Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Texting her boundaries

  • Kids round up fun at Rodeo Stampede

    Kids ages 2 to 14 ran fast and ran far in the third annual Kids Rodeo Stampede at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds on May 28.

    More than 160 children from Evergreen and Conifer schools, plus some from Bailey, Boulder and Lakewood, took part in the 50-yard dash and 1-mile and 2-mile runs. In addition, there was face painting, a bounce house, a fire truck from Evergreen Fire/Rescue and a silent auction.

  • Blue Spruce Habitat plans zero-waste fund-raiser

    By Heather McWilliams

    For the Courier

    Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is planning its fourth annual fund-raiser next week, and the event is designed to be a big zero — producing zero waste.

    Hard Hats & High Heels is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday,  June 11, at a home in Evergreen’s Soda Creek neighborhood. The event also will honor Liz Thompson and her two boys, Bowen and Riley, who will be the recipients of a Habitat home built this year in Kittredge.

  • Country Road Cafe auditions for cable-TV show

    The County Road Cafe in Kittredge, an unpretentious roadhouse known for huge, family-style servings and popular Smashed Mashed combo plates, hosted an eight-person video crew filming a possible TV show on the Discovery Channel.

    "The whole point is out-of-the-way spots between the big cities and off the interstates," said producer Tim McOsker of Citizen Pictures of Denver. On Thursday, May 26, McOsker was at the Country Road getting his team organized for the shoot.

  • Hopes soar at Bergen Valley Elementary balloon launch

    As Bergen Valley Elementary School fifth-graders conducted the annual hot-air balloon launch in the school’s parking lot on May 26, the soon-to-be fifth-graders watched and anticipated what their turn at the rite of passage would be like.

    “It’s so exciting,” fourth-grader Taylor Crawford said as she watched colorful tissue-paper balloons float into the sky. “It’s a good experience. Everyone can see your (balloon) fly.”

  • On-the-spot survey connects with rec district customers

    BAs part of gathering information for its master plan, the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is making a survey available by smart phone and wireless or land-line telephone service.

    To access the survey, recreation users can use their smart phones and a Quick Response code (like a bar code) imprinted on fliers being posted at various park district locations.

    The purpose of the survey, which takes about five minutes, is to gather information about users’ opinions of the best way to communicate information from the district.

  • Park district returns minor land donations


    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has agreed to give back to Jefferson County three parcels of land after deciding the parcels have little park potential.

    After visiting the three locations, executive director Scott Robson told the district board in a memo May 24, "I am recommending that none of the three properties be accepted by the district."

  • Young Simon trades piano for college classroom

    The younger half of the longtime piano-playing father-and-son act known as Simon and Son will be retiring from the stage at age 23 after a celebratory goodbye concert June 19.

    Peter Simon and his son, Saling, will perform together in a "final farewell concert" at 4 p.m. at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road.

    The concert is free and open to the public. Known for their musicianship and sense of humor, the piano duo wanted to do a final concert together in their hometown.

  • Evergreen honors heroes who died for freedom


    About 150 people turned out for Memorial Day ceremonies May 30 at The Barn Chapel at Evergreen Memorial Park to honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country.

    It was a sunny but extremely windy morning in the meadow at North Turkey Creek Road and Highway 73, so park owner Ron Lewis, who has hosted these events for about 25 years, moved the proceedings inside The Barn so everybody could hear.


    Bryan Walz has been looking for an opportunity to work with kids for a while. And even though he’s organized rock climbing outings in the past his true passion is mountain bike racing.

    Last year, the Colorado Cycling League was formed, giving Walz the perfect opportunity to get involved and he jumped at the chance.