Today's News

  • Branding Evergreen

    What’s in a name? Quite a bit, it seems.

    A group of business and community leaders brainstormed ideas for branding Evergreen with an engaging slogan while meeting at the Center for the Arts on Dec. 11.

     “Our Evergreen” emerged as the apparent winner because of its inclusiveness.

    Close runner-ups were “My Evergreen,” “Evergreen First” and “One Evergreen.”

  • Fire board approves funds for training facility

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board appropriated $500,000 in funds to build the proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 — while also agreeing to seek another site for future use at the Dec. 11 meeting.

    Fire Chief Mike Weege said he is waiting to get the final schedule from the contractor, and that the prefabricated building is expected to arrive in six to eight weeks. Rewriting the specifications for the facility and reducing its height from four to three stories saved $7,500 on the project, he said.

  • Celebrating Hanukkah with music and art

    On a chilly Saturday evening, a large crowd gathered around the menorah at Evergreen Lake Park to celebrate Hanukkah and its meaning.


    “This is a coming together of the community,” said Levi Brackman, rabbi at Judaism in the Foothills. “We’re all here to support this event as equals.”

    One by one, representatives of the eight organizations that sponsored the event climbed a ladder to light a lamp on the tall menorah.

  • Hikers find skeleton at Red Rocks Park

    A human skeleton has been found by hikers near Red Rocks Park. 

    Three hikers found the skeleton three tenths of a mile above and to the west of Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, Dec. 14.

    The hikers notified a Jeffco sheriff's deputy who was patrolling the area and led the deputy back to the remains. 

    The skeleton was found in thick brush and appeared to have been there for some time. The person had been clad in blue sweatpants or shorts, and there were no noticeable signs of trauma, the Sheriff's Office reported.

  • 2012 skiing preview

    Head coach: Kirk Petrik
    Assistant coaches: Mike Savoie, Holly Boggs 
    Skiers to watch: Jake Bender, Sr., alpine; Rae Lemon, Soph., alpine; Kelly Gordon, Soph., alpine; Dylan Reed, Sr., Nordic; Shelbie Ralston, Sr., Nordic
    Alpine season opener: Jan. 4, at Beaver Creek

  • Malazdrewicz, Cougars start, finish meet in commanding fashion

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The meet was long since over, but one swimmer remained in the pool. Evergreen senior Lexie Malazdrewicz seemingly effortlessly continued to glide back and forth across the water as Wulf Recreation Center emptied out. 
    “I have a morning (club) practice tomorrow. I just had to do a little more warming down and loosen up for it,” Malazdrewicz said of her extra time in the pool after another Lady Cougars victory. 

  • Cougars put on clinic, rip Rams

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

  • EHS displays heart despite final score

    Lane Williams wasn’t going to concern himself with the scoreboard. The Evergreen wrestling coach knew that the mixed results that the Cougars had Dec. 11 in their triangular dual meet with Platte Canyon and Clear Creek weren’t a true reflection of how well his team actually wrestled.
    How could it be considering the number of forfeits across the board?

  • Former Evergreen marijuana grower gets 48 years in prison for attempted murder

    A man on the FBI’s Most Wanted list has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the execution-style shooting of two men in Evergreen in 2004.

    Robert Otilio Montoya, 34, was a part-owner of a marijuana growing operation in Evergreen when the incident took place.

    Montoya shot Ed Miller and Leland Travis four times each after finding them at a rental home where the plants were being grown. Miller and Travis were cleaning, as they had been hired to do, when Montoya entered the house and tied their hands behind their backs.

  • Ice-skating season to open this Saturday

    This winter's ice skating season on Evergreen Lake is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 15, weather permitting. 

    Evergreen has the biggest outdoor Zamboni-maintained ice skating rink in North America. Hockey players are invited to grab their sticks and jump into one of 10 hockey rinks for a drop-in game.

    Skaters can take and break and warm up in the Evergreen Lake House, where hot chocolate and popcorn are available along with a large fire in the fireplace.