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Today's News

  • Gray-colored birds visit feeders during winter

    Reprinted from Jan. 6, 2010

    It is winter again this week. Snowflakes have been in the air several times, but so far, we haven’t accumulated much, just added clean sheets to the snow bed that was already on the ground.

  • Journey Church charged with zoning violations

    Jefferson County is suing Journey Community Church, claiming the church has misused its land and has held events without required permits

    The county is seeking a civil penalty between $500 and $1,000. The trial date is set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24.

    Rebecca Klymkowsky, assistant county attorney for Jeffco, said she couldn’t comment on the ongoing litigation, but that the lawsuit involved a zoning issue with the church’s property at 10101 Highway 73 in Conifer.

    A call to Journey Church was not returned at press time.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Gonna be a long flight home

  • Griffin to serve as chair of county commission in 2014

    Jeffco’s Board of Commissioners has a new chairwoman, as Commissioner Faye Griffin was unanimously elected to the post for 2014. 

    Griffin, who has previously served as chair pro tem, will take over from Commissioner Don Rosier, who has been chairman since 2012. 

    Griffin said she was nervous about following proper protocol and would depend on county staff and the other commissioners to help her in the new position.

  • Longtime officer Shires running for sheriff

     For Jim Shires, his candidacy for Jeffco sheriff came down to putting up or shutting up. 

    Shires, a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office, said he wanted to lead the agency he’s been part of for more than 28 years in a much-needed turnaround. He pointed to the high employee turnover rate in the Sheriff’s Office as a sign the organization needs new leadership. 

  • Ice Melt Barrel to be put on lake Jan. 7

    Members of Mountain Foothills Rotary will place the Evergreen Ice Melt Contest barrel on Evergreen Lake at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Rotarians will cut a hole in the ice into which the barrel will be set and monitored until it falls into the lake when the ice thaws.

  • Evergreen welcomed many new businesses in 2013

    If the number of new businesses opening in Evergreen compared with the number that closed is any indication, the retail and restaurant market here definitely improved last year.

    Evergreen saw several new eateries and retail shops open in 2013, while less than a dozen businesses closed.

    Here’s a rundown of business news reported in the Canyon Courier last year.

    Closures

  • Evergreen in 2013: fire, flood, controversy — and a blooming garden

    Wildland fire, heavy flooding and a contentious recall election created drama in the lives of Evergreen residents in 2013.

    On the brighter side, a long-awaited community garden project blossomed at Buchanan Park along with major improvements at Wulf Park.

    Here’s a look at those events, and a few other noteworthy happenings.

    Fire board recall

  • New school board gets low marks

    Oops!

    The new majority on the Jefferson County Board of Education made serious errors of both judgment and process in ramming though a contract to hire outside counsel for the board. When dealing with the public’s money and the public’s trust, there are right ways to do things, and there are wrong ways to do things. There aren’t many things that could have been more wrong on this contract.

     

    Let’s go step by step.

  • Kinnikinnick provides green during gray of winter season

    Green is not a color you expect to see this time of year when you look out the window. Ponderosa pines are nearly totally dormant and give an appearance of being black when seen against the snow.