http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cougars roll over Lobos in Mountain Bowl http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cougars-roll-over-lobos-mountain-bowl <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-mtnbowl04-gc-101514.jpg" alt="20141011-Mountain Bowl-Conifer, Colorado-Evergreen High School raises the Cou-Lo trophy after routing Conifer High School in the Mountain Bowl 44-6 on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 at Conifer High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Photo Editor/Evergreen Newspapers" title="20141011-Mountain Bowl-Conifer, Colorado-Evergreen High School raises the Cou-Lo trophy after routing Conifer High School in the Mountain Bowl 44-6 on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 at Conifer High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Photo Editor/Evergreen Newspapers" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span>CONIFER &mdash; As an ominous cloud hovered overhead Saturday afternoon, a light sprinkle fell on Lobo Field. But by game&rsquo;s end, the sun had peeked through, shining brightly on the visiting Evergreen Cougars.</span></p> <p> The Mountain Bowl has, at least in recent years, been a nip-and-tuck battle waged until the closing seconds. Not this time. Not for Conifer&rsquo;s homecoming. Evergreen, ranked No. 5 in the 3A state poll, stole the spotlight in a 44-6 demolition of the ninth-ranked Lobos that was every bit as lopsided as the final score suggests.</p> Wildlife officials want to encourage elk to leave town http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/wildlife-officials-want-encourage-elk-leave-town <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Wildlife officials want to get elk off the golf course, out of downtown and into more rural areas west of Evergreen.</span></p> A Q&A with the three county commissioner candidates http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/qa-three-county-commissioner-candidates <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Ed note:&nbsp;</span></strong><em style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">With Election Day fast approaching, the Courier is taking a final look at local races.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The three candidates vying for the county commission seat in District 3 offer a variety of views, and this week Evergreen Newspapers is publishing their responses to questions about issues important to the county.&nbsp;</span></p> McMinimee says compromise was close on curriculum review http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/mcminimee-says-compromise-was-close-curriculum-review <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee believes he almost negotiated a compromise on the school board majority&#39;s controversial proposal to create a curriculum review committee at the board&#39;s Oct. 2 meeting.&nbsp;</span></p> Pumpkin-carving party to fight 9-year-old’s cancer http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/pumpkin-carving-party-fight-9-year-old%E2%80%99s-cancer <p> <em style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">By Stephanie Alderton,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">For the Courier</span></em></p> <p> Evergreen resident Peg Solomon is helping her family fight a very real monster this Halloween season, with the help of some donated pumpkins.</p> <p> Solomon&rsquo;s 9-year-old granddaughter, Jamie Crook, is battling a rare form of liver cancer called fibrolamellar. On Friday her mother, Sarah, is hosting a pumpkin-carving party to raise money for research into the disease.&nbsp;</p> Of all the feedlots in all the towns in all the world … http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/all-feedlots-all-towns-all-world-%E2%80%A6 <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-donkey01-gc-101514.jpg" alt="Equine enthusiast Klaire Funderburgh, 12, stepped in to save the life of a donkey that she encountered at a Greeley feedlot. At left, Klaire pets her horse Delsey while her miniature horse Little Bit hangs out at their home in Conifer." title="Equine enthusiast Klaire Funderburgh, 12, stepped in to save the life of a donkey that she encountered at a Greeley feedlot. At left, Klaire pets her horse Delsey while her miniature horse Little Bit hangs out at their home in Conifer." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Bogart the mammoth donkey has a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of a West Jefferson Middle School seventh-grader and the kind-hearted staff at Colorado Horse Rescue.</p> <p> Bogart was at a feedlot waiting to be sent to a slaughterhouse when 12-year-old Klaire Funderburgh fell in love with the gentle giant.</p> <p> &ldquo;She kept saying, &lsquo;Mom, I can&rsquo;t let him be killed. I have to save him,&rsquo; &rdquo; said Klaire&rsquo;s mother, Kristin Manley.</p> County’s 2015 budget eases draw-down of reserve funds http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/county%E2%80%99s-2015-budget-eases-draw-down-reserve-funds <p> <em style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">This article was corrected to show the county is considering a two percent merit increase, not a three percent merit increase.&nbsp;</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Jeffco is set to present a preliminary budget for 2015 this week that represents a slight decrease in spending from 2014 but maintains funding for nonprofits and uses less of the county&rsquo;s reserve funds.&nbsp;</span></p> Lissie’s Mountain Market embraces its Anderson family past http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lissie%E2%80%99s-mountain-market-embraces-its-anderson-family-past <p> Lissie&rsquo;s Mountain Market on Highway 73 is embracing its roots, when it was originally called Anderson Mountain Market.</p> <p> The convenience store was purchased by Larry and Melissa Juceam &mdash; called Lissie by Larry &mdash; and the Juceams are excited to embrace the Anderson family. In fact, the store is having a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and members of the Anderson family will attend.</p> <p> The Anderson family &mdash; longtime residents here &mdash; opened the market in 1976. After they sold it, it was renamed Evergreen Mountain Market.</p>