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  • Rosier ousts Hartman from county commission

    District 3 County Commissioner Kathy Hartman, who was the first Democrat to serve on the commission in a decade and a half, was defeated in last week’s election.

    Republican challenger Don Rosier ultimately topped Hartman by more than 4 percentage points, as Jeffco votes were fully counted by Monday morning.

  • State Senate race still a cliffhanger

    Election Day is over, but in the case of state Senate District 16, the candidates are conceding nothing except that the race is still too close to call.

    Democrat Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County appears to be on the winning side so far with a 518-vote lead out of about 59,418 total votes counted, according to her count.

    Republican Tim Leonard of Kittredge unveiled a vote count showing the margin was 537 votes in Nicholson's favor, with 60,009 votes counted.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Impetuous, full-throated, and slightly nutty

  • Woman receives probation, weekend jail time for theft from Cub Scouts

    A Pine woman who eventually pleaded guilty to stealing $11,000 from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 in 2008 was sentenced Nov. 1 to four weekends in the Jefferson County jail and a year of probation.

    Appearing in court with her lawyer, Ingrid Bakke, Lisa Marie Williams, 40, the former troop treasurer, said she was driven by financial desperation to steal the money but that she was "extremely remorseful."

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered Williams to report to the jail on Friday, where she will be incarcerated for 48 hours.

  • Community rallies to support young cancer patient

    Evergreen High School and the community are joining forces to help junior Spencer Page fight the toughest battle he’s ever faced. But this time it’s not on the basketball court or on the baseball field: Spencer, 17, is fighting cancer.

    He is going through chemotherapy and will face radiation and surgery to remove a cancerous tumor that is 4 inches by 4 inches by 5 inches in the right side of his chest

  • Submitting obituaries to the Canyon Courier

    The Courier offers paid obituaries along with a continuing option to place a free death notice in the paper.

    A free obituary can include:

    • Deceased’s full name, age, city/state of residence, one former residence, date and place of death.

    • Names of parents (deceased or living).

    • Names of survivors in immediate family. If no immediate family survive, predeceased members of the immediate family may be listed.

  • How to get your free listing in the Canyon Courier

    The Canyon Courier publishes free listings under the categories of Happenings, seniors briefs, education briefs, Neighbors/Good for You and Outdoors/Recreation. Submissions should be 125 words or less and will appear on a space-available basis. However, all listings will be carried at www.canyoncourier.com, as well as the additional categories of Meetings and Support/Assistance.

  • Annual Winterfest crafts fair coming up Nov. 13

    The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Festival is coming to Evergreen High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, with 110 artists selling handmade goods.

    A highlight of the show is Dale Wills of Wills' Whittlings, who traditionally sells all of the wood animal, nature and Santa figures he makes all year in one day at Winterfest.

    Every year for 20 years, Wills has started his production process in February and then sold all of his artwork in one day nine months later.

  • Woman receives probation, weekend jail time for theft from Cub Scouts

     

    A Pine woman who eventually pleaded guilty to stealing $11,000 from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 in 2008 was sentenced Nov. 1 to four weekends in the Jefferson County jail and a year of probation.

    Appearing in court with her lawyer, Ingrid Bakke, Lisa Marie Williams, 40, the former troop treasurer, said she was driven by financial desperation to steal the money but that she was "extremely remorseful."

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered Williams to report to the jail on Friday, where she will be incarcerated for 48 hours.

  • Library director explains numbers behind cutbacks

      

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    People love their libraries, and they are definitely using their libraries, but given the current trends, there is going to be a little bit less to love about the public library of the future.

    Thanks to a projected 7 percent decline in assessed commercial property valuations in 2012, among other challenging revised budget assumptions, it will be hard to avoid a future downturn in the level of service in the Jefferson County Public Library system.