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Today's News

  • Evergreen’s Steve Jones named Coach of the Year in class 4A

    By Courier Staff

    The 2017 all-state baseball teams honor the best players in the sport as judged by the leagues and coaches. 

    They are presented by CHSAA, ColoradoPreps and MaxPreps.

    These teams were created following a lengthy process, which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches.

  • Weiner named 4A Player of the Year

     By Courier Staff

    The 2017 all-state girls soccer teams honor the best players in the sport as judged by the leagues and coaches. 

    They are presented by CHSAA, ColoradoPreps and MaxPreps.

    These teams were created following a lengthy process, which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches.

  • REVEL Rockies marathon, half-marathon a winner

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.

  • Transplanted: Newcomers are making the mountain area their home

    Best friends Kelli Nielsen and Jeannine Haupts sold most of their belongings, left southwest Iowa with a car full of essentials and arrived in Colorado in July 2016. The two initially lived in the woods outside Nederland before driving into Evergreen for the first time.

    “We didn’t want to leave (Evergreen); it felt like home,” Nielsen said.

    “It was like a warm hug,” Haupts added. “Even after being here almost a year, it still feels like I’m in a fairy tale sometimes.”

  • 4-year-old Kai Bianco continues his recovery after being bitten by the family dog three years ago

    Kai Bianco likes to fly — on swings, that is.

    The 4-year-old, who was bitten in the head by the family dog when he was 9 months old, loves to play on the swings at Kittredge Park.

    He prefers going higher and higher as his parents, Shelby Foley and Brandon Bianco, push. Sometimes he opts to get out of one swing, only to move to the neighboring swing.

    “Go fast,” he says repeatedly to his parents, and when he does, he adds: “Man, I am going fast.”

  • Conifer’s Midway House opened to the public before it becomes part of Jeffco Open Space

    The iconic Midway House has been a familiar site as westbound drivers come around the bend on U.S. 285 and gaze on Aspen Park.

    The home, which has been owned by the Meyer family since 1950, was a lodge for travelers on their way to Bailey in the late-1800s. Now, it will become part of Jeffco Open Space, and the Conifer Historical Society hopes it will be turned into a museum to highlight the area’s rich history and the part the house played in getting miners and tourists into western Colorado.

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Driver killed in C-470 accident

    A single-vehicle crash at the intersection of westbound C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco killed one person Saturday afternoon.

    According to Twitter posts from the Lakewood Police Department, CDOT and State Patrol, the accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. and shut down C-470 in both directions at Quincy Avenue. Both directions reopened later on Saturday.

    The crash remains under investigation.

  • DEED ready to ask Jeffco to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District

    Following a town hall meeting last week, the Downtown Evergreen Economic District will submit its proposal for an Evergreen Local Improvement District to Jefferson County officials in the coming weeks.

    Until then, DEED is incorporating feedback it received from the meeting's attendees into its proposal and will send it to county attorneys for review soon, DEED board member Rachel Emmer confirmed.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Wheel of misfortune