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Today's News

  • 2013-14 budget restores days, dollars to Jeffco schools

    The Jeffco school board approved a 2013-14 budget totaling $952 million at its meeting May 30, a spending plan that adds $22 million to current-year expenditures.

    The increase comes thanks to a boost in funding from the state and to the tax hike approved by voters last November. The budget still is $45 million less than the 2009-10 spending plan.

    The district avoided $45 million in cuts this year when Jeffco voters approved 3A and 3B on last November’s ballot. The district’s mill-levy rate is 48.721, or $388 annually for a $100,000 home.

  • 4A All-Conference Spring Sports

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Callie Morlock, Golden; Lorraine Smith, D’Evelyn
    No. 2 singles: Annie Horn, D’Evelyn; Genevieve DeGrandchamp, Evergreen
    No. 3 singles: Lexi Reed, D’Evelyn
    No. 1 doubles: Jordan Cadman/Lauren Willoughby, D’Evelyn
    No. 2 doubles: Abby Lydens/Kara Robbins, D’Evelyn
    No. 3 doubles: Amanda Seemann/Sara Dinegar, D’Evelyn

  • By the numbers

    Sports and numbers are inseparable. They go together.
    With the conclusion of the 2012-13 high school athletic
    calendar, the Canyon Courier looks back at the
    season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the latest prep campaign.

  • Polis addresses immigration, education, Social Security issues at town hall meeting

    At a town hall meeting in Evergreen last Thursday, Congressman Jared Polis said that immigration reform is a complex issue with no easy solutions.

     

    “There’s no one who thinks we’re doing everything right,” said Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents the sprawling 2nd District.

    The current legislation will be a step toward fixing the practice of illegal immigrants being paid under the table, Polis said.

  • Former Evergreen resident talks about children's book, life in Alaska

    Kathleen Wallace has had many adventures since growing up in Evergreen. She is now a cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska — as well as a children’s book author.

    Her recently published book, “Alaskan Troll Eggs,” is an engaging story about a “very odd woman” who captures four young children who happen to have the same names as Wallace’s grandchildren.

    “I had written the story for my grandson while standing in line at the post office,” she said. “I thought Robert would like a story about himself.”

  • Park district accepts contractor for boardwalk project

    Park district selects contractor for boardwalk project

    Revised rules and regulations also approved

     

    By Sandy Barnes

    Staff Writer

    After debating bids on a boardwalk project at Evergreen Lake Park, district board members chose Bear Excavating, a Conifer contractor currently working at Wulf Park.

    The project involves replacing 250 feet of deteriorating boardwalk around the lake at a cost of $84,937, according to the Bear estimate.

  • Annual Evergreen Rodeo incorporates circus fun into traditional events

    The annual Evergreen Rodeo kicks off with a carnival atmosphere this year. With its “Under the Rodeo Big Top” theme, the rodeo parade promises to be a colorful spectacle as floats make their way through downtown on Saturday, June 15.

    The grand marshal for the parade will be announced when the results of a contest are determined, said parade organizer JoAnne McGee.

  • Having a doggone good time

    Evergreen runner Brandy Erholtz and Ches-e, her Labrador mix, were the first to cross the finish line at the second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park on Saturday.

    “It was nice to support a local event,” she said.

    Terry Peart and her three basset hounds also were supporting the event in a more leisurely manner. While other participants were finishing the course along Bergen Parkway, Newsome and dogs Charlie, Gracie and Lilly were taking a nice, long break in a grassy field.

  • Tree touching power lines caused Bluebell Fire

    The Bluebell Fire that torched 15 acres last Monday north of Brook Forest Drive in Evergreen was caused by a 48-foot tree that made contact with two power lines and ignited, and the flames quickly spread to the ground.

    By 4 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters had established a fire line around the burn area, and by Wednesday morning, the fire was 100 percent controlled, said Stacee Montague, spokeswoman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

  • Man dies after deputies use Taser on him