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Today's News

  • Evergreen contractor indicted on theft charges

     An Evergreen contractor has been indicted for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.

    According to the First Judicial District Attorney’s office, a grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against Jonathan Paul McMillan, 41, owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration in Evergreen. The indictment was returned on March 24.

  • Dance the afternoon away

    What luau is complete without a limbo contest, piñatas, dancing and smiles?

    The Evergreen Lake House was made over to have that luau atmosphere, with multi-colored streamers, palm tree-shaped decorations, ukuleles and leis on Thursday afternoon as the Evergreen High School Interact Club hosted its fourth-annual dance for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Special Needs Program.

  • Dramatizing the danger

    Kristi Ellerbroek looked up from her steering wheel to see that her beloved TrailBlazer had smashed into the driver’s side of a Subaru hatchback. More importantly, though, her friend Jesse West had flown through the windshield and was face-down, motionless on the hood.

    Meanwhile, Joe Mead kept trying to wake up his friend Mark Ness, whose head had broken through the Subaru’s passenger-side window and was bleeding onto the tiny shards of glass that now covered the parking lot.

    “Someone help him,” Mead shouted.

  • Evergreen has strong showing at Eagle Valley

     GYPSUM — Both the boys and girls track teams had successful outings on Saturday at the Eagle Valley Invitational. Led by Kristina Schreiber, Rachel Harris and Bailee Jones, the Lady Cougars earned a third-place finish as a team.

    In the 100-meter dash, Schreiber finished in the top-spot with a time of 13.39, .7 seconds quicker than the nearest opponent. Brittney McLeod placed 47th at 15.85 while Kristan Stackpool finished 59th.

  • Lobos tame Tigers for third win

    CONIFER — Conifer senior Chase Phelps was nearly perfect on Saturday. Phelps took seven shots on goal, connecting on six of them while adding two assists as the Lobos defeated Summit 16-1 at Conifer High School.

    A combined eight Lobos found the back of the net in the win, while six finished with assists. Conifer jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after the first period and stretched it to 12-0 by halftime.

  • Offense lifts Conifer past Fort Morgan

    CONIFER — Jackson Hale finished with just one hit, but boy was it a big one. The sophomore crushed a double into the gap, bringing home a pair of Lobos as Conifer rolled past Fort Morgan 11-5 on Friday at Conifer High School.

    Hale finished with a team-high three RBIs.

    Sophomores Sam Nease, Cody Brown and Avery Fulford combined to tally five RBIs, along with six hits.

  • Questionable calls haunt Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen head coach Steve Jones isn’t one to make excuses. The veteran skipper knows a thing or two about baseball and understands when his team fails to capitalize on scoring chances. 

    On Saturday, the Cougars had several chances to manufacture runs, but couldn’t overcome a tough pitching performance by Ponderosa’s Sam Beecher in a 5-2 loss at All-Star Park.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Evergreen’s Bark Park founder removes son’s plaques

    Judi Quackenboss visited the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area on Thursday to perform the emotional task of removing two plaques placed there in her son’s honor before Jeffco Open Space closes the popular Evergreen dog park for good on Tuesday.
    “He was a dog lover, an animal lover really; he was just so good with them,” Quackenboss told a group of reporters. “It’s a tough day, but I feel John with me.”

  • Despite devastation, animal rescue group brings hope

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier
    The Jefferson County Horse Evacuation Assistance Team began in 2002, when local firefighter Scott Halladay witnessed the destruction of the Hayman Fire.
    “I had just started doing animal rescue and just realized (that) we need to start getting educated about this,” Halladay said.
    The organization strives to help animals in time of disaster: From wildfires to floods, cruelty cases to vehicle accidents, this member-supported nonprofit has saved hundreds of animal lives in its 15 years of existence.