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  • Mursuli pleads guilty to four counts in fraud case

    A former business owner in Evergreen who was accused of fraud in connection with Mountain Computers Inc. and a program he called "18 Percent Money" has pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud and two counts of theft.

    Israel S. Mursuli was originally charged with 28 counts of making false statements and theft after being accused of taking more than $1 million from five people in violation of the Colorado Securities Act. A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment May 6.

  • Court rejects commission's plan for redrawing lines of state House, Senate districts

    The state Supreme Court on Nov. 15 voted 4-2 to reject the proposed new boundaries of state House and Senate districts and send the maps back to the state Reapportionment Commission because too many counties were split up.

    Under the plan, the shapes of both House District 25 and Senate District 16 would be drastically different and foster the element of "competitiveness" over other factors.

    Every 10 years the legislature redraws the state's political district boundaries to reflect population shifts over the last decade.

  • Grant to help pay for bike racks on Lariat Loop

     With the Pro Cycling Challenge in particular and cycling in general both in the limelight, the Lariat Loop successfully obtained $25,000 to install 25 bike racks at various points along the 40-mile-long National Scenic Byway.

    The grant requires a matching fund contribution of $6,000. The money comes through the Colorado Department of Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration, which is responsible for the Scenic Byways Program.

  • Main Street to be closed for downtown Holiday Walk on Dec. 2

    Main Street from the stoplight to Meadow Drive will be closed to traffic from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 for the first time in 20 years for the Holiday Walk, the season's free outdoor community event and street party sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Motorists will be able to detour around the closure by taking Douglas Park Road and Meadow Drive to Highway 74.

  • Delay in paper delivery

    Due to an issue at the Canyon Courier's press, today's issue of the paper will be late. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Parked and wrecked

  • Rotary to launch Ice Melt Contest with concert at Ice House

    The sixth annual Ice Melt Contest gets under way this year in combination with the first benefit concert at the Ice House in support of the EPRD Special Needs Program and Evergreen Christian Outreach at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

    Tickets are $10 at the door, and bands include 3-Legged Dog, Joe Bye and Friends, and John Erlandson and the MPR All Stars.

  • Rotary to launch Ice Melt Contest with concert at Ice House

    The sixth annual Ice Melt Contest gets under way this year in combination with the first benefit concert at the Ice House in support of the EPRD Special Needs Program and Evergreen Christian Outreach at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

    Tickets are $10 at the door, and bands include 3-Legged Dog, Joe Bye and Friends, and John Erlandson and the MPR All Stars.

  • Dahlkemper is new school board president

    Newly elected Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper took the oath of office Nov. 10, nine days after voters selected them over challengers Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh.

  • Red-brick path honors those who serve

    Members of American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen celebrated Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 12, by dedicating the walkway of brick pavers engraved with the names of those who have served the country's armed forces.

    About 75 people turned out to witness completion of the final phase of a building process that began when legion members decided to build the Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk in 2007 in Buchanan Park.