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  • Barricaded Evergreen man charged with attempted homicide, assault

    An Evergreen man was charged on Thursday with attempted homicide and assault after he allegedly attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home last week.
    David Charles Roberts, 30, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. on Dec. 27 after a nine-hour standoff in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. He is being held on $250,000 bond.
    According Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, in his first court appearance on Thursday, Roberts was advised of the 20 charges against him, which are:

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  • New program at Jeffco Jail benefits Foothills Animal Shelter

    Dogs at the Foothills Animal Shelter now have new beds to lie in thanks to a new program for inmates at the Jefferson County Jail.
    The program, which began in September, teaches inmates to sew by refurbishing old bedding materials into dog beds.
    “This is product that would otherwise be going to landfills,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader. “It just makes sense that we would partner with an organization like (Foothills Animal Shelter).”

  • Morrison petition nominations due soon

    The submittal deadline for Morrison’s upcoming April election is fast approaching.
    Those interested in running for one of the four open positions must submit a nomination petition to the town clerk by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
    The position of Mayor Sean Forey and three trustees — Brewster Caesar, Debora Jerome and Allen Williams — will be up for election in April. To run, a person must be 21 years old, a registered elector and a resident of Morrison for at least a year, according to Town Administrator Kara Winters.

  • EHS alum pushes to build community center

    An Evergreen native serving in the Peace Corps is undertaking a fund-raising campaign to build a business community center in her village in Benin, West Africa.

    Robin Colombin, an Evergreen High School graduate, is a community economic development adviser in the Peace Corps, and she works in a village called Agon to help implement a Village Savings and Loans Association, which acts like a credit union to allow villagers to save and borrow money to start businesses.

  • New Year’s Day Polar Plunge a tradition for out-of-towners

    All of the 250-some people who climbed out of Evergreen Lake on Monday afternoon had the same expression on their faces — that of unbelievable, mind-numbing cold.

    “Never again,” one woman said between the teeth chattering, as a loved one threw a towel over her.

    But that won’t be the case for Denver’s Sawyer family, who has done the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge every year since it started in 2008, and in Boulder before that.

  • Skate the Lake a cherished tradition

    While 2017 started without fireworks or skating at Evergreen Lake, 2018 was a different story with the 22nd annual Skate the Lake — a cold, festive and more traditional way for families to start the new year.

    Mother Nature cooperated, and the lake froze over just enough to allow hundreds of families, couples and groups of friends to enjoy their annual tradition of packing on multiple layers, lacing up their skates and “oohing” and “aahing” at the fireworks show.

  • 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.