Local News

  • 2017: The Year in Review

    As 2017 came to a close, the Canyon Courier reviewed the stories that made headlines.  It was a year
    for introspection. From coping with growing pains to tragic endings, it was a hard year.

  • Conifer’s Wolfers wins prestigious international photography award

    Twelve-year-old Morgan Wolfers of Conifer has won the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award. Wolfers was honored as part of the 2017 International Travel Photographer of the Year awards competition in England.

    Awarded for a portfolio of several aspen tree and leaf photographs, the honor recognizes overall youth excellence in travel photography, which spans a wide range of genres and subjects, including landscapes, food, architecture, people, wildlife and more.

  • Voter deadline to participate in March caucuses next week

    The 2018 precinct caucuses are still more than eight weeks away, but voters who wish to participate must be affiliated with either the Republican Party or Democratic Party by no later than Monday and register to vote by no later than Monday, Feb. 5. In order to vote in any precinct caucus, a voter must also have been a resident of that precinct for at least 30 days.

  • Evergreen man who barricaded himself inside home to be charged

    An Evergreen man will make his first appearance in court on Thursday after he allegedly attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home on Dec. 27.

    David Charles Roberts, 30, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. after a nine-hour standoff in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. His bond has been set at $250,000.

    Roberts was scheduled to be advised on Thursday morning of the 20 charges against him that include attempted murder and assault, Pam Russell, district attorney spokeswoman, confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Skating at Evergreen Lake to open Friday

    Evergreen Lake will open for ice skating Friday morning.
    The rink will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Evergreen Park & Recreation District said that the ice may be a little bumpy as its crews can't get the Zamboni on the ice until it's a few inches thicker.

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  • Former astronaut McCandless dies at 80

    Former NASA astronaut and longtime Conifer resident Bruce McCandless died last Thursday in California. He was 80.
    In a Dec. 22 statement announcing McCandless’ death, acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said the agency sent its thoughts and prayers to McCandless’ family and noted that McCandless “will always be known for his iconic photo flying the (Manned Maneuvering Unit).”

  • JCD awarded grant funds to fight noxious weeds in Conifer

    The Jefferson Conservation District has been awarded a $36,000 grant for an environmental restoration project involving four private properties in Conifer and Clear Creek Canyon.

  • Encalada LaTorre leaves Fort Collins church, takes up sanctuary in Boulder

    Ingrid Encalada LaTorre, the former Evergreen resident and native Peruvian who defied deportation orders in October and instead took sanctuary in a Fort Collins church, has moved to a church in Boulder.
    According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, LaTorre left Foothills Unitarian Church the evening of Dec. 16 for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder in an effort to be closer to family and friends in west Denver, as well as her oldest son who attends a Denver elementary school.

  • Rosier’s successor to be selected in mid-January

    A replacement for Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is scheduled to be selected on Jan. 17, the Jefferson County Republican Party confirmed.
    Joe Webb, the party’s chairman, stated in an e-mail that Rosier will vacate the office on Jan. 15, and the vacancy committee cannot vote on a successor until the office is vacated.
    Six individuals applied for the position, but one withdrew, Webb said.
    In November, Rosier announced he would resign from the Board of County Commissioners to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board.