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Today's News

  • Ice Melt Barrel takes the plunge

    Mountain Foothills Rotary has announced the winners of the annual Ice Melt Barrel Contest to predict the date and time the 55-gallon drum fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake. 

    Conifer resident Mark Rehm captured the $250 third prize, and Becky Hanley of Evergreen was fourth, winning $125.

    This year the barrel was rolled out in a spot near the skating rinks on Jan. 4. 

    The drop took place April 5 at 11:26:37 a.m.

  • Voice of Homestead kept the past alie

    After nearly 22 years at the helm of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, John Steinle is ending his career as the unofficial history spokesman for Evergreen and moving on to retirement and possibly a sideline as the author of a history book about Evergreen. His last day on the job will be April 29.
    Meghan Vickers, who has worked at the museum for 12 years, will continue as program coordinator. No replacement for Steinle had been named as of press time.

  • Voice of Homestead kept the past alie

    After nearly 22 years at the helm of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, John Steinle is ending his career as the unofficial history spokesman for Evergreen and moving on to retirement and possibly a sideline as the author of a history book about Evergreen. His last day on the job will be April 29.
    Meghan Vickers, who has worked at the museum for 12 years, will continue as program coordinator. No replacement for Steinle had been named as of press time.

  • Public divided on rec center expansion

    The results of a public opinion survey commissioned by the Evergreen park district do not bode well for the prospects of either a new gym or more pool lanes at Buchanan Rec Center in the near future. The district board is expected to vote on whether to put the question on the ballot at its next regular board meeting April 26.

  • Cause of accident remains unknown

    After a year on the market, the Lodge at Pine Grove is getting a much-needed caffeine fix in the form of a new owner and a new name.

    Longtime Pine resident Barbara Sahlin has purchased the Lodge and has plans to relaunch it as the Pine Perk and General Store later this year.

  • King-Murphy parents outraged when board doesn't renew teacher's contract

    King-Murphy Elementary parents threatened to pull their children from the school after the Clear Creek school board voted 4-1 Tuesday night not to renew the contract of beloved sixth-grade teacher Beth Cavanaugh for the 2016-17 school year.

    About 40 parents and teachers spent more than 60 minutes pleading with the board to keep Cavanaugh at the school. More than 20 people spoke, including three students, all emphasizing that Cavanaugh is a great teacher who sparks excitement for learning.

  • April snow shower puts spring on hiatus

    The spring snowstorm that complicated everybody’s weekend plans and snarled travel concluded Monday after dropping between 33 and 44 inches of snow in the Evergreen/Conifer area.

    It was a significant weather event but not really in the same league as the epic blizzard of 2003, which began March 18 of that year and dropped 72 inches on Evergreen and 66 on Conifer, according to the Courier’s archives.

  • Weather precipitates creativity among young writers

    It was ironic that several students at the Young Writers Conference last Thursday titled their books “The Crazy Weather.”

    The plots weren’t about a huge snowstorm like the one that hit the mountain area over the weekend. Instead, they were about taco and rotten-banana rain, rainbow sand and fog, and marshmallow and book precipitation. Second-graders at Bergen Meadow told a facilitator that crazy weather had been a writing prompt in school.

  • Evergreen High branches out at Diversity Day

    Imagine a world where men and women are equal.

    Imagine a world without hearing anything about racism or hate.

    Imagine a world where the desire for peace is stronger than the desire to win.

    Imagine a world where people are kind, generous and amazingly supportive no matter who you are.

  • Don’t give hummingbirds what you wouldn’t drink

    (Reprinted from April 23, 2008)

    Once more, fickle April had lulled us into believing spring had arrived with 80-degree temperatures, only to have our face slapped with soggy snow the next day.

    Tuesday, April 15, was unbelievably warm for the date, and its 80-degree temps brought two reports of broad-tailed hummingbirds. The first came from Inga Brennan on Lookout Mountain and the second from Sherman Wing in Indian Hills.