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Today's News

  • Section of Lake Trail to be closed this winter

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has missed the window for a short-term solution for the closed northern portion of the Lake Trail, and it likely will remain blocked through the winter.

  • Jeffco commissioners postpone vote on rezoning for retreat near Pine Junction … again

    For the second time in as many meetings, a rezoning request by the Archdiocese of Denver for a proposed retreat and conference center near Pine Junction took a back seat to public concerns about a perceived increased risk of wildfire.

  • For prosecutors, domestic violence cases pose unique challenges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in the mountain communities in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which takes place annually in October.

  • Two EHS students arrested in connection with bullying, hazing

    Two Evergreen High School students were arrested on the afternoon of Oct. 19 in connection with bullying and hazing incidents at the school, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    A 16-year-old student was arrested on charges of felony menacing, and a 15-year-old is facing a misdemeanor charge of harassment, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton. Fulton said the two students were arrested by the school resource officer about 2 p.m. that day. 

  • Evergreen Fine Art planning to celebrate 25th anniversary

    Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will be celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday, conjuring memories of the many events held at the high-end gallery over the years and the artists it has championed.

    The festivities begin at 2 p.m. and will feature more than 15 prominent artists who have been favorites at the gallery. Stacey Patterson, Pem Dunn and Robert Spooner will be on hand featuring recent works, and Edward Aldrich will conduct live demonstrations. Models will mix with the crowd displaying Andrea Li’s handcrafted jewelry.

  • Chorale, Jefferson Symphony to celebrate the season

    Once again the Evergreen Chorale, along with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, will embrace the season with their annual Christmas production. This year holiday classics and the mini-opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be presented Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at two separate locations. Because both shows promise to draw a huge audience, the opera and musical selections will be performed at Denver’s 100-year-old Central Presbyterian Church on Friday and at Rockland Community Church on Sunday.

  • Commissioners approve rezoning request for Catholic retreat

    The third time was a charm for the Archdiocese of Denver as Jeffco’s county commissioners finally approved Tuesday a rezoning request that will pave the way for the construction of the Emmaus Catholic Retreat & Conference Center near Pine Junction.

  • Two-vehicle crash temporarily closes U.S. 285

    Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon when their SUVs collided on U.S. 285 at Kings Valley Road in Conifer.

    According to State Trooper Rob Madden, the accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. in the intersection near mile marker 232 and temporarily shut down northbound U.S. 285 at 3:21 p.m. Both drivers suffered minor injuries.

    The highway reopened before 4 p.m.

  • Huge surge propels EHS to victory

    Keigan Drysdale expected more of a press from Silver Creek. Her Evergreen Lady Cougars, ranked No. 4 in the CHSAANow.com 4A preseason poll, definitely prepared for such, she said. 

    They also prepared for more of a zone defense than what they saw. It didn’t come. At least not to the point of slowing down the Lady Cougars.

  • Schedule testing Conifer early on

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Eric Valerio’s last two Conifer boys basketball teams posted 8-0 records in non-conference play against mostly inferior competition, only to finish well below .500 in the 4A Jeffco League and be left out of the state tournament.

    Lesson learned the hard way.