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Today's News

  • Cougars get it done vs. Bulldogs

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Legendary performer Elvis Presley gave his entourage TCB jewelry as a symbol of taking care of  business whenever they were out on tour in the 1970s. Evergreen baseball coach Dale Hutchings must have been inspired by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He instills the same attitude among his players this season.

  • Pair of free kicks set back Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Opportunities were few and far between for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. That, and Wheat Ridge’s capability to make the most of two set pieces as opposed to one for Evergreen was the difference in a 2-1 Lady Farmers victory April 18 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “We have to defend them better. We got one, and usually you hope that carries the day, but we gave up two set pieces,” Evergreen head coach Peter Jeans said. “That’s the difference. Oh well.”

  • Of eagles, recycling and watersheds

    Decked out in headgear resembling a World War I flying ace, a large bald eagle commanded attention at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday.

    “She’s good in the hood,” said handler Dawn Carrie of HawkQuest while holding the majestic bird on her wrist.

    The eagle was wearing the leather hood because it is blind in one eye, Carrie said. Without the eye covering, the eagle constantly turns its head to try to see things, she explained.

  • Webcam shows parking availability at Mount Falcon

    Hikers and bikers headed to Mount Falcon Park now can check online to see how many cars are in the parking lot.

    A webcam installed by Jeffco Open Space workers shows panorama shots of the often-full parking lot, updated every two seconds. The webcam is in “beta” testing at: http://jeffco.us/parks/mount-falcon-park-webcam.

  • Walton stresses need for community involvement in Indian Hills fire district

    As a board member for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, Ron Walton says that involving residents in decisions is desirable but challenging.

    “How can we get people involved before there is a problem?” he asks. “Let’s see the issues, and see the solutions.”

    Walton is one of three incumbents seeking re-election to the board of the Indian Hills district, which has three seats up for election and two challengers.

  • Economic development a topic at town hall

    Evergreen business leaders want to focus on economic development in 2014.

    To help, Evergreen residents should shop and “live” locally to help the local economy, said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber also plans to market the area and its signature events to encourage tourism, she said.

    Browning was the kickoff speaker at the town hall meeting hosted by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Lake House last Thursday.

  • A (school)day at the museum

    At first, it’s the costumes on the so-called wax figures at the Colorado Characters Wax Museum at Wilmot Elementary that draw people in.

    The wax figures — really fourth-graders portraying figures from Colorado history — are dressed in elaborate dresses and hats and old-fashioned suits to portray characters whose names are familiar to Coloradans: Emily Griffith, Baby Doe Tabor, Molly Brown, Thomas Cunningham Bergen and Dwight Potter Wilmot.

  • Climbing all about ‘brotherhood of the rope,’ says mountaineer

    Reaching the summit of a high mountain peak is secondary to maintaining good relationships with fellow climbers, said George Lowe, a mountaineer with more than 50 years experience.

     

  • Climbing all about ‘brotherhood of the rope,’ says mountaineer

    Reaching the summit of a high mountain peak is secondary to maintaining good relationships with fellow climbers, said George Lowe, a mountaineer with more than 50 years experience.

    “The brotherhood of the rope is incredibly important to me,” Lowe said during his presentation at Mount Vernon Country Club on April 16. “The most critical message I want to leave is the companionship.”

  • Answers complex about why fewer birds come here

    Many readers of this column have asked me recently if something has happened to the birds that reduced their numbers because they have had fewer birds at their feeders than usual.

    I scratched my head to know how to answer their questions because this is a very involved question that takes more space than I can use every week, and few people are concerned enough to get that involved.