Today's News

  • Dogs, their owners celebrate the end of summer with Woofstock

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier
    Who let the dogs swim? Mt. Vernon Canyon Club — that’s who!
    Last Sunday, on the tail end of the dog days of summer, the country club opened its doors to both canine and human patrons for the annual Woofstock festival. Activities included “doggy paddle” time in the club pool, a canine costume contest, an all-you-can-eat lunch for owners and a variety of poolside vendors.
    Woofstock is a nod to the famous Woodstock Festival, and in the spirit of the event, classic rock was blaring around the pool.

  • Fall prevention, wellness pitched in EFR’s ECARES service

    Two years after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a Senate bill that redefined what a community paramedic could and couldn’t do, Evergreen’s community paramedicine program is humming along and helping a growing number of residents every week.
    Evergreen Fire Rescue Community Assistance Referral and Education Services or ECARES was launched in March 2018 under the supervision of EMS coordinator Dave Montesi and community paramedic Annie Dorchak.

  • With TANF increase, Jeffco Human Services looks to find balance

    A new state rule requires Jefferson County Human Services to increase the amount of basic cash assistance it provides to families in need.

  • Evergreen woman scheduled for arraignment

    An Evergreen woman who allegedly shot her husband is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, during which she may enter a plea.

    Julie Bird, 59, was arrested on July 5 after deputies found her husband with a gunshot wound to his back. Investigators believe Bird was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

    The husband was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Bird has been charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a firearm. Her bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.

  • El Rancho shooting suspect’s arraignment continued

    An Alice man suspected of shooting at someone in the El Rancho area last March has had his arraignment continued to November.

    Matthew Gaten, 31, was scheduled for an arraignment on Sept. 27, but it was continued to 1 p.m. on Nov. 19. He will be able to enter a plea at that time.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Power play

  • Community Voices: Clear Creek schools need voters’ help this election

    By Peter Monson and Phil Buckland

    There are two Clear Creek School District initiatives before the voters this November: 1) No. 4A, a mill levy override to increase employee pay; and 2), No. 4B, a short-term bond initiative to address critical infrastructure needs at every building in the district.

    Both initiatives are timed in such a way that they will not result in any increase in property taxes to taxpayers over current rates. We urge Clear Creek voters to support both of them.

  • Community Voices: How much is enough: recreation facilities in Evergreen

    By Kit Darrow

    Regarding ballot issues 6C and 6D, the Aug. 29, 2018, issue of the Canyon Courier offers a quote from an Evergreen Park & Recreation board member: “It’s up to folks who are supportive … to mobilize and get the word out.” The purpose of this column is to provide information to voters who have yet to decide on this issue.

  • Romberg: Looking at transportation, education ballot issues

    Most people who analyze the ways we spend public money in Colorado conclude that education and transportation are underfunded in our state. As we prepare to vote the ballots that will arrive in this week’s mail, we will see multiple and differing proposals to address the shortfalls.

  • Posner: There are no good excuses

    Ballots were mailed out on Monday. When yours arrives, it will be the most important piece of mail in your mailbox.

    This year’s midterm election carries enormous political stakes. But the vast majority of eligible voters will likely ignore their ballots and not bother to vote. Voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the Census Bureau first began tracking it in 1978. And only 23.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds voted.