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Today's News

  • Basement fire causes damage to Aspen Park home

    A fire Sunday evening significantly damaged a home on Briggs Avenue in Aspen Park.

    According to Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin, firefighters with Elk Creek Fire and Inter-Canyon Fire responded to a 7:35 p.m. call about a structure fire in the area and found the home engulfed. While the home wasn’t destroyed, the fire caused extensive damage after starting in the basement and spreading to the upper floors.

    No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Early morning fire destroys Pine home

        A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in the 12000 block of Danny Avenue in Pine despite efforts from five departments and agencies in the area.

  • Youth enjoy clay sculpting during winter break

    Similar to finding activities during winter break, the possibilities are endless when you’re working with an unshaped piece of clay.

    Several youngsters found that out Jan. 3 during the Evergreen Library’s clay sculpting activity as part of its winter break programming. About 20 children and their parents spent an hour sculpting blocks of clay into bowls, tiny animals and other unique creations, sometimes decking them out with beads or stones.

  • WJMS principal to retire

    Becky Brown, the longtime principal at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year — capping a career with the school district that dates back at least to the late 2000s and includes time as the assistant principal at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    Brown was one of several Deer Creek staff credited with restraining gunman Bruco Eastwood after he open fired on students at the school on Feb. 23, 2010.

  • Former Jeffco employee pleads guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bright and wrong

  • New Year’s Day Polar Plunge a tradition for out-of-towners

    All of the 250-some people who climbed out of Evergreen Lake on Monday afternoon had the same expression on their faces — that of unbelievable, mind-numbing cold.

    “Never again,” one woman said between the teeth chattering, as a loved one threw a towel over her.

    But that won’t be the case for Denver’s Sawyer family, who has done the annual Evergreen Lake Plunge every year since it started in 2008, and in Boulder before that.

  • 2017: The Year in Review

    As 2017 came to a close, the Canyon Courier reviewed the stories that made headlines.  It was a year
    for introspection. From coping with growing pains to tragic endings, it was a hard year.

  • Barricaded Evergreen man charged with attempted homicide, assault

    An Evergreen man was charged on Thursday with attempted homicide and assault after he allegedly attacked three people and then barricaded himself inside his home last week.
    David Charles Roberts, 30, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. on Dec. 27 after a nine-hour standoff in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. He is being held on $250,000 bond.
    According Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, in his first court appearance on Thursday, Roberts was advised of the 20 charges against him, which are: