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Today's News

  • Wildland fire in Genesee fully contained

    Firefighters have completely contained the small wildland fire that was burning Thursday morning in Genesee Park, which is north of Interstate 70 at the Chief Hosa exit.

    Pre-evacuation orders were sent to 104 homes along Lower Moss Rock Road, Upper Moss Rock Road and Stapleton Drive around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

    At 10:15 a.m., the fire was approximately 30 square yards in size, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office said via Twitter.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    We must take care of our trails

    Editor:

    Summer hiking season is here. As 40-year Evergreen residents, we’ve seen the impact of increased usage on our local trails. We recently hiked a popular local trail and were dismayed at the amount of trash we found. As primary users, we must preserve our mountain pleasures for future generations.

  • Colorado primary a huge change for voters

    Your ballot for what is by almost any measure the most interesting primary election in Colorado history should have arrived in the mail recently.

  • Parsing the silly season

    It is not bad enough that 70 percent of us are afflicted with “news fatigue,” but now we are solidly enmeshed in and totally bored with the “silly” season of politics fondly known as the primaries.

    While having a role in our election process, many would agree with me that things have gotten a bit out of hand. Certainly, the projection of campaign costs approaching $25 million should be a source of some concern.

  • Pine Grove’s Rhubarb Fest brings out creative culinary talents for baking contest

    By Alex Purcell

    For the Courier

    Love it or hate it, rhubarb has long been a staple in the baking industry, and the residents of Pine Grove are no strangers to the vegetable’s unique flavor.

    In fact, the Pine-Elk Creek Improvement Association just celebrated the 31st anniversary of the Pine Grove Rhubarb Festival, a gathering dedicated to the red and green stalks.

  • Waryan, Armbrustmacher join Jeffco Hall of Fame

    ARVADA — In what can be described as an Evergreen love fest, a former Cougar coach and a Cougar alum became two of the latest six candidates to be inducted into the Jeffco Hall of Fame.

    During a ceremony at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, Jeffco honored the likes of Kent Waryan and Liz Armbrustmacher among others from nearby Jefferson County schools.

  • Evergreen hoops wins more awards

    ARVADA — Two back-to-back state titles and now a slew of awards.

    At the Jeffco Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on Thursday at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Evergreen High School head coach Amy Bahl, assistant coach Ali Meyers and outgoing senior phenom Kristina Schreiber raked in more honors for the girls basketball team.

    Schreiber, who won 4A Female Athlete of the Year, had quite the résumé behind her as she completed her high school career both on and off the court.

  • Law enforcement on lookout for armed suspect in Conifer, nearby areas

    The Park County Sheriff's Office is looking for a possibly armed man who fled this morning from a traffic stop near Will O' the Wisp, just outside of Pine Junction.

    According to a Code Red emergency alert issued at 9:20 a.m., the man was wearing a maroon shirt, camouflage pants and a baseball cap, and may be armed and dangerous. While no other identifying information was released, Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers said the man has warrants out for his arrest and fled on foot. 

  • Tree catches fire in Mount Falcon Park

     A tree burned in Mount Falcon Park on Wednesday evening after lightning struck it.

    It did not take long to put out — Indian Hills Fire Chief Emery Carson estimated about 15 minutes — but it did take some time to locate because it had just gotten dark. Carson said his team searched for the fire for more than an hour.

    Indian Hills Fire Rescue responded with Jeffco Open Space assisting in the search.

  • Small wildland fire in Bergen Peak Wilderness contained

    Firefighters have 100 percent contained a small wildland fire Thursday, which burned one-tenth of an acre in Bergen Peak Wilderness.

    Fourteen Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters have been working the scene, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, which brought in a helicopter to perform 10 water bucket drops.

    EFR said it will be monitoring the area overnight and Friday.