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  • Luckylure giving free trees to needy

    Luckylure Christmas trees is hosting a free tree giveaway to foothills families impacted by the economy on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    This year the giveaway will be extended to families with someone serving on  active duty in the military. The giveaway will be for one day only starting at noon at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center, 5231 Highway 73 and Brook Forest Road.

    For more information, call 303-674-5777.

  • Richard Lee Anway, 63

    Richard Lee Anway passed away Nov. 20, 2011, at his home in Lakewood. He was 63 years old.

  • School district eyes elimination of 4th- and 5th-grade music program

    Work groups from Jeffco Public Schools are recommending that 590 jobs be eliminated over the next two years to help meet a $70 million budget shortfall.

    The cuts, which would most prominently affect elementary and middle schools and would save $47.5 million, would eliminate the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program. Additionally, all middle school librarian jobs would be cut.

  • Papers delayed by a day

    Canyon Courier readers in Evergreen and Kittredge will not receive their papers until Thursday because of a delay in the production process this week.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A young Johnny Cash, minus the cash

  • Supreme Court lays down final legislative boundaries for state Senate and House

    Under the new and final maps approved Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court, the boundaries of House District 25 are virtually the same as they have been for 10 years, meaning everything west of the Hogback in Jefferson County, including Conifer and Aspen Park. 

    The new plan reverses an interim boundary plan that would have included Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties within the boundaries of HD 25, which is represented by Evergreen Republican Cheri Gerou. That plan was abandoned.

  • Menorah can be displayed at Lake House

    A mounting controversy was defused Tuesday night when a local Jewish group was given permission to display a decorative 8-foot-tall menorah on the grounds of the Evergreen Lake House.

    The city of Denver now has waived any restrictions on the Lake House property for this holiday season and invited all religions to take part, it was announced at the park district board meeting Tuesday evening.

  • Making it easier to buy American

    If Americans would buy more American-made products maybe more of us would be employed and the economy would not be in such a sorry state, says Evergreen resident Christopher Kilcullen, a salesman-turned-Internet entrepreneur.

    Kilcullen has created a website, www.americasgotproduct.com, to help people buy more American-made products, give the U.S. economy a boost, put Americans to work and stop sending profits overseas.

    “The average person on the street says nothing is made here anymore. I wanted to prove people wrong,” Kilcullen said.

  • Neighbors object to golf club's effort to shoo elk from fairways

    The Hiwan Golf Club has stepped up its pressure on the resident elk herd, but some neighbors are unhappy with the way the elk are being chased off the grounds by people in golf carts and small SUVs. The state Division of Parks and Wildlife says the club’s actions are legal.

    Some neighbors blame the golf club for causing the elk to stampede and wind up in their backyards, where they can scare pets and damage landscaping.

  • Master plan says vision needed for Buchanan Park

    The final draft of the 2011 park district master plan recommends developing a long-term strategy for Buchanan Park within three years, compiling a comprehensive site plan for the aging Wulf Rec Center, and planning to rebuild the boardwalk and perimeter of the Evergreen Lake Trail in two to four years.