Today's News

  • ‘Wedding Singer’ a blissful visit to the ’80s

    Every decade has its own unique vibe. The 1920s had fringed flappers dresses, and the ‘60s and ‘70s had bellbottoms. The 1980s was a decade of excess — fluorescent clothing, sky-high shoulder pads and consumerism gone wild. 

  • School district seeks to revive talks with teachers union

    In an effort to restart contract talks, the Jeffco school board has asked the teachers union what it would take for union negotiators to return to the bargaining table.

    “I think it’s in the board’s best interest to keep JCEA at the (bargaining) table,” board member Lesley Dahlkemper said at Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Evergreen Country Day debate teams advance to area finals

    Fans of debate know that successful thespians anticipate their opponents' counter-arguments. That was definitely the case last week for a debate team at Evergreen Country Day School.

    A four-student team from the private middle school was better than its opponents at anticipating counter-arguments at a tournament April 10,  according to debate judge Joshua Murphy. The semifinals for the Denver area Charter Debate League were held at Evergreen Country Day.

  • Former Evergreen resident producing film featuring Colorado talent

    After years of working as an actor in Los Angeles, former Evergreen resident Ronda Belser is embarking on a film project using Colorado talent exclusively.

    “It’s a unique idea,” she said. “This is a one-of-a-kind independent film. We want to make a film that is all Colorado.”

    The movie that Belser is producing with other investors will give Colorado teenagers a chance to gain experience in filmmaking, she said.

  • Linn brings experience with Forest Service, EPA to park board candidacy

    During the years she spent with the Environmental Protection Agency, Evergreen resident Peg Linn worked with people living near Superfund sites to resolve issues around them.

    "Having worked with the community to reach agreements, I feel like it will help make me a good park board candidate," Linn said. 

    While employed at the regional office of the EPA in Denver, Linn traveled to areas in Clear Creek and Summit counties where there were abandoned mines generating hazardous waste.

  • Mountain Area Earth Day Fair turns 25

    By Etta Satter

    For the Courier

    In 1990, members of the mountain community joined with thousands of others across Colorado and throughout the nation to honor the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by then-senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.

  • EHS students get their teeth into improving fitness

    Evergreen High School’s health classes have gone high-tech now that each student wears a Jawbone UP, a wristband that collects data on an individual’s exercise, sleep patterns and food intake, and the information can be downloaded to the student’s smart phone or computer.

    Science teacher Ali Meyers received $7,000 in grants to buy 60 wristbands, and each student wears one for at least eight weeks to gauge overall fitness. CenturyLink provided $5,000, and ING U.S. Foundation donated $2,000.

  • Fund-raiser planned April 25 for Alpine Rescue Team

    “Rocky Mountain High” is the theme for a night of music at the Muddy Buck in Evergreen on Friday, April 25, to benefit the nonprofit Alpine Rescue Team.

    The Stumblin’ Eagles, a John Denver tribute band, will be featured at the event, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Evergreen. The group is rumored to be working on a reggae version of “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” a John Denver favorite. The group is made up of members of the Mumblin’ Cousins band.

  • New dispatch system promises efficient use of resources

    A new dispatch center is expected to provide more efficiency for the Evergreen Fire Protection District and at least five neighboring fire districts.

    The new dispatch center can handle all 911 calls for fire and medical help anywhere in the six fire districts from a single computer-aided dispatch system coordinated by Evergreen Fire/Rescue dispatchers. 

    “This is pretty exciting. It helps everybody do their jobs better,” said Christy McCormick, communications supervisor at Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Egg-ceptionally creative

    Whipped cream and a red cherry made of artist's clay top the brightly colored “Court Jester Delight” ceramic egg on display at Evergreen National Bank.

    A dark yellow egg yolk is a stand-out feature of the “Half-Baked” ceramic egg. The “Snowflake” egg features intricate hand-painted snowflakes on a deep blue background.

    The three duck-egg-size eggs, along with about 150 more, are part of Evergreen’s seventh annual egg-decorating contest, a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.