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Today's News

  • Positive male role models essential for a young man

    John Newkirk

  • Both Comey, Trump are telling the truth
  • 30 years of sweet memories baked into Pine Grove’s Rhubarb Festival

    Rhubarb: that pink and green spray of stalks that grows almost wild in some backyards and invariably finds its way into sauces, jams and the perennial strawberry-rhubarb pie.

    For some, the vegetable is an enduring heirloom from childhood — conjuring fond memories for the heart and the mouth. For others, it’s the thread that stitches the community together. For others still, it’s simply a good excuse to gather with friends and family in Pine Grove for the annual festival that celebrates all things rhubarb.

  • Changes to vehicle access, trails among proposed changes for Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space is proposing several changes to operations and amenities at Beaver Ranch Community Park in Conifer as it begins finalizing the park’s master plan.

    Discussed at a community meeting June 7, the agency’s proposal includes moving Beaver Ranch’s dog park further away from Foxton Road, adding an adventure playground near the trailhead, relocating the disc golf pro shop and simplifying the park’s camping options. The agency also wants to shift the park’s trail system and significantly limit motor vehicle access to the park.

  • Superintendent search process encouraged Harmon to run for re-election

    Two years ago, Susan Harmon was one of 12 people vying for a spot on the Jeffco school board ahead of what would be a successful recall of three members of the then-school board. At the time, the University of Colorado graduate and family law attorney sought to rebuild trust between the district and the growing community it served, as well as address facilities issues within the district and improve the district’s relations with its teachers.

  • Elk Creek adjusts its ‘bad debt’ allowance after decreased reimbursement

    The Elk Creek fire board voted last week to increase the fire protection district’s 2016 bad debt allowance by $75,000 after decreased reimbursement for EMS billing left the department with more than $300,000 in outstanding billing.

    Discussed at the fire board’s June 8 meeting, the decision increased the district’s allowance from $45,000 to $120,000. According to district administrator Jayne Bayles, some $309,000 in 2016 billing remains outstanding and, of that, $120,000 is expected to be written off at a loss.

  • Evergreen’s Steve Jones named Coach of the Year in class 4A

    By Courier Staff

    The 2017 all-state baseball teams honor the best players in the sport as judged by the leagues and coaches. 

    They are presented by CHSAA, ColoradoPreps and MaxPreps.

    These teams were created following a lengthy process, which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches.

  • Weiner named 4A Player of the Year

     By Courier Staff

    The 2017 all-state girls soccer teams honor the best players in the sport as judged by the leagues and coaches. 

    They are presented by CHSAA, ColoradoPreps and MaxPreps.

    These teams were created following a lengthy process, which included nominations from leagues, and then a vote of head coaches.

  • REVEL Rockies marathon, half-marathon a winner

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.

  • Transplanted: Newcomers are making the mountain area their home

    Best friends Kelli Nielsen and Jeannine Haupts sold most of their belongings, left southwest Iowa with a car full of essentials and arrived in Colorado in July 2016. The two initially lived in the woods outside Nederland before driving into Evergreen for the first time.

    “We didn’t want to leave (Evergreen); it felt like home,” Nielsen said.

    “It was like a warm hug,” Haupts added. “Even after being here almost a year, it still feels like I’m in a fairy tale sometimes.”