http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en A wealth of creativity http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/wealth-creativity <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-artistfest03-cb-082615.jpg" alt="Leslie Runkle, from Texas, views abstract sculptures during the 49th annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival at Heritage Grove on Saturday." title="Leslie Runkle, from Texas, views abstract sculptures during the 49th annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival at Heritage Grove on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">From a pink pig sculpture with wings to intricately designed jewelry, the 49th annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival featured a wealth of creative talent last weekend.</span></p> 5 candidates challenging school board members targeted by recall http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/5-candidates-challenging-school-board-members-targeted-recall <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Five candidates have stepped forward to challenge the three conservative school board members in Jefferson County who are the target of a recall effort.</span></p> <p> Susan Harmon, Brad Rupert, Ron Mitchell, Paula Noonan and Matthew Dhieux will contend with current board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams in the expected recall election in November.</p> AEDs saving lives in Evergreen area http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/aeds-saving-lives-evergreen-area <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">It wasn&#39;t by chance that at least three people who suffered heart attacks were saved by AEDs in the last two years in the Evergreen area.</span></p> <p> Evergreen resident David Montesi started the nonprofit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation 13 years ago, and it has installed 59 automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for free in public areas. &nbsp;</p> Man arrested in Aurora linked to Aspen Park kidnapping http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/man-arrested-aurora-linked-aspen-park-kidnapping <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A 20-year-old arrested in Aurora on Wednesday morning in a car-theft case has been linked to the reported kidnapping of a Park County teen last week, according to the Jeffco Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Aurora police arrested Dakota Holand about 8 a.m., before officials linked him to the reported abduction of a 16-year-old male from outside the Aspen Park King Soopers on Aug. 20.</p> Montessori eighth-grader a spokesman for bicycle drive http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/montessori-eighth-grader-spokesman-bicycle-drive <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-bikedrive01-082615.jpg" alt="Pete Dohr of Evergreen collected 35 bikes at an event Saturday to donate to Bicycles for Humanity Colorado." title="Pete Dohr of Evergreen collected 35 bikes at an event Saturday to donate to Bicycles for Humanity Colorado." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Peter Dohr is a bicycle honcho.</span></p> <p> The eighth-grader at Montessori School of Evergreen has collected at least 42 bikes so far to send to people in Africa who have no way to get around.&nbsp;</p> <p> Dohr is working with the nonprofit group Bicycles for Humanity Colorado, which sends bicycles in shipping containers to rural locations in Africa. The Denver chapter&nbsp;is one of several chapters across the United States and Canada (b4hcolorado.org).</p> IREA considering rate increase for new customers http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/irea-considering-rate-increase-new-customers <p> The Intermountain Rural Electric Association is considering a rate increase for new customers beginning in January 2016.</p> <p> <br /> If approved by the IREA board of directors, the rate change would help recover losses from customers who install solar panels and from buyers of vacation properties, said Josh Liss, IREA spokesperson.</p> <p> <br /> &ldquo;This will not impact existing rates for customers,&rdquo; Liss said. &ldquo;We have heard concerns from residents who have invested in solar power.&rdquo;</p> Kittredge residents launch crowd-funding campaign for picnic shelter http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/kittredge-residents-launch-crowd-funding-campaign-picnic-shelter <p> The Kittredge Civic Association and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District have launched a month-long campaign to raise $19,000 to build a picnic shelter at Kittredge Park through a crowd-funding Internet site.</p> <p> <br /> The Kittredge Park shelter was selected for the crowd-funding site Fund Your Park through a competitive application process with the National Recreation and Park Association.</p> Neville decries EPA’s Clean Power Plan http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/neville-decries-epa%E2%80%99s-clean-power-plan <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">State Sen. Tim Neville called the EPA&#39;s recently released Clean Power Plan &quot;crazy&quot; at a town hall meeting in Conifer last Thursday evening.&nbsp;</span></p>