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Today's News

  • Smith to leave Conifer chamber for Golden job

    After more than three years leading Conifer’s business community, Dawn Smith announced her resignation as executive director of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce last week.

    “Obviously, we’re terribly sad to see her go,” said Melissa Baker, president of the Conifer chamber. “(Smith) has been such a wonderful asset to the Conifer community.”

    Smith’s last day is Jan. 13, and she is leaving to become president of the Golden Chamber of Commerce.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2014 budget

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District had a memorable 2013, but for all the wrong reasons.

    “Last year’s theme was ‘survive,’ ” said Karl Firor, treasurer for the Inter-Canyon board of directors. “This year’s theme is, ‘It’s going to be a little bit better than last year.’ ”

  • Group pushing expansion of county commission set to circulate petitions

    Jeffco voters are a step closer to deciding whether the Board of County Commissioners should expand to five members from the current three.  

    Jeffco5, a grassroots organization working to expand the commission, received approval last week from the county clerk and recorder’s office for petitions for an initiative that would ask voters if they want five commissioners to represent the county’s residents.

  • EPRD’s 2014 budget increases fees

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board raised a variety of fees when it approved a $5.8 million budget for 2014 last month.

    But thanks to an unexpected $200,000 increase in 2013 revenue, the fee increases are modest, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson said. The increases include:

    • The admission fee for Wulf Rec Center is now the same as at Buchanan Rec Center. That means an increase of 75 cents for kids, seniors and military personnel, and an extra $1 for adults.

  • An empowering mission

    Pastor Philip Reimers from Evergreen’s Church of the Cross is going to Africa for six weeks this summer with an ambitious goal: to help engineer a sustainable future for refugees of war.

    Three or four years ago, Reimers met Denver Pastor Mwenebitu Lupande, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who fled from the country’s rampant violence to set up his own church in the U.S. His church, Come to Jesus Ministries, is for refugees of all African nations, and sermons are delivered in Swahili.

  • American 3D Printing makes the virtual real

    Architects: Say you want to quickly get a model of a home, so a potential buyer can see a scale model rather than just the drawings.

    Artists: Say you want to make a small replica of a sculpture.

    Bakers: Say you want to top a wedding cake with likenesses of the bride and groom.

    Parents: Say you want furniture pieces for a dollhouse that are exact replicas of furniture in your house.

    All of these are possible at Evergreen’s American 3D Printing.

  • Thrills, chills — and a few spills — at 18th annual Ice Fest

    Waiting in line to take their first leap into icy waters at the Evergreen Lake Plunge on New Year’s Day, three friends were wondering what to expect.

    “Horrible!” proclaimed 11-year-old Dylan Barker while making his way toward the warmth of the changing room with buddies Hunter Fildey and Cody Boscoe, who dived with him.

    The three boys were in good company, with more than 250 people jumping into lake during the event, which benefited Drive Smart and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special-needs program.

  • $49,000 grant secured for Evergreen Trails Master Plan

    The Evergreen Trails Master Plan project took an important step recently when it received a $49,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

    The plan envisions a trail network running from the high school to Wulf Rec Center to the Evergreen Library, and then through downtown along Bear Creek.

  • Recreational pot for sale in Clear Creek

    Starting the new year on a high note, visitors and locals gathered in front of the Kine Mine in Idaho Springs on Jan. 1 for their first chance to buy recreational marijuana.

    Pot enthusiasts, some waiting several hours, were allowed into the shop starting at 8:30 a.m.

    One man, who wished to remain anonymous and was the first in line, said he was happy to wait a few extra minutes.

  • The Year in Review

    Both the Evergreen boys and girls basketball teams made some noise at the state tournament, as did the girls soccer program. Madison Tenney just missed a top-20 finish in girls golf and the EHS boys tennis team sent two doubles squads to state. And those were some of the stories that didn’t make the list. The Canyon Courier looks back at 10 stories that highlighted the year of 2013.

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