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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating mailbox thefts

    Several mailbox thefts have occurred in Evergreen in recent weeks, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating, said spokesperson Jacki Kelley.

    Cluster mailboxes were targets of the approximately 10 attempted and actual thefts, which began in Genesee and moved into Evergreen, Kelley said. She said the mailboxes are being pried open.

    “That is what seems to be the target now,” she said.

    Although residents might consider metal mailboxes grouped in clusters more secure than individual ones, that is not the case, Kelley added.

  • Evergreen seeking state designation as arts district

    Evergreen has been given the go-ahead to apply to become part of a two-year program that will result in the designation of “creative district” by a state funding agency.

    If Evergreen is accepted, a local committee with representatives from all areas of the arts will be given $5,000 in seed money by the state to market and advertise Evergreen for the next two years as a comprehensive arts area, according to Steve Sumner, executive director of Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Practice keeps training fires burning for local agencies

    Homeowner Lucy Schubert opened her front door Sunday morning to Clear Creek County Deputy Jon Walker, who told her to evacuate her home because of a fast-moving wildfire nearby.

    Luckily, the “evacuation” in the Brook Hollow neighborhood was part of an all-day wildland fire training exercise and not the real thing. The Evergreen Fire Protection District and the Clear Creek Fire Authority co-hosted the exercise for about 100 firefighters in an area just south of Interstate 70 near Floyd Hill.

  • 2013-14 all-conference girls swimming, boys basketball

    The following are the 4A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013-14 in girls swimming and boys basketball:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Six-run fifth inning helps Evergreen topple Westminster
    WESTMINSTER
    — Evergreen blew the game open with a six-run fifth inning and the visiting Cougars knocked off Westminster 10-0 on March 19.
    The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    The Cougars held the host Wolves to just one hit, a single by senior Garrett Smith.
    Evergreen was to have played Eaglecrest in a non-conference game March 22 at Coors Field, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather until April 12.

  • 2014 EHS squad has a German flavor to it

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Sprechen Sie Deutsch? It would come in handy if you’re an Evergreen tennis coach or player.
    Last fall, co-coaches Kris Nielsen and Bob Greenman welcomed German exchange student Dennis Von Kuczkowski to the boys’ team and he ended up playing No. 1 singles. This spring, there’s more of the same, as two German exchange students are playing major roles on the girls’ team, including junior Lena Wagner at No. 1 singles.
    “I wish we could fly to Germany and recruit,” quipped Nielsen.

  • Tenney, Lady Cougars take Jeffco opener

    GOLDEN — Madison Tenney is kind of a quiet person, Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said, but the Lady Cougars senior is taking on more of a leadership role with the 2014 girls golf team. She’s not necessarily an out-front leader, but she’s embracing the role.
    “When you’re trying to build a program that is consistently good you need girls to lead the younger ones so that the younger ones know what to do when they get there,” Kuzava said.

  • County commissioners OK brewpub at Conference Center

    A 100-seat brewpub/restaurant could open this summer in the former Evergreen Conference Center, after Jefferson County commissioners approved rezoning for the site.

    Owners Anders and Debbie Ruikka plan to spend about $300,000 to remodel about 3,100 square feet of the existing 4,000-square-foot conference center space, Anders Ruikka said after the rezoning vote on Tuesday. The couple bought the 4-acre Evergreen Conference Center parcel at 27620 Fireweed Drive for $550,000 in 2013, according to Jeffco property records.

  • Jeffco inmate released by mistake back in custody

     An inmate inadvertently released from the Jeffco jail on Tuesday is back behind bars. 

    Damon Elliot Slayton, 41, was taken into custody Thursday morning by a Jeffco deputy in downtown Denver near Broadway and Larimer Street. 

    Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies had been searching the downtown area based on tips from Slayton’s family and other friends. 

    Slayton surrendered without incident, Kelley said. 

  • Gerou served district with distinction

    When Cheri Gerou hangs it up as our state representative at the end of the year, we’ll owe her a gigantic debt of gratitude for six very good years.