Local News

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.

  • Serving those who serve: RMAE class assembles care packages for GIs in distant lands

    Colton Meyers lives in Conifer and attends Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, but his heart and mind are far away with the service men and women whose feet tread the sandy soil of distant lands.

    Colton has learned a lot about the military and the hardship soldiers face through his brothers, Army Spc. Jesse Bavender and Marine Sgt. Joshua Bavender, both 22. The twins are Colton’s half brothers.

  • Callahan, Footer, Darrow elected to EPRD board

    Two new faces will join the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, and incumbent Kit Darrow will return, based on unofficial election results late Tuesday.

    About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the unofficial results showed the biggest vote getter was Pat Callahan, with 980 votes. Mark Footer was second with 972 votes. Kit Darrow was third with 896 votes. The three were elected to four-year terms.

  • Cleanup continues on day after fire in Conifer

    On Tuesday, Blackhawk Drive was ablaze with activity; on Wednesday, mop-up operations were slowly continuing after a wildfire that charred 10 to 12 acres in the Conifer Meadows subdivision.

    The blaze ignited late Tuesday morning near Blackhawk Drive, which is off Foxton Road about 3 miles south of U.S. 285.

    Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, said the fire was 100 percent contained and that power had been restored to residents.

  • Incumbents win in West Jeff Metro District board election

    An unofficial count showed Tuesday night that voters in the West Jefferson County Metro District elected three incumbents to additional four-year terms as members of the district board of directors from a slate of four candidates.

    The winners, with vote totals in parentheses, are Robert J. Zavodsky (380), J. Kelly Garrod (307) and Scott W. Smith (301). Guy M. Santo took 158 votes.

  • County hosts primer on Colorado's Open Meetings Law

    Jeffco’s elected officials and volunteers who serve on the county’s 28 boards and commissions were treated to a primer on Colorado’s Open Meetings Law on April 28.

    Media attorney Steven Zansberg presented the program, which the county agreed to host after two commissioners violated the Open Meetings Law last summer when they discussed public business via e-mail.

  • Destination ImagiNation team takes skit to Earth Day Fair

    Helping the environment is an Evergreen priority, and five Bergen Valley Elementary School students have incorporated that priority into a skit to teach others about caring for the planet.

  • Polls are open today in park district election

    Eligible voters can vote in person in the park district board election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

    The polling places are at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Both facilities are disabled accessible.

    The Canyon Courier’s interviews with the candidates are available on this website in the “News Headlines” section.

  • Herrin pleads not guilty in kidnapping, assault case

    A Kittredge man accused in the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman pleaded not guilty last week in his arraignment at the Jefferson County courthouse.

    A pretrial conference has been set for May 10 at 10 a.m.

    Joel Michael Herrin, 41, is accused of going to the woman’s house Dec. 29 for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work. He has been held in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

  • Lariat Loop scenic byway wins national recognition

    Jeffco business owners and civic leaders celebrated the upgrading of the Lariat Loop from Colorado Scenic Byway to National Scenic Byway with free soft-serve ice cream in downtown Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    Participants donned buffalo hats and posed for a photo in the middle of Morrison’s main street to call attention to the previously announced project, a new visitor center at the Buffalo Herd Overlook at Genesee that is projected to break ground this summer.