http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Deputy tackles carjacking suspect on I-70 http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/deputy-tackles-carjacking-suspect-i-70 <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/webpic.jpg" alt="Two Jefferson County sheriff&#039;s deputies confer after a carjacking suspect was captured in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the Genesee exit on Wednesday afternoon." title="Two Jefferson County sheriff&#039;s deputies confer after a carjacking suspect was captured in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the Genesee exit on Wednesday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> A feverish crime spree on a dog-day afternoon ended abruptly in the westbound lanes of I-70 on Wednesday when a Jeffco sheriff&#39;s deputy brought a suspect to heel on the busy highway.</p> <p> All told, the carjacking/burglary rampage involved four vehicles and three homes, sheriff&#39;s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. It ended dramatically near the Genesee exit when Deputy Fred Haggett tackled the male suspect, who had just surrendered two weapons after terrorizing passing motorists on I-70. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Clean canine fun: Dog-washing event raises funds for EAPL http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/clean-canine-fun-dog-washing-event-raises-funds-eapl <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-dogwash02-cs-072314.jpg" alt="A dog named The Reverend, owned by Sadie Maday of Evergreen, sprays bystanders during the fourth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event at Evergreen National Bank on Sunday." title="A dog named The Reverend, owned by Sadie Maday of Evergreen, sprays bystanders during the fourth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event at Evergreen National Bank on Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> Dogs and their owners in every shape and size participated in the fourth annual Wine, Washes &amp; Wagging Tails event in downtown Evergreen on Sunday.</p> <p> From tiny Chihuahuas to a 150-pound chocolate Lab, from young children to older adults, the benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League had something for everyone.</p> Wild Game entertainment center to open this fall in Bergen Park http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/wild-game-entertainment-center-open-fall-bergen-park <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-wildgame01-gc-072314.jpg" alt="Construction crews pour concrete at the new Wild Game entertainment center in Bergen Park. " title="Construction crews pour concrete at the new Wild Game entertainment center in Bergen Park. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is slated to open this fall in Bergen Park after three years of planning and effort.</p> <p> Walking around the massive building where workers are finishing an addition for a bowling alley, Evergreen developer Dave Wilson talks about his vision that is finally becoming a reality.</p> <p> &ldquo;One of our goals is to improve a community asset, to have it be a fun place for people,&rdquo; Wilson says. &ldquo;We want people to have a good experience.&rdquo;</p> Remains of missing hikers found on Mount Evans http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/remains-missing-hikers-found-mount-evans <p> Two bodies found last Thursday on Mount Evans were those of two hikers from Minnesota who went missing in April, a Clear Creek County sheriff&rsquo;s officer has confirmed.</p> Summerfest 2014: a kaleidoscope of art, music and activities http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/summerfest-2014-kaleidoscope-art-music-and-activities <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-summerfest03-cs-072314.jpg" alt="Adam Weiss of Omaha, Neb., drives holes into the turf to hold his copper garden art at his booth at the Summerfest Arts Festival at Buchanan Park on Sunday." title="Adam Weiss of Omaha, Neb., drives holes into the turf to hold his copper garden art at his booth at the Summerfest Arts Festival at Buchanan Park on Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Kids turned somersaults in the green grass while their parents gazed at artistic creations and listened to live music at Summerfest on Saturday afternoon.</p> <p> The 35<sup>th</sup> annual event, sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, featured more than 100 artists who came from near and far to Buchanan Park to display their works this past weekend.</p> <p> &ldquo;I think the festival keeps getting better and better,&rdquo; said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director. &ldquo;It was a wonderful community party.&rdquo;</p> Working group recommends Arvada site for outdoor shooting range in Jeffco http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/working-group-recommends-arvada-site-outdoor-shooting-range-jeffco <p> A working group charged with finding an acceptable location for an outdoor public shooting range in Jefferson County has narrowed the choices to a former quarry in Arvada or another site within that city.</p> <p> Tom Hoby, Jefferson County Parks and Open Space director, said issues regarding proximity to residents and impacts on natural resources have made the selection process difficult, during a presentation about the shooting-range study to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on July 10.</p> Team Evergreen proposes mountain bike series in Jeffco open space http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/team-evergreen-proposes-mountain-bike-series-jeffco-open-space <p> Members of Team Evergreen Cycling are exploring the possibility of holding biking events at Jefferson County open space parks. The Mountain Bike Series of the organization would raise funds for trail construction and renovation, said Tom Hoby, director of Jeffco Parks and Open Space.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our role would be to host these events,&rdquo; Hoby at the July meeting of the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee.</p> Evergreen’s community garden flourishing in second year http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen%E2%80%99s-community-garden-flourishing-second-year <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-commgarden2-sb-072314.jpg" alt="The recently created pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park will be used to hold gardening classes and events. " title="The recently created pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park will be used to hold gardening classes and events. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Standing beside the recently completed pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park, Rachel Emmer of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability talks about the success of the project.</p> <p> &ldquo;The infrastructure now is complete,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> In its second year of development, the community garden has a finished appearance with amenities that were part of the original plan. Grant funds from Great Outdoors Colorado have been used to build the pavilion, which was constructed largely with volunteer labor, Emmer noted.</p>