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Today's News

  • Candidates for district attorney both favor use of specialty courts

    The two candidates vying for district attorney in Jeffco might be from different political parties, but both say they are committed to reform in the criminal justice system through expanding the use of specialty courts.

    Incumbent DA Pete Weir, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Jake Lilly of Evergreen, agree that Jeffco’s specialized problem-solving courts, including dedicated drug, adult mental health and veterans courts, provide a better and more tailored approach.

  • County inches closer to new pact with Comcast

    Attorneys for the county say a revamped agreement with Comcast that has taken years to negotiate should be ready to finalize by mid-April.

    David Wunderlich, assistant county attorney, told the county commissioners March 29 that pressure applied over the last several weeks has helped push along the process of changing the way the company pays to access its cable lines on county property.

  • Concerns surface in Evergreen over consolidation of emergency dispatch

    Concerns have surfaced in the community over a vote scheduled April 12 by the Evergreen Fire Protection District board to join a consolidation of emergency dispatch operations at a center in Lakewood. 

    The plan to consolidate several county dispatch operations into a single center called JeffCom has been in the works for several years, and Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader has said the agency should be ready to “go live” in July 2017.

  • Kittredge resident cooks up a bakery in Evergreen

    Vivian’s Gourmet — Evergreen’s newest bakery — had a great first weekend after opening March 19.

    “I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” said owner and baker Kristin Ledgerwood. “There’s been a lot of community support.”

    Vivian’s Gourmet is on Meadow Drive below Stems and across from the Evergreen Design Center.

  • Wilmot kids collect cuddly comfort for those in need

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue keeps care packages with blankets and stuffed animals in its ambulances for children who are involved in accidents or fires.

    Now the fire department has 220 stuffed animals of all sizes, shapes and colors to put into the care packages — thanks to Wilmot Elementary fourth-grader Logan Gwaltney. Logan conducted a stuffed-animal drive to collect new or gently used toys last week at the school.

  • Bill’s Bench coming in time for favorite birds

    (Reprinted from April 8, 2009)

    The ice went out of Evergreen Lake faster this year than I have ever seen before. One day it was honeycombed, with a few openings along the north and west shore, and the next day it was all open. The long spell of warm weather had weakened the ice, and a windy morning set up water movement, and the ice began to break up fast.

  • Quick Hits

    Holley leads Cougars to victory

  • Cougars’ scoring touch MIA against Gators

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA —Evergreen’s girls soccer team had high expectations after a 16-2 record and earning the No. 1 seed in last year’s Class 4A state tournament.

    However, a pair of 1-0 shutout losses to Air Academy and Standley Lake last week matched the loss total for the Cougars’ entire season last year.

  • Bill May, candidate for the EPRD board

    Longtime Evergreen resident and businessman Bill May decided to run for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board to help promote more local involvement, better represent the south end of the district and "because he just had the feeling that I could help with some things we felt were important." 

    May, 67, is the owner of Farmers Insurance and in 1989 moved his business to Evergreen, where he has an office on Meadow Drive. Before moving to his current home in Evergreen Meadows, he lived in Hangen Ranch.

  • Driver turns self in after deputy is injured in hit-and-run at accident scene

    The driver suspected of hitting a sheriff's deputy Wednesday evening at the scene of a massive pileup on eastbound I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit turned himself in to the State Patrol about 2 a.m. Thursday.

    Robert Landsperg, 64, was arrested and issued four misdemeanor citations, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with the State Patrol. Landsperg was driving a 2014 silver Mitsubishi Mirage that is suspected of hitting Deputy Sheila Kirin, who was on duty at the accident scene.