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Today's News

  • Cost more than doubles for bike path along I-70

    The cost has more than doubled to build a bike path on the north side of Interstate 70 for a 2-mile stretch between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

    New railings are required on the path because of steep drop-offs, and constructions costs have risen, making for a $1.45 million increase from the previous $1.25 million estimate, according to Emily Wilfong, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

    State transportation officials have received "enhancement funds" for the path, which is planned to be built starting in August, Wilfong said.

  • Negotiations hit snag on teacher pay

    The Jeffco teachers union and the school district hit a rough patch in contract negotiations last Thursday when the sides failed to agree on a plan for how much the district should pay teachers hired for the fall, according to a pool report.

  • Snows keep Mount Evans Scenic Byway closed

    Recent spring snowstorms continue to keep the Mount Evans Scenic Byway closed.

    Road crews cleared 6 miles of the 14.7-mile-long road through May 18. But storms continue to cover the road with snow every couple days after crews clear it, said Tony DeVito, Colorado Department of Transportation Region 1 director. Some 4 feet of snow has fallen so far in May, after clearing operations began April 28, DeVito said.

  • Car-racing team raising money for Special Needs Program of Evergreen park district

    The Geezers Racing Team of Evergreen is dedicating this season’s races to raising funds to support the Special Needs Program of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The team’s first 12-hour endurance race is scheduled for June 6 at the High Plains Raceway in Byers, said Dan Smith, one of six drivers in the competition. He and the others on the team will take turns driving a rebuilt 1984 Toyota Corolla that is sporting a new motor. Other upcoming races are scheduled in July and September.

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  • Clear Creek man arrested in attack on wife with hatchet, knife

    Authorities have arrested a Clear Creek County man suspected of attacking his wife with a hatchet and a knife, then stabbing himself. 

    The Clear Creek Sheriff's Office reported that Leland Thomas Kintzele, 68, was being held in connection with Saturday's incident. Kintzele was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, assault and domestic violence.

  • Conifer couple purchases Journey Ranch

    A Conifer couple has purchased the 45-acre ranch formerly owned by Journey Community Church.

    Joshua and Brita Letvin are the new owners of the prominent parcel at 10101 Highway 73, according to the Jeffco clerk and recorder’s office. 

    The Letvins, who did not return calls seeking comment, closed on the property April 15 for $950,000. The ranch was originally listed for $1.25 million, although the price had been reduced to $1.1 million, according to real estate websites. 

  • Submitting obituaries to the Canyon Courier

    The Courier offers paid obituaries along with a continuing option to place a free death notice in the paper.

    A free obituary can include:

    • Deceased’s full name, age, city/state of residence, one former residence, date and place of death.

    • Names of parents (deceased or living).

    • Names of survivors in immediate family. If no immediate family survive, predeceased members of the immediate family may be listed.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff investigating recent burglaries in Evergreen

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent burglaries at Evergreen businesses.

    Thrift shops of the Evergreen Animal Protective League on Meadow Drive and Evergreen Christian Outreach on Highway 74 were burglarized on May 16 and May 1, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. Items were taken from both establishments.