Today's News

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at Mt. Falcon 15K

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Suspect held in vehicle vandalism at The Barn in January

    A Lone Tree man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism of 18 vehicles parked at The Barn in Marshdale during a prayer meeting in January.

    Wilbur Leonard Pugh Jr., 50, was served an arrest warrant at his home in Lone Tree on July 26 on charges of felony criminal mischief and domestic violence harassment/stalking. He was being held in the Douglas County jail until a date for an advisement hearing was scheduled in Jefferson County court, Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Monday.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Klaus – Hoffmann

    Joshua J. Klaus and Margaret M. Hoffmann became engaged on May 15, 2013, on the banks of Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula, Mont., just upstream from a mama black bear and her cub.

  • Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb results

    The following are partial results from the 48th annual Bob Cook Memorial/Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 20:

    MT. EVANS GRAN FONDO: Erik Dorf, 2 hours, 9 minutes, 26.63 seconds; Gregory Dobbin, 2:10:01.64
    TANDEMS: Nico Toutenhoofd, 2:07:58.59; James Hickman, 2:59:00.04
    SW 55+: Lynne Anderson, 2:42:42.49; Ellen Wakeman, 2:46:32.54

  • Sports briefs

    Evergreen boys golf team set to hold tryouts Aug. 5-6

    The Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 5 (2:30 p.m., at Indian Tree Golf Course) and Aug. 6 (10:12 a.m., at Deer Creek Golf Course).
    Players will play from the blue tees both days. Cost is $5 for Aug. 5 and $20 for Aug. 6. Groups will be set by head coach Mike Kuzava.
    All players must be dressed appropriately. All players must play 18 holes to qualify.

  • A rod, a cast and the thrill of fishing

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    If one never knows why an older brother and father would sneak out of the house early on a Saturday morning to go fishing now they can find out. All it takes is spending three hours with instructor Gary Okizaki.
    Every Saturday, for two hours, from 10 a.m. until noon, the Blue Quill Angler fishing shop offers fishermen the opportunity to learn about the sport of fly fishing. Okizaki meticulously describes how to rig a fishing rod, cast, apply necessary knots and effective flies to fish dry flies, nymphs and streamers.

  • Longtime PTA member running for school board

    Longtime Jeffco PTA member and parent Tonya Aultman-Bettridge has announced that she will run for the Jeffco school board in November.

    Aultman-Bettridge will vie with Julie Williams for the seat in District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Robin Johnson has announced she will not run for re-election.

    School board members run in geographic districts in nonpartisan elections, but voters throughout the county cast ballots in all the races. This year’s election is Nov. 5.

  • Music, mirth were in the air

    By Devan Filchak

    For the Courier

    The arts came alive in Evergreen on Saturday evening as the sounds of music — and silence — filled the air on the first night of the annual Summerfest music and arts event at Buchanan Park.

  • Grimes shaped and supported Evergreen community

    During the more than 60 years he lived in Evergreen, Ross Grimes played an active role in the community, helping it evolve in a positive direction.


    Grimes died on July 17 at the age of 86, leaving a legacy of his efforts and memories with those who knew him. 

  • Respectful Recreation campaign begins with fishing-line containers at Evergreen Lake

    Fishing season can be a hazardous time for waterfowl at Evergreen Lake. 

    Mallards, cormorants and other birds have become entangled in discarded fishing line and hooks, causing them injury or death, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the Evergreen Nature Center.

    Hayes has instituted a plan to help keep waterfowl and birds safe by having six containers installed around the lake where anglers can discard their lines and hooks, instead of leaving them in places that might harm birds.