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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Display to focus on religious meaning of Christmas

     A large illuminated Nativity scene is being installed on the roof of The Place in time for downtown Evergreen’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 7.

    Brett Edwards, owner of The Place at Meadow Drive and Highway 74, said he decided to bring the display to Evergreen to focus on the religious nature of the holiday.

  • Sheriff's office questions credibility of report on body in cave

     After two extensive searches for a body that a man reported seeing in a cave near Red Rocks Amphitheatre last week, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is questioning the credibility of the report, sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley said Tuesday.

    “Our witness has been very uncooperative and untruthful about some of the things he shared,” Kelley said.

  • Fire district board considers training-facility concessions to avert recall

     The Evergreen Fire Protection District board is considering changes to its training facility project in an attempt to placate residents and avert a recall election.

    During a special meeting Nov. 20, board members reviewed a list of requests presented by resident Lynn Rehkopf, who has been negotiating with the board and Fire Chief Mike Weege. Residents Michelle Parker and Tanya Kaanta also have been participating in the discussions.

  • Flocking to the Turkey Trot

    Frisky dogs jogged beside their owners during the annual Turkey Trot in Evergreen on Thanksgiving morning.

     

    “We may have to call it a dog trot,” joked Liz Hawkins, who initiated the event for Evergreen Christian Outreach three years ago. 

    More than 300 people participated in the course, which offered 3 miles of brisk exercise, before their Thanksgiving feasts.