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Today's News

  • Faith that endures: Barbara Waldvogle and son Michael

    I met Barbara Waldvogle in 2012 shortly after she moved into the Life Care Center here in Evergreen. It is the privilege of local clergy to provide worship for the residents on a rotating basis. I have enjoyed this opportunity since 2004.

  • Former Evergreen skier headed to Italy for junior world championships

    Representing your country in a sport is a dream for many because it is one of the highest achievements possible.
    For Jordan Strande, 18, this dream is now a reality. Strande along with three others will represent the United States in the FIS Junior World Championships this week in Italy.
     “It is most definitely one of my greatest accomplishments,” stated Strande. “I’ve been working for this for a long time so to be able to represent the U.S. at such a big tournament is pretty sweet.”

  • Stop-Motion workshop brings technology, teens together

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier

    The Evergreen Library held a Stop-Motion workshop for teenagers this past Friday.
    “We always try to teach teens to use technology — and often they know more than us — but if we can help them to incorporate it into their skill set in a new way, that’s good,” said Rachel Haggett, the Teen Services Librarian at the Jeffco County Public Library.

  • Our Readers Write

    No more prescribed burns
    Editor:

    Regarding the five-year anniversary article on the Lower North Fork Fire: Nothing pro or con on prescribed burns was said. In my opinion, there ought to be a law against prescribed burns.
    Three people would still be alive and 23 houses still lived in off Kuehster Road near Conifer. I have lived down on Foxton Road for the past 50-plus years, building our home in 1964.
    Down with prescribed burns forever!
    Harlen Jim Helker
    Conifer

  • The rise of a great American icon: Sears

    If you have been in a Sears store in the last few years, you could tell that the end was near for the 130-year-old retail giant.
    The saying “all good things come to an end” also applies to iconic companies. I remember my first day working for Sears starting as a trainee. I had resigned my commission as an Air Force officer to begin a retail career. I was certain I was doing the right thing.

  • Gas station skimmers on the rise

    With reports of skimmers at South Jeffco gas stations on the rise, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning people to be alert at the pump.
     “(A skimmer is) a device that criminals put on card readers from the inside that collects the credit card information,” said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office. “Then they use that information to clone the credit cards.”

  • Patrons ‘bark back’ during protest

    Laura Mehmert marched on Saturday to save a place she fears the public has already lost.

    It’s been 10 years since the longtime Evergreen resident first visited the Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area. Over the past decade, she’s taken five different dogs to the popular park to train, socialize with other pooches and to roam the foothills untethered.

  • Lower North Fork Fire stressed need for a plan

    In the wake of the 2012 Lower North Fork Fire, one thing became clear: An emergency plan is vital for the safety of all in a wildland fire.

    The fire in late March 2012 destroyed 23 homes, killed three people and burned 4,100 acres south of Conifer. The blaze started when a prescribed burn managed by the Colorado State Forest Service reignited and escaped in high winds.

    Planning shortcomings during the North Fork Fire ultimately paved the way for more concrete emergency plans in Jefferson County and beyond.

  • District accountability committee divided on wage boost

    Jeffco Public Schools’ plan to put up to $25 million in its budget next year for employee compensation boosts has drawn ire from three District Accountability Committee members, who believe the school district is being financially irresponsible.

    However, the majority of the committee supports the proposal, DAC chair Deb Guiducci told the school board March 23.

  • Law enforcement seeks person of interest in Lost Park wildfire

    Officials with the U.S. Forest Service and Park County Sheriff’s Office believe a wildfire that burned hundreds of acres in the Lost Park Wilderness area near Bailey three weeks ago was human-caused and are seeking information about a person of interest in the case.