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  • Dogs, their owners celebrate the end of summer with Woofstock

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier
    Who let the dogs swim? Mt. Vernon Canyon Club — that’s who!
    Last Sunday, on the tail end of the dog days of summer, the country club opened its doors to both canine and human patrons for the annual Woofstock festival. Activities included “doggy paddle” time in the club pool, a canine costume contest, an all-you-can-eat lunch for owners and a variety of poolside vendors.
    Woofstock is a nod to the famous Woodstock Festival, and in the spirit of the event, classic rock was blaring around the pool.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Power play

  • Fall prevention, wellness pitched in EFR’s ECARES service

    Two years after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a Senate bill that redefined what a community paramedic could and couldn’t do, Evergreen’s community paramedicine program is humming along and helping a growing number of residents every week.
    Evergreen Fire Rescue Community Assistance Referral and Education Services or ECARES was launched in March 2018 under the supervision of EMS coordinator Dave Montesi and community paramedic Annie Dorchak.

  • News that made headlines in the 1960s

    1959:
    • Downtown Evergreen will get much needed parking in the lower part of downtown thanks to Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co., Refinery Engineering Co., Lowdermilk Brothers, and the Colorado State Highway Department.
    •Evergreen State Bank receives its charter.

    1960:

  • Rental scammers target local property

    An Evergreen couple is warning property owners and renters alike of a scam involving fake rental or home sale ads on Craigslist that use information and images pilfered from existing advertisements on real estate websites such as Zillow and Trulia.

  • With TANF increase, Jeffco Human Services looks to find balance

    A new state rule requires Jefferson County Human Services to increase the amount of basic cash assistance it provides to families in need.

  • Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery working on adding a new meditation hall

    High on a hill alongside U.S. 285, blanketed in shade, is the Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery.

    It’s a peaceful place, the perfect blend of Vietnamese architecture, Buddhist culture and Coloradan beauty. The birds chirp freely; the air is crisp; the trees are plentiful. This is exactly why Abbot Tinh Man chose the space.

    “It’s very peaceful. It’s very light. The energy’s very pure. ... Whenever I go somewhere and come back, I feel refreshed right away,” he said.

  • Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery working on adding a new meditation hall

    High on a hill alongside U.S. 285, blanketed in shade, is the Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery.

    It’s a peaceful place, the perfect blend of Vietnamese architecture, Buddhist culture and Coloradan beauty. The birds chirp freely; the air is crisp; the trees are plentiful. This is exactly why Abbot Tinh Man chose the space.

    “It’s very peaceful. It’s very light. The energy’s very pure. ... Whenever I go somewhere and come back, I feel refreshed right away,” he said.

  • Lockouts lifted, but Jeffco continues search for man

    West Jefferson Elementary and Middle schools, as well as Conifer High School, have lifted lockouts that were in place while the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office searched for an individual with mental health issues.
    According to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with Jeffco, the Sheriff's Office was looking for an individual who threatened suicide. He was unarmed but had threatened self harm, Fulton said.

  • Evergreen woman scheduled for arraignment

    An Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, during which she may enter a plea.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.