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Today's News

  • Evergreen’s annual Summerfest brings hundreds to check out everything from photography to pottery

    Karla Jean Booth loves the weather — the colder the better. That’s because Booth photographs snowflakes. Yes, snowflakes.

    Her booth at Summerfest in Evergreen last weekend was a fascinating study in the various shapes and details of snowflakes, with the photographs blown up so large that they created everything from 4-inch by 4-inch coasters to large wall hangings.

  • Colorado Classic comes to mountain area Aug. 18

    The second annual Colorado Classic, a premiere cycling race, is coming to the mountain area on Saturday, Aug. 18.

    The classic is a four-stage race in Vail and Denver. Its third stage for the men’s race will take cyclists across more than 60 miles of roads in the mountain area, including Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Conifer and Indian Hills.

    Approximately 90 male cyclists — 15 teams of six — will be competing in the race. All the competitors are from an international field of professional cyclists, organizers stated.

  • Polis hosts 'Pizza & Policy' town hall at Beau Jo's

    Bipartisanship, the potential economic impact of the recent tariffs and immigration policies were among the topics U.S. Rep. Jared Polis addressed during a town hall Saturday afternoon at the Beau Jo’s Evergreen location.

    Polis, D-Boulder, whose seat includes much of north-central Colorado, toured Kittredge’s Ambary Gardens and then hosted a “Pizza & Policy” town hall during his visit to the mountain area.

  • U.S. 285 closed due to mudslide

    A mudslide shut down Highway 285 just west of Bailey for about two hours yesterday. 

    Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said the agency was notified of the mudslide, which was crossing the highway, around 1:47 p.m. on Monday.

    "It sounds like vehicles are being stopped due to the debris," Lewis said. 

    According to CDOT, the road was closed at mile marker 221 from 2 to 4 p.m. Although Lewis did not know of any traffic reroutes, MyMountainTown reported on Twitter that traffic was being rerouted onto County Road 64. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Her cup runneth over

  • Should Jeffco reconsider bear-protection ordinances?

    Many years ago, I took my dog into Chow Down, a pet store in Evergreen, for some shopping.  A strapping chocolate Lab puppy, Rontu was traumatized when his leash got tangled with a free-standing rack of pet supplies and pulled it down. No harm done, but the dog refused to enter Chow Down again.
    Imagine that Rontu’s first visit to Chow Down welcomed him, instead, with a delightful food court of strange and wonderful odors, filled to the brim with drool-worthy cuisine. The dog would think of that store as his favorite fast-food restaurant for the rest of his life.

  • TallGrass, EAPL team up for the annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

    The best way to avoid that wet-dog smell last weekend? Pay someone else to do it — and drink wine in the process.
    TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon teamed up with the Evergreen Animal Protective League to help pet owners do just that at the ninth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.  

  • Change requires action

    In my last article, I promised suggested solutions to the dysfunctional Congress, and specifically U. S. House members focused more on re-election than on solving problems.

  • Leonard draws backlash after social media post

    A recent Facebook post from state Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, in which he compares participants in the Women’s March to “Hitler’s Brownshirts,” the Nazi Party’s original paramilitary, is drawing outrage from Democratic House leadership while eliciting little more than silence from GOP leadership at both county and state levels.

  • Thousands in burn ban violation fines issued in Park County

    Since the inception of a countywide burn ban in late May, the Park County Sheriff’s Office has issued nearly 100 tickets for burn ban violations, totaling some $78,000 in fines.

    According to Undersheriff Dave Wohlers, the county issued 78 tickets for burn ban violations between May 23 and July 7. In an interview Friday, Wohlers said that while most of those fines had been paid, about 20 were headed to court.