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Today's News

  • Purses for Purpose seeks donations to benefit homeless women

    Two Evergreen area residents have embarked on a special holiday project called Purses for Purpose to benefit homeless women living in shelters.

    Inspired by a posting they saw on Facebook, Emily Yeager and Jennifer Mathews are seeking donations of purses filled with toiletries, socks, underwear and tights of various sizes, which they will give to two women’s shelters in Denver.

  • Fund established to assist local victims of disasters, tragedies

    In the wake of disasters such as flooding and wildfires, community residents have organized fund-raisers and made donations to victims, says Evergreen resident and attorney Beth Andersen.

    To facilitate assistance to businesses and residents in need of help, the Evergreen Chamber Community Fund has been established. An arm of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, the fund has been organized as a separate nonprofit with 501c3 status.

  • Judge finds probable cause in child-abuse case involving Evergreen couple

    A Jefferson County judge found probable cause last Thursday for the felony child abuse charges an Evergreen couple are facing.

    Jason Matthew Barton, 40, and Katherine Clark Barton, 36, were arrested in June by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • A walk on the merry side

    Led by the glittering Joyful Soles dance group, families and friends headed downtown Friday evening while joining in the annual Holiday Walk sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    “Light the tree!” shouted a group of youngsters awaiting the lighting of a tall conifer by the Evergreen Lake House before the walk began.

    A shooting star raced across the sky on the warm night as people made their way from Evergreen Lake after seeing the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and the tree come to life.

  • Cougars win in Fort Lupton

    By Steve Smith — For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — The consensus from Evergreen’s boys basketball team was that its 20-point road win against Fort Lupton Dec. 3 was a big help to a young team.

  • Senior group eyeing strong last go-around

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Samantha Kisiel, Logan Newhall, Hannah Orr, Lauren Troeger and Avery Moers haven’t been basketball teammates forever. It only seems that way for the Evergreen seniors.

    It began in third grade for Newhall and Orr. Troeger joined them in fifth grade, Kisiel and Moers completing the “team’’ as seventh-graders. After middle school, it was on to Evergreen where as freshmen they became paired with first-year coach Amy Bahl.

  • Jeffco’s recall free-for-all spurs call for campaign finance reform

    An ethics watchdog group has called for state campaign finance reform in the wake of the release of contribution figures from the Jeffco school district’s contentious recall election.

    While any change to the Colorado Constitution, which specifies how elections are conducted, would require a statewide vote, Peg Perl, senior counsel for Colorado Ethics Watch, said Colorado legislators can take several steps to bring more transparency to local elections, including:

  • Mountains Taxi suspends service

    Mountains Taxi has temporarily suspended service because of a big jump in premiums for auto liability insurance.

    “We didn’t receive the new quote until the eleventh hour, and it was an increase of 22 percent,” said Chris Phelps, an owner of Mountains Taxi. Phelps said the company halted service on Nov. 11.

    “We have some customers with special needs, and those folks are really struggling because they need us,” said Phelps, who said the company had been providing 50 to 60 rides a day.

  • Judge finds probable cause in child-abuse case involving Evergreen couple

    A Jefferson County judge found probable cause Thursday for the felony child abuse charges an Evergreen couple are facing.

    Jason Matthew Barton, 40, and Katherine Clark Barton, 36, were arrested in June by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Local nonprofits join to encourage donations on Colorado Gives Day

    Several mountain area nonprofits have come together to encourage residents to support local organizations on Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide effort to boost philanthropy through online donations.