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Today's News

  • State budget highlights party differences

    They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. SB 228 certainly proves that adage in Colorado. When Gov. Bill Ritter signed the bill last week, he characterized the bill as taking a big step toward modernizing Colorado’s state budget. At the same time, Josh Penry, the Senate minority leader and a possible challenger to Ritter in next year’s governor’s race, called the bill “California-style taxing and spending.”

  • Jeffco commissioner wants tobacco-free county facilities

    If Faye Griffin had her way, there would be no tobacco use at the county's main administrative building and courthouse in Golden, and possibly in other county facilities.

    "This is for the health of our employees," said Griffin, a first-term county commissioner who said a tobacco-free government campus is a goal she'll pursue. "It's not to be mean. It's just because we care about the employees."

    Griffin is in the very early stages of trying to convert the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building in Golden to a tobacco-free area.

  • Commissioners approve 25 percent hike in development fees

    A plan to increase Jeffco’s development fees is moving forward after a June 9 hearing that highlighted county leaders' different philosophies on who should be paying development-related costs.

  • School officials say new dropout prevention plan is working

    Because of personal issues, Wanda Boyke's daughter had to leave school for a few months during her junior year.

    Boyke, who lives in the Deer Creek area, said her 16-year-old daughter missed so much of the 2008-09 school year that it was nearly impossible for her to be re-admitted at any local high school. Officials at several schools told her they feared her daughter would just be too far behind.

  • Floyd Hill design center a one-stop shop

    It’s safe to say that handcrafted log furniture is more widely found in mountain homes.

    Rocky Mountain Log Furniture sells custom items from its stores on Meadow Drive in Evergreen, on Miner Street in Idaho Springs and in Grand Junction. It has just expanded its reach by renting space at the Rocky Mountain Home and Design Center.

    The center, on the north side of Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill, houses Colorado artisans who make and sell everything for homes from lighting and flooring to furniture and windows.

  • Advertising correction: Keys on the Green

    Due to production difficulties, an incorrect ad appeared in this week's Canyon Courier for Keys on the Green restaurant. The text of the correct ad should read: Treat Dad to the best dinner in town! Featuring hand-cut steaks, bbq ribs or fresh seafood at Keys on the Green. Remember our Sunday Buffet, 9:00 am 'til 2:00 pm. Keys is at Evergreen Golf Course. Phone: 303-674-4095. On the Web: www.keysonthegreen.com.

  • DUI checkpoint planned this weekend in Evergreen-Conifer area

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is planning to have a DUI checkpoint this weekend in the Evergreen-Conifer area.

    At the checkpoints, deputies stop vehicles and check for signs of drinking and driving.

    With the Evergreen Rodeo in full swing, traffic levels are expected to be above average in the area.

     

  • Get your legs ready to ride

    Last summer I spent a good portion of time on my mountain bike.

    I rode single tracks, paved trails and plenty of local bike paths.

    I also made a point to ride my bike to work at least twice a week. It was one of the most enjoyable things I did in all of 2008.

  • Jefferson County all-conference teams

    Baseball

    First team

    Jerod Troudt, Alameda

    Taylor Isaac, Alameda

    Scott Arpin, Arvada

    Devin Riley, Conifer

    Charlie Basil, D’Evelyn

    Kyle Trichka, Elizabeth

    Ethan Murphy, Evergreen

    Corey Murphy, Evergreen

    Xander Morris, Golden

    Kyle Parker, Golden

    Zack Herr, Golden

    Arthur Jacob Nelson, Wheat Ridge

    Brendan Marvel, Wheat Ridge

    Parker Orms, Wheat Ridge

    Eric Shannon, Wheat Ridge

    Charles Land, Wheat Ridge

    Second team

  • Fire board goes into exec session for legal advice

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board went into a surprise executive session June 9 to get legal advice from its attorney, Linda Alexander, about a matter having to do with patient care.

    The executive session, closed to the public, lasted from 8:40 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., when the meeting was adjourned. No action was taken during or after the executive session.