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Today's News

  • Luxury condos planned for La Plaza property

    Luxury condominiums are proposed for a lot in the back of the La Plaza commercial development along Evergreen Parkway.

    Owners Phil Shanley and Barb Hadley of Evergreen want to put a building for 10 to 15 condos on the northeast corner of the property that has adobe buildings. To do that, they must rezone the property to mixed use.

  • EPRD briefs

    Bridge at Evergreen Lake to be replaced

    The bridge at the entry to Evergreen Lake that was damaged in the flood early six years ago is expected to be replaced later this summer.

  • Marshdale residents decry proposed dog park

    About 15 Marshdale-area residents say they don’t want an off-leash dog park at Evergreen Memorial Park.

    Among their concerns are potential groundwater contamination, spending a lot of taxpayer money to create the park, and how the dog park will negatively impact the area.

  • Local hoopsters get combine experience

    AURORA — When it comes to reaching college athletics, sometimes a high school athlete only needs one shot.

    Boys basketball players from around the country hoped their shot came last weekend when they convened at Cherokee Trail High School for the Centennial State Grandstand.

    The combine showcased the best 174 players from Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Maryland, Wyoming, Nebraska, Florida, California, Missouri, Kansas and South Dakota.

  • Fans travel through time learning about state's baseball history

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    When Coloradans think baseball they think Rockies, but the sport’s history in the state is much more colorful than silver and purple. Just ask sports historian and author Roger Hadix.

    Baseball fans and curious onlookers alike traveled through time as Hadix gave a crash-course in the game’s Coloradan history at Conifer’s Little White Schoolhouse on Sunday.

  • EPRD gymnasts continue to grow, place at regionals

    Gymnastics is an art form not easily achieved. At the Evergreen Parks & Rec District, the athletes make it look easy.

    At the state championships at the beginning of the month, the gymnasts competed for a spot at regionals, and many made the cut; some took home top-three finishes.

  • Conifer HS fields getting facelift

    After years of wear and tear from the sometimes harsh mountain weather patterns, the Conifer High School athletic fields are finally getting a makeover.

    For the past few months, construction crews hired by Jeffco Public Schools have been ripping up the old grass fields. Soon, those lumps of dirt will be beautiful turf fields with all-weather tennis courts.

    Conifer High School’s location also has been creating a headache that school officials would rather not deal with anymore.

  • Webb: Vote no on Proposition CC

    Proposition CC will be one of the statewide ballot measures presented to voters this fall.

    Like Referendum C back in 2005, Proposition CC is a timeout from the TABOR mandate that excess revenues that are collected from the government be returned to taxpayers as a refund. Unlike Referendum C, which was a three-year temporary timeout from TABOR refunds, what Proposition CC does is enact a permanent timeout from TABOR refunds.

  • Doyle: Endless election cycle

    Within months of the start of the most recent session of the Colorado State Legislature, four representatives and two senators became the targets of recall efforts. This may cause you to wonder what crimes these people committed to merit such a drastic response after just a few months of service at our state Capitol.

    The answer is none. There is absolutely no requirement for a targeted official to have committed any type of criminal offense, financial fraud, been deemed corrupt or incapable of doing their job to be subjected to a recall.

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