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Today's News

  • Two-vehicle accident snarls westbound I-70 traffic

    A two-vehicle accident near Lookout Mountain shut down westbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident, which involved a 2006 Toyota SUV and a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, around 3 p.m., according to Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. All three lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 256 were closed, but officials reopened two of the lanes about an hour after the accident.

    As of 4:30 p.m., one lane remains closed.

    According to reports, there is no indication of what caused the accident.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Down but not out

  • Correction

    The Canyon Courier would like to correct an error we inadvertently made in a Community Voices column by Peter Lindquist in the Oct. 31 paper.
    The column discussed reasons for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s 6C and 6D bond and mill levy requests that are on the Nov. 6 ballot.

  • EPRD briefs

    Evergreen Lake North Trail repairs holding
    Repairs to the Evergreen Lake North Trail continue to hold, with inspections weekly to make sure it’s still safe, Evergreen Park & Recreation District Executive Director Ellen O’Connor told the board on Oct. 23.

    “The short-term fix is still holding,” she said. “We have been inspecting the area weekly or more as necessary.”

  • Mountain Bowls fundraiser celebrates 10 years

    Every bowl on the table outside the banquet hall was connected to three sets of hands.

    The first were the hands of the person who made or painted the bowl; the second, the person who received it; and the last, the person who benefited from the exchange.

    On Oct. 16, the Mountain Resource Center hosted its 10th annual Mountain Bowls fundraiser, where attendees purchase a soup lunch or dinner and receive a donated bowl. The profits from the event go toward MRC services, such as the food pantry, financial coaching and veteran support.

  • The 1990s: The area saw tremendous growth since Fitzmaurice took the reins of the football program when CHS opened

    Growth.

    That’s how Larry Fitzmaurice, the only head football coach that Conifer High School has ever known, describes the changes that Conifer has seen since the 1990s, when he first joined the Lobo family.

    As a Littleton resident, “Fitz” noted that the biggest improvement the area saw since the mid-90s was something that directly affected him and the safety of all the residents in the area: the widening of U.S. 285.

  • Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts third annual flag football event

    A beautiful sunny day greeted students from across Jefferson County who last Wednesday traveled to Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium for the third annual flag football tournament hosted by Jeffco Adaptive Athletics.

    With warm weather and back-to-back games, it was a happy day for all; smiles were plastered on the faces of flag football players and “coaches” alike.

  • 2018 Voter Guide

        Election Day is less than two weeks away and for most Coloradans, this year’s ballot is lengthy. What follows is an overview of some of the races and questions Jefferson and Park County voters are going to face at the ballot box.

    COUNTY OFFICES
    JEFFERSON COUNTY
     Commissioner, District 3

    • Tina Francone, Republican, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Don Rosier stepped down early.

  • Investigators get fresh set of eyes on Long house

    Federal investigators working in conjunction with the task force investigating the Maggie Long murder case were on scene at the Long family residence in Bailey on Monday morning.
    “We just had another set of detectives up there that were just doing a walkthrough,” said Park County Undersheriff Dave Wohlers. “ … Getting a different opinion from an outside jurisdiction.”

  • Flu season arrives in Jeffco

    Flu season has arrived in Jefferson County, and public health officials recommend residents get a flu shot sooner rather than later.

    While many employers offer flu shots, and some may visit a primary care physician or local pharmacy to receive the vaccine, Jeffco Public Health offers the vaccination at the organization’s main office in Lakewood.