Local News

  • Courier seeking 9/11 memories

    Were you or someone in your family personally affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001? Do you have memories of that day and its aftermath? Contact Vicky Gits at 303-350-1042 or Vicky@evergreenco.com for an anniversary story that will publish on Sept. 7.

  • Evergreen arts community says goodbye to P.K. Worley

    The Evergreen arts community is mourning the loss of a man remembered for his boundless passion for the arts and his intense affection for friends and family.

    Paul “P.K.” Worley, a longtime fixture in the Evergreen arts community, passed away suddenly at his home Aug. 17. He was 78 years old.

  • Evergreen’s Parade of Homes site has lots to see

    The traditional concept of the annual Parade of Homes is to let home dreamers tour grand mansions with every imaginable amenity.

    This year, the Parade of Homes is spread over two dozen locations, and Evergreen’s location gets away from that tradition concept.

    There are no homes.

    The new subdivision Ohtama, located off Douglas Park Road, has 12 lots that are already equipped with underground electrical and high-speed Internet, water and sewer. Each is about a half-acre and sells from $265,000 to $330,000.

  • Big Chili Cook-off set for Sept. 11

    Evergreen’s Big Chili Cook-off will celebrate its 10th anniversary and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, especially the firefighters who lost their lives in the tragedy.

    The event on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Evergreen Lake will feature 130 chilis to be tasted by the public and judged by a panel of chili experts. It is a fund-raiser for the Elk Creek, Evergreen, Indian Hills, Inter-Canyon, North Fork and Platte Canyon fire departments.

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  • Two motorcyclists killed in I-70 accidents; lanes closed

     One lane of westbound I-70 was open as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday after two accidents, both involving motorcycles, closed down the road at mile marker 257 near Lookout Mountain about noon, the State Patrol said.

    The first accident was at 11:46 a.m. when a rider lost control of his bike and crashed. A female passenger died at the scene. The rider was taken to a local hospital. While approaching the initial crash, a second motorcycle crashed at 11:49 a.m., after rear-ending a vehicle. The rider on that motorcycle also died.

  • Park district to preview draft master plan

    The public is invited to a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Buchanan Rec Center to hear a presentation on the draft park district 10-year master plan which has been in progress since January and a topic of discussion for the last couple of years.

    The consulting firm GreenPlay LLC will start off the proceedings, which will be followed by some form of opportunity for public comment.

  • Man charged in fraud case appears in court

    The arraignment of a former Evergreen man accused of taking more than $1 million in a couple of related investment scams was continued Aug. 2 while attorneys work on a possible plea bargain.

    A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Israel Mursuli, 58, in May 2011 on 28 counts of securities fraud and two of felony theft from 2005 to 2009, according to court documents.

    Mursuli, who operated two businesses in Evergreen, is accused of coming up with an investment proposal and offering it to a number of personal acquaintances.

  • Age of structure eyed in deck collapse

    Age of the structure was the likely cause of a deck collapse that injured 12 people during a barbecue party Saturday at a home on Lookout Mountain, a county building official said.

    Two people were critically injured when the deck collapsed on the second story of the home at 227 Lamb Lane. About 12 of the 25 people reportedly on the deck at the time had to be transported to the hospital by various agencies.

  • Hiwan Hills resident named to park district board

    The park district board interviewed five candidates in two hours and unanimously picked Hiwan Hills resident Peter Lindquist to fill the position created by the departure of board member Pat Callahan, who resigned in July after 15 months.

    Five people submitted their names for consideration after Callahan announced he was resigning to move to Slovakia, where his wife, Julie, was being sent on a year-long foreign assignment for IBM.