Today's News

  • District, teachers tentatively agree on contract

    Negotiators for Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union last Thursday evening preliminarily agreed to a 10-month contract after a three-week stalemate over the agreement’s duration.

    Bargaining team members for the Jefferson County Education Association, who had originally said they would hold out for a three-year contract, said they agreed to the shorter pact in the interest of teachers, who return to schools Monday. 

  • Local woman collapses, dies after hiking Grays and Torreys peaks

    A 59-year-old Evergreen woman collapsed and died Monday, Aug. 3, after hiking Grays and Torreys peaks.

    Linda Appleby died of a heart attack after climbing the two popular fourteeners, said her husband, Donald Appleby. The couple and their daughter Jessica, 32, were celebrating Donald Appleby's 60th birthday, he said. "Fourteeners" are peaks with summits higher than 14,000 feet above sea level.

  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway reopens

    Mountain visitors can rejoice — the road to the top of Mount Evans is finally open for summer drives.

    Not only did the road from Echo Lake to the top of the mountain reopen Aug. 4, but it's planned to stay open until the first substantial snowfall — probably in mid-October, according to Emily Wilfong, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The road usually closes the day after Labor Day.

  • Cougars use summer camp to focus on 2015

    Rob Molholm may be a bit superstitious. After all, he is a high school football coach. Why else would the Evergreen High coach, entering his seventh season, put his team through its annual two-week camp, which ended July 31, even though the Cougars won’t start the regular season until Sept. 4 at Lewis-Palmer?

    “We’re not going to change things since it’s been working. Since 2010, we’ve been doing this camp,” Molholm said.

  • Krause repeats at Mt. Falcon 15K

    By Craig Harper, for the Courier

    MORRISON — Her 9-year-old daughter’s soccer schedule prevents Lindsay Krause from fulfilling a full schedule of races. But Krause has managed to squeeze in the last two Mt. Falcon 15K runs — the third and middle leg of the Evergreen Trail Racing Series — and she’s made the most of both opportunities.

  • Chase continues rowing success

    Kendall Chase continues to add to her rowing accolades. The Evergreen resident and University of California junior repeated at the U-23 world rowing championships on July 26 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, helping the United States to win the women’s four and eight titles for a second consecutive year.

  • Tom Hushen’s legacy continues with bluegrass festival

    The green hills of El Pinal will echo with fiddle and fellowship on Aug. 22 as Tom Hushen’s last great idea takes the stage at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds.

  • Teachers, school district to resume contract talks

    Negotiators for the Jeffco school district and the teachers union will head back to the bargaining table this week after a disagreement over the contract’s length stalled bargaining for more than three weeks.

  • Charge for toll lane could be 'in $20 to $30 range'

    Toll lane charges may be "in the $20 to $30 range" on a 13-mile stretch of eastbound Interstate 70 during peak weekend periods this winter, according to a state transportation official.

    "One of the biggest shocks to the population might be the toll range — it's possible that the upper end … is in the $20 to $30 range," Peter Kozinski, the Colorado Department of Transportation official, told Clear Creek's county commissioners on July 28.

  • Area business leaders discuss hiring challenges

    Lack of transportation, a lack of affordable rental housing and low wages continue to affect the Evergreen area's economy, business leaders say.

    Companies in the area often can't find and hire the employees they need, business leaders said at a July 29 forum at The Wild Game in Bergen Park and sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen Pathfinders.