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Today's News

  • Fire Briefs: Evergreen Fire Board

    Voters will be asked about mill-levy increase

    Voters in the Evergreen Fire Protection District will be asked in November to approve a mill levy adjustment.

    The district’s Board of Directors on Monday approved putting such language on the ballot, but the board did not decide what it would ask voters for.

  • Top Hogs wow visitors at Evergreen Library

    When Mudslinger plays golf, he doesn’t bother taking the ball all the way to the hole. He’ll stop a bit short, and then bring the plastic hole to the ball.

    That might not be how regular people play golf. But, then again, Mudslinger’s not a regular person.

    In fact, he’s not even a person at all.

    He’s a potbellied pig.

  • Missing North Turkey Creek man found safe

    Authorities have located a 33-year-old Evergreen man who went missing Tuesday morning.

    Scott Guffey was found safe at Flying J Ranch Park near Aspen Park. He is being returned to his family.

  • Evergreen Fire hosting special meeting to discuss possible mill levy adjustment

    Evergreen Fire Protection District's Board of Directors is holding a special meeting Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss whether the district should ask voters for a mill levy adjustment on the November ballot.

    Chief Mike Weege told board members at the  July 10 meeting that because of the clash between the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and the Gallagher Amendment, the 2019 residential assessment rate is projected to drop from 7.2 percent to 6.1 percent.

  • Thieves hit local rec centers' locker rooms

    Authorities are investigating a series of locker thefts at Evergreen's Buchanan Recreation Center and South Jeffco's Ridge Rec Center in the past week.

    Four victims had items stolen from their lockers at Buchanan — one on July 5 and three on July 7. Two victims' lockers were also raided on July 5 at Ridge.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office believes the incidents on July 5 are connected because the same male suspect appears to have visited both locations.

    July 5 incidents

  • Music to the ears: Hundreds attending July 4 festival treated to a feast of sounds

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier

  • The smokescreen called civility

    “I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!”

    Familiar refrain for all you Popeye fans out there.  
    But increasingly, this is exactly the sentiment of Americans whose view of our country and its direction are in direct conflict with that of the Progressives. Despite editorials and political columns decrying the lack of civility in today’s political discourse, the knee-jerk reaction consistently has the Conservative position being the source of this conflict.

  • Non-stop race to November is upon us

    And then there were two. We’ve now narrowed the field from almost 30 people who filed paperwork with the secretary of state to run for governor as major party candidates to eight who qualified for primary ballots of the two major parties to the final nominees.  Colorado’s next governor will be either Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Two-ton tent towed

  • Proposed Jeffco arts school postponed until 2019-20

    A controversial proposal by Jeffco Public Schools to launch a dedicated arts school was officially tabled last month in favor of improving district support of arts education in Jeffco, as well as expanding arts-related opportunities for both teachers and students over the next three years.