Today's News

  • Five finalists remain for Evergreen fire chief

    The fire chief selection committee has narrowed the number of candidates to five and is working on setting up in-person interviews with the finalists in May.

    The names of the finalists have not been released.

    At some point, the committee will announce the finalists, and they are expected to be interviewed by the entire board of the directors of the Evergreen Fire Protection District.

  • 42-acre additon proposed for Reynolds Park

    Jeffco Open Space will purchase 42 acres on Foxton Road as an addition to Reynolds Park, pending approval by the county commissioners.

    The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee approved the staff proposal to buy the property from Willard Kent Faller Trust for $255,905.

    The decision came at a regular meeting of the committee March 1. The authorization approving negotiations was June 4, 2009.

  • Reverse-911 glitches fixed, county reports

    Glitches in the emergency notification system that caused a number of homes that were supposed to be evacuated during the Lower North Fork Fire to be passed over for reverse-911 calls have now been fixed, a Jefferson County official said.

    Problems with FirstCall Network, the emergency notification company that Jeffco uses, caused fewer than 120 homes in the evacuation area not to receive the evacuation call, according to Jeff Irvin, executive director of the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority.

  • Seniors' Resource Center seeking volunteers amid national observance

    By Sandy Barnes

    For the Courier

    The Seniors' Resource Center in Evergreen is highlighting the need for volunteers to assist older residents with home repairs and other services during National Volunteer Week beginning April 15.

    "We're looking to serve the needy seniors," said SRC-Evergreen director Jane Weinberger. "A lot of people don't realize that many older people don't have the resources to get things done."

  • Young Writers’ Conference celebrates storytelling

    In spite of budget cuts and increasing class sizes, there are still many things to celebrate in our mountain area schools. As a community, we celebrate athletic success, and we celebrate musical accomplishments. For more than 15 years, a group of Jefferson County educators and parents has organized an event to celebrate academic success, particularly success in writing and literacy. Each year more than 350 students from all mountain schools gather to celebrate the skills of writing and storytelling at the Mountain Area Young Writers’ Conference.

  • ‘Jungle Book’ jumps with jazzy tunes

    The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In honor of this momentous birthday, the Prelude is excited to bring audiences a jungle jumpin’ with jazz in the Disney classic “Jungle Book.” The Prelude is made up of 33 mountain-area second-, third- and fourth-graders representing 13 different schools — public, private and home-schooled.


  • Whodunnit to help fund bronze statue of GI

    By Jerry Williams

    For the Courier

    Watching a murder and trying to figure out whodunnit will help the Evergreen Rotary Club and American Legion Post 2001 pay for a commemorative bronze statue of a soldier “to represent all veterans of all wars.”

  • Week of presentations precedes Earth Day Fair

    For the Courier

    What kills tens of thousands of animals each year? What costs more than $4 billion to produce, is made from petroleum, and takes up to 1,000 years to biodegrade? Can you believe that 100 billion of this impractical and damaging product are used annually?

  • Firefighter likes helping neighbors, but dreads facing the devastation

    Being a firefighter in your own neighborhood has its rewards, and yet it can be emotionally draining — as it was during the Lower North Fork Fire.
    Wendy Zechman, a volunteer firefighter with Elk Creek since 2009, cut her spring-break trip short to help fight the flames.


  • Sports briefs

    Tenney leads Evergreen to third place at Indian Tree course
    — Evergreen sophomore Madison Tenney fired an 89, six shots off the lead, to tie for third and the Lady Cougars placed third as a team at Indian Tree Golf Course on April 9.
    Tenney lit up the back nine, firing a tournament-best 40 over the final nine holes.
    Teammate Jennifer Butler also finished in the top 10, placing 10th with a 96.