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Today's News

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

  • District Wildlife Manager position takes a love of animals

    Christie Greene

  • County’s slash program returns

    In an effort to help residents reduce the risk of a wildfire on their property, Jefferson County announced Monday the return of its summer-long slash collection program.
    The 2017 slash collection program takes place May 20 to Nov. 12, during which time slash collection sites  will be located at different locations throughout the county. A single load, which consists of a pickup bed full to the cab height or an 8-foot by 5-foot by 4-foot trailer, costs $20.

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  • ‘Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea’ performance to highlight Chorale’s spring season

    The Evergreen Chorale launches into spring with its presentation of “Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea” for two performances only this Friday and again on Sunday.
    Through heartfelt expression and song, the concert is poised to sweep you away, deep into the realm of majestic nature. Sight combined with sound accentuates the many sensations normally found outdoors. Clouds, snowflakes, trees, butterflies and mountains, to name a few, will be offered for your imagination and enjoyment.

  • Morrison looks to put utilities underground in the next year

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with a plan to put the overhead utility lines underground in its downtown area.
    As of now, the planning and budgeting phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The goal is to have the project fully completed by spring of 2018 to “minimize impact to the community during summer,” reads a report created by TTG Engineers for Morrison board members.

  • The pain of it all

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the fifth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Firefighters need to be the best version of themselves when they go out on calls — responding to emergencies without letting their personal feelings get in the way.
    Sometimes it’s not easy.

  • SUV crashes into Pine post office
  • Police identify body found off Highway 103

    Police have identified the woman discovered near Highway 103 on April 8.

    Queen Ashby, 20, from Aurora was first found by a motorist who alerted authorities.

    Ashby was identified after dozens of tips were forwarded to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office.

    Police have notified Ashby's family. Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Ashby was not reported as missing.

  • Still acting, singing after all these years

    Twenty-five years ago, the foothills didn’t have much in the way of theater for kids. Enter Evergreen Children’s Chorale, which continues to provide both choral and acting experiences for youths.

    Celebrating its silver anniversary, the organization has had many successes over the years, and it will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday.

    Organizers, parents and kids point to the benefits for participants: confidence, discipline, focus.