Today's News

  • Fifth-graders hold French-style poetry reading

    Teaching poetry to fifth-graders could be a daunting task unless a teacher takes advantage of all the available resources.

    That’s what Bergen Valley teacher Trish Zurlinden did when her class hosted a French-style poetry reading last Thursday at Camp Grounds coffee shop in Bergen Park.

    “Students rise to the occasion in writing when they have a real and authentic audience,” Zurlinden said.

  • Tancredo: Was he a good congressman?

    By Hannah B. Hayes

    The issues around immigration are complex. There’s a melting pot of experiences that led most of us here. Every immigrant has a story — often compelling and heart-wrenching. The migration from “my country” to the promise of a better life is a journey into the unknown on an uncertain path through a maze of danger and bureaucracy.

  • Rec district unresponsive to parents

    In response to a letter from the Evergreen Park and Rec District board in the Nov. 5 Courier, we would like to clarify our position with regard to the tae kwon do classes in the district.

  • If it smells bad, leave it alone

    Of all the different animals one can encounter in our woods, there is one that most people tend to avoid like the plague. Skunks are not popular with anyone, even though they are generally quite friendly and have no intention of doing us any harm. Their terrible odor has earned them the respect of all other animals, including man.

  • Ladies fall to Farmers

    WHEAT RIDGE — From the outset, Evergreen’s girls basketball team has been branded with the dreaded “talented but inexperienced” title.

    Eighteen games into the season and the Cougars’ inexperience is still something the team is working on.

    Against a Wheat Ridge team that implored a heavy dose of half-court trapping and full-court pressure defense, Evergreen struggled to get into its half-court set. When they did manage to break the press, they’d turn the ball over trying to force the issue.

  • Turnovers turn tide

    turn•o•ver  tûrn´ö´ver

    1. (in a game) the loss of possession of the ball to the opposing team.

    2. a small pie made by folding a piece of pastry over on itself to enclose a sweet filling.

    Evergreen boys basketball coach Scott Haebe has seen far too many possessions lost to the opposing team this season; and probably not nearly enough pastries.

  • Dome, sweet dome

    An Evergreen-based nonprofit group wants to create a year-round community garden in a polycarbonate-and-fir geodesic dome, preferably somewhere in Buchanan Park north of the Buchanan Rec Center.

    Global Children’s Gardens and Mountain Community Gardeners have asked the Evergreen Park and Rec District, which owns Buchanan Park, for permission to build an 850-square-foot “growing dome” surrounded by raised garden beds.

  • Economist to deliver '09 forecast

    Keith B. Hembre, the new chief economist for U.S. Bank, will offer his economic forecast for 2009 at a gathering sponsored by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 10.

    The event, which includes lunch, will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Hiwan Country Club. Registration is required due to limited seating.

  • Cohousing group gives up search for property

    A group that formed last year to explore the idea of founding a cohousing community of 20 to 40 homeowners in Evergreen has disbanded after failing to attract enough homeowners willing to purchase real estate.

    The goal was to create a community where residents shared a common area, grew their food, used solar heat and recycled water but also owned private living spaces.

    Neil Preister, one of the organizers, said about three couples and one individual were on board, but another six families would be needed to make it work.

  • Fire board to hold special meeting

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at fire department headquarters, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

    The purpose is to hold an executive session to discuss personnel matters. The meeting will be closed to the public, and no other matters of business will be discussed.

    Under Colorado law, all public meetings are open with the exception of certain meetings called to discuss personnel or real estate matters.