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Today's News

  • County commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.

  • Evergreen’s matriarch, Louise Stransky Hendryx, dies at 103

    By Burdette “Bud” Weare, For the Courier

    The five-generation Stransky family has lost the last of its original Evergreen settlers, the town has lost a precious part of its pioneer history, and humankind has lost a lovely soul.

    Following a brief illness, Louise Stransky Hendryx died June 30, 2015, at her creekside home in lower Evergreen. She was 103.

  • Evergreen Parkway in line for resurfacing

    Evergreen Parkway is slated to get a $5.4 million resurfacing in October.

    The parkway — formally known as Colorado Highway 74 — will be resurfaced from County Road 65 in Bergen Park to a spot "just above" Evergreen Lake, said Emily Wilfong, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The work is to include some bridge repairs and guardrails, too, Wilfong said.

    A short section of the road also will be widened on the shoulder to allow better bike access, she said, without giving details of the site.

  • Jeffco Public Library to seek tax increase

    The Jeffco Public Library is planning to ask county residents for a property-tax increase in the fall.

    The library board voted at its May meeting to put a tax increase on the November ballot but did not decide on the exact amount, said library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning. Winning said that, as of now, the board is considering a 1-mill increase. 

  • How to get your free listing in the Canyon Courier

    The Canyon Courier publishes free listings under the categories of Happenings, seniors briefs, education briefs, Neighbors/Good for You and Outdoors/Recreation. Submissions should be 125 words or less and will appear on a space-available basis. However, all listings will be carried at www.canyoncourier.com, as well as the additional categories of Meetings and Support/Assistance.

  • Searching for nocturnal animals a fun endeavor

    One of the more common frogs in this area is the northern chorus frog. These little frogs are very small – only about an inch and a half high when sitting – and prefer temporary spring ponds that are very shallow.

    They are sometimes referred to as spring peepers, but this is a misnomer. The spring peeper is a different kind of frog that is a tree frog and usually peeps singly up in a tree.

    The chorus frog is well named for there is usually a large chorus of them all singing together “cre-ee-k, cre-ee-k, cre-ee-k in a shallow grassy puddle.

  • Jeffco inmate dies in apparent suicide

    A prisoner at the Jeffco jail died from an apparent suicide a day after he was found unconscious in his cell.

    Timothy Baca, 42, was found unconscious about 7:37 a.m. Monday during a walk-through by a deputy, according to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

    Baca received medical attention at the jail and was transported to a local hospital, where he was put on life support. He was pronounced dead about 1 p.m. Tuesday.  

  • EHS boys golf tryouts on tap

    Evergreen High School boys golf team will hold tryouts Aug. 10 and 11 — the 10th at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and 11th at Fox Hollow in Lakewood. Tee time is noon on the 10th and 2:15 p.m. on the 11th.

    Players from Evergreen and Clear Creek High School are encouraged to participate. In order to tryout players must have completed and turned in paperwork to athletic secretary Ruth Warren.

  • Positive vibes escape Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The Legion A district baseball tournament hosted by Evergreen evolved into a Cougar version of Jekyll and Hyde, a conundrum of epic proportions.

    Good (but not good enough) Evergreen gave Eaton, the defending 3A champion and the eight-team district’s No. 1 seed, a scare in the July 23 opening round. Boosted by the pitching of sophomore Jack Messler, the Cougars led the Reds 3-2 after four innings before bowing 5-3 to the eventual champion.

  • Column: From Alberta to New Mexico, Lynch goes on quite a ride

    Chances are you didn’t spend a portion of your summer like Charles Lynch did. I certainly didn’t.

    The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate and now a recreation major at Western Washington University only went on a 2,768-mile bike ride from Banff, Alberta, to the New Mexico-Mexico border, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado in the process. That’s all.