Local News

  • Not their first Rodeo … Parade

    Ross Seline may not have physically been there Saturday for the 53rd annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade, but his spirit was alive and well in downtown Evergreen.

    Some of Seline’s ashes traveled through the streets in the saddlebag of a horse in the parade, serving as a tribute to the Evergreen resident and longtime Rotarian and Evergreen Rodeo Association member. He died last September.

    “This meant a lot to them,” said his son Richard Seline of the rodeo festivities, minutes before the parade began.

  • Red Barn rezoning case returns to county

    A rezoning proposal that would allow overnight lodging at the Red Barn in Marshdale is making its way through Jefferson County’s planning process again thanks to a significant change that allows the applicants to obtain a rehearing.

  • New program offers those with memory loss a chance to ‘share the moment’

    For those with memory loss, a moment can be everything. 

    And that’s exactly what Center for the Arts Evergreen hopes to convey through its “Share the Moment” program.

    The program, based on a similar one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, is meant for those with memory loss and their caregivers but can be enjoyable for seniors without memory impairment as well.

  • Suspect arrested in ax attack

    A 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening near Pine after allegedly injuring another man with an ax.

    According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a disturbance involving an ax at a campground in the 20600 block of Redskin Creek Road in Pine. Curtis Clark was ultimately arrested and booked into the Jeffco Jail on first-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault and felony menacing charges.

  • Suspect killed in standoff in South Jeffco

    A 35-year-old Denver man was fatally shot around noon on Tuesday in an apartment complex near West Belleview Avenue and South Alkire Street in South Jeffco following a standoff with law enforcement.

    According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Taplin, the suspect, Michael Sheridan, had been wanted on charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. There were multiple warrants out for his arrest.

  • News briefs

    GoFundMe set up for EMS teacher who lost her home in fire

    An Evergreen Middle School teacher lost her home in a fire last week, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help her family.

    Dawn Beck, a seventh-grade science teacher, was on a trip to Iceland with Evergreen Middle School students and families when her home caught fire, according to Evergreen Middle principal Tim Vialpando. She returned to Colorado to find her home and all her belongings gone.

  • County briefs

    County looking into ballot initiatives 

    Jefferson County is exploring the possibility of a ballot measure either in 2019 or 2020.

    Although discussions are preliminary, the county met with BluePrint Strategies LLC, a Denver-based public affairs firm, during a June 11 staff briefing to talk strategy and met again with elected officials a few days later.

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  • One injured in Conifer house fire

    Firefighters have put out a house fire in the 11100 block of Conifer Mountain Road that injured one person.

    Jacob Ware, Elk Creek Fire Protection District's deputy fire chief, confirmed a civilian was transported to the hospital with complications exacerbated by the fire but not directly caused by it. The person is in stable condition.

  • Weekend in the West benefits Bootstraps

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    There were plenty of horses in the arena at Lucky Penny Ranch, but not the kind that usually pace the dirt. These horses were in the dozens of paintings lining the walls for the second annual Weekend in the West art show and auction.

    Two dozen local artists donated their skill and time to the event, which benefited Bootstraps, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for Evergreen and Conifer students to pursue academic careers.