Local News

  • Cyclists ride through mountain area in memory of fallen EMS workers

    As dozens of cyclists set out from the Clear Creek EMS station along Highway 103, each wore at least one set of dog tags that honored fallen medical personnel.

    Some of the names on the tags were strangers', while others belonged to friends and colleagues.

    “I worked with him, and I’m good friends with his family. It’s special to me to take him out there — to honor him and who he was,” cyclist Amber Jones said of Arvada Fire Lt. Jim Schaefer, whose dog tag she was wearing.

  • JCSO set to add SROs to middle schools

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is adding four deputies as school resource officers for local middle schools.

    The four deputies are scheduled to start orientation soon, Sheriff Jeff Shrader told the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners at its July 24 hearing, adding that the positions will help address increasing challenges and calls at middle schools.

  • Yoga in the Grove provides grounding, beauty and community

    By Caroline Joan Peixoto
    For the Courier

    Several Sundays this summer, people of all ages are gathering at Hiwan Heritage Grove for a special yoga class: Yoga in the Grove.
    The free, all-levels, all-ages class is held in the middle of a family of ponderosa pines. It is co-sponsored by Studio B Yoga and Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Smaug warning

  • Evergreen 5-year-old ‘works’ in salon, pursuing hair dream

    By Virginia Grantier
    For the Courier
    At a local salon, bliss shines in her eyes as she does things she loves — hair and helping people.
    She reaches for the hand of a 92-year-old client and leads her to a hair dryer.
    She asks if the salon’s clients are thirsty and offers water. And she offers sustenance, candy, gummy worms — and muffins that she has artistically arranged on white napkins and red paper plates.
    She’s right there, when called, to help wash customers’ hair and take out rollers.

  • EPRD says 'maybe' to bond/mill levy issue

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District has informed county officials it might put a bond/mill levy question on the November ballot. 

    However, board discussion suggests that it might not be for the full $34.7 million bond that previously was recommended.

    The Board of Directors must make a decision at its Aug. 21 meeting at Wulf Recreation Center. If it does approve a ballot question, the board must specify the exact amount of the bond and the mill levy increase, and for which projects.

  • Conifer-based JOY International hosts Barefoot Mile

    Jeff Brodsky’s feet have been bare for eight years.

    After witnessing children barefoot in a garbage dump while on a rescue mission in Cambodia, Brodsky felt compelled to take his shoes off.

    “I talk to God all the time. Had a conversation with him. I felt that he was impressing on me to go barefoot in solidarity with those children for one year,” Brodsky said. “Little did I know that a year later I was not going to be able to put my socks on. … I’ve been barefoot ever since.”

  • Morrison, CU-Denver students eyeing town hall updates

    Morrison is looking to update its historic town hall on Stone Street and has enlisted help from architecture students at the University of Colorado at Denver in doing so.

    During the town’s July 17 board meeting, three students presented two ideas that include aesthetic updates and additions to the exterior parking of the building and would add an elevator, new bathrooms and some additional parking.

  • Survey: Homelessness on the rise in Jefferson County

    Homelessness in Jefferson County may look different than it does in Denver, but this year it was exactly the same in one, key way — the number of people experiencing it increased.

  • Community offers feedback on Inter-Canyon ballot measure

    Larry Wilson is quick to share his appreciation for Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District.

    “Inter-Canyon Fire department probably has one of the best group of people that I have ever met. I don’t say that lightly,” he said. “ …. They’re just a great bunch of people, and they love the community. They’re dedicated. These are the type of people that you want on your volunteer fire department.”