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Today's News

  • WJES hosts Superhero Sprint fund-raiser

    Look, there on the sidewalk! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! ... No, it’s superheroes!

    Specifically, West Jeff Elementary students, who were channeling their favorite superheroes to participate in their school’s Superhero Sprint fund-raiser Friday morning.

    On Monday, the school confirmed the fun-run event, which was modeled off Elk Creek Elementary School’s Rainbow Run last February, raised more than $10,000.

  • Lots of fun for all at Canyonfest

    Canyonfest in Kittredge has something for everyone.

    From the kids games to the beer garden, the duck races to the vendor booths, the annual event sponsored by the Kittredge Civic Association is all about building community. And every year, it achieves its goal: whether you’re a Kittredge old-timer or a newcomer to the area, everyone is greeted as family.

  • 1830s Rendezvous takes attendees on a trip back in time

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.
    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison last weekend. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.
    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.
    “I’m not going to turn it down,” Janet said with a smile.

  • PCHS football takes down Demons in dog fight

    BAILEY — Up until last week, the Platte Canyon High School football team enjoyed two very easy wins in which it never once trailed against Sheridan (41-12) and Wiggins (26-6). On Friday, however, that changed when Buena Vista High School came to town to give the Huskies a run for their money.

    The Huskies, despite adversity from start to finish, still snuck away with a narrow victory, 22-20, behind the charge of senior running back Trevor Sander.

  • EHS softball coach placed on administrative leave

    The Evergreen High School varsity softball coach has been put on administrative leave while district officials investigate a parent complaint of “unprofessional conduct involving students.”

    “I have been put on administrative leave. It is completely unjustified,” coach Della Mitchel said in an e-mail statement to the Courier. “I am obtaining legal counsel to resolve this issue.”

    Mitchel is in her third season as head coach at EHS. She has a 23-26 record since replacing Mike Pucherelli as coach before the 2015 season.

  • Car, credit cards stolen from Buchanan Rec Center

    Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of the Buchanan Recreation Center last month. The suspect also allegedly used credit cards in the vehicle to purchase more than $2,400 of gift cards.
    According to Jeffco Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer, the suspect was at the Buchanan Recreation Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29 around 10:30 a.m. He reportedly stole the car after swiping the keys out of an unlocked locker.

  • Evergreen golf pro shop burglarized

    Authorities are asking for help identifying a person of interest after the Evergreen Golf Course Pro Shop was burglarized over Labor Day weekend.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, the burglary happened between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3.
    Surveillance video shows that, while the employee was tending to customers, a man took two bags of money from a back room, hid them under his shirt and left without anyone seeing him.

  • Donation box at Buffalo Creek trailhead burglarized

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is searching for two people of interest who are wanted in connection with a stolen donation pole at Buffalo Creek Trailhead.
    According to the Sheriff's Office, the donation pole, which was located in the 18000 block of South Buffalo Creek Road, was burglarized during the evening of Sept. 7.
    Surveillance photos, released by JCSO, show two people — a man and a woman — at the scene during that time. They were seen with a vehicle described as a red Ford Taurus with a black front driver's seat quarter panel.

  • Hickenlooper denies request for pardon

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has denied Ingrid Encalada LaTorre’s request for a pardon after reviewing her application and history over the last couple of weeks.

    In a statement released Sept. 14, Hickenlooper said that while he was moved by LaTorre’s dream of being an American and her work to support her family while in the United States, he couldn’t discount the impact of her crime — criminal impersonation — on her victim.

  • CAE opens new, permanent home in Bergen Park

    Art will always have a home in Evergreen.

    After more than four years of fund-raising, searching and renovating, the Center for the Arts Evergreen finally opened the doors to its permanent home at the former Bergen Park Community Church building.

    CAE hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday evening, along with an open house of its first show at the new location, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. The former sanctuary serves as the main gallery, and the former school house serves as a gathering area.