropriate for a public building.

    “I was kind of shocked when I saw it,” Lindrith Cordell said. “I am opposed to controversial things in public buildings.”

  • Serving up a big time at Big Chili

    The aroma of fragrant chili wafted through the air as people sampled recipes and voted for their favorites at the Big Chili Cook-off on Saturday at Buchanan Park.

    “I really like this one,” Zoe Shockites of Evergreen said while tasting Pam’s Game Day Red.
    Some 4,500 attendees could taste more than 100 varieties of red, green and vegetarian chili recipes, including those with eye-catching names like Ma-Mama’s Hillbilly Hand Grenade and Zydeco Zombie Green.