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Today's News

  • Starlings showing up at feeders

    Every winter, I receive a phone call or letter from someone, asking about the strange beautiful bird at a feeder. Apparently, the unusually cold weather gives starlings the drive to investigate feeders, and many people see them for the first time during the cold days of winter.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Hang on loosely, but don’t let go

  • Biking through history

    They bicycled for five days through a desert where their ancestors trekked for 40 years to reach the Promised Land.

  • Cougars can’t catch up to Rams

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — The opportunity was there for the taking. Evergreen junior Marcus Cassin willed in a driving layup with 2 minutes, 49 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the Green Mountain lead to three. But that would be as close as the Cougars would get as the host Rams sealed a 50-38 victory with a 21-12 game-ending run on Jan. 10 at Green Mountain High School.

  • Whooping cough at epidemic levels in Jefferson County

    Jeffco has a distinction it most certainly doesn’t want: The county currently leads the metro area in the number of pertussis cases.

    “We do have that dubious honor, unfortunately,” said Brown Kyle Brown, a public health nurse with Jeffco Public Health. 

    Brown, who works in communicable disease control and immunization, said the county had 309 reported cases of pertussis in 2013. The current outbreak has been classified as an epidemic by the state, Brown said.

  • Rams rally, hold off Lady Cougars

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Intensity. Aggressiveness. Focus. Domination.
    This was the recipe for success as the Evergreen girls basketball team tangled with Green Mountain in the Lady Rams’ gym on Jan. 10. The only problem is that the game has four quarters, not one.
    Evergreen senior Emily Elmgreen lit up the scoreboard with 19 points in the first half; however, it was not enough as Green Mountain rallied for a narrow 54-51 victory.

  • Characters welcome

    Evergreen is known for being a home to a variety of characters, and Mt. Evans Hospice hopes to bring a lot of colorful types out for its annual formal fund-raiser.

    At the Bookworm Ball, scheduled for Feb. 22 at Mount Vernon Country Club, locals can come as their favorite characters — the ones that populate literature, that is.

  • Nine victories add up to fun time for Evergreen

    ARVADA — Anna McDonald calls the 4A Jeffco Relays a fun meet. After all, one doesn’t get to swim the events associated with this particular meet at normal races.
    So, yes, it is fun. But what about competitive? It’s that, too.

  • Many hotels not high on legalized pot

    When it comes to legalized marijuana in Colorado, one area lodging establishment considers it a blessing, while another considers it a curse. For several others, it’s not an issue at all.

    The Cliff House Lodge in Morrison still bans tobacco smoking in its cottages, but there’s no problem for marijuana smokers. In contrast, the Comfort Suites at El Rancho doesn’t allow smoking of any kind in its rooms, and it’s fining a fair number of violators since smoking recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado on Jan. 1.

  • Open space advisory board recommends more than $1 million in park grants

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is among potential recipients of grants recommended by the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee. If approved by the county commissioners, the park district will receive $79,000 to improve and rebuild the boardwalk and nature center access trail at Evergreen Lake.

    Other recommended grant recipients include the cities of Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, which collectively could receive the lion’s share of more than $800,000 from the Jeffco Open Space sales tax fund.