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Today's News

  • Vireos common but not abundant in foothills

    How many of you have seen a warbling vireo? Probably not very many of you. Although they are relatively common, they are not very abundant. Only a single pair is ordinarily found in one breeding area.

    They are not brilliantly colored or birds that you might see walking about in your yard like the American robin. They usually defend their nesting territory with song, and an established pair will keep any other pair from nesting nearby.

  • Teachers union ‘reluctantly accepts’ offer on pay raises

    The Jeffco teachers union’s bargaining team on Monday “reluctantly accepted” the school district’s offer for teachers raises, although it fell several million dollars short of what the union requested last week.

  • Rodeo's Family Night to benefit Tim Shirley

    Local hometown cowboy Tim Shirley is working to get back in the saddle again.

    Shirley, 33, has had to re-learn how to do everything in his adult life, including walking, talking and reading, after suffering a "watershed stroke" on Dec. 21, said Ed Shirley, his dad. A watershed stroke means both sides of the brain are affected; most strokes typically affect just one side of the brain.

  • Plans to widen Highway 73 imperil Fire Station 1

    Future plans to widen Highway 73 near downtown Evergreen could mean curtains for Fire Station 1.

    The station at 4751 Highway 73 just north of downtown currently is used as a strategic storage garage for fire equipment. It’s easy for volunteers to get to, but parking is a problem, Fire Chief Mike Weege said.

    The station is the former administrative headquarters for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, but it was vacated in 2004 when Station 2 was built at 1802 Bergen Parkway.

  • Event at Hiwan Museum will appraise antiques

    An Evergreen woman got a pleasant surprise when she found out that a landscape painting hanging on her living room wall was worth $40,000.

    Another family formerly from Evergreen hopes to find out that their historic "gossip wheel" spinning wheel has some interesting history they don't know yet.

  • Evergreen Garden Club celebrates 50th anniversary with expo

    To celebrate 50 years of gardening in the mountain community, the Evergreen Garden Club is planning an educational expo on Saturday, June 27. The day-long event, which is free to the public, will feature classes, a plant sale, food and fun.

    “Come join the celebration!” said Garden Club member MaryEllen Putnam. “For 50 years, the Evergreen Garden Club has provided the Evergreen community with beautiful public gardens and, over time, has become the ‘go-to’ group for answers to tricky questions about mountain gardening.”

  • Home buyers, sellers tell their stories

    Homeowners and buyers have stories to tell about finding houses that were right for them. The Courier looks at four families.

    Checking the past
    Sometimes a bit of ingenuity has helped homebuyers get a home.
    Rocco Canonica sold his house in Evergreen as part of a divorce, and he needed to find a new place to live.
    “I was convinced I wasn’t going to find anything,” Canonica said. “When I would get to a house, five or six buyers were already waiting in line.”

  • Foothills housing market popping, real estate agents say

    Real estate agents are using several adjectives to describe the foothills housing market, especially for homes priced below $500,000: hot, a frenzy, popping.

    “It’s the most active market I’ve seen in my 30 years in so far as multiple offers and prices being bid up over ask,” said real estate agent Wayne Shephard of Shephard Realty. “Homes priced correctly are being sold almost immediately.”

  • Vireos common but not abundant in foothills

    How many of you have seen a warbling vireo? Probably not very many of you. Although they are relatively common, they are not very abundant. Only a single pair is ordinarily found in one breeding area.

    They are not brilliantly colored or birds that you might see walking about in your yard like the American robin. They usually defend their nesting territory with song, and an established pair will keep any other pair from nesting nearby.

  • This time, EHS trio closes out with a win at the All-State Games

    ALAMOSA — It was mere minutes into the game, yet the vociferous crowd voiced its approval when recent Evergreen graduate Greysen Lincoln, like he was prone to do his entire high school career, made a bone-crunching tackle.