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Today's News

  • Jeffco Open Space sets goals for completing repairs to flood-damaged parks

    With help from volunteers, Apex Park may be partially open to hikers and bikers by this spring, according to a timeline established by the staff at Jeffco Open Space.

    The park in Golden has been closed since September, when flooding caused extensive trail damage. Other parks in the Jeffco Open Space system, which also were severely impacted, are slated for repairs in the coming months.

  • Ice Melt Barrel is on ice — with a twist

    An unusual twist complicated placement of the barrel for the eighth annual Evergreen Ice Melt Contest when a chainsaw wouldn’t start — but a local fisherman’s auger came to the rescue with a twist of its own.

    The hero fisherman (who wished to remain anonymous) saved more than just the day. The person who accurately predicts the exact time the barrel will fall into Evergreen Lake come springtime stands to win $1,000. Second place gets $500, third place $250, and fourth place $125.

  • Family escapes house fire in Evergreen

    A family living on Armadillo Trail off Highway 73 escaped a house fire on Friday evening that severely damaged their home.

    Part of the roof collapsed, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman Doug Saba, so firefighters switched to defensive mode, which means they worked only from the outside to keep the flames from spreading further or to nearby trees.

    “It’s so dry out there right now,” Saba said, “that a house fire can turn into a forest fire very quickly.”

  • Cougars have big shoes to fill in 2014

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Kirk Petrik knows it will be hard for Evergreen’s alpine skiers to top the 2013 season. The Cougars qualified 37 boys and girls for the state meet, where they crowned an individual champion, had two runners-up finishes and claimed the team scoring honors in three of the four disciplines en route to winning both team titles.

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars solve GW’s zone defense

    As Evergreen returned from winter break, sophomore post player Samantha Kisiel sat on the bench, the result of missing an earlier practice.
    Her punishment was to bide her time and come off the bench against George Washington on Jan. 3. When she entered the game, she made sure to make the most of the opportunity.
    Kisiel scored a career-high 22 points as the Lady Cougars pulled out a 57-46 victory in front of a sparse Evergreen High crowd. Kisiel scored most of her points in the paint as Evergreen solved GW’s 3-2 zone defense.

  • Haas, Cougars tame Lions

    LITTLETON — It started with a 3-pointer, then a layup and then another. Before long, Evergreen junior point guard Nathan Haas was in a zone.

  • Change your strategy, but not your values

    As I read about the record-breaking Internet sales being reported this Christmas, I remember s0metime around 1985 I was asked to co-chair a task force at Sears headquarters to come up with ideas about how the retailer should leverage the use of the Internet.

  • Politics will reign at the Capitol in ’14

    Against the backdrop of the first successful recalls of sitting state legislators in Colorado history, the Colorado General Assembly convenes today. The changes from the recall will be evident in a number of ways.

  • Dove sightings becoming common

    During the holidays, I received word from a reader of this column, Brian Parsons, that he had what he believed to be a pair of turtle doves at his feeder south of Evergreen. He described the birds as being “a pair of light-colored doves with a black neck ring.”

     

    I talked to Mr. Parsons on the phone, but I have not as yet been able to see the birds myself. His description could be either of two birds, both of which have been seen in Colorado in the past.

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