Local News

  • 2011 slash drop-off sites and dates

    All drop-off times are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    June 11 and 12

    Inter-Canyon/Indian Hills Fire/Rescue near Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285

    June 18 and 19

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73

    June 25 and 26

    Coal Creek Fire Rescue at 11583 Camp Eden Road

    July 16 and 17

    Elk Creek Fire Protection District, 10441 Highway 73 in Conifer

  • Mount Evans Road open to summit

    Colorado Highway 5 to the top of Mount Evans was fully opened by the Colorado Department of Transportation on June 2.

    Crews spent the last few days clearing snow from Summit Lake to the top — a 4-mile stretch.
    The road was opened from Echo Lake to Summit Lake on May 26, but heavier than usual snowfall last month prevented CDOT from opening the highway to the top. In recent years, Colorado 5 had been open to the summit before Memorial Day.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Texting her boundaries

  • Kids round up fun at Rodeo Stampede

    Kids ages 2 to 14 ran fast and ran far in the third annual Kids Rodeo Stampede at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on May 28.

    More than 160 children from Evergreen and Conifer schools, plus some from Bailey, Boulder and Lakewood, took part in the 50-yard dash and 1-mile and 2-mile runs. In addition, there was face painting, a bounce house, a fire truck from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and a silent auction.

  • Blue Spruce Habitat plans zero-waste fund-raiser

    By Heather McWilliams

    For the Courier

    Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is planning its fourth annual fund-raiser next week, and the event is designed to be a big zero — producing zero waste.

    Hard Hats & High Heels is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday,  June 11, at a home in Evergreen’s Soda Creek neighborhood. The event also will honor Liz Thompson and her two boys, Bowen and Riley, who will be the recipients of a Habitat home built this year in Kittredge.

  • Country Road Cafe auditions for cable-TV show

    The County Road Cafe in Kittredge, an unpretentious roadhouse known for huge, family-style servings and popular Smashed Mashed combo plates, hosted an eight-person video crew filming a possible TV show on the Discovery Channel.

    "The whole point is out-of-the-way spots between the big cities and off the interstates," said producer Tim McOsker of Citizen Pictures of Denver. On Thursday, May 26, McOsker was at the Country Road getting his team organized for the shoot.

  • Hopes soar at Bergen Valley Elementary balloon launch

    As Bergen Valley Elementary School fifth-graders conducted the annual hot-air balloon launch in the school’s parking lot on May 26, the soon-to-be fifth-graders watched and anticipated what their turn at the rite of passage would be like.

    “It’s so exciting,” fourth-grader Taylor Crawford said as she watched colorful tissue-paper balloons float into the sky. “It’s a good experience. Everyone can see your (balloon) fly.”

  • On-the-spot survey connects with rec district customers

    BAs part of gathering information for its master plan, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is making a survey available by smart phone and wireless or land-line telephone service.

    To access the survey, recreation users can use their smart phones and a Quick Response code (like a bar code) imprinted on fliers being posted at various park district locations.

    The purpose of the survey, which takes about five minutes, is to gather information about users’ opinions of the best way to communicate information from the district.

  • Park district returns minor land donations


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has agreed to give back to Jefferson County three parcels of land after deciding the parcels have little park potential.

    After visiting the three locations, executive director Scott Robson told the district board in a memo May 24, "I am recommending that none of the three properties be accepted by the district."

  • Young Simon trades piano for college classroom

    The younger half of the longtime piano-playing father-and-son act known as Simon and Son will be retiring from the stage at age 23 after a celebratory goodbye concert June 19.

    Peter Simon and his son, Saling, will perform together in a "final farewell concert" at 4 p.m. at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road.

    The concert is free and open to the public. Known for their musicianship and sense of humor, the piano duo wanted to do a final concert together in their hometown.