Today's News

  • Inaugural event brings western art to Evergreen

    Sunday’s damp weather didn’t deter art lovers from stopping by the second day of the inaugural Evergreen Western Art Celebration.

    The two-day event in the Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Store parking lot had more than 50 artists showing and selling their work — photography, jewelry, paintings, bags, ceramics, metal and more.

    Those walking around as they dodged the raindrops remarked that the art was high quality, and many stayed until 1 p.m., when there was a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to be spent at the show.

  • All-Conference Lists



    Girls Soccer

    -First Team

         • Lauryn Jeans

    -Second Team

         • Sydney Westgard

    -Honorable Mention

         • Louisa Weiner

         • Rachel Stup

    Girls lacrosse

    -Second team

         • Margo Miller

         • Mallory Bowman (mid)

         • Emily Zucker

  • The annual Evergreen Rodeo Parade draws a crowd early and often

    Before the Rodeo Parade, it’s tailgate party time — Evergreen style.

    Folks arrive as early as 5:30 a.m. to get spots in the downtown parking lot, where they set up tents and chairs in anticipation of the 10 a.m. parade start.

    The families from the Herzman Mesa subdivision were in full-swing party mode at 9:30 a.m. with about two dozen adults and kids eating breakfast, listening to country music and socializing.

  • Suspect, information sought in Evergreen road rage incident

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of brake-checking and assaulting another driver in Evergreen in April.

  • Eagle Rock Fire near Buffalo Creek 100 percent contained

     A wildfire that ignited Friday afternoon four miles east of Buffalo Creek is 100 percent contained after burning a half acre.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Eagle Rock Fire was first reported at 1:55 p.m. Friday and required the support of the Forest Service and other agencies to extinguish. Two helicopters, additional air support and one fire truck were used to tame the blaze, which was declared contained at 7 p.m.

  • 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.


    We must take care of our trails


    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.