Today's News

  • Cormorants at Evergreen Lake a majestic sight

    One of the most prominent and therefore most asked-about bird at Evergreen Lake is the double-crested cormorant. This big bird often is seen sitting on the dam or on the sandbar that accumulates at the inlet. They are big black birds that people cannot fail to see, especially when they have their wings spread out to dry.

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  • Closing the circle, in the ring

    The thought actually hit me earlier in the week that 19 years before, as a mere 21-year-old in Craigsville, Va., of all places, I stepped into a professional wrestling ring for the first time as a referee. But that's not where my love affair with what is now more prominently called sports entertainment began.

  • Visiting Chargers steal doubleheader from Evergreen

    The Evergreen Cougars dropped a home doubleheader to the the Chatfield Chargers on July 22, losing 7-4 and 11-10.
    In Game 1, Evergreen got off to an early lead, scoring all of its runs in the first inning. But fortune smiled on Chatfield in the fourth inning when it scored three runs — one of which on a balk by Evergreen sophomore pitcher Jackson Grise.
    After a brief rain delay in the second inning of Game 2, Chatfield was up to bat with the Cougars leading 6-4.

  • Courage Classic ride is all about the kids

    Michael Elmquist was looking for a team. For two years the Houston, Texas, resident had ridden in the Courage Classic, a three-day, 157-mile bike ride through Summit County to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Colorado. But he was looking to join a group. A specific team — the Slalom Gates Rubber Duckies.
    Elmquist e-mailed ride organizers to get him on the team, but team captain Robert Meek never received the notification. Elmquist figured he would come up to Colorado and visit his sister’s in-laws. He would fly it by ear in his quest to find a team.

  • Bear Mountain homeowners to take procedural issues to Evergreen Fire/Rescue board

    In the wake of a home being destroyed by fire on Bear Mountain on July 19, the homeowner association has some questions about protocol and procedures for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    The fire, which started about 3:30 a.m. and was fully contained by 7 a.m. last Thursday, highlighted some residents’ safety concerns.

  • ‘We’ve got to move on,’ homeowners say

    Jerry and Jan Roberts, who lost their Fern Gulch Road home last week in a fire, continue to be reminded of what they always have known: Evergreen is a giving community.

    They don’t know where to begin when they talk about the firefighter who gave Jan a pair of shoes so she didn’t have to walk down her driveway barefoot.

    They can’t speak highly enough about the firefighters who worked diligently for many hours to try to save their house and to keep the fire from spreading.

  • Cause of Bear Mountain house fire sought

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue investigators are continuing their efforts to identify the cause of a fire that destroyed a Bear Mountain home on July 19.

    The owners, Jerry and Jan Roberts, along with their dog, Cody, escaped the blaze that started at 3:30 a.m. The fire at 26082 Fern Gulch Road was contained by 7 a.m., though smoke could be seen throughout the day from as far away as Walmart.

  • The school-tax question: spending vs. enrollment

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property tax increase.

    Opponents of a proposed tax increase for Jeffco schools say the district’s spending history belies its claims of austerity in recent years.

  • Local resident says cloud seeding increases wildfire danger

    Evergreen resident Diane MacMillan believes that cloud seeding in the western part of the state is creating dry conditions on the Front Range — and playing a key role in wildfires.

    During her presentation to about 50 residents at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium July 19, MacMillan stated her case and asked for support in bringing the issue to the attention of lawmakers and insurance companies. The event was advertised as a community wildfire meeting.