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Today's News

  • GOP primary in assessor race offers clear choice

    The GOP primary in the Jeffco assessor race offers a clear choice: the county's deputy assessor, who has 18 years of experience in the office; and a tax consultant who has represented property owners in valuation disputes.

    Deputy Assessor Lou D’Aurio is vying for the Republican nomination with Ron Sandstrom. At the county GOP assembly on March 22, D’Aurio won 51 percent of the vote, while Sandstrom received 48 percent. The winner of the June 24 primary will face Democrat Andrew Hassinger and Libertarian Patrick Sullivan in the general election.

  • 4A Jeffco League all-conference spring sports

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    GIRLS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Emilee Strausburg, D’Evelyn; Madison Tenney, Evergreen; Leah Donnelly, Wheat Ridge; Nicole Rooney, Green Mountain; Emily Rivers, Evergreen; Ashley Brown, Conifer; Molly Lange, D’Evelyn
    SECOND TEAM
    Maddy Helfer, D’Evelyn; Katarina Krupinska, Golden; Morgan Williams, D’Evelyn; Natalie Holley, Evergreen; Kelli White, D’Evelyn; Hannah Munro, Conifer; Katherine Halama, Evergreen

  • Cowboys, cowgirls circle the wagons at the Evergreen Rodeo

    Cowboys and cowgirls alike ventured to the 49th annual Evergreen Rodeo on
    Father’s Day weekend. Competitors — both local and from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii — tried their hand to tame the bulls, ride the horses and wrestle down the steers for two days at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, now the Esco Construction Arena.

    BACK IN THE SADDLE

  • Firefighters contain small wildland blaze near Mount Evans Wilderness

    Evergreen firefighters contained a small wildfire near the Mount Evans Wilderness on Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Twitter feed, the blaze, near the Indian Creek area, was less than a quarter acre in size. 

    EFR said no homes were threatened, and that firefighters were still at the scene conducting mop-up operations.

    A resident of Yankee Creek Road said at least four fire trucks and six pickups had headed in the direction of the fire. 

    Check canyoncourier.com for updates to this story.

  • Trails plan puts Evergreen on right path

    As long as I’ve lived in Evergreen, and that’s 28 years now, there has been an upside and a downside to being unincorporated. The upside is simple to see: We don’t have an additional layer of government, nor do we bear the costs of one. There are so many generous, committed, civic-minded citizens and nonprofits here that we don’t usually need a mayor or a council.

  • Board majority must reveal vision

    Maybe they just got tired of being called the new conservative majority.

    How else can you explain school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voting to pay, including performance incentives, new superintendent Daniel McMinimee almost 40 percent more than his predecessor and to give him a five-year contract despite the fact that he’s never been a superintendent before? The decision doesn’t meet any definition of conservative I’ve ever heard.

  • Meadows come alive with wildflower colors

    June is such an amazing month. Everything is making record growth and suddenly seems so full.

    The valleys that were bare all winter are now full of green willow leaves. Aspen are in full leaf; suddenly everything appears over-stuffed. It is a pleasure to see the spring green, which makes everything come alive.

  • Sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief rescheduled for Aug. 1

    The sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who pleaded guilty to three counts in the theft of $647,000 from the district, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 1.

  • 56 Western artists in town for art show, auction

    For the fourth consecutive year, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will host a group of 56 of the country’s most celebrated Western artists. The Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction is an invitational event that welcomes painters and sculptors from across the Mountain West, giving art-lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their eyes.

  • Open Space committee looks at potential properties for acquisition

    The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee explored the potential of two properties offered by private landowners during a field trip last Thursday afternoon.

    Traveling to a field near Boulder and to Douglas Mountain near Gilpin County, OSAC members and Jeffco Open Space staff walked the properties and learned about the owners’ interest in selling them.