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Today's News

  • Music festival donates $2,400 to high school performing arts

    Thanks to an inaugural partnership, Evergreen Music Festival has donated $2,400 of its event proceeds to Evergreen High School’s performing arts department.

    The school’s choir, band and theater programs provided 50 volunteers, who spent a total of 150 hours at the July 4 festival at Buchanan Fields.

    Jackie Mohr, the festival’s volunteer coordinator, described the partnership as a perfect marriage between the two entities, which is the first of its kind in the festival’s 28-year history.

  • Fourth of July set to music at annual festival

    If one can’t enjoy the music of fireworks filling the night sky on Independence Day, then why not enjoy actual music?

    Buchanan Fields hosted the 28th annual Evergreen Music Festival on July 4 as a dozen musical acts of various genres performed for an estimated 2,200 attendees. While there were a few newcomers to the festival’s lineup this year, most have grown accustomed to spending their Fourth of July playing in Evergreen.

  • Police chase on U.S. 285 leads to rollover accident

    A police chase led to a rollover accident that shut down southbound U.S. 285 for about an hour Monday afternoon.

    Around noon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Jeep Cherokee swerving and driving erratically in northbound traffic near Wagon Trail. A deputy began following the vehicle at South Turkey Creek Road, where the driver made an abrupt U-turn and began traveling southbound.

  • Redskin Fire near Bailey contained, evacuation orders lifted

    Firefighters from the Evergreen, North Fork and Platte Canyon fire departments responded Sunday afternoon to a small wildfire burning on U.S. Forest Service land about eight miles southeast of Bailey.

  • DPD investigating hit-and-run at Red Rocks

    A driver has been taken into custody after reportedly crashing into two pedestrians and multiple cars in the lower south parking lot at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre last Thursday night.

    Two female pedestrians, who had just left a performance from Pink Martini and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, were struck just before 10:30 p.m. at the Morrison venue. One of the women suffered minor injuries, while the other was uninjured. Neither was taken to the hospital.

  • Triple Bypass cyclists 'make the best' of ride's cancellation

    Despite the Triple Bypass being canceled, cyclists took to the asphalt Saturday morning, taking voluntary rides with professional cyclists to Mount Evans, Guanella Pass and other parts of the mountain area. Throughout the afternoon, cyclists returned to Buchanan Park to enjoy this year’s Triple Fest.

  • Local artist now the owner of Evergreen Gallery

    Beth Riser, a local artist and the diligent new owner of the Evergreen Gallery, has found herself deep in daily, concentrated effort. It was just this past May when Riser followed the advice of many and grasped the opportunity to own a gallery.
    “It was Valentine’s Day when Lisa Mallin, owner at the time, approached me on buying the shop,” she said. “My kids will be off to college in a couple years and, everything considered, it was a perfect fit.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Ingrate demand

  • Triple Bypass showcases Colorado’s outdoors cycling landscape

    Christie Greene

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror each other’s style, tenacity in the baseball diamond

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.