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Today's News

  • Holiday business brisk in downtown Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen merchants say the holiday shopping season went well in terms of sales — and business was still strong the weekend after Christmas.

    “I think we had a good season,” said Janice Stutters of Seasonally Yours. “We’re not quite to the end of it. All of the families visiting are out shopping.”

    Other shop owners also said business has been brisk during the holiday season, and especially during the days following Christmas.

  • Atomic bomb developer Simons dies at 92

    By Ann Imse, For the Courier

    In 1944, Sanford L. Simons had just graduated as a metallurgical engineer when he was drafted by scientists looking for the brightest minds they could find to help create the atom bomb that would go on to win World War II.

  • Charging for accident response ill-advised

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District has decided to impose a $500 fee on out-of-district residents who are at fault in auto accidents where EFPD responds. It is a terrible decision that should be revoked.

  • Parmalee students foil Grinch

    Parmalee Elementary students saw the fruit of their fund-raising labors on Friday when a victim of a car crash — who is the nephew of the school’s instructional coach — visited the kids to thank them for the donations.

  • Food for thought: Jeffco school district’s lunch costs rising

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

    Or, for public schools following new federal health guidelines, a cheap one.

    National prices of food — especially for produce — have been rising steadily, compounded by California’s drought-to-flood pendulum. For Jeffco Public Schools, the price tag for meeting national school-lunch standards has been increasing as well.

  • Group peddling Evergreen as Pro Challenge host

    What’s the best route through Clear Creek County for a nationally known bicycle race?

    A route that includes Evergreen, of course, according to Team Evergreen bike riders and other local supporters.

    But supporters found out Monday that Evergreen won't be part of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge race — a seven-day event held every August. Instead, the "people's choice" vote went to a route from Loveland to Fort Collins.

  • Owner of Observatory property seeks rezoning

    The owner of the land across from El Rancho where the Observatory restaurant once thrived is hoping to rezone the property to continue to allow a billboard along Interstate 70 and future commercial development.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, which owns the 7 acres north of the RTD Park-n-Ride along Evergreen Parkway, has submitted a pre-application for the rezoning and plans to submit a formal application in January.

  • Holly grape leaves make nice substitute for real holly

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Trimarco, Lady Cougars win fourth straight, top Silver Creek
    LONGMONT — Annie Trimarco led three Evergreen players in double figures with 18 points as the Lady Cougars won their fourth straight with a 56-43 road victory at Silver Creek on Dec. 17.

    Sam Kisiel added 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Keigan Drysdale scored 10 for Evergreen (5-1), which overcame 39 percent shooting from the field. Logan Newhall had five rebounds and five steals.

  • Cougars struggle with shot in Haas’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen survived the first two weeks of the season quite well without Nathan Haas, going 4-1 and climbing into the top 10 of the CHSAA 4A boys basketball poll.