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Today's News

  • Cougars hang tough in loss to Lancers

    Rather than the washed out rap music, the Evergreen boys basketball team should have warmed up Tuesday night to the theme from Mission: Impossible.

    Evergreen was without three of its top seven players: Ryan Haebe (disciplinary), Mike Philbin (illness) and Joe Beaudin (illness).

  • A taste of Nepal comes to Evergreen

    To sample the colorful cuisines of Nepal, India and Tibet, you can head due west for about 7,000 miles and climb another mile straight up, or you can simply drive into Bergen Park for an elevating repast at Cuisine of Himalaya.

  • Red-tailed hawks are 'Rhapsody in Blue'

    Ames Rau called us last Sunday to say that he had been down at Bear Creek Lake Park, where he had witnessed a red-tailed hawk refurbishing its nest. It may seem odd that any birds are preparing to nest when we are experiencing well below freezing temperatures and several inches of snow cover the ground, but it is a common practice for the large resident hawks and owls to do so.

  • Fire district revenue up 12 percent for 2008

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will receive a modest boost in operating funds for 2008, thanks to an increase in the assessed value of property in the Evergreen area.

    The district budget projects total revenue of $4.2 million in 2008, an increase of 12 percent from $3.7 million budgeted in 2007, reflecting the increase in property valuations from the parts of both Jefferson and Clear Creek counties within the fire district.

  • Wrestlers show heart in loss to Mustangs

    ARVADA — There was obvious pride in Steve Hitchens’ voice and eyes Thursday night.

    Part of that might be the fact the Evergreen coach found out he’s going to be a father soon.

  • Blackstock leads Cougars past Trojans

    Charlie Blackstock played the role of Florence Henderson last Wednesday night.

    Amid all the chaos of pressure defense, flying rebounds and transition basketball against Fountain-Fort Carson, Blackstock was unflappable and did everything to keep the Cougars together.

  • Evergreen's White dives to title

    ARVADA — Kelly White is probably the happiest diver in the state.

  • Smooth operators

    That Evergreen Lake presents an idyllic setting for the rough-and-ready ice skater is thanks to Mother Nature. That the ancient winter sports venue can be skated at all is thanks to Evergreen Park and Recreation District employee Mike Bitterly and visionary ice man Frank Zamboni.

    “Mike is our main Zamboni driver,” says EPRD parks supervisor Heart Cameron. “The Zamboni is our bread and butter.”

  • Habitat for Humanity resale shop to close

    Evergreen bargain hunters will lose a treasured resource next month when the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity resale emporium closes its doors for the last time.

  • 'Cabin Baby' mom a no-show at arraignment

    Summer Lynn Baker, whom Canyon Courier readers will remember gave birth in a waterless Kerr Gulch cabin last September and was subsequently arrested on felony charges, failed to appear for her arraignment on Monday.