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Today's News

  • Group peddling Evergreen as Pro Challenge host

    What’s the best route through Clear Creek County for a nationally known bicycle race?

    A route that includes Evergreen, of course, according to Team Evergreen bike riders and other local supporters.

    But supporters found out Monday that Evergreen won't be part of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge race — a seven-day event held every August. Instead, the "people's choice" vote went to a route from Loveland to Fort Collins.

  • Owner of Observatory property seeks rezoning

    The owner of the land across from El Rancho where the Observatory restaurant once thrived is hoping to rezone the property to continue to allow a billboard along Interstate 70 and future commercial development.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, which owns the 7 acres north of the RTD Park-n-Ride along Evergreen Parkway, has submitted a pre-application for the rezoning and plans to submit a formal application in January.

  • Holly grape leaves make nice substitute for real holly

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Trimarco, Lady Cougars win fourth straight, top Silver Creek
    LONGMONT — Annie Trimarco led three Evergreen players in double figures with 18 points as the Lady Cougars won their fourth straight with a 56-43 road victory at Silver Creek on Dec. 17.

    Sam Kisiel added 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Keigan Drysdale scored 10 for Evergreen (5-1), which overcame 39 percent shooting from the field. Logan Newhall had five rebounds and five steals.

  • Cougars struggle with shot in Haas’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Evergreen survived the first two weeks of the season quite well without Nathan Haas, going 4-1 and climbing into the top 10 of the CHSAA 4A boys basketball poll.

  • EHS picking up where it left off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Valor Christian was no match for Evergreen’s star-studded girls swimming lineup in the Dec.19 home dual meet that ended the pre-holiday break portion of the season. And it didn’t help the Lady Eagles that Josie Pearson made her 2014-15 debut.

    Pearson, who finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and sixth in the 100 backstroke in last season’s 4A state meet, won both of her specialties with state-qualifying marks to pace the Lady Cougars to a 145-38 victory.

  • Residents near Conifer underserved by Evergreen park district, developer says

    Many Conifer area residents are paying taxes to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District for services they don’t use, says Ron Lewis, an area developer and landowner.

    Because of the driving distance from their homes in the U.S. 285 Corridor to park facilities in Evergreen, some residents find it easier to head down the hill to the Foothills Park & Recreation District, Lewis said.

    “You’ve got a lot of orphans in that area,” he said. “So they go to Foothills.”

  • Changes to Jeffco regulations for accessory dwelling units make them easier to build, rent

    Recent changes to Jeffco's zoning resolution for accessory dwelling units are designed to make them easier to build while defining responsibilities of owners renting them to tenants.

    Instead of requiring a Board of Adjustment hearing for an accessory dwelling unit, the new regulations allow approval through an administrative process in the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Division.

  • Winter festivities, events at Evergreen Lake promise cold — and hot — fun

    Brave souls who take the annual plunge into the icy waters of Evergreen Lake on New Year’s Day will have an immediate opportunity to warm up. After emerging from the frigid depths, participants can jump into one of the hot tubs placed beside the lake, said Jackie Mohr of Drive Smart, the organization sponsoring the event. Beau Jo’s is sponsoring the two hot tubs, which can hold eight to 16 people, Mohr said.

  • Menorah ceremony lights night, hearts

    They came, they sang, they lit candles on the menorah.

    That was both the grand plan and the simple purpose of the 60 to 100 attendees at Saturday's 10th annual Festival of Lights on the lawn outside the Evergreen Lake House. 

    They sang along to two Jewish blessings and watched as four candles were lit for Hanukkah. A fifth "helper" candle called the "shamash" was placed in the center of the 12-foot-high menorah.