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Today's News

  • Local Mutual of Omaha branches acquired by Centennial Bank

    Don’t be surprised by the name change on the signs — Mutual of Omaha Bank branches in Conifer, Evergreen, Golden and Idaho Springs are now owned by Centennial Bank.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. It closed on Friday, Oct. 24. New signage went up over the weekend, and all Mutual of Omaha workers remain employed at the bank branches. 

  • A tale of healing and valor

    When writer Mark Kilburn first heard a traditional story told by Lakota medicine man David Swallow, he fell in love with it.

    “It's a powerful story,” he said.

  • Wildlife officials seek opinions on Mount Evans preserve

    Wildlife officials want to know what you think about the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area — especially about dog walking and hunting there.

    They’ve gotten a bit of input from residents, but they’re looking for more, said Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The state agency manages the area west of Evergreen in the Upper Bear Creek drainage near the base of Mount Evans. The survey is open online through Nov. 20

  • Luke's Farm for sale

    Luke’s Farm — the place with a tepee on Ruby Ranch Road — has closed its doors after 18 years in business.

  • ‘Wulf Winds’ sculpture designed as gateway to Wulf Park

    Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham is creating a massive work with high sandstone columns and a bright stainless steel canopy for the entrance to Wulf Park.

    The free-form sculpture is being donated to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District by Art for the Mountain Community.

    “We’ve been working on it the better part of the year,” said Kathy Montgomery, AMC coordinator of the project.

  • Indian Hills Fire board eyes 2015 budget for district

    “We’ll look for community comment at the November (board) meeting,” fire board president Scott Kellar said Oct. 22 during discussion of the 2015 budget proposal for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    The proposed budget for the coming year shows $297,000 in projected income and nearly $368,000 in expenses.

  • Few short-term vacation rentals in Evergreen have required permit

    A listing for an Evergreen home on the Vacation Rental by Owner website advises potential guests that is it being rented according to Jefferson County regulations.

    But of the 60-plus short-term rentals in Evergreen currently advertised on the VRBO and Airbnb websites, scarcely any are operating with the required Jeffco permit. In the entire county, only three homeowners have gone through the permitting process for short-term rentals, said Jeffco Planning Director John Wolforth.

  • Jeffco residents choosing among 3 candidates in race for assessor

    Editor’s note: With mail ballots in the hands of voters, the Courier is reviewing the candidates vying for votes. 

    As the 2014 campaign season draws to a close, Jeffco residents are choosing among three candidates in the race for county assessor.

  • A very cool party

    About 50 young girls were excited and speechless when the snow queen and the ice princess arrived for a special party on Sunday.

    The girls, dressed in their royalty finest, were prepared when the queen asked them to join in singing “Let It Go.” It was all part of a party for young aficionados of the Disney movie “Frozen,” hosted by Wilmot Elementary parent Jennifer Trinco at the Evergreen Elks Lodge.

  • 3 finalists selected for park district executive director

    Ellen O’Connor, co-interim director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, is among three finalists selected in the search for a replacement for former executive director Scott Robson, who resigned his position in early September.