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  • County’s slash program returns

    In an effort to help residents reduce the risk of a wildfire on their property, Jefferson County announced Monday the return of its summer-long slash collection program.
    The 2017 slash collection program takes place May 20 to Nov. 12, during which time slash collection sites  will be located at different locations throughout the county. A single load, which consists of a pickup bed full to the cab height or an 8-foot by 5-foot by 4-foot trailer, costs $20.

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  • Morrison looks to put utilities underground in the next year

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with a plan to put the overhead utility lines underground in its downtown area.
    As of now, the planning and budgeting phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The goal is to have the project fully completed by spring of 2018 to “minimize impact to the community during summer,” reads a report created by TTG Engineers for Morrison board members.

  • The pain of it all

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the fifth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Firefighters need to be the best version of themselves when they go out on calls — responding to emergencies without letting their personal feelings get in the way.
    Sometimes it’s not easy.

  • SUV crashes into Pine post office
  • Police identify body found off Highway 103

    Police have identified the woman discovered near Highway 103 on April 8.

    Queen Ashby, 20, from Aurora was first found by a motorist who alerted authorities.

    Ashby was identified after dozens of tips were forwarded to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

    Police have notified Ashby's family. Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Ashby was not reported as missing.

  • Still acting, singing after all these years

    Twenty-five years ago, the foothills didn’t have much in the way of theater for kids. Enter Evergreen Children’s Chorale, which continues to provide both choral and acting experiences for youths.

    Celebrating its silver anniversary, the organization has had many successes over the years, and it will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday.

    Organizers, parents and kids point to the benefits for participants: confidence, discipline, focus.

  • Missing Evergreen teen found safe in Lakewood

    Haley Kathrine Doane, the 13-year old Evergreen runaway reported missing Tuesday, has been found safe.
        According to Steve Davis, spokesman for the Lakewood police department, the teen was found at a home in the 900 block of Kendall Street in Lakewood around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday night. Davis said Doane originally went to the home to meet a friend and her friend's mother called authorities; the runaway was detained at the Jeffco Assessment Center before being released to her mother.

  • Evergreen CAN! build a dam

    A can dam sculpture has been erected inside Baskin-Robbins in downtown Evergreen — a tribute to Evergreen’s dam, those who donated more than 2,000 cans and to Evergreen Christian Outreach, the recipient of the cans when the dam is disbanded on Sunday.

    The dam and a faux pond in front of it is the result of the efforts of ice cream store owner Annie Hunter and Terri Postlewate-Ward, owner of Twigs. They organized Evergreen CAN, a canned food drive for EChO. The sign on the door of Baskin-Robbins reads, “Evergreen CAN and it Did!”

  • A bird’s eye view

    King-Murphy kindergartners now understand why it’s important for birds to migrate south for the winter.

    Through a series of hands-on demonstrations, they learned that if all birds stayed in Colorado in winter, they wouldn’t have enough food to eat. Youth educators from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver spent an hour on Thursday teaching the 5- and 6-year-olds about Migration Madness in preparation for a field trip to the Audubon Center at Chatfield next month.