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Today's News

  • Open Space funds may buy Boulder’s cooperation on toll road

    Jefferson County is hoping to spend $5 million in Open Space funds in exchange for the city and county of Boulder dropping their opposition to construction of the Jefferson Parkway, the Denver area beltway’s final link and the key to lucrative development in northwest Jeffco.  
    The land deal proposed recently by Jeffco would leverage the Open Space funds to gain Boulder’s acquiescence in construction of the toll road, an idea to which the Boulder City Council apparently is warming.

  • School bus, SUV in fender-bender

    A Jeffco school bus collided with a Volkswagen SUV at Upper Bear Creek Road and Evergreen Parkway about 4:30 p.m. Monday in a minor fender-bender. 

    There were no children in the school bus, and no one was injured, said Chief Garry DeJong of Evergreen Fire/Rescue. The bus driver, the SUV driver and the passenger in the SUV were not injured. No one was taken to the hospital.

  • Colorado Children's Theatre plans annual showcase

    The Colorado Children's Theatre annual holiday showcase, These Are the Special Times, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14.

    General admission is $15, children ages 2 to 10 are $8. Tickets available at www.coloradochildrenstheatre.org, at the door, or by calling 720-255-1228.

    The production is being staged at Montessori School of Evergreen in Marshdale. For tickets or more info, visit www.coloradochildrenstheatre.org or call 720-255-1228.

  • Missouri man arrested in ’05 slaying in Aspen Park

    An arrest has been made in the 2005 slaying of Aspen Park resident Patrick Housand.

    Jeffco sheriff’s investigators arrested Sheldon Lee Herrington, the victim’s former son-in-law, in Taney County, Mo., on Dec. 2, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    Herrington was initially hiding at a friend’s house when investigators arrived but eventually surrendered to the police.

  • New recycling service opens in Evergreen

    Chilo Dominguez, who worked at the recycling station behind King Soopers for years, is opening his own recycling business in Evergreen.
    Called Dominguez Services, it will offer recycling pickup to residences.
    Right now, he’s keeping his routes in Evergreen, but he hopes to expand to Conifer soon.
    Dominguez said customers don’t need to sort the recyclables, and he will provide the containers. He will pick the recyclables up every other Tuesday or Friday and cart them down the hill to a recycling station.

  • Cohen honored as Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year

    Canyon Courier columnist Dr. Ken Cohen was honored this month as the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year. Cohen is chief medical officer for New West Physicians and has practiced internal medicine at the Evergreen New West office for the past 16 years. He is an experienced physician leader and researcher who has attained local and national recognition for research in the areas of internal medicine and health care quality improvement.

  • Chorale gives voice to a season of giving

    The holiday season is all about giving. We spend hours choosing just the right gift to bring a smile to our loved ones’ faces. Over the past several years, the Evergreen Chorale has taken this spirit of giving a step further and is making plans to continue the tradition throughout the entire year.

  • A happy Hiwan Christmas

    While many people were strolling along Main Street during Friday’s annual Holiday Walk, others took a respite from the hustle and bustle to spend time in the Hiwan Homestead a short walk away.
    They were treated to a tour of the home, cookies, cider and even chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
    Rod Matlock, bundled up to keep out the cold, was cooking chestnuts outside the homestead on a wood grill. He said he’s spent 18 years cooking chestnuts for the event, and he remembers much chillier — and stormier — nights.

  • Holiday’s true meaning not measured in sales 

    In the classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown writes a letter to Santa as his sister, Sally, dictates. “Please note the size and color of each item,” she says, “and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: Just send money. How about tens and twenties?” Rolling his eyes in disgust, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism that has crept into Christmas.

  • EPRD choice is key to our future

    By Linda Kirkpatrick