http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Of eagles, recycling and watersheds http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/eagles-recycling-and-watersheds <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-earth-sb-042314.jpg" alt="Becky Fulford of Kittredege looks at a large bald eagle wearing protective head gear at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday." title="Becky Fulford of Kittredege looks at a large bald eagle wearing protective head gear at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Decked out in headgear resembling a World War I flying ace, a large bald eagle commanded attention at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday.</p> <p> &ldquo;She&rsquo;s good in the hood,&rdquo; said handler Dawn Carrie of HawkQuest while holding the majestic bird on her wrist.</p> <p> The eagle was wearing the leather hood because it is blind in one eye, Carrie said. Without the eye covering, the eagle constantly turns its head to try to see things, she explained.</p> A (school)day at the museum http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/schoolday-museum <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-waxmuseum003-cb-042314_0.jpg" alt="Ashlyn Mullaly plays the part of Molly Brown during the Colorado Characters Wax Museum night at Wilmot Elementary on April 17." title="Ashlyn Mullaly plays the part of Molly Brown during the Colorado Characters Wax Museum night at Wilmot Elementary on April 17." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> At first, it&rsquo;s the costumes on the so-called wax figures at the Colorado Characters Wax Museum at Wilmot Elementary that draw people in.</p> <p> The wax figures &mdash; really fourth-graders portraying figures from Colorado history &mdash; are dressed in elaborate dresses and hats and old-fashioned suits to portray characters whose names are familiar to Coloradans: Emily Griffith, Baby Doe Tabor, Molly Brown, Thomas Cunningham Bergen and Dwight Potter Wilmot.</p> Economic development a topic at town hall http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/economic-development-topic-town-hall <p> Evergreen business leaders want to focus on economic development in 2014.</p> <p> To help, Evergreen residents should shop and &ldquo;live&rdquo; locally to help the local economy, said Lin Browning, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber also plans to market the area and its signature events to encourage tourism, she said.</p> <p> Browning was the kickoff speaker at the town hall meeting hosted by the Evergreen Pathfinders at the Lake House last Thursday.</p> Board ponders next step in teacher talks http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/board-ponders-next-step-teacher-talks <p> The Jeffco school board will meet in executive session Thursday night to discuss the next steps in contract negotiations with the Jefferson County Education Association, Jeffco&rsquo;s teachers union.</p> <p> At an April 10 special meeting, the school board asked the JCEA to provide a written statement saying what would bring the teachers union back to the bargaining table.</p> Search for hikers could resume May 10 http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/search-hikers-could-resume-may-10 <p> Searchers plan to look again&nbsp;for two hikers missing in the Mount Evans area &mdash; probably on Saturday, May 10.</p> <p> The Clear Creek County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office plans to search with dogs and about 100 search-and-rescue&nbsp;volunteers on that date or some other date in early May, sheriff&#39;s Maj. Rick Albers told Clear Creek commissioners&nbsp;at a meeting on Tuesday, April 22.&nbsp;</p> Webcam shows parking availability at Mount Falcon http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/webcam-shows-parking-availability-mount-falcon <p> Hikers and bikers headed to Mount Falcon Park now can check online to see how many cars are in the parking lot.</p> <p> A webcam installed by Jeffco Open Space workers shows panorama shots of the often-full parking lot, updated every two seconds. The webcam is in &ldquo;beta&rdquo; testing at: http://jeffco.us/parks/mount-falcon-park-webcam.</p> Walton stresses need for community involvement in Indian Hills fire district http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/walton-stresses-need-community-involvement-indian-hills-fire-district <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/walton.jpg" alt="Indian Hills fire board candidate Ron Walton" title="Indian Hills fire board candidate Ron Walton" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> As a board member for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, Ron Walton says that involving residents in decisions is desirable but challenging.</p> <p> &ldquo;How can we get people involved before there is a problem?&rdquo; he asks. &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s see the issues, and see the solutions.&rdquo;</p> <p> Walton is one of three incumbents seeking re-election to the board of the Indian Hills district, which has three seats up for election and two challengers.</p> Climbing all about ‘brotherhood of the rope,’ says mountaineer http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/climbing-all-about-%E2%80%98brotherhood-rope%E2%80%99-says-mountaineer <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-mtnclimb02-042314.jpg" alt="Mountaineer George Lowe climbs the east face of Mount Everest in 1983. " title="Mountaineer George Lowe climbs the east face of Mount Everest in 1983. " align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Reaching the summit of a high mountain peak is secondary to maintaining good relationships with fellow climbers, said George Lowe, a mountaineer with more than 50 years experience.</p> <p> &ldquo;The brotherhood of the rope is incredibly important to me,&rdquo; Lowe said during his presentation at Mount Vernon Country Club on April 16. &ldquo;The most critical message I want to leave is the companionship.&rdquo;</p>