Today's News

  • Stapleton picks Sias as running mate on GOP ticket

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton has tapped state Rep. Lang Sias, R-Arvada, as his lieutenant governor running mate.

    Sias, 59, a former U.S. Navy pilot and TOPGUN instructor, is a moderate Republican who has represented House District 27 in Arvada and Wheat Ridge since 2015 after a vacancy committee appointed him to replace Libby Szabo after she resigned to fill a then-empty seat on the Jeffco board of commissioners.

  • Chamber of Commerce, Evergreen Park & Recreation District host third annual summer soiree

    Two Evergreen mainstays wanted the community to know it was appreciated, so they threw a party on Thursday with food, drinks, prizes — and a bit of education.

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Evergreen Park & Recreation District hosted their third annual summer soiree at Buchanan Rec Center — and while the 300 attendees chatted, ate, drank and listened to music, area organizations provided information about services for seniors.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Her cup runneth over

  • 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.

  • 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.