Today's News

  • Suzi and Billy Badrena work together designing, creating jewelry

    Suzi and Billy Badrena could be considered a Renaissance couple.

    In their 50 years of marriage, they’ve worked together breeding and showing horses; selling graphic arts; operating a bar, antique store and a bootery; and working as street artists in San Francisco, and as tile and mosaic artists. Now they have returned to designing and creating jewelry.

    The couple are a team in every sense of the word, and now with Esperanza Jewelers, the magic happens on their 46-acre Conifer ranch.

    Each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind.

  • Christmas tree recycling begins

    Saturday’s weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability to collect both Christmas trees and Styrofoam for recycling.

    A steady stream of cars moved through the Evergreen Lutheran Church parking lot, while two Boy Scout volunteers threw trees onto a pile and EAS+Y volunteers bagged Styrofoam. By noon, nearly 100 trees had been collected for chipping by Lam Tree Service and a second load of Styrofoam was on its way to Golden for recycling.

  • Early-morning fire guts Kittredge structure

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue made quick work out of an early-morning fire Monday that gutted a building near the intersection of Highway 74 and Myers Gulch Road in Kittredge.
    A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy spotted flames and called in the fire just before 5 a.m., according to Stacee Martin, spokeswoman with Evergreen Fire. The building, which Martin described as a low-story, multi-unit structure, was in the process of being renovated. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, but Martin predicted it was a total loss.

  • Jeffco inmate dies after being found unresponsive

    An inmate died Friday morning at the Jefferson County Jail after being discovered unresponsive on the floor during a routine check of his cell.  

    Philip Taylor, 34, was not responsive when he was found on the ground of his cell at 1 a.m. Jan. 4, according to a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Although detention deputies performed CPR and other lifesaving protocols, he was pronounced dead 50 minutes later. 

  • Equipment failure caused power outage for IREA customers in Conifer

    A New Year’s Day outage that left approximately 3,400 Conifer residents without power is the result of an equipment failure, according to the Intermountain Rural Electric Association.
    It took nearly three hours to restore power to all of the homes affected by the power outage, which was first reported at 8:36 a.m. on Jan. 1.
    “We have to send a crew to the substation, diagnosing what exactly the issue was that tripped the entire circuit and get that up and running,” said Josh Liss, corporate affairs manager with IREA.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The floor show

  • Retired teacher stays connected with her former students all these years later

    Wanda Schneider doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet.

    The 80-year-old retired teacher is busy every day and said it would drive her crazy if she spent even one day doing nothing.

    The die-hard Denver Broncos fan is devoted to her former students, the Mountain Genealogists Society, family, friends and more. As an example, she sent 400 handmade Christmas cards.

  • The 2018 Year in Review


  • Evergreen’s Gale excelling in school, sports and the astronomical sciences

    As Evergreen High School volleyball’s libero, Skylar Gale is no stranger to maintaining control of her squad’s movements while fielding anything the other team throws at her.

    Whether it’s sports, academics or any of her extracurriculars, Gale always lives her life like a libero. Someday, she hopes that will take her out of this world, one way or another.

  • Evergreen swimming stays perfect, beats Conifer

    EVERGREEN — Class 3A looks good on the Evergreen girls swim and dive team.

    The Cougars have won every single one of their first five meets of the 2018-19 season. On Dec. 21 at Wulf Rec Center, Evergreen took down Conifer 104-20, winning every single event save the junior varsity 50-yard freestyle, which the Lobos’ Paige Naku won by just 0.04 seconds.

    The move down from 4A has certainly benefited the Cougars early on.