Today's News

  • Top Hogs wow visitors at Evergreen Library

    When Mudslinger plays golf, he doesn’t bother taking the ball all the way to the hole. He’ll stop a bit short, and then bring the plastic hole to the ball.

    That might not be how regular people play golf. But, then again, Mudslinger’s not a regular person.

    In fact, he’s not even a person at all.

    He’s a potbellied pig.

  • Thieves hit local rec centers' locker rooms

    Authorities are investigating a series of locker thefts at Evergreen's Buchanan Recreation Center and South Jeffco's Ridge Rec Center in the past week.

    Four victims had items stolen from their lockers at Buchanan — one on July 5 and three on July 7. Two victims' lockers were also raided on July 5 at Ridge.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office believes the incidents on July 5 are connected because the same male suspect appears to have visited both locations.

    July 5 incidents

  • Leonard draws backlash after social media post

    A recent Facebook post from state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, in which he compares participants in the Women’s March to “Hitler’s Brownshirts,” the Nazi Party’s original paramilitary, is drawing outrage from Democratic House leadership while eliciting little more than silence from GOP leadership at both county and state levels.

  • Summer markets offer a variety of vendors

    If it’s mid-July, it’s the perfect time for summer markets.

    Both Evergreen and Conifer have weekly markets — Evergreen’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Evergreen Country Day School in the El Rancho area and Conifer’s from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the parking lot behind the Kum & Go on U.S. 285.

    Both offer a variety of vendors — not just food, but clothing, plants, soaps, candles and other items.

    Here is a sampling of what you’ll see at both markets.


  • Missing North Turkey Creek man found safe

    Authorities have located a 33-year-old Evergreen man who went missing Tuesday morning.

    Scott Guffey was found safe at Flying J Ranch Park near Aspen Park. He is being returned to his family.

  • TallGrass, EAPL team up for the annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    The best way to avoid that wet-dog smell last weekend? Pay someone else to do it — and drink wine in the process.
    TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon teamed up with the Evergreen Animal Protective League to help pet owners do just that at the ninth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.  

  • Evergreen woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting husband

    A 59-year-old Evergreen woman has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm after she allegedly shot her husband on July 5.

    Julie Bird was arrested in the early hours of July 5 after deputies were called to her home in the 2300 block of Columbine Lane and found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. The call came in at 12:10 a.m.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. His condition has since stabilized, according to a statement from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on July 7.

  • Thousands in burn ban violation fines issued in Park County

    Since the inception of a countywide burn ban in late May, the Park County Sheriff’s Office has issued nearly 100 tickets for burn ban violations, totaling some $78,000 in fines.

    According to Undersheriff Dave Wohlers, the county issued 78 tickets for burn ban violations between May 23 and July 7. In an interview Friday, Wohlers said that while most of those fines had been paid, about 20 were headed to court.

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Voters will be asked about mill-levy increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District will be asked in November to approve a mill levy adjustment.

    The district’s Board of Directors on Monday approved putting such language on the ballot, but the board did not decide what it would ask voters for.

  • Fire Briefs: Elk Creek Fire Protection District

    Increasing calls, early response

    During its July 12 regular board of directors meeting, Chief Bill McLaughlin said the Elk Creek Fire Protection District’s four-person initial attack squad has been successful in its deployments.

    The squad is able to increase the number of firefighters on-scene in the first 15 minutes, which McLaughlin said is crucial to preventing fires from growing. He added that the largest fire the district has seen in the past month was 3.5 acres.