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  • Two Evergreen-turned-L.A. songwriters compose movie soundtrack

    When writing music for a movie about a country star visiting his hometown for the first time in 10 years, there’s only one place songwriters Brett Boyett and Jackson Odell had in mind.

    Evergreen.

    The two, who hail from the mountain area but now reside in Los Angeles, cowrote songs for the movie “Forever My Girl,” which was released on Jan. 19.

  • Jeffco sheriff investigating report of attempted abduction in Conifer

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted abduction of a student near West Jefferson Elementary in Conifer on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Satirical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical” brings its whimsical humor to the Venue Theatre

    By Rebekah Nestingen
    For The Courier

    When a town with a water crisis meets capitalism, populism, bureaucracy and corporate mismanagement, it ends up with people ready to revolt because they don’t have enough money to pee.
    On Jan. 19, The Venue Theatre Co. opened “Urinetown: The Musical,” a satirical comedy that follows Urinetown, a town that has outlawed the use of private toilets in an attempt to regulate water consumption. The citizens of Urinetown must use a public pay-per-use system owned by Urine Good Company.

  • Askins pleads guilty in N. Turkey Creek Fire case

    The 19-year-old accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to one class-6 felony count of firing woods or prairies, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

    Andrew Askins of Conifer was charged in late April with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

  • Brooks pleads not guilty

    The woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 in mid-July pleaded not guilty to all counts in a Monday arraignment.

    Jennifer Brooks, 46, of Bailey will return to court Feb. 20 for a pretrial conference.

  • Passing on the passion for reading

    It is not always easy to inspire a group of first-graders to come to school early, but James Vigil has found a way.

    The 10-year-old Parmalee Elementary School student began a book club for first-graders as part of a project for his advanced learning plan with fifth-grade teacher Caren Matteucci.

  • 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.