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  • Third-graders learn about Sand Creek Massacre

    As West Jefferson Elementary School third-graders took their seats in front of an assortment of Native American artifacts and instruments, local composer and historian Jonathan Skyler asked them why they should learn about history.

    Kevin Sanchez shot up his hand, and said they should “study history to be smart.”

    Bristol Diedrich added that it’s “so we don’t make the same mistakes.”

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

  • County’s slash program returns

    In an effort to help residents reduce the risk of a wildfire on their property, Jefferson County announced Monday the return of its summer-long slash collection program.
    The 2017 slash collection program takes place May 20 to Nov. 12, during which time slash collection sites  will be located at different locations throughout the county. A single load, which consists of a pickup bed full to the cab height or an 8-foot by 5-foot by 4-foot trailer, costs $20.

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  • Morrison looks to put utilities underground in the next year

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with a plan to put the overhead utility lines underground in its downtown area.
    As of now, the planning and budgeting phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The goal is to have the project fully completed by spring of 2018 to “minimize impact to the community during summer,” reads a report created by TTG Engineers for Morrison board members.

  • The pain of it all

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the fifth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Firefighters need to be the best version of themselves when they go out on calls — responding to emergencies without letting their personal feelings get in the way.
    Sometimes it’s not easy.

  • SUV crashes into Pine post office
  • Police identify body found off Highway 103

    Police have identified the woman discovered near Highway 103 on April 8.

    Queen Ashby, 20, from Aurora was first found by a motorist who alerted authorities.

    Ashby was identified after dozens of tips were forwarded to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

    Police have notified Ashby's family. Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Ashby was not reported as missing.