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Local News

  • Missing North Turkey Creek man found safe

    Authorities have located a 33-year-old Evergreen man who went missing Tuesday morning.

    Scott Guffey was found safe at Flying J Ranch Park near Aspen Park. He is being returned to his family.

  • Evergreen Fire hosting special meeting to discuss possible mill levy adjustment

    Evergreen Fire Protection District's Board of Directors is holding a special meeting Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss whether the district should ask voters for a mill levy adjustment on the November ballot.

    Chief Mike Weege told board members at the  July 10 meeting that because of the clash between the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and the Gallagher Amendment, the 2019 residential assessment rate is projected to drop from 7.2 percent to 6.1 percent.

  • Thieves hit local rec centers' locker rooms

    Authorities are investigating a series of locker thefts at Evergreen's Buchanan Recreation Center and South Jeffco's Ridge Rec Center in the past week.

    Four victims had items stolen from their lockers at Buchanan — one on July 5 and three on July 7. Two victims' lockers were also raided on July 5 at Ridge.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office believes the incidents on July 5 are connected because the same male suspect appears to have visited both locations.

    July 5 incidents

  • Music to the ears: Hundreds attending July 4 festival treated to a feast of sounds

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Two-ton tent towed

  • Proposed Jeffco arts school postponed until 2019-20

    A controversial proposal by Jeffco Public Schools to launch a dedicated arts school was officially tabled last month in favor of improving district support of arts education in Jeffco, as well as expanding arts-related opportunities for both teachers and students over the next three years.

  • Polis taps former state legislator Primavera as running mate

    Congressman Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for Colorado governor, has selected former state legislator and cancer foundation executive Dianne Primavera as his lieutenant governor running mate.

    Announced last Monday, Polis’ selection of Primavera — recently the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, the local branch of the largest breast cancer organization in the United States — reiterates Polis’ campaign promise to prioritize health care in Colorado as the race to the general election intensifies.

  • Reasons for Freedom Run participation aplenty

    Hundreds come to Evergreen Middle School on the Fourth of July to begin their Independence Day celebration with the Freedom Run, and their reasons for participating are many.

    From enjoying the run to supporting organizer Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, their reasons for participating are varied.

    Here is a sampling of their reasons for taking part:

  • Education Briefs

    Potential developer of former middle school looking for more land

    The company looking at purchasing the Clear Creek School District office on Highway 103 in Idaho Springs is asking the district and city officials for help.

    The company, lane3co LLC, wants to build residences and a hotel on the 12-acre property, but the property is too small for its business model to work, according to school board president Mitch Houston.

  • StageDoor’s adult company tackles wacky musical this month

    StageDoor Theatre will be filled with country, calypso and disco music as the adult company performs “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this month.

    The musical, which is based on the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors from the Bible’s book of Genesis is fun and family friendly.

    Director Tanner Kelly says this is the third time he’s directed a production of “Joseph” and he’s wanted to direct it in Conifer for five years.