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Today's News

  • Inaugural Evergreen Lake paddleboard race was a win

    Despite only having paddleboarded twice, I was excited to see the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosting the inaugural paddleboard races Saturday morning. So excited, in fact, that I asked my editor if I could cover the races from a first-person perspective — that is, as a participant.

    “Sure,” he said, “just don’t win.”

    “Yeah, that’s not going to be a problem,” I told him.

  • Artwork finds new homes with Summerfest attendees

    All weekend, Summerfest patrons found types of art to enjoy and appreciate.

    While some art forms were more temporary by nature — namely, live music, food and brewed refreshments — the more tactile and permanent works of art were the main attraction Saturday and Sunday at Buchanan Park.

    The 35th annual Summerfest offered attendees an opportunity to connect with artists and add unique works to their homes, yards, offices, wardrobes and jewelry collections.

  • Bereaved kids find friends, support at summer camp

    Editor’s Note: The campers’ names have been changed to protect their privacy.

    One-by-one on Friday night, 53 kids took turns passing the talking stick around the circle, introducing themselves and describing who they had lost.

    “My name is Tom; my dad died,” one 6-year-old shared. “He was a great singer, and I loved him.”

  • I-70 reopens after RV fire near Floyd Hill

    All lanes of Interstate 70 are open Thursday afternoon near Floyd Hill after a burning RV had earlier shut down both sides of the highway.

    A 50-year-old male, who has not yet been identified, was the driver of the RV. He was not injured in the incident, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. The RV was pulling a trailer of ATVs.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue received a call about an RV engulfed in flames just after noon on Thursday. Other agencies, including Foothills Fire/Rescue and Clear Creek Fire Authority, also responded to the call.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Churls collide

  • Freedom Run 5K gives Mount Evans a run for its money

    Bright and early on the Fourth of July, Americans from every walk, trot, gallop and dash of life put their feet to the street as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice kicked off its 36th annual Freedom Run 5K.

  • Kansas product turns heads at Evergreen Mountain 15K

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    All Austin Bogina wants is a professional team to run for.
    Recognition hasn’t come easily for the Kansas native and a December 2016 graduate of Pittsburg (Kan.) State, whose best finish in the NCAA Division II cross country championships was 108th in 2015, his senior season.
    But Bogina is doing his best to gain attention during a summer stay in Colorado.

  • Mature behavior is needed from all of us

    Joe Webb, Chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party

  • Putting people’s health ahead of politics

    In Washington, politics trumps people.The Congressional circus surrounding healthcare is about politics not any real desire to improve the delivery and cost of healthcare in America.

  • Summerhill agrees to plea deal in Deer Creek Canyon shooting

    An Englewood pro cyclist accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area has agreed to a plea deal.
        Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson County court to one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a weapon in exchange for a reduced sentence.