Today's News

  • Sixty kids embrace the outdoors through the Winter Jr. Rangers program

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    About 60 kids of all ages braved the wind to visit the Hiwan Homestead on Sunday, but not even the chilly weather could dampen the fun to be had at the Winter Jr. Rangers program.

    Hosted by Jeffco Open Space, the event was called “Winter Jr. Rangers: Then and Now.” It aimed to teach youngsters about the duties of modern-day park rangers compared to the tasks of their counterparts more than 100 years in the past.

  • Beth Foster: Evergreen woman is creativity in action

    I met Beth Foster through a synchronicity: I had received a call from my friend Sheralyn Austin-Gagne that she wanted to have coffee. That’s what we did.

    We brought each other up to date on our lives, and I told her I had written a book and had no idea of how to publish it. She, in turn, told me of a woman who had visited her at the Chamber of Commerce and left a business card. That person was Beth Foster, and, in her own words, she helped me “release my inner book,” which is currently for sale on Amazon.

  • Forum: Time to think about zero-waste recyling

    By Lachlan Hyatt, For the Courier

    Climate solutions should include a zero-waste recycling lifestyle, not just transportation and energy, an expert on recycling told participants at a forum on Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • News briefs

    Renovations to Wulf pool

    could cost $900,000

    It will cost about $900,000 to renovate the Wulf Recreation Center pool so it will last another 15 to 20 years, a consultant told the Evergreen Park & Recreation District board on Jan. 22.

    An audit of the pool was done after voters rejected a bond in the November election that would have included $10 million to replace the pool, add four swim lanes and a hot tub, and renovate the locker rooms.

    The pool was built in 1973 and is nearing the end of its life.

  • Webb: Standing up for small businesses, education

    Republicans took a pretty hard beating in last November’s election, especially in Jefferson County. However, we actually did elect a new Republican officeholder last November.

    Rep. Colin Larson is one of Jefferson County’s new representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He represents House District 22, which is in South Jeffco and the Ken Caryl area. He grew up in South Jeffco and graduated from Colorado College.

  • Crime briefs

    Trial set for suspects in identity theft ring

    An April jury trial has been scheduled for two of the suspects accused of operating an identity theft ring in Jefferson County and elsewhere in the metro area.

    Four men and four women are accused of operating the ring, which affected at least 26 merchants and 14 victims, according to the indictment. Of the eight, one suspect — Faith Knight — remains at large.

    The following individuals were arrested in connection with the case:

    • Jacob Westfall

  • Indian Hills Fire to establish public comment policy

    The Indian Hills Fire board doesn’t have a public comment policy in place, but it’s looking to change that.

    The board reviewed a new policy drafted by the fire protection district’s attorney during its Jan. 23 meeting and plans to vote on it next month.

  • Board of Adjustment nixes gun shop proposal

    The Jefferson County Board of Adjustment denied a proposal that would have allowed an Evergreen resident to operate a gunsmithing operation out of his home after listening to dozens of neighboring residents who opposed the request.

  • Talks of unionization, collective bargaining premature

    When Jefferson County consolidated its law enforcement agencies and fire departments into one central dispatching center, it expected growing pains.

    Jeffcom 911, the consolidated center housed at West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, provides services to eight member agencies and supports an additional 14, including the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Evergreen Fire/Rescue, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District and Indian Hills Fire Rescue. In doing so, it required dispatchers from different sized centers with varying cultures and protocols to join forces.