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  • Sheriff's Calls

    Her cup runneth over

  • TallGrass, EAPL team up for the annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    The best way to avoid that wet-dog smell last weekend? Pay someone else to do it — and drink wine in the process.
    TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon teamed up with the Evergreen Animal Protective League to help pet owners do just that at the ninth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.  

  • Leonard draws backlash after social media post

    A recent Facebook post from state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, in which he compares participants in the Women’s March to “Hitler’s Brownshirts,” the Nazi Party’s original paramilitary, is drawing outrage from Democratic House leadership while eliciting little more than silence from GOP leadership at both county and state levels.

  • Thousands in burn ban violation fines issued in Park County

    Since the inception of a countywide burn ban in late May, the Park County Sheriff’s Office has issued nearly 100 tickets for burn ban violations, totaling some $78,000 in fines.

    According to Undersheriff Dave Wohlers, the county issued 78 tickets for burn ban violations between May 23 and July 7. In an interview Friday, Wohlers said that while most of those fines had been paid, about 20 were headed to court.

  • Stapleton picks Sias as running mate on GOP ticket

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton has tapped state Rep. Lang Sias, R-Arvada, as his lieutenant governor running mate.

    Sias, 59, a former U.S. Navy pilot and TOPGUN instructor, is a moderate Republican who has represented House District 27 in Arvada and Wheat Ridge since 2015 after a vacancy committee appointed him to replace Libby Szabo after she resigned to fill a then-empty seat on the Jeffco board of commissioners.

  • Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Park & Recreation District host third annual summer soiree

    Two Evergreen mainstays wanted the community to know it was appreciated, so they threw a party on Thursday with food, drinks, prizes — and a bit of education.

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosted their third annual summer soiree at Buchanan Rec Center — and while the 300 attendees chatted, ate, drank and listened to music, area organizations provided information about services for seniors.

  • Summer markets offer a variety of vendors

    If it’s mid-July, it’s the perfect time for summer markets.

    Both Evergreen and Conifer have weekly markets — Evergreen’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Evergreen Country Day School in the El Rancho area and Conifer’s from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the parking lot behind the Kum & Go on U.S. 285.

    Both offer a variety of vendors — not just food, but clothing, plants, soaps, candles and other items.

    Here is a sampling of what you’ll see at both markets.


  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Increasing calls, early response

    During its July 12 regular board of directors meeting, Chief Bill McLaughlin said the Elk Creek Fire Protection District’s four-person initial attack squad has been successful in its deployments.

    The squad is able to increase the number of firefighters on-scene in the first 15 minutes, which McLaughlin said is crucial to preventing fires from growing. He added that the largest fire the district has seen in the past month was 3.5 acres.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Voters will be asked about mill-levy increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District will be asked in November to approve a mill levy adjustment.

    The district’s Board of Directors on Monday approved putting such language on the ballot, but the board did not decide what it would ask voters for.

  • Top Hogs wow visitors at Evergreen Library

    When Mudslinger plays golf, he doesn’t bother taking the ball all the way to the hole. He’ll stop a bit short, and then bring the plastic hole to the ball.

    That might not be how regular people play golf. But, then again, Mudslinger’s not a regular person.

    In fact, he’s not even a person at all.

    He’s a potbellied pig.