http://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en A very cool party http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/very-cool-party <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-frozen06-gc-102914.jpg" alt="The Ice Princess ties a headband on Justin Williamson on Sunday at the Evergreen Elks Lodge." title="The Ice Princess ties a headband on Justin Williamson on Sunday at the Evergreen Elks Lodge." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">About 50 young girls were excited and speechless when the snow queen and the ice princess arrived for a special party on Sunday.</span></p> <p> The girls, dressed in their royalty finest, were prepared when the queen asked them to join in singing &ldquo;Let It Go.&rdquo; It was all part of a party for young aficionados of the Disney movie &ldquo;Frozen,&rdquo; hosted by Wilmot Elementary parent Jennifer Trinco at the Evergreen Elks Lodge.</p> Alliance with Pro Challenge considered for Triple Bypass http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/alliance-pro-challenge-considered-triple-bypass <p> Organizers of the Triple Bypass bike ride might partner with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race soon to help the well-known local event grow, according to its director.</p> <p> Pro Cycling officials contacted Triple Bypass organizers recently to offer marketing, promotion and potential sponsorship help, said Peter Morales, president of the board of directors for Team Evergreen, the nonprofit group that has run the Triple Bypass for 26 years.</p> Few short-term vacation rentals in Evergreen have required permit http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/few-short-term-vacation-rentals-evergreen-have-required-permit <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A listing for an Evergreen home on the Vacation Rental by Owner website advises potential guests that is it being rented according to Jefferson County regulations.</span></p> <p> But of the 60-plus short-term rentals in Evergreen currently advertised on the VRBO and Airbnb websites, scarcely any are operating with the required Jeffco permit. In the entire county, only three homeowners have gone through the permitting process for short-term rentals, said Jeffco Planning Director John Wolforth.</p> GOP Senate candidates swipe photo, logo for campaign fliers http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/gop-senate-candidates-swipe-photo-logo-campaign-fliers <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-nevilleflyer-102914.jpg" alt="At right, the original photo of the Sept. 23 student demonstration taken by a Denver Post reporter. At left, the altered image that appeared on GOP campaign fliers. " title="At right, the original photo of the Sept. 23 student demonstration taken by a Denver Post reporter. At left, the altered image that appeared on GOP campaign fliers. " align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Three GOP candidates for the state Senate were threatened with legal consequences last week after their campaign fliers used the Jeffco Public Schools logo and a Denver Post photo without permission.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Fliers in support of Tim Neville in Senate District 16, Tony Sanchez in District 22, and Laura Woods in District 19 featured the same design and also included a doctored photograph from last month&rsquo;s student protests in Jefferson County.&nbsp;</p> Luke's Farm for sale http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/lukes-farm-sale <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-lukesfarm01-102914.jpg" alt="Jacob Shoemaker drives a tractor at Luke&#039;s farm as grandfather Isaac Shoemaker rides along." title="Jacob Shoemaker drives a tractor at Luke&#039;s farm as grandfather Isaac Shoemaker rides along." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Luke&rsquo;s Farm &mdash; the place with a tepee on Ruby Ranch Road &mdash; has closed its doors after 18 years in business.</span></p> Indian Hills Fire board eyes 2015 budget for district http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/indian-hills-fire-board-eyes-2015-budget-district <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ldquo;We&rsquo;ll look for community comment at the November (board) meeting,&rdquo; fire board president Scott Kellar said Oct. 22 during discussion of the 2015 budget proposal for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.</span></p> <p> The proposed budget for the coming year shows $297,000 in projected income and nearly $368,000 in expenses.</p> ‘Wulf Winds’ sculpture designed as gateway to Wulf Park http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/%E2%80%98wulf-winds%E2%80%99-sculpture-designed-gateway-wulf-park <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-wulfwinds-sb-102914.jpg" alt="This photo illustration of Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham depicts his work, &quot;Wulf Winds,&quot; which he designed for Wulf Park." title="This photo illustration of Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham depicts his work, &quot;Wulf Winds,&quot; which he designed for Wulf Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> <span>Fort Collins sculptor Tim Upham is creating a massive work with high sandstone columns and a bright stainless steel canopy for the entrance to Wulf Park.</span></p> <p> The free-form sculpture is being donated to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District by Art for the Mountain Community.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been working on it the better part of the year,&rdquo; said Kathy Montgomery, AMC coordinator of the project.</p> A tale of healing and valor http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/tale-healing-and-valor <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-kilburnbook-sb-10-22-14.jpg" alt="Bailey author Mark Kilburn" title="Bailey author Mark Kilburn" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">When writer Mark Kilburn first heard a traditional story told by Lakota medicine man David Swallow, he fell in love with it.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;It&#39;s a powerful story,&rdquo; he said.</p>