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Local News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Down but not out

  • Investigators get fresh set of eyes on Long house

    Federal investigators working in conjunction with the task force investigating the Maggie Long murder case were on scene at the Long family residence in Bailey on Monday morning.
    “We just had another set of detectives up there that were just doing a walkthrough,” said Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers. “ … Getting a different opinion from an outside jurisdiction.”

  • Flu season arrives in Jeffco

    Flu season has arrived in Jefferson County, and public health officials recommend residents get a flu shot sooner rather than later.

    While many employers offer flu shots, and some may visit a primary care physician or local pharmacy to receive the vaccine, Jeffco Public Health offers the vaccination at the organization’s main office in Lakewood.

  • Conifer Jazzercise hosts 7th annual breast cancer fundraiser

    When Karen Eisenring first started attending the annual breast cancer fundraiser hosted by Conifer Jazzercise, she was just like any other participant.

    Now, during the event’s seventh year, Eisenring is a survivor.

    “It’s great,” Eisenring said, of being able to give back. “ … Without them raising money for research, a lot of us might not be here. It’s fantastic that they do it.”

  • Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts third annual flag football event

    A beautiful sunny day greeted students from across Jefferson County who last Wednesday traveled to Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium for the third annual flag football tournament hosted by Jeffco Adaptive Athletics.

    With warm weather and back-to-back games, it was a happy day for all; smiles were plastered on the faces of flag football players and “coaches” alike.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The gauntlet

  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Out of the box

  • Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo

    You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.

    Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.

    All indications pointed to energy efficiency — the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.

  • EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael

    By Daniel Williams

    For the Courier

    Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.

    Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.