http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Fortune favors the bald http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/fortune-favors-bald <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-st.baldricks07-cb-032217.jpg" alt="Wilmot principal Matt Cormier gets his head shaved during a St. Baldrick&#039;s event raising money for lifesaving children’s cancer research at Ascent Church Saturday, March 18, 2017." title="Wilmot principal Matt Cormier gets his head shaved during a St. Baldrick&#039;s event raising money for lifesaving children’s cancer research at Ascent Church Saturday, March 18, 2017." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> All kinds of hair was on the floor, shaved from the heads of brunette, blonde, black-, gray- and white-haired men and women.</p> <p> Whether the people had long or short, coarse or fine, curly or straight hair -- those differences were no longer noticeable, as everyone who stood up from the barbers&rsquo; chairs was now bald.</p> <p> While they had lost a bit of personality and a layer of cranial insulation, they stood in solidarity with the boys and girls who have been diagnosed with cancer.</p> At home in her of devotion http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/home-her-devotion <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-cabin2-032217.jpg" alt="The Rev. Jim Fox, left, and Grand Knight Jeff Luken with the Knights of Columbus Council 6905 hold a check for the proceeds from the home sale. The money will help pay off the church’s debt remaining from an addition built in 2000." title="The Rev. Jim Fox, left, and Grand Knight Jeff Luken with the Knights of Columbus Council 6905 hold a check for the proceeds from the home sale. The money will help pay off the church’s debt remaining from an addition built in 2000." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> An Evergreen woman&rsquo;s devotion to her church has lightened the church&rsquo;s financial load.</p> <p> Barbara Jackson, who died last July at age 81, asked that the proceeds from the sale of her cabin be given to Christ the King Catholic Church, and the money will go a long way to paying down the remaining debt from the addition put on the church in 2010.</p> <p> &ldquo;She was a devout woman,&rdquo; said Christ the King pastor Jim Fox. &ldquo;She loved her community and her church, and she wanted to give back.&rdquo;</p> Fire on U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek 100 percent contained http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/fire-us-285-and-north-turkey-creek-100-percent-contained <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-285fire2-ds-032317.jpg" alt="Smoke engulfs North and South Turkey Creek roads during a brush fire on U.S. 285 Wednesday afternoon." title="Smoke engulfs North and South Turkey Creek roads during a brush fire on U.S. 285 Wednesday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> A brush fire at U.S. 285 and North Turkey Creek Road is 100 percent contained after it burned 7 acres, and destroyed two vehicles and an outbuilding Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p> Inter-Canyon, Elk Creek, West Metro, Platte Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments worked to keep flames from spreading in the North Turkey Creek Fire, which broke out around 1 p.m. The fire was on the south side of the highway between North Turkey Creek and Goddard Ranch roads. It had closed all lanes of northbound and southbound U.S. 285.</p> Improper ash disposal cited in recent Kerr Gulch fire http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/improper-ash-disposal-cited-recent-kerr-gulch-fire <p> Evergreen Fire/Rescue is cautioning area residents to fully extinguish all fireplace and wood stove fires and properly dispose of leftover ashes after improper ash disposal was found to have caused the wildland fire in Kerr Gulch on March 6.</p> PCSD begins budget talks http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/pcsd-begins-budget-talks <p> Platte Canyon Schools may consider significant budget cuts and teaching staff reductions in fiscal year 2018 in an effort to better position itself for funding shortfalls tied to falling enrollment, increasing expenses and ongoing declines in K-12 education funding from the state.</p> <p> Superintendent Brenda Krage said at last week&rsquo;s school board meeting that the district is already facing an estimated deficit of almost $1 million for fiscal year 2017 and needs to prepare for a greater deficit in 2018 and beyond.</p> Taking care of business http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/taking-care-business <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-entrepreneur-alyssenothstine01-cb-.jpg" alt="Photographer Allyse Nothstine" title="Photographer Allyse Nothstine" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The foothills are filled with business start-ups &mdash; some of those start-ups are by kids.</p> <p> From photography to snow shoveling, tech repair to pet sitting &mdash; and ranging in age from 9 to 17 &mdash; these young entrepreneurs work hard at providing services to the community.</p> <p> Here&rsquo;s a bit about five who we found in the area.</p> <p> <strong>Troy Kapande</strong></p> <p> Troy Kapande of Evergreen has had the entrepreneurial spirit since he was a tyke.</p> Girl Scouts celebrate riding arena opening at Tomahawk Ranch http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/girl-scouts-celebrate-riding-arena-opening-tomahawk-ranch <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-tomahawkranch01-cb-032217.jpg" alt="Girl scouts, family and friends celebrate the grand opening of the new indoor riding arena at Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp Sunday, March 19, 2017.Photo by Chancey Bush/ Photo Editor/ Evergreen Newspapers" title="Girl scouts, family and friends celebrate the grand opening of the new indoor riding arena at Tomahawk Ranch Girl Scout Camp Sunday, March 19, 2017.Photo by Chancey Bush/ Photo Editor/ Evergreen Newspapers" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey is just the kind of place you&rsquo;d expect to see Girl Scouts &mdash; there are trails to run along, animals and trees to learn about, and a wide expanse of sky to study after dark. And now, Tomahawk has a new indoor riding arena where local Girl Scouts will again be able to learn to ride horses after going without for many years.</p> Burn ban in effect for Park County http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/burn-ban-effect-park-county-0 <p> A burn ban affecting all public and private land in Park County took effect at 8:24 a.m. Monday due to dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures.<br />