Local News

  • Conifer student faces two misdemeanor assault charges



    A 17-year-old Conifer High School senior faces two misdemeanor assault charges after separate alleged confrontations with students at Conifer and Evergreen high school on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He was arrested Oct. 20.

    The alleged Evergreen incident resulted in a 10-minute lockdown at the school after someone notified the front office.

    The name of the senior, the victims and the police report are being withheld because the suspect is a 17-year-old juvenile, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

  • Complaint filed over Nicholson campaign reports

    In response to a complaint that she failed to identify correctly all her contributors, the Democratic candidate for state Senate District 16 filed amended reports on Oct. 22.

    In the amended reports, Jeanne Nicholson states the Democratic Party was responsible for most of the contributions that she says were mistakenly not identified in campaign-finance reports due Oct. 18.

  • Financial woes continue at Humphrey Museum


    The Humphrey House Museum is temporarily closed for the winter for the second time since 2008 after being removed from the list of organizations eligible to receive funds from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

    In early February, the cultural district investigated the records and rescinded the museum's eligibility on grounds it is not financially viable. The small museum house is known for its mountain rustic architecture and treasure trove of vintage collectibles from the Southwest and the world.

  • Breakfast honors longtime Canyon Courier columnist

    A “mainstay,” “a community icon,” “invaluable” — all those words were used to describe longtime Evergreen resident and Canyon Courier columnist Sylvia Brockner at her 91st birthday party last week.
    About two dozen of Sylvia’s friends gathered at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen on Oct. 13 for a celebration that included a breakfast feast and chocolate birthday cake.
    Most of the attendees were members of an unofficial group that meets for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays.

  • Broken gas line repaired Wednesday afternoon in Genesee

    A broken gas line was repaired at about 3 p.m. after a construction crew accidentally ruptured a 3-inch natural gas line Wednesday morning in Genesee, closing Grapevine Road from I-70 to Highway 74 west of Morrison.

    The Sheriff's Office sent out a reverse-911 message urging homeowners within a quarter-mile radius of the break to evacuate their houses.

    The break occurred 3 miles south of I-70 on Grapevine Road in the Riva Chase subdivision, at Forest Hills Drive and Shingle Creek Road, about 11 a.m.

  • Grass fire contained to 2 acres in Indian Hills

    A grass fire in Indian Hills on Tuesday is a reminder that even though it’s mid-October, it’s still summertime dry and wildfires remain a danger.

    The 2-acre fire broke out about 4 p.m. near the 5200 block of Parmalee Gulch Road in Indian Hills, according to Indian Hills Fire Chief Don Schoenbein.

    “The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” Schoenbein said. “We believe it was human caused, but we don’t think it was intentionally set.”

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  • Evergreen High briefly locked down after student attacked

    By Vicky Gits and Deb Hurley Brobst
    Staff Writers
    Evergreen High School students were on lockdown for about 10 minutes between noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday after a Conifer High School senior allegedly attacked a student, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The suspected assailant, who is 17, then left the school, and authorities were still looking for him at 3 p.m.

    The victim was not seriously hurt.

  • A march to excellence

    This year’s Evergreen High School marching band is the little band that could.

    Its motto easily could be, “I think I can; I think I can.”

    After overcoming some difficult challenges over the past few years, the band and color guard with 62 students are going to the state competition in Grand Junction this weekend for the first time in six years.

    And all it took was a little confidence, according to Wiley Cruse, the school’s new instrumental music teacher.

  • EASY wins grant for home energy-saving contest

    An Evergreen group that promotes sustainability and energy conservation has received an $11,680 grant from the Governor's Energy Office to stage a community-wide, heat-related utility-bill reduction contest.

    The brainchild of Ginny Ades and the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability, the contest is called “Biggest Loser — Watt and Therm Edition.”