Today's News

  • Song sparrows find their voice as winter fades, spring nears

    February creeps to a close. It is to me the most dreary month of the year. The pleasantness of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays is over, and winter seems to really settle in, with both more snow and colder temperatures.

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    Document-ary film panned

  • Host Conifer runs past Lady Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Surprise! Lobos stun Evergreen

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Since 2008, playing archrival Evergreen had become a recurring nightmare for the Conifer boys basketball team. Nine straight losses, including a 29-pointer earlier this season, made for plenty of restless nights.

  • Rosier talks finances, fire mitigation at Conifer appearance

    County Commissioner Donald Rosier spent the first part of his Valentine’s Day in an area of Jeffco he loves, talking about county finances, fire mitigation and other issues.
    “I always love when I get to come up to Conifer or Evergreen,” he said. “The mountain community is truly great.”

  • Developers win delay of vote on Open Space plan

    A final vote on Jeffco Open Space’s master plan has been delayed for a month by the county commissioners to allow more comment.

    The vote had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but a delay was requested by several real estate development groups. The commissioners voted 3-0 to delay final approval by a month.

  • Remote slash-collection sites announced

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has announced its three remote slash drop-off dates for this summer. Jeffco again will team with mountain fire departments to host the sites.

    Slash disposal became more of a challenge when the Rooney Road Recycling Center stopped accepting organic material in 2012. Jefferson County has received a grant for an “air curtain” burner for slash, but a location hasn’t been decided yet.

  • Indian Hills fire board has 3 seats up for election in May

    Indian Hills residents who are interested in serving on the board of directors for their fire district have an opportunity to run for three seats in the May 6 election.

    The terms of Indian Hills Fire Protection District board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring in May.

    Rosenberg and Lehman have said that they intend to seek re-election to the five-member board. Walton was not reached for comment.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Evergreen North businesses in a big shuffle

    Several businesses in Evergreen North will be playing musical chairs in the next several months.

    The Evergreen Christian Outreach furniture resale shop will move into space that became vacant when the Kitchen and Bath Design Center closed. As EChO remodels the space and moves there incrementally, Artful Journey and Shipping Depot will move into the front of the former furniture shop. The entire move should be done by May.

    It may sound a bit confusing, but it makes complete sense to the businesses.

  • Evergreen carved its way into sculptor’s heart

    An Evergreen sculptor who found his muse in our mountain town hopes to carve a bigger spot for Evergreen on the national arts scene.

    Errol Beauchamp, a 22-year local resident, left his job as a corporate designer 12 years ago to focus on his art. He’s traveled and worked internationally but says Evergreen has the arts attributes needed to perform on the big stage.