Today's News

  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for programs to connect with youths

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

  • Science is putty in their hands

    What could be more fun for youngsters than making homemade Silly Putty during their Halloween celebration?

    Parmalee Elementary students were treated to spooky science assemblies on Friday that also featured chemistry lessons. The students were divided into two groups starting with the kindergartners through second-graders. The children sat in the gym holding bags of white stuff that they squished to make the putty.

    The bags contained equal amounts of glue and cornstarch. Sometimes more glue had to be added.

  • Pathfinder heading in a different direction

    Sitting in the Muddy Buck on a chilly October morning, Evergreen resident Jim Gorman talks about why he started the Pathfinders 10 years ago.

    “The whole idea was to become more involved in the community,” he said. “There’s so much knowledge and talent in that group.”

  • Evergreen High marching band hitting high notes

    Think of the Evergreen High School marching band as the little engine that could.

    With only 52 members including the color guard — half of them freshmen and only five of them seniors — the band took seventh place in the 3A state championship in Colorado Springs last week. The band competes regularly against bands at least twice its size.

  • Elk: It’s what’s for dinner

    Elk, elk everywhere — but not one to eat.

    Local hunters gaze at herds of elk and deer roaming the meadows and yards in Evergreen. However, they are essentially off limits for hunting because of restrictions on hunting in populated areas.

    To find wild game for their dinner tables, Evergreen residents Kim Herfurt and Tim Wulf head to state wildlife management areas and private lands where they are permitted to hunt during regulated seasons with licenses from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • 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?