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Today's News

  • SmartSource coupons coming back to the Courier

    Beginning with this week’s issue, SmartSource coupons will return to the Canyon Courier.

    Inside the paper each week, readers will find a coupon package valued at more than $75 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant discounts. Subscribers will find they can recoup the cost of a Courier subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

    As consumers look for ways to reduce expenses during the down economy, SmartSource coupons make the Courier more valuable than ever to local readers.

  • Evergreen resident wins hot-wing contest, feels the after-burn

    Conifer’s newest reigning champion is a winged warrior with intestinal fortitude that few dare challenge. The contest? Eating as many fiery hot wings as possible.

    Sunday’s contest was held by the Lord Knights of the Circle of Death, a group of mountain-area residents who delight in firing up their taste buds.

    Wing Wagon owner Bill Straight said the competition determines who can take the heat.

    “This isn’t about a contest between people — it’s a contest between them and the wings,” Straight said.

  • Adversity can’t slow Cougars

    When calls go against a team it can be deflating. But not for the Evergreen Cougars.

    Evergreen led Golden by two runs in the top of the fifth inning at Evergreen High School on July 17 when Demons shortstop Jordan Johnson stole second base and headed for third when the throw trickled into short center field. The throw to third beat Johnson to the bag, but he was called safe anyway.

    After a strikeout, which would have ended the inning, Cougars pitcher Sean Imes gave up a walk and a double, tying the game.

  • Pushing soccer’s growth forward

    Growing up in North St. Louis, Mo., soccer was always a part of Vince Ventimiglia’s life. He started playing when he was 5 and, modestly he’ll tell you, he had some successful years playing. Like when he was on the U-19 National Cup championship team.

    But when the now-73-year-old moved to Colorado in 1960 with an engineering degree from Missouri School of Mines and jobs lining up for him the sport was virtually non-existent.

    Nil. None. No soccer to be found. 

  • Pushing soccer’s growth forward

    Growing up in North St. Louis, Mo., soccer was always a part of Vince Ventimiglia’s life. He started playing when he was 5 and, modestly he’ll tell you, he had some successful years playing. Like when he was on the U-19 National Cup championship team.

    But when the now-73-year-old moved to Colorado in 1960 with an engineering degree from Missouri School of Mines and jobs lining up for him the sport was virtually non-existent.

    Nil. None. No soccer to be found. 

  • Hoidal ready to tackle world

    It’s not like Sam Hoidal isn’t athletic. He played basketball in middle school, but he didn’t find his sport until he walked on at the University of Wisconsin four years ago.

    “It’s something you can be competitive in,” the 20-year-old said of rowing. “Wisconsin is a great football, basketball school, but rowing is something I found that I can do well. People have their clubs, have their study groups, their teams. It’s nice being a varsity athlete at a Division I school.”

  • Group seeks independence for Jeffco libraries

      A former library board trustee says it's time for the Jeffco Public Library system to be an independent library district and keep the county commissioners from shifting money that rightly belongs to the library to other accounts.

    Thomas Atkins, founder of the nonprofit grassroots organization Save Jeffco Libraries, was at the Evergreen Public Library on July 13 speaking to a group of about 10 interested citizens in the community room. Atkins is also a former Jeffco library trustee.

  • Teen charged as juvenile in stabbing of mother

     

    The Jefferson County district attorney's office has filed juvenile charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault against a 15-year-old in connection with his mother's stabbing on July 6.

    Being charged as a juvenile means the boy cannot go to prison for any crimes he may have committed. If he were convicted on all counts as charged he would face a mandatory 3-5 years in the Department of Youth Corrections.

    He is also charged with four counts of being a violent offender, which could enhance his sentence.

  • NEAT trail construction set to begin

    Construction work is tentatively expected to start the last week of July or the first week in August on the next segment of the NEAT trail connecting Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Village along Bergen Parkway.

    Road work may result in a single lane being closed from time to time. The duration of the build is to be decided.

    Jefferson County Road and Bridge is building a half-mile-long, 6-foot-wide concrete trail, separated from the parkway by approximately 5 feet, except near the Keystone and Broadmoor intersections.

  • Contractor fined for dirt work without a permit at Conifer Safeway

    A general contractor in charge of construction of the Shaffers Crossing intersection at U.S. 285 and Elk Creek Road has been approved to remove fill dirt after been fined between $10,000 and $30,000 by the state in connection with working without a permit at a site near the Conifer Safeway.

    Following the sanction, the company reapplied for and received approval to remove the material, which was being used to build the intersection at Shaffers Crossing.