Today's News

  • Music from the heart: Evergreen’s Jeff Moyer uses his music to fight and to heal

    For Jeff Moyer, music is a tool — one that a musician who is blind has been using for most of his 68 years.

    At times, his music has been a tool in the fight for civil rights or rights for those with disabilities. In other instances, his music has served as a tool for connectivity and community.

    But mostly, the Evergreen resident, who has performed in 47 states and five countries, says music can be used as a method of healing.

  • Large event center along U.S. 285 proposed in rezoning application

    A Morrison couple who purchased property off U.S. 285 about five miles north of Conifer in March are seeking a zoning change that would allow them to build a large event center as part of a business idea they’re pursuing.

    Stephen and Janelle Statham, who will reside on the 52-acre property in the existing home at 8884 U.S. 285, say they want to build a barn-style building for use as a meeting space for private gatherings, including weddings and other celebrations that could accommodate up to 250 guests.

  • Sheriff: Increased staffing helping with response times

    As it nears 100 percent of its authorized staffing, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is also closing in on its targeted response times to priority one calls, Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the law enforcement authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting, stating the office is still not where it would like to be on response to priority one calls, but it’s close.

    The response times were established 15 to 18 years ago after focus groups with area residents, and the times are different for each precinct, he said.

  • Officials working to keep Morrison’s charm

    Drive into downtown Morrison, and the character of the town is undeniable. Eclectic local shops and eateries line Bear Creek Avenue, and the massive rock formations of nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre peep through the tree line.

    The charm of the town is not lost on its residents. But for many, the question remains: Is it possible to retain the character and preserve the history of Morrison while allowing for inevitable growth and change?

  • State parks offer free admission in August to military vets, current personnel

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including active duty Reserve and National Guard members, free admission to all Colorado state parks during the month of August.

  • Local businesses wash dogs for a good cause

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier

    The Evergreen community  supported the Evergreen Animal Protective League’s annual dog wash and wine event last month.
    In its seventh year, Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails is orchestrated byTallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon. Evergreen National Bank and Creekside Cellars also partnered for the successful — and adorable – fund-raiser.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not so innocent raccoons

  • Formerly homeless Conifer man hopeful he gets to remain on his property

    For Clem Smith, home isn’t just where the heart is. Home has been the streets, home has been his car, home has been an RV parked at a campground or in a Walmart parking lot in any number of cities and towns across Colorado and other states. Earlier this year, home took another form when Smith used inheritance money from his late mother’s estate to purchase 11 ½ acres of land just south of Conifer with the intent to build a house of his own — the first real home he’s had as an adult.

  • Jeffco: ELID proposal 'not ready for primetime'

    The proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District needs to be greatly reworked, such as adjusting the proposed boundaries and updating items on the service plan, county staff told Jeffco commissioners on Tuesday.

    Deputy County Manager Kate Newman and Director of Development and Transportation Jeanie Rossillon updated the commissioners on the work between staff and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, which proposed the ELID.

  • Two killed in multi-vehicle accident on eastbound I-70

    Two people have died and six were injured Sunday morning after a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 70, crashing into several vehicles traveling eastbound.
    Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen was driving on I-70 near the Morrison exit when he veered off the left side of the westbound lanes, across the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes of traffic. According to Colorado State Patrol, his pickup truck struck the front of a Toyota 4Runner, rotating both cars counter-clockwise.