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Today's News

  • Wilmot kids collect cuddly comfort for those in need

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue keeps care packages with blankets and stuffed animals in its ambulances for children who are involved in accidents or fires.

    Now the fire department has 220 stuffed animals of all sizes, shapes and colors to put into the care packages — thanks to Wilmot Elementary fourth-grader Logan Gwaltney. Logan conducted a stuffed-animal drive to collect new or gently used toys last week at the school.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast.

  • Quick Hits

    Holley leads Cougars to victory

  • Cougars’ scoring touch MIA against Gators

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA —Evergreen’s girls soccer team had high expectations after a 16-2 record and earning the No. 1 seed in last year’s Class 4A state tournament.

    However, a pair of 1-0 shutout losses to Air Academy and Standley Lake last week matched the loss total for the Cougars’ entire season last year.

  • Bill May, candidate for the EPRD board

    Longtime Evergreen resident and businessman Bill May decided to run for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to help promote more local involvement, better represent the south end of the district and "because he just had the feeling that I could help with some things we felt were important." 

    May, 67, is the owner of Farmers Insurance and in 1989 moved his business to Evergreen, where he has an office on Meadow Drive. Before moving to his current home in Evergreen Meadows, he lived in Hangen Ranch.

  • Driver turns self in after deputy is injured in hit-and-run at accident scene

    The driver suspected of hitting a sheriff's deputy Wednesday evening at the scene of a massive pileup on eastbound I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit turned himself in to the State Patrol about 2 a.m. Thursday.

    Robert Landsperg, 64, was arrested and issued four misdemeanor citations, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the State Patrol. Landsperg was driving a 2014 silver Mitsubishi Mirage that is suspected of hitting Deputy Sheila Kirin, who was on duty at the accident scene. 

  • Character should be key in education

    In the 1980s, futurist John Naisbitt coined the term “high tech/high touch.”

    “The more technology we introduce into society,” he wrote, “the more people will aggregate, will want to be with other people.”

    While some predicted technologies such as home entertainment would mark the end of the movie theater, Naisbitt astutely observed that people don’t go to theaters to see movies per se; we go there to see movies with other people.

  • May election canceled by Evergreen Fire District

    A May election won't be necessary in the Evergreen Fire Protection District, after one of three candidates for two board seats dropped out.

    According to Carol Hucker, human resources and office manager, the district officially canceled the election March 21 after Brian Gamboa withdrew his candidacy.

    While reasons for Gamboa’s withdrawal were not disclosed, his exit from the race essentially “elects” the other two candidates — current board vice president David Christensen and Dr. James Mosby.

  • Coalition emerges to provide overnight shelter for homeless

    A coalition of religious and charitable groups is joining forces to provide overnight shelter for the homeless in the Evergreen area from October through April, beginning in the fall.

    Under the name SWEEPS — which stands for Severe Weather Emergency? Evergreen Provides Shelter — the program will operate only on nights when the temperature is forecast to be 20 degrees or lower. 

  • Landlords looking to turn office space into residential units

    A few building owners in Evergreen are taking the initial steps to turn a surplus of commercial office space into marketable residential units. 

    The commercial office space vacancy rate was about 30 percent from 2008 to 2015, when it dropped to about 19 percent, said Bill Downes, a commercial real estate broker in Conifer. The commercial market is affected by overbuilding as well as a shift in how business is done, allowing a lot of people to work from home, Downes said.