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Today's News

  • Community spirit corrals trash at illegal dumping sites on Squaw Pass

    Once upon a time, people found a mystical forest near their town. No matter what they threw into the forest — beer cans, televisions, couches, animal carcasses — it all magically disappeared. The forest seemed to swallow everything the townspeople dumped there.

    To their chagrin, local residents have found the magical portal where all this trash has spewed out — at various turnouts along Squaw Pass Road. And, on Oct. 26, they gathered to clean up these illegal dumping sites.

  • Dark-eyed juncos bring color to fall bird feeders

    (Reprinted from Nov. 3, 2010)

    I am writing this on Sunday, Oct. 31. This has been a beautiful autumn Sunday with temperatures ranging from 60 this morning to the low 70s this afternoon.

    A light breeze is keeping it from being warmer, but the sky is at its best Colorado blue. I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, disappointed that I need to stay a bit longer, but I now plan to be home with some of my family by Thanksgiving.

  • Officials waiting for dust to settle at embattled charter school

    Officials at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen are waiting for the dust to settle to see how many students return to the charter school after the school board decided unanimously Oct. 26 to fire executive director Roberta Harrell, then voted 4-3 to reinstate six faculty members who were fired the week before.

    As the turmoil reached its height last week, an undetermined number of parents pulled their children out of RMAE and moved them to other schools, including Evergreen and Clear Creek middle schools.

  • Trick-or-treaters bring sweet smiles to Elk Run residents

    If smiles and chatter were any indication, trick-or-treating at Elk Run Assisted Living on Friday night was beyond successful.

    Kids in costumes — superheroes, movie characters, animals and more — moved through the building, greeting residents with familiar words: “trick or treat,” “thank you” and “happy Halloween.”

  • Accident snarls traffic in southbound lanes of Evergreen Parkway

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue was at the scene of a three-car accident at Evergreen Parkway and Bryant Drive on Monday afternoon.

    The accident, which was reported about 2 p.m., was in the southbound lanes, and traffic was forced into one lane in that direction. EFR said motorists should be prepared for slow going for an undetermined time.

    The State Patrol said there were no injuries in the accident.

  • Trump slams Clinton, corruption and Colorado balloting in Jeffco appearance

    At a Jeffco rally on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump compared Hillary Clinton's e-mail troubles to the Watergate-level corruption and voiced suspicions about the validity of the state's mail-in balloting.

    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Trump addressed thousands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon, hoping to sway undecided voters and solidify his supporters in this battleground state. 

  • Man sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping of Bailey teen in 2015

    The man convicted of kidnapping a Bailey teen from the Conifer King Soopers in August 2015 was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison.

    Dakota Holand, 21, was convicted by a jury June 16 of multiple counts of kidnapping and other charges, including second-degree kidnapping, third-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery and misdemeanor theft.

    On Aug. 20, 2015, Holand forced a 16-year-old male to drive him from Conifer to Pueblo after entering the victim’s Jeep Wrangler.

  • Mountain Bowls fund-raiser brings community to the table

    By Andrea Tritschler, for the Courier

    Hands reached for the brilliantly colored and intricately designed bowls in wild excitement to find the perfect one. A large number of the 600 hand-painted, ceramic bowls went home with guests at the eighth annual Mountain Bowls Project, a fund-raising event for the Mountain Resource Center.

    On Oct. 18, the fund-raiser brought community members together for lunch and dinner with something special to take home. Each guest chose one of the bowls, which had been donated by the community.

  • Picnic table event raised $12,000 for local charities

    The world’s longest picnic table is the proverbial gift that keeps on giving. Not only has it placed Evergreen in the Guinness Book of World Records, but the event last month raised $12,000 for four mountain area charities.

    Victor Mills, a representative from the Leadership Evergreen class of 2015, who organized the record-setting event, said the group had a presentation ceremony at Beau Jo’s on Oct. 14 to give $3,000 checks to Evergreen Christian Outreach, LifeBridge, Loaves & Fishes and the Seniors’ Resources Center.

  • Deputies reunite man with cash

    When disposing of unneeded items, it’s best to double-check that nothing valuable is being tossed as well.

    One local man learned that over the weekend, after he inadvertently dropped off a box of cash at the Jeffco sheriff’s Drug Take-Back Day, a nationwide event that allows people to dispose of prescription drugs safely and responsibly.