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Today's News

  • Park district to hold focus groups March 2, 3

    The company hired to compile a new park district master plan will be holding four focus groups with community members on the following days in the first week of March:

    • Wednesday, March 2, at the Buchanan Park Rec Center from noon to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, March 3, at the Wulf Recreation Center from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Hiker rescued in snowstorm on Rosalie Peak

    After a 28-year-old hiker broke her leg at 13,000 feet on the flank of Rosalie Peak on Saturday, it took the combined forces of five mountain rescue teams to bring her down in a furious snowstorm, according to a statement provided by Park County Search and Rescue.

    A Flight for Life chopper attempted rescue at 3:40 p.m. but was forced to turn back because of the rapidly deteriorating weather.

  • Man found guilty in gun incident

    On June 30, 2010, rancher Cliff Farrell saw the big EDS trash truck coming down the road near his ranch off Blue Creek Road, at what he perceived was enough speed to threaten his horses, dogs and sheep. He decided to take the law into his own hands.

    Farrell, 76, and weighing135 pounds, put a gun on the seat of his pickup, parked the truck like a barricade at a gate and confronted the three-man crew.

  • Park district close to naming executive director

    The name of the finalist or finalists for the position of executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District was expected to be released this week following the regular meeting of the board of directors Feb. 22.

    The board will hold a special public meeting to interview the finalist or finalists, Kit Darrow, president of the board, said Monday. The date of the meeting had not yet been determined.

    The board will go into executive session Tuesday night to discuss the choice of finalists, Darrow said.

  • Sheriff's office to probe Wikipedia changes

     Evergreen High School officials have enlisted the help of law enforcement to track down the person or people who altered the description of Evergreen High School on Wikipedia last week.

    Principal Matt Walsh sent an e-mail to parents on Feb. 16, saying that someone had altered the page to include "absolutely offensive hate speech directed toward several different groups of people who are an important part of our school and community."

  • Courier website to be subscription-only starting March 2

    Free access to local news and sports at www.canyoncourier.com is coming to an end.

    Beginning March 2, the Courier’s website will be available to paid subscribers only.

    "We intend to continue to provide the quality news and information you already enjoy, and in order to do that we are introducing the new paid-online policy," said Tim Zeman, publisher of the Courier.

    "The combination of Web and newspaper subscription together is even better than getting the newspaper alone," he said.

  • Separate library district not needed

    By the Jeffco Board of Commissioners
    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is extremely proud of the Jefferson County Public Library. We believe our libraries are among the County’s greatest assets. We are grateful to the citizens who serve as trustees, foundation members and Friends of the Library, as well as the many volunteers and the talented staff.

  • Political reporting’s voice of reason

    Last week, KUSA’s Adam Schrager bid farewell to Colorado and Channel 9, where he has been a reporter since 1999. He will be missed.
    Adam, a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, has been in the business almost 20 years, winning the recognition of his peers with almost a dozen Emmy Awards.

  • Special trees hold deep meaning, memories

    Deep winter is rather a quiet time in the out of doors in this area. Black or near black seems to be the predominant color. Even the endless forest seems to be more black than green against the white of winter snow.

    The bitter cold of early February brought a stark black-and-white panorama as cold and sterile as an operating room. However, color is present in small amounts, and the first warms days of March bring forth to welcome spring. The buds and bark of deciduous tree twigs are often quite brilliant and announce the coming of spring long before it finally arrives.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Man assists cat stuck in tree