Today's News

  • By the numbers: Canyon Courier sports 2011-12

    It’s a given that sports and numbers go hand and hand. With the conclusion of the recent 2011-12 high school athletic season, the Canyon Courier takes a look back at the season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the recently-completed prep season.

  • Small fire contained at Mount Falcon Park

    A small wildfire that broke out in Mount Falcon Park just after noon Monday was 100 percent contained by late afternoon.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the wildfire was limited to a tenth of an acre. Fire crews hiked into the park after reports of smoke in the area, and the park was closed for the afternoon.

    Techmeyer said three different fire departments responded, and he added that no structures were threatened at any time.

  • Nearby residents protest site of proposed fire training facility

    Neighbors of the proposed Evergreen Fire Protection District training facility voiced strong objections to its location at the May 24 meeting on the project. The site for the $500,000 four-story building is next to Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway.

    “I live 100 yards from this and have a front-row view,” said David Hadsell, who lives in The Trails of Hiwan subdivision. “The placement of this is extraordinary.”

  • EAA scholarship supports art students

    The Evergreen Artists Association is known throughout our mountain community as an organization that promotes the visual arts by supporting working artists. What many people don’t know is that EAA also supports emerging art students with its Youth Scholarship. Funds raised from donations throughout the year are used to support this merit-based scholarship, which is applied toward college tuition for one high school senior. This year’s first-place scholarship was awarded to Conifer High School senior Caitlyn Maloney.

  • Lamenting the politics of the power play

    In the waning hours of the legislative session earlier this month, leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives used procedural delaying tactics to kill a civil-unions bill that otherwise had the votes to pass. In a special session less than a week later, the same bill was assigned to a different committee, resulting in it being killed a second time — again, when it had the votes to pass the whole House.

  • Grads will leave empty place behind

    “As soon as you walk out of our door … everything’s going to change, and it won’t change back. Not to the way it is now. I am so happy for you … and I am so proud. … Sometimes I want my sweet little (child) back. I’m going to miss you a lot.”
    — from the TV show “Glee”

  • Rare Lewis’ woodpecker sighted near Bailey

    May has had its usual fling of one last snowstorm. Fortunately, this year it was just about four inches, not the four feet it brought us a few years ago. Now that it has succeeded in ruining Mother’s Day for a good many people, it seems to be clearing up and the coming week’s forecast looks like we will be having not just spring, but summer weather.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • An EAS+Y way to reduce plastic bag use

    Many people have reusable bags for carrying grocery items but forget them when making a trip to the store, says Tupper Briggs of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.Those who leave their tote bags at home or in their cars often bring groceries home in plastic bags, most of which wind up in landfills, Briggs says.
    While handing out reusable bags at area stores recently, Briggs conducted a survey and learned that people unintentionally fail to use them.

  • Kittredge musician to release CD

    Kittredge singer, songwriter and guitarist Patrick Dethlefs is looking forward to the June 8 debut of his CD at Swallow Hill Music in Denver.
    Titled “Fall + Rise,” the CD features 10 original songs written by Dethlefs and performed with musician friends, including Esme Tiger Collins of Paper Bird.
    Many of Dethlefs’ songs reflect changes experienced in life, he says.
    “My songs are personal, but I keep it open enough to relate to,” Dethlefs says. “In crafting my words, I want to keep it open.”