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Today's News

  • 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!”

  • Egg-xaulted designs

    The Art of the Egg finale party brought out egg artists and egg aficionados alike on Thursday night both to vote and to bid on their favorites.

    Thursday night’s rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the artists, who were happy to talk about the inspiration for their designs. Since it’s rare that an artist works on eggs, the competition brings out an adventurous spirit.

    Painter Lynne Milliken of Evergreen said flat surfaces are much easier on which to create, but trying something different is part of the draw of the competition.

  • 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.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.

    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Body of missing man recovered from Wellington Lake

    The body of a man reported missing after a canoe accident at Wellington Lake last month was recovered Friday by Jeffco sheriff's deputies following an exhaustive search.

    Henry Wendel, 66, and his wife, Janice, of Bailey, were canoeing at the lake early on March 22 when the canoe overturned. While his wife was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital with severe hypothermia, Henry Wendel was not immediately located.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • Threat probed at Conifer HS

    Officials at both Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat of violence made against Conifer High School last week.

    According to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, a threat written on a bathroom surface was discovered on April 17 and lead to an increased law enforcement presence at the school the next day.

  • ‘Crossing the line’

    The Evergreen High School advanced acting class is bringing awareness to a difficult topic: sexual assault.

    The students have written a play called “Crossing the Line: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Assault” that they will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the EHS auditorium. Following the free 45-minute performance, professional counselors will discuss the issue.

    The vignettes are everything from short monologues to 6-minute scenes that depict everything from men catcalling women on the street to more serious issues.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

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