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Today's News

  • Quick Hits

    Evergreen boys off to 2-0 start

  • Buzzer-beater hands Evergreen first loss

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having pretty much owned opponents during a nine-game winning streak — save a one-point victory over Mullen back on Dec. 5 — Evergreen’s girls basketball team found itself in an unfamiliar position Jan. 8.

  • One last dive for Mills and Lewis

    By Chelsy Woods Klein — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — For a diver, water can be fickle — smooth and inviting one moment and then solidly repellant like a block of concrete the next.

    A good diver knows when and how to take off to achieve proper elevation, as well as execute graceful twists and flips in the air before slipping seamlessly into the water with little splash. However, to achieve perfection is difficult. Just ask Evergreen senior dive captain Bailey Mills.

  • Keyser announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

    Rep. Jon Keyser, the Republican who represents Conifer and Evergreen in the state House, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet. 

    The Morrison resident was elected in House District 25 in 2014, succeeding three-term representative Cheri Gerou, also a Republican.

  • Early-morning fire destroys home on Floyd Hill

    A home on Aspen Drive on Floyd Hill was destroyed by fire early Monday.

    Stacee Martin with Evergreen Fire/Rescue reported that no one apparently was in the house when the blaze started, and that a neighbor had phoned 911 about 5:59 a.m.

    More than 25 firefighters from Evergreen, Clear Creek, Foothills, Elk Creek and Genesee were at the scene in frigid temperatures. EFR said the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Semi, school bus collide on Highway 74

    A semi driver was ticketed after his rig collided with a school bus early Friday morning on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Evergreen, damaging both vehicles. The bus driver sustained minor injuries.

    No students were on the bus at the time, said State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

    The driver of the Core-Mark truck, 36-year-old George Danley, was cited, although Lewis said he didn’t know for what specific violation.

  • School bus, semi damaged in early-morning crash

      A school bus and a semi collided early Friday morning on Highway 74 between Kittredge and Evergreen, leaving both vehicles damaged and one driver with minor injuries.

    No students were on the bus at the time, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. No one was transported to a hospital.

    It was unclear which vehicle caused the accident. Lewis said reports didn't specify which way the bus was traveling.

  • Openness discussed behind closed doors

    Given the fact that a major theme of the coordinated campaign of all five members of the newly elected Jefferson County Board of Education was the lack of transparency their predecessors exhibited, it was more than a little disappointing when one of the first announced activities of the new board was to enter a secret session to discuss compliance with open-government requirements.

  • Jeffco Fair getting makeover with county management, funding

    This year’s Jefferson County Fair will feature traditional and new events reflecting the diversity of the county, says Dexter Foxworth, recently hired fairgrounds event coordinator.

    County management and funding have created the chance to make the annual fair in Golden a unique experience, a celebration of Jefferson County, Foxworth said.

    Last summer Jeffco’s county commissioners agreed to assume management of the fair, approving a budget of $300,000 to produce it.

  • Evergreen park district offers cross-country ski outings

    Cross-country skiers looking for opportunities to hit the slopes without the hassle of driving to them can sign up for outings offered by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    Many of the trips beginning this month take skiers to Nordic centers at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash and Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park. Other trips are to ski resorts at Eldora, Grand Lake and Leadville. All ski outings take place on groomed, marked trails.