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Today's News

  • Robson resigning as exec director of Evergreen Park and Rec District

    Scott Robson is resigning his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He has accepted another position as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum based in Golden, which he will begin Sept. 1.

    Robson has served as chief of the park district for the past three years. He is a former manager of Denver Parks and Recreation.

    Robson has lived in the Evergreen community for the past 10 years.

  • The media: part of today’s great divide

    Editor’s note: This column is the fourth installment in a five-part series that looks at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offers possible solutions.

    The conventional wisdom, especially among Republicans, is that the news operations at the major networks favor the Democrats. It’s subtle, they say, but the stories they cover and the questions they ask show their left leaning. You might remember that Katie Couric ambushed Sarah Palin asking a trick question: “What publications do your read?”

  • Latvian artist exults in colors of the Southwest

    Artist Larisa Aukon spent her childhood years staring at the gray winter skies of Latvia. Fifteen years ago, when Aukon landed in Arizona, she found herself inspired by the explosion of color in the American Southwest. Today, Aukon’s monotone childhood memories are a far cry from the color- and light-imbued canvases she produces. At Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills, Aukon’s first solo exhibition in Colorado, “color of LIFE,” reflects on the vibrant life she has built in her adopted home.

  • A variety of avian life outside my window
  • 2014 Evergreen Cougars boys tennis preview

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coaches: Kris Nielsen, Bob Greenman
    JV coach: Tim Janes
    Classification: 4A, Jeffco League
    Players to watch: N/A
    2013 all-conference selections: Luke Camp, No. 2 singles, first team; Dennis VonKuczkowski, No. 1 singles, second team; Evan Bauer/Lucas Weidner, No. 3 doubles, second team; Teddy Evans/Peter Fellows, No. 4 doubles, second team; Henry Raeder, No. 1 doubles, honorable mention

  • Scenery, climbs real prizes of Red Rocks Century

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    There are no champions, but everyone is a winner in the Red Rocks Century cycling event.

    The 307 riders who participated in four rides in the foothills west of Morrison ranging from 33 to 100 miles on Aug. 9 were rewarded with spectacular scenery and challenging climbs.

    The real winners were Hope Communities and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the event’s two primary beneficiaries.

  • Column: Radio announcer Johnson embraces Evergreen, Buffs

    Before coming to Colorado in 2004, Mark Johnson had never worked anywhere, even while in college, for more than four years. Then he and his family moved to Evergreen, and Johnson became the sports director for KOA 850-AM and the voice of the Colorado Buffaloes.

    “Once we got here, we weren’t going anywhere. We love the area,” the 47-year-old said.

  • Increased numbers give Evergreen options

    Mike Pucherelli has a goal. The second-year Evergreen Lady Cougars softball head coach wants to build up the numbers in the program for both the varsity and the junior varsity. That would include a better relationship with the West Jeffco youth program. With 28 players out for the 2014 season, he’s headed in the right direction.

  • Seniors’ Resource Center offers home cleaning service for elderly

    The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is offering a home cleaning service called CHORES for elderly people who need occasional assistance. The program, which is free of charge, can be used three times a year for home projects such as deep cleaning, organizing closets, and trash cleanup and removal at residences.

    The only requirement for eligibility for the CHORES program is that a person be at least 60 years old. 

  • Plans delayed for retreat center in Marshdale

    Plans for creating a retreat center at the former Grandma’s Mountain Home on Highway 73 have been delayed. 

    The current owners of the property, Luke and Renda Beard, have canceled scheduled hearings for a rezoning required to move forward with the project, said Alan Tiefenbach, a Jefferson County planner who is managing the case. The Beards want more time to work on the proposal before continuing with it, he said.

    Both the hearing for the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission and one scheduled for the county commissioners have been canceled.