Local News

  • Jefferson County residents participate in Women’s March

    Amidst a government shutdown, women, men and children from Jefferson County and across Colorado gathered Saturday for the second Women’s March in downtown Denver.

    Though tens of thousands attended this year’s event, it was smaller than last year’s, which occurred the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Both years, the Denver event coincided with sister marches across the state and country.

  • Evergreen teen dies after rollover crash

    Rachel Hern, a 16-year-old Evergreen resident, died on Jan. 23 after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a single-car rollover accident three nights earlier.
    According to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, Hern was a passenger in a 2000 silver Chevy Cavalier that was traveling westbound on Highway 74 near Divide View Road at 7:20 p.m. Lewis said the car went out of control, rotated and collided with the left shoulder before rolling.

  • Car-theft suspect no longer believed to be in El Rancho area

    Authorities are searching for a man suspected of stealing two cars, including one from an Evergreen residence on Wednesday, though he is not believed to still be in the Evergreen area.

    The suspect was believed to be in the El Rancho area this morning after he abandoned a car he allegedly initially stole in Gilpin County.

    Then, a gray truck was stolen from a residence in the 28000 block of Meadowlark Drive, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter. The 2017 Dodge Ram with the license plate COD 084 has black tool boxes in the bed.

  • Community gathers to remember beloved EMS teacher

    Evergreen Middle School teacher Dale Lidicker loved to talk about politics, music and a host of other topics, but his eyes softened when he talked about his students who were so dear to his heart.

    “He was all about the kids,” principal Tim Vialpando told EMS community members who gathered Saturday to celebrate the legacy of Lidicker, who died Dec. 24 of a heart attack. “He loved his kids as only a soul like Dale could.”

  • No snow, no problem

    As the adage goes: When there’s a will, there’s a way.

    On Saturday before the snowstorm, Mount Vernon Canyon Club still managed to have its snowless Winter Fun Day with some creative ways for families to enjoy themselves outdoors.

    “Mother Nature is not going to defeat me,” Leatha LeBlanc, the club’s director of recreation and activities, said of holding the event despite the dearth of the white stuff covering the ground. “Mother Nature wasn’t going to help us out, so we had to do something else.”


    Roofer injured in fall at the Yellow Barn

    A roofer was injured Saturday afternoon after falling from the roof of the Yellow Barn in Conifer.

    According to Michael Davis with Elk Creek Fire Protection District, the department was called about 1:25 p.m. and transported the worker to an area hospital. Davis said he was unable to share more information about the injured party, and the owners of Magpie Mercantile, which operates out of the Yellow Barn, did not respond to phone calls for comment.

  • Bills to watch for during the 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Denver, commencing the second session of the 71st General Assembly in Colorado. Over the coming weeks, the Courier will follow a number of bills introduced by legislators in an effort to keep readers informed about the issues their local lawmakers are prioritizing at the Capitol. What follows is a brief summary of bills that state representatives and state senators who serve the Evergreen, Conifer and Bailey communities are the primary sponsors of.

  • EFR's longtime fire marshal to step down

    Frank Dearborn, Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s longtime fire marshal, is stepping down after 19 years with the department.

    Announcing his decision at the Evergreen fire board meeting Jan. 9, Dearborn said his resignation was for unspecified personal reasons and stressed that he would remain with the department, but in a different role.

    A search for Dearborn’s replacement will begin in the near future.

    Two EFR EMTs honored by Sons of the American Revolution

  • Millions expected in savings after refinancing of school bonds

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will see an estimated $4.6 million in net savings over the next several years after Jeffco Public Schools refinanced $99 million in bonds from 2012 late last year.

  • How to help with post office burglaries investigation

    While the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has had a good response from local residents affected by the recent post office burglaries, there’ve been no updates in the case.

    However, the agency is following up on several leads, Postal Inspector Eric Manuel said.

    According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Indian Hills Post Office was burglarized sometime between end-of-day Jan. 6 and the morning of Jan. 8.

    The Idledale Post Office was burglarized after close of business on Jan. 8.