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Today's News

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

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

  • Man missing from Buffalo Creek area found safe in Colorado Springs

    The man missing from a Buffalo Creek-area campsite has been found safe in Colorado Springs.

    Travis Dickson, 22, was camping with his sister and brother-in-law near Forest Road 552 and the Buck Gulch Trail this past weekend. According to Jeffco Sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, Dickson got into a disagreement with his sister and walked away from the campsite Sunday around 6:15 p.m.

    His sister and brother-in-law followed Dickson a short ways before losing sight of him. They continued looking for him for about an hour before contacting authorities.

  • Evergreen woman arrested for allegedly shooting husband

    An Evergreen woman has been arrested after allegedly attempting to kill her husband early Thursday morning.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested after deputies were called to her home in the 2300 block of Columbine Lane and found her husband with a gunshot wound to his torso. The call came in at 12:10 a.m. Thursday morning.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but he is in stable condition, Dionne Waugh, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, confirmed.

  • EMD imposes water-usage restrictions because of drought

    Due to worsening drought conditions, the Evergreen Metropolitan District has declared a Level 2 drought status, which restricts water usage for all residents and businesses within the district.

    Those who have their own wells are not subject to the restrictions but are advised to also conserve water.

    Those living in the district are restricted to watering three days per week, and two days per week is preferred. Watering must be done before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

  • EPRD moving forward with two-trail proposal for lake

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District and other stakeholders are planning to move forward with a two-trail system around the north side of Evergreen Lake with the design phase beginning later this year.

    Under this aggressive schedule, construction could begin in 2021 or 2022, according to Chris Vogelsang of OV Consulting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New pastor starts at Evergreen United Methodist Church

    United Methodist Church of Evergreen has a new shepherd.

    Pastor Deb Olenyik started at UMCE on July 1 and expects to stay at the church for a few years.

    Olenyik grew up in Maryland and went to school in Indiana, earning a degree in criminology. She has been in ministry since 1980 and attended seminary in Denver. She was ordained in 1990.

  • Two moms planning to start girls Boy Scout troops

    Parents in two area Boy Scout troops hope to take advantage of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow girls into the organization.

    They are making moves to create girls troops attached to existing boys troops in Evergreen. Based on the new guidelines, both troops will become official in February, but parents are making plans now.