Today's News

  • Park district board renews lease for historic Alderfer property

    After hearing pleas from residents, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 3-2 on Oct. 27 to renew a lease with Jeffco Open Space for the Alderfer property at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park.

    “To me, that property is like an icon. It’s truly an icon for Evergreen,” said longtime Evergreen resident Mimi Nelson, speaking in favor of the lease renewal.

    Former EPRD board members Peter Eggers and Kit Darrow also urged the park board to renew the lease with Jeffco.

  • Center for the Arts Evergreen finds new home

    The historic Bergen Park Church building will be the new home of the Center for the Arts Evergreen — after an extended search, the arts group's capital campaign committee purchased the property on Friday for $500,000.

    “We’re very excited about this space,” said Steve Sumner, CAE's executive director.

    The new location has four times the space of the Miller House, where CAE has been operating for the past 10 years, Sumner said. And its location is ideal, he added.

  • Quick Hits

    League title on the line

    Evergreen and D’Evelyn will decide the Class 3A Metro North League football title 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. Both enter the showdown with identical 7-2 overall and 4-0 conference records. The game will also be key for the postseason, which begins next week. The Colorado High School Activities Association will release the 16-team 3A state tournament bracket Sunday, Nov. 8.

  • Cougars find scoring touch

    EVERGREEN — Junior Brock Anderson’s two goals were the bookends on a textbook postseason performance by Evergreen’s boys soccer team Oct. 28.

    Anderson zipped a shot into the top corner of the net in the 5th minute in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament to get the scoring underway on a crisp night in Evergreen. The junior capped off the 6-1 victory against No. 29-seeded Thompson Valley, scoring his second goal in the final minute for the No. 4 seed and 4A Jeffco League champions.

  • Evergreen serves up conference championship

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Before the season, Liz Hudd and Andrea Eddy had a hunch Evergreen might have a pretty good volleyball team, certainly better than the one that went 15-10 and finished fifth in Class 4A Jeffco League in 2014.

    But capturing the program’s first league title since 1998 by handing defending champion Valor Christian its only conference loss in its first two years of Jeffco play in the league finale?

  • Swenson in 7th heaven

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson made a leap up the ranks of the elite cross country runners in the state this season.

    Not only did Swenson move up from the Class 2A ranks where he ran for Clear Creek High School as a sophomore. He also made a significant jump on his finish at the state cross country meet held Oct. 31 at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Denver woman gets 10 days in jail in fatal accident on U.S. 285

    The 23-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in the death of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro has been sentenced to 10 days in jail, as well as two years of probation and 240 hours of community service. 

    Denver resident Blair Gledhill, who was 22 at the time of the accident, was driving south on an icy U.S. 285 near Windy Point on Jan. 3 when her car went out of control. According to reports, her car crossed the median, hitting Renfro and two other people.

  • Paraglider pilot injured in crash on Lookout Mountain

    A para-glider pilot crashed on Lookout Mountain on Thursday and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

    The pilot's glider crashed about 100 yards below the road, and rescue crews had to rapel down to reach him. Golden spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said the man was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in serious condition.

    Lookout Mountain Road was closed for a time after the accident.

  • Closures of Eisenhower Tunnel scheduled to test fire suppression system

    Testing of the Eisenhower Tunnel’s recently installed fire suppression system will affect Interstate 70 traffic for several days in early November, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.

    The westbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 2 and 4 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The eastbound tunnel will be closed the nights of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 during the same timeframe. Traffic will be diverted over Loveland Pass, officials said.

  • 'Little village' planned at El Rancho

    A "little village" could be built on 4.5 acres near Evergreen Country Day School’s preschool building in El Rancho.