Today's News

  • Frigid temps to keep schools closed Wednesday

    Jeffco Public Schools will keep all schools closed again Wednesday amid below-zero temperatures in the area.
    The district closed schools and all after-school activities on Tuesday because of the weather-related concerns. Jeffco officials said the below-zero temperatures pose a health and safety hazard for children who wait at bus stops.

  • 3 rescued after falling through ice on Evergreen Lake

    Three men in their 40s who were ice fishing at Evergreen Lake fell through thin ice into the water about 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, about 100 feet from the shore near Evergreen Parkway and Upper Bear Creek Road.

    The temperature was close to 60 degrees, and there were large puddles of standing water on the surface of the lake, which was closed to ice skating for the day.

  • Extension cords blamed in house fire

    A chain of old extension cords running from a house to a barn was blamed for starting a fire that burned the side yard and spread from the ground into the attic of a two-story house on Jan. 28. The line was used to keep horses' water from freezing.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue responded to 22756 Meadow View Road about 11:30 a.m., according to Fire Chief Garry DeJong. The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. Water had to be transported to the site in trucks.

  • Outdated information clouds Transparent Jeffco website

    Jefferson County’s Transparent Jeffco website, a list of county expenditures aimed at informing the public about government spending, was up to six months out of date until the Courier informed the county of the lack of current information.
    Early this week, the most current procurement card expenditures, which include items ranging from Colorado Bureau of Investigation background checks to movie rentals for the jail’s inmates, were listed as July 6, 2010, from when the information was updated in late October.

  • Stoneheart to exhibit a unique body of work

    Body acceptance is a huge issue right now in the news — models are dying from anorexia, childhood obesity is on the rise, and fashion designers are revamping their sizing structures to meet the ever-changing figures of clothing consumers. In the midst of all of this, fine artists have always explored the human figure as an object of artistic inspiration. In celebration of human figures of all sizes, Stoneheart Gallery is hosting a show titled “Every Body’s Beautiful: A Collection of All Nude Works,” opening on Feb. 4.

  • Swingle graduates from basic training

    Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

    During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.

  • NEWS FROM YESTERYEAR: One of Evergreen’s founding fathers, Leon Malet

    Angelique Malet’s birth record reflects that her father, Leon Malet, claimed a nice chunk of native grasslands in Buffalo Park by 1862. Included were meadow hay fields that have been producing and feeding stock for 150 years. They are fields still being harvested today, if the Lord is willing, and if it starts to snow soon. Meadows whose edges provided prime timber for Malet and his fellow French-Canadian neighbors, Samuel and Aszine Veznia, Antione Roy and John Riopelle.

  • Roll sisters: Mountain/foothills roller derby league begins recruitment drive in Evergreen

    Three hard-hitting recruiters rolled into this old mountain town last week, prospecting for ladies 21 and older who think they have the right stuff to be “Derby Girls.”

    “We’re starting a roller derby league for the mountain towns,” explained Brenda “Switchkitty” Barringer, a tall, slender and not especially menacing Central City resident wearing a gentle smile and a soft-pink T-shirt. “It’s called Old Mountain Town Roller Derby, and this is our first recruiting meeting.”

  • Party set to kick off sculpture fund-raiser for Spencer Page

    An Evergreen High School senior is using his sculpting talents to inspire fellow students and to help a classmate.

    Cameron Vogel, whose sculptures sell for thousands of dollars, is creating a sculpture called “Thinking Outside of the Box.” When completed, it will be 14 feet tall, and it will stand outside Evergreen High School to encourage students to push the envelope, and to be creative and unique.

  • A humane body of work: Evergreen couple stay busy running auto body shops, fostering retrievers

    If there’s anything to be said about Randy and Sharon Massey, it’s that they’re dedicated to everyone — whether on two legs or four.

    The Soda Creek couple are passionate about taking care of their customers at L&H Auto Body, and just as passionate — or even more so — about taking care of dogs. Sharon is the president of Retriever Rescue of Colorado, and the two have intertwined their callings to take care of auto repair customers and rescued retrievers.