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Today's News

  • Boys soccer preview: Evergreen Cougars

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Peter Jeans
    Assistant coach: Ty Pippin
    Classification: 4A Jeffco
    Top players: Brian Grieve, Sr., defender; Kevin Schulte, Sr., midfielder; Gavin Sharig, Sr., forward; Jared Cochran, Jr., midfielder.
    Season opener: Sept. 1 vs. Mullen, 6:45 p.m.

  • Gymnastics preview: Evergreen Cougars

    EVERGREEN COUGARS
    Head coach: Marnie Bello
    Assistant coaches: Chancey Hines; Mandy Flesche
    Classification: 4A
    Top gymnasts: Kelsey Valdez, Sr.; Ashley Perry, Sr.; Jessi Himmelman, Sr.; Emily Rivers, Soph.
    Season opener: Sept. 2, vs. Chatfield (at Columbine)

  • Two motorcyclists killed in I-70 accidents; lanes closed

     One lane of westbound I-70 was open as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday after two accidents, both involving motorcycles, closed down the road at mile marker 257 near Lookout Mountain about noon, the State Patrol said.

    The first accident was at 11:46 a.m. when a rider lost control of his bike and crashed. A female passenger died at the scene. The rider was taken to a local hospital. While approaching the initial crash, a second motorcycle crashed at 11:49 a.m., after rear-ending a vehicle. The rider on that motorcycle also died.

  • Park district to preview draft master plan

    The public is invited to a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Buchanan Rec Center to hear a presentation on the draft park district 10-year master plan which has been in progress since January and a topic of discussion for the last couple of years.

    The consulting firm GreenPlay LLC will start off the proceedings, which will be followed by some form of opportunity for public comment.

  • Man charged in fraud case appears in court

    The arraignment of a former Evergreen man accused of taking more than $1 million in a couple of related investment scams was continued Aug. 2 while attorneys work on a possible plea bargain.

    A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Israel Mursuli, 58, in May 2011 on 28 counts of securities fraud and two of felony theft from 2005 to 2009, according to court documents.

    Mursuli, who operated two businesses in Evergreen, is accused of coming up with an investment proposal and offering it to a number of personal acquaintances.

  • Age of structure eyed in deck collapse

    Age of the structure was the likely cause of a deck collapse that injured 12 people during a barbecue party Saturday at a home on Lookout Mountain, a county building official said.

    Two people were critically injured when the deck collapsed on the second story of the home at 227 Lamb Lane. About 12 of the 25 people reportedly on the deck at the time had to be transported to the hospital by various agencies.

  • Hiwan Hills resident named to park district board

    The park district board interviewed five candidates in two hours and unanimously picked Hiwan Hills resident Peter Lindquist to fill the position created by the departure of board member Pat Callahan, who resigned in July after 15 months.

    Five people submitted their names for consideration after Callahan announced he was resigning to move to Slovakia, where his wife, Julie, was being sent on a year-long foreign assignment for IBM.

  • Deck collapse injures 12 on Lookout Mountain

    A deck collapsed at a home on Lookout Mountain on Saturday afternoon, leaving 12 people injured, at least two of them seriously.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office said the second-floor deck fell about 4 p.m. at a home on Lamb Lane where a barbecue was being held.

    Reports indicated more than 20 people were on the deck when it collapsed without warning.

    The injured were taken to area hospitals.

  • Evergreen football tops Moffat County in opener

    Cougars quarterback Noah Ansley threw two touchdown passes as Evergreen opened its 2011 season like it did its 2010, with a victory over Moffat County on Friday night at Evergreen High School.
    Keenan Prouty added a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the 17-7 victory.
    Moffat County opened the scoring with a 68-yard TD run by quarterback Bubba Ivers.
    For more on this game, check out next week's Canyon Courier.

  • Deer Creek Challenge is a grueling ride for competitors

    The Deer Creek Challenge doesn’t cut cyclists any slack. In the midst of the second annual “Toughest Century in United States,” participants climbed 12,751-feet in elevation. Even the final stretch to the finish line is uphill.

    “To put on something that is the most on anything, is unusual,” Pat Downing, the ride founder and director, said. “To be able to do this in our own backyard, and have it be the hardest in the country, is great.”