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Today's News

  • On the Move: Be ready for winter sports

    As I write this it’s chilly and we had our first snow. The snow is almost gone, but thoughts of winter activity is going strong. I personally love to ski, trail run, hike and snowshoe high up in the mountains in winter. I’ve learned from years of being a trainer that my training program makes a big difference in making outdoor activities more enjoyable.

  • The 1970s: The Sjoden brothers call the decade a ‘raucous time’

    Evergreen’s Main Street might as well be Memory Lane for brothers Kerry and Scott Sjoden, as it was a central part of their childhood and adolescence.

    Walking down the sidewalk, the two pointed to various businesses and reminisced about bygone haunts. The movie theater. The gas stations. The grocery store.

    But, the most meaningful locale was the current CenturyLink building — the site of their former childhood home. The two even pointed to a tree and said that their backyard trampoline had once been next to it.

  • Evergreen native Ethel Snowbarger celebrates her 100th birthday

    A 10-carat diamond exemplifies a 100th anniversary because the gemstone is enduring, and that describes Ethel Elmgreen Snowbarger, who celebrated her centennial birthday over the weekend.

    Family members called her a legend with a great wit, a contagious laugh and a big heart at her birthday party Saturday at Life Care Center of Evergreen attended by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    “She was always fair,” grandson Robb Snowbarger said. “If one of us (grandkids) got $20, all of us got $20. She is just the sweetest lady.”

  • Ballot initiative proponents show up in support of Jeffco Schools

    A slight drizzle and unexpected chill didn’t stop a number of teachers, parents, school board members and staff from putting feet to the pavement Friday afternoon in support of Jeffco Public Schools’ ballot initiatives 5A and 5B and Amendment 73.

  • Evergreen volleyball continues to dominate

    EVERGREEN — Evergreen volleyball cannot be stopped.

    Going into Thursday’s big victory over Golden, the eighth-ranked Cougars (per CHSAANow.com) had been on a six-match win streak, most of which ended 3-0. Naturally, the Golden contest wasn’t any different as Evergreen took the Demons down easily after a sketchy first set, 3-0.

    “Tonight, it was just a big game because Golden’s really high in our rankings for our league, so it’s definitely an important game that we took the win,” senior outside hitter Gabby Clark said.

  • Long Brothers Garage has been a staple in Conifer for 101 years

    By Daniel Williams
    For the Courier

    To call Long Brothers Garage long in the tooth would be an understatement.
    The Conifer auto and engine repair shop at 12425 U.S. 285 is a fourth-generation local business that has been a community staple for 101 years. Since cars, trucks, tractors, lawnmowers and pretty much anything with an engine will inevitably break down, owner William Long hopes the shop will continue operating another 100 years.

  • Jeffco Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide in Morrison

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at a Morrison residence as a homicide.

    According a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 5200 block of Pintail Court in Morrison around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday after receiving reports of a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, they found an adult female who had been shot. The female, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, has not been identified pending notification of family.

  • Sichting sentenced to 10 months in assault, kidnapping case

    Wynn Ray Sichting, the Conifer man accused of beating and imprisoning his 21-year old nephew in a metal shipping container last year, was sentenced Thursday morning to 10 months in jail and four years probation after pleading guilty in August to one felony count of second-degree assault, one felony count of second-degree kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of theft.

    Sichting, who was originally slated to stand trial this month on more than a dozen felony counts associated with the case — including first-degree attempted murder — faced up to 12 years in prison.

  • Slick roads lead to multiple accidents on U.S. 285

    Slick and icy roads were to blame for multiple crashes on U.S. 285 on Wednesday morning, including a multi-car pileup involving two RTD buses.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, the call about the accident, which involved seven vehicles and happened on southbound U.S. 285 near South Turkey Creek Road, came in just after 7 a.m. There were a total of 30 passengers on the two RTD buses, but there were no injuries.

  • Three-vehicle accident causing traffic delays near Turkey Creek Canyon

    A multi-vehicle accident on southbound U.S. 285 is causing traffic delays near Turkey Creek Canyon.

    According to State Trooper Gary Cutler, the crash was reported at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on southbound U.S. 285 at the RTD Park-n-Ride at mile marker 245 and involved three vehicles. 

    As of 5 p.m., Cutler did not know how many people were involved in the accident or if there were injuries. While the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Cutler said heavy fog in the area may have been a factor.