Today's News

  • Clean canine fun: Dog-washing event raises funds for EAPL

    Dogs and their owners in every shape and size participated in the fourth annual Wine, Washes & Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.

    From tiny Chihuahuas to a 150-pound chocolate Lab, from young children to older adults, the benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League had something for everyone.

  • Proposed budget for Jeffco Open Space includes improvements to Evergreen parks

    Improvements and repairs to Evergreen parks are among capital projects included in the proposed $31 million 2015 budget for Jefferson County Open Space.
    Don Klima, administration and education services manager for Jeffco Open Space, and other staff members presented the proposed budget to the advisory committee at the July 10 meeting. Nearly $6 million is slated for capital improvements. Those in the Evergreen area include:
    • $150,000 for restroom replacement and improvements to the west trailhead at Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills,

  • Car show to benefit Mount Evans

    Evergreen resident Jim Motley loved the cars he rebuilt – from a Model A Ford to a ’57 Chevy.

    Motley died in March 2013. In his honor, his family is holding the second annual Mot Rod Heaven car show on Friday, July 19, to raise money for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. It will be in the parking lot at Stagecoach Sports Grill, 30790 Stagecoach Blvd., from 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Flood recovery in Brook Forest area continues after torrential rain

    Work continues on Forest Estates Road near the Brook Forest Inn after torrential rains on July 7 washed out a culvert under the road and some driveways in the area.

    The Jeffco Road and Bridge Department is expecting the repairs will take another two weeks to complete. In the meantime, the road is down to one lane as crews remove debris and replace a culvert.

  • Neville challenging Nicholson in Senate District 16

    Colorado Sen. Jeanne Nicholson is facing competition from challenger Republican Tim Neville for the District 16 seat in the November election.
    Neville has strong ties with the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Political Action Committee, which is endorsing him as a candidate. His son, Joe Neville, is a lobbyist for the RMGO PAC that opposed last year’s gun control legislation.
    Democrat Nicholson has backing from the Colorado AFL-CIO and stands on her record of support for affordable health care and victims of wildland fires in the state.

  • Vintage VW convertible is this year’s selection for park and rec foundation raffle

    She’s beautiful, a bit of trouble — and could be yours.
    A classy 1970 Volkswagen Karmann beetle named Layla is this year’s selection for the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation raffle.
    This convertible has a new rag top and a rebuilt engine with less than 30,000 miles of wear. And she’s been through two restorations recently.
    Because getting her ready to be raffled off has been a bit difficult, Layla is deserving of her name — just like the woman in the Eric Clapton song, foundation member Kit Darrow said.

  • Woehr vying for House District 25 seat as Libertarian candidate

    Libertarian Jack Woehr is launching his campaign for the state House District 25 seat for the second time in recent years.
    “I am running because the political system has gotten kind of toxic,” Woehr said. "Gone are the days of the honorable opponent.”
    This year Woehr is challenging two political newcomers who are vying in House District 25, Democrat Janet Doyle and Republican Jon Keyser. Incumbent Republican Cheri Gerou decided to retire from office.

  • Weiner repeats at Freedom Run

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Bob Weiner is someone you don’t want to run into if you’re on the wrong side of the law in Jefferson County and someone you don’t want to run against in the Freedom Run 5K.

  • Power out at 'Annie'

    “The sun will come out … tomorrow,” wafted out from the pitch-black stage over the “Annie” audience sitting in the darkened Center Stage theater in Evergreen on Saturday night.

  • Indian Hills fireworks stage a comeback - VIDEO

    The hills were alive with the sound of music — and of laughter, water and fireworks — during the annual Indian Hills July 4th celebration on Friday.

    “This is the third year in a row for me and my family,” said Scott Pierce of Evergreen. “We show up for the breakfast and the parade. It’s great.”

    (See video below).

    The annual event, dimmed the last two years because of dry conditions that forced cancellation of the fireworks display, was rejuvenated with the return of pyrotechnics in the night sky.