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Today's News

  • Teen reports attempted kidnapping near Idledale

    A 16-year-old girl reported an attempted kidnapping Thursday afternoon near Idledale, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office release.

    The girl was jogging through Little Park when a man tried to talk with her, then grabbed her arm and started to drag her, according to the release. The teen broke away and ran, and the man chased her a short way. The girl flagged down a deputy nearby and reported the incident. The release described her as “unharmed but extremely frightened.”

  • Evergreen park board takes first look at 2016 budget

    The first draft of the 2016 budget for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District is leaning on the conservative side, even though the district has seen growth in revenues and a decrease in expenses this year, said Jason Leslie, EPRD financial controller. 

    Anticipated expenditures for the park district in 2016 total $5.2 million for operations and management — an amount reflecting no increase from this year’s budget.

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Cougars rout Boulder to give Mitchel her first win
    BOULDER
    — Kaylee Wardlow went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while three others players — Katie Solis, Maggie Tucker and Jessica Bellatti — scored twice in Evergreen’s 15-5 rout of host Boulder on Aug. 29.
    The game was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    The win was the first in the Della Mitchel era as head coach. Evergreen opened the season four days earlier with a 6-4 loss at Thomas Jefferson.

  • Lady Cougars looking to continue turnaround from 2014

    The Evergreen Lady Cougars hold nine state titles in volleyball, making them the fourth most titled team in Colorado, but there’s a catch. Their most recent title was in 1985. Thirty years is a long time to wait to raise the victory banner, and the Lady Cougars are itching to feel that satisfaction again.

  • BRAINS AND BRAWN

    As a student there’s something within Joey Fox that makes him want to succeed. That mentality was built into him by his mother, Rebecca.
    “I just have a natural ability to go out and do my best. My mom has always taught me that, to always do my best in everything I do. To give 100 percent. You can’t ask for anything more, and you can’t be disappointed with yourself,” the Evergreen High School senior said.

  • Goldfinches shy away from feeders, foraging for themselves

    Many years ago, I saw my first lesser goldfinch in a yard in Idledale. When I first saw this little yellow-and-black bird, it was acting like a new warbler. That’s what I thought it was.

    I could not find any warbler that looked like it, and then noticed its thick finch-like beak. This sent me to the yellow finches, and there it was among the many goldfinches that occur here: the lesser black-backed goldfinch.

  • School board candidate Ron Mitchell, District 5

    Veteran Jeffco principal and teacher Ron Mitchell said he would bring an understanding of Jeffco’s various communities, an emphasis on respect and years of problem-solving to the school board if he is elected.

    Mitchell, a Lakewood resident, is running for the board seat in District 5 currently held by Ken Witt, one of the targets of a recall effort. Former school board member Paula Noonan is also vying for the District 5 seat.

  • School board candidate Matthew Dhieux, District 2

    Littleton resident Matthew Dhieux said he wants to bring a non-political voice to the Jeffco school board, rebuild a relationship with the teachers union and find a way to ask for more accountability from district charter schools.

    Dhieux, a physician assistant and former elementary teacher in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is running for the District 2 seat currently held by John Newkirk, one of the recall targets. Attorney Susan Harmon is also vying for the seat.

  • School board approves contract with teachers

     The Jeffco school board on Thursday evening unanimously approved a 10-month contract with the district’s teachers union.

    The contract — which was negotiated between school district representatives and Jefferson County Education Association bargaining team members over more than 150 hours since early spring — has been criticized by union leadership for its short duration.