Today's News

  • Sand Creek provides plenty of sting

    EVERGREEN — Sand Creek has an impressive resumé heading into the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinal showdown against Evergreen.

    The Scorpions (24-1 record) is on a 24-game winning streak since losing their opener to Poudre back on Dec. 3. Holy Family, another 4A Final Four qualifier, is the only team Sand Creek didn’t defeated by double-digit points this season. Not to mention, Sand Creek was the 4A state runner-up a year ago.

  • Evergreen takes defensive road to Final Four

    EVERGREEN — Defense wins championships.

    If Evergreen’s girls basketball team can duplicate the defensive performance it had March 4 against Class 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn, the Cougars might very well be playing for a 4A state championship Saturday, March 12, in Boulder.

  • Ducks will arrive soon at Evergreen Lake

    (Reprinted from March 7, 2012)

    Soon the ice will break up on Evergreen Lake, and migrating ducks will begin to appear. Usually blue-winged teal are the first to arrive. It is interesting to keep track of the large variety of ducks that can be seen on this little lake.

    Ducks are usually divided into two main groups. The so-called tip-up ducks or puddle ducks are those that tip their tail up into the air, and their necks and heads down into the water to feed in relatively shallow water. There are 16 species of puddle ducks in four genera.

  • Dems pack area caucuses; Republicans bemoan lack of presidential straw poll

    Evergreen-area caucuses echoed state trends on Super Tuesday, with Democrats turning out in full force and some Republicans walking away frustrated over their party’s canceled presidential straw poll.

    Neither party had turnout numbers before print deadline, but the halls were humming at Evergreen High School, which hosted 12 Democratic and two Republican precincts on March 1.

  • Cougars advance to Final Four

    EVERGREEN — Defense was the name of the game March 4 as Evergreen punched its ticket to the Class 4A girls basketball state semifinals next week in Boulder.

    The Cougars beat 4A Jeffco rival D’Evelyn for a third time this season in the all-Jeffco state quarterfinal Friday night at Evergreen High School. Evergreen cruised to a 49-26 victory.

  • Clear Creek officials tell governor what county needs in next commissioner

    The Clear Creek commissioners are sending Gov. John Hickenlooper a letter requesting he select a county commissioner qualified to tackle the many challenges the county faces in days to come.

  • Our history told in the headlines of the day

    As journalists, the stories we tell are often referred to as the first draft of history. Others have said that we put the headlines on history as it happens.

    As an editor over the past 37 years, I have written somewhere around 150,000 headlines — a few clever, others disturbing, some so heartbreaking that they live still in my nightmares.

  • Highway 73 to be widened for left-turn lane into ambulance center

    By Vicky Gits, For the Courier 

    Road crews in January partially removed about 50 trees from the east side of County Highway 73 south of Brook Forest Road to make way for a left-turn lane into the parking lot of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue ambulance center, 5411 County Road 73.  

    A 100-foot-long swath of tree stumps now marks the area where the road will be widened by 12 to 15 feet. Also, 4-foot asphalt shoulders will be installed. 

  • Residents challenge closure of Mount Evans Wildlife Area to recreational uses

    Evergreen residents are asking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to remove restrictions at the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area that prohibit hiking and other recreational use from mid-September until November.

    “We’re asking the commission to go back to historical usage,” said Peter Jacobson, an area resident who enjoys hiking in the Mount Evans area.

  • Community garden at Wilmot gets go-ahead

    The plan for a new community garden near Wilmot Elementary School cleared its final legal hurdle this week after the nonprofit starting it agreed to terms set by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, which is acting as a pass-through for state grant funds for the project.