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Today's News

  • Holiday Walk to feature Santa, reindeer, music

    The annual Holiday Walk sponsored by Downtown Evergreen begins at 5 p.m. Friday with a tree-lighting at Evergreen Lake.

     

    After the tree is illuminated, Santa and Mrs. Claus will walk to the downtown area with other folks attending the celebration.

    Highway 74 will be closed from the intersection of Highway 73 to Meadow Drive during the event.

  • Investigator: Elmgreen confessed to killing father

    During a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County Court on Nov. 30, a homicide investigator testified that defendant Kenneth Elmgreen admitted to killing his elderly father and then attempting suicide.

    Evergreen resident Elmgreen, 53, was arrested in early August on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree arson and two counts of crimes of violence.

    Last Friday, Jeffco sheriff’s Investigator Kathleen Battan testified that Elmgreen said he used a pillow to smother Kenneth Arthur Elmgreen, 91, and considered burning the home in which they lived.

  • From an apocalypse to a renaissance?

    You won’t be needing to tell President Obama to move to the center. The president won because he is the center. The election sounded an alarm that conjoined various coalitions supporting a more liberal agenda around gay marriage, immigration reform, health care for all, minority rights and women’s rights.

  • It’s OK to wish me a merry Christmas

    In early July this year, someone — with the kindest of intentions — wished me a “happy holiday.” I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but upon reflection I wondered what holiday, other that the Fourth of July, could he have possibly meant?

  • Time to pick out the perfect Christmas tree

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, and winter will soon begin to settle in. It is not bitter cold today but colder than forecast. This is no doubt due to a high overcast, which appears to be much thicker than expected.

  • Time to pick out the perfect Christmas tree

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, and winter will soon begin to settle in. It is not bitter cold today but colder than forecast. This is no doubt due to a high overcast, which appears to be much thicker than expected.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Yellow card issued on play

  • Exploring ways to encourage local shopping

    Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce president Lin Browning has begun meeting with local organizations and business representatives to explore ways to encourage people to shop locally.

    “The piece that the chamber brings is a natural fit,” Browning said. “It’s not a chamber initiative,” she added.

    While talking with those involved in the effort, Browning said it has become obvious that the entire community needs to collaborate in a partnership.

  • Boots on the ground

    By Alison Mahnken
    For the Courier
    Hang gliders and paragliders catching the currents at Lookout Mountain are enjoying the fruits of their joint labors with Jefferson County Open Space: an upgraded trail to the popular launch site on Windy Saddle.
    The airborne adventurers earn their rides by hauling gear weighing up to 80 pounds to the launch area — and a deteriorating foot trail was making that undertaking both unsafe and unpleasant.

  • Soldier box project gaining interest

    TallGrass Spa nail technician Deb Dickinson coordinated the annual soldier box project this year, which generated 535 hand-written Christmas cards and 24 boxes of donated toiletries that were sent to soldiers in Afghanistan.

    With growing interest in the effort, Dickinson said that she enlisted the help of students at Parmalee Gulch Elementary School, who helped with the Christmas cards.

    Members of the Evergreen Rotary Club also donated items for the care packages, along with clients who come to the spa on Upper Bear Creek Road.