Today's News

  • Jeffco judge rules against church expansion

    A Jefferson County judge has ruled against a controversial church expansion approved by county commissioners last year. 

    Chief District Judge Stephen Munsinger said that until the Board of County Commissioners adopts regulations allowing for expansion of a non-conforming use of property, the church cannot add 21,000 square feet to its existing 9,000-square-foot campus.

  • SUV, school bus collide on Highway 73 in Marshdale

    A Honda Pilot collided with a school bus on Highway 73 in Marshdale on Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

    There were some children on the bus, but no injuries were reported. No ambulances were called.

    The accident happened between North Turkey Creek Road and Evergreen Meadows about 3 p.m.


  • Kelley, Cougars run away from Conifer

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    He went from California to New York.
    Well, not literally, but Chase Kelley defined the old saying coast to coast late in the second quarter of Evergreen’s 62-45 win over Conifer on Feb. 22 at Evergreen High School.
    With Evergreen leading 32-10 Kelley grabbed a rebound and took off like a locomotive. The senior faked a pass, split two defenders, and laid the ball effortlessly into the hoop. The emphatic drive capped a 27-2 run for the Cougars and gave them an insurmountable 24-point lead over the rival Lobos.

  • Lady Cougars rally late to stun Conifer

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It featured three lead changes and two ties, and that was just in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
    Evergreen and Conifer girls basketball teams played a classic back-and-forth affair Feb. 22, and it was the Lady Cougars who used a late run to earn a 42-35 win.

  • Kay finally finds his place at state

    DENVER — Jake Kay was running the mat, shaking his arms loose just like all the other competitors preparing for the opening night session of the 4A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. With his Evergreen Cougars’ warm-up jacket on and his first match of the three-day tournament still more than 90 minutes away, Kay showed the focus that has identified him in his senior season.

  • Box elder trees add character to area stream beds

    If you are lucky enough to live in one of the stream valleys, you may have some box elder trees growing near your house. I hope you will make time to really watch them for at least a few minutes every day.


    Not only are box elder trees interesting in their own right, but they also seem to attract many birds, especially when they have many seeds hanging on their branches. Box elder is the name by which most of us know this tree, but botanically, it is known as Acer negundo.

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  • Students can vie for chance to meet with Supreme Court justice

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be in Denver to help celebrate the ceremonial opening of the new Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center in early May. And 100 eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders from Colorado have a chance to build a winning case for wanting to meet her.

    The Colorado Judicial Department is asking students to explain why they want to meet one of the top jurists in the country. Kids have until Friday to submit their essays to win a chance to meet with Sotomayor for two hours on the morning of May 2.

  • Evergreen artist writes the book on color use

    An artist with more than 30 years experience, Evergreen resident David Cuin has a vivid sense of reflected his creations.
    To help others use color effectively, Cuin has written a book titled "Take Control of Color," which will be launched at Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park this Thursday, Feb. 28.

  • Walking the boards, on the sunny side

    With its cheery message that the sun’ll come out tomorrow, “Annie Jr.” will come alive this week at Evergreen Middle School.

    The show, about Little Orphan Annie who is adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks, is based on a comic book and a Broadway stage play.