Local News

  • EAS+Y, Evergreen Audubon to show film focusing on health of oceans

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto, for the Courier

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability and the Evergreen Audubon and Nature Center will offer an evening of conservation and sustainability awareness Thursday with a showing of the film “A Plastic Ocean.”

    The event, which is the kickoff of EAS+Y’s 2017 programming, will also feature discussion and light refreshments.

  • Fire chief believes two Elk Creek blazes could be linked to those on Green Mountain

    Two wildfires that burned several acres along U.S. 285 near Windy Point last month may be linked to seven suspicious fires in the Green Mountain area, according to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin.

  • McMinimee's demotion a 'mutual decision'

    Dan McMinimee's early departure from his position as Jeffco schools superintendent last week was ultimately the result of discussions he had with the school board almost three weeks ago. 

    According to board President Ron Mitchell, McMinimee approached the board in mid-February about possibly moving into a different role for the remainder of his contract, which expires June 30. 

  • Dog park supporters, Open Space strike deal to keep some off-leash areas open

    Friends of the Elk Meadow off-leash area announced late Tuesday they have canceled Thursday’s rally in light of a new partnership forged with Jeffco Open Space that will keep a portion of the popular Evergreen dog park open for several years to come.

  • Warm weather ends skating season early

    Evergreen Lake’s ice-skating season is officially over, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District reports.

    According to EPRD Executive Director Ellen O’Connor, this year’s skating season saw 15,000 fewer visitors and approximately $31,000 less in net income than the 2015-16 season.

  • From Rockland to Romania

    A Genesee area church and an Evergreen couple have worked together for several years to ensure Romanian teenagers can attend high school.

    Since 2007 there has been a connection between Romania and Rockland Community Church in Golden, as parishioners have sponsored students from impoverished areas who want to attend high school. Church members have traveled to Romania to visit their sponsored students and work on mission projects, while students and other contacts have visited Rockland to spread the word about the scholarship program.

  • Local author delves into history, co-writing projects

    Upon meeting Evergreen author and Emmy-nominated writer Phil White, one might find him a “genuine, gregarious, hard-working guy with a really cool accent,” his friend Greg Sheffer said.

    White and Sheffer worked together on a television program called “Olathe: The City Beautiful,” for Kansas City’s PBS channel, KCPT. White was nominated as a writer for a program/program feature (non-news) for “Olathe” at the 2016 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Mid-America Emmy Awards.

  • DUI suspected in 285 crash that injured 2

    Driving under the influence is suspected in a head-on collision at U.S. 285 and Kings Valley Road on Feb. 21 that left two people injured.

    According to State Trooper Josh Lewis, Andrea Deckard, 34, was driving north on U.S. 285 at 9:11 p.m. Feb. 21 when her 2013 Toyota 4Runner crossed the double-yellow line and crashed head-on into a 2006 Toyota Corolla driven by an 89-year-old woman from Indian Hills.

  • School district’s effectiveness officer resigns

    Jeffco Public Schools’ chief school effectiveness officer, Terry Elliott, has resigned after three years in his position.

  • Pupils helping author write novel

    Marshdale Elementary students are getting a hands-on experience of a lifetime by helping an author write a book for 9- to 12-year-olds.

    Kirstin Pulioff, a Marshdale parent, is writing a book called “ Sky Raiders: Initiation,” which is the first in a series. This is Pulioff’s fifth book.

    The story is a blend of real life and fantasy about Tommy, who goes to a new school, learns to make friends, handles new situations and eventually believes in himself.