Features http://www.canyoncourier.com/features/todaysfeatures en Hemp being grown in Kittredge greenhouses http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/hemp-being-grown-kittredge-greenhouses <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-hempplants10-cb-041515.jpg" alt="Hemp grower William Althause walks between rows of plants at the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge." title="Hemp grower William Althause walks between rows of plants at the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A company is growing hemp plants in the greenhouses of the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge, and another company plans to soon.</p> Time for planting http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/time-planting <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-tinakellogg01-cb-041515.jpg" alt="Tina Kellogg plants a row of organic carrot seeds at her home in Kittredge." title="Tina Kellogg plants a row of organic carrot seeds at her home in Kittredge." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">People love growing tomatoes and peppers, says Kittredge gardener Tina Kellogg. However, at high altitudes such as Evergreen where the growing season is short, it&rsquo;s advisable to get a head start by starting seedlings indoors, she says.</span></p> <p> Even short-season varieties of tomatoes need to be seedlings before they are transplanted into a garden, Kellogg explains.</p> Positive despite the pain http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/positive-despite-pain <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-grisefamily-cb-040815.jpg" alt="Glenn and Mary Pat Grise with son Jackson. Glenn is battling lung cancer, and Mary Pat was diagnosed with colon cancer." title="Glenn and Mary Pat Grise with son Jackson. Glenn is battling lung cancer, and Mary Pat was diagnosed with colon cancer." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Longtime Evergreen High School baseball dad Glenn Grise believes the game is a metaphor for life.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;If you think about it, baseball is a game of failure,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They count your errors. Hitting the ball three times out of 10 is considered good. The thing is to stay positive through the adversity.&rdquo;</p> Decorated eggs on display at Evergreen National Bank http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/decorated-eggs-display-evergreen-national-bank <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-eggcontest01-040115.jpg" alt="This is one of more than 100 decorated eggs on display at Evergreen National Bank." title="This is one of more than 100 decorated eggs on display at Evergreen National Bank." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">More than 100 decorated eggs were revealed in their oval-shaped glory at a kickoff party for the annual egg-decorating contest on Thursday, April 2, at Evergreen National Bank.</span></p> ‘Flowers for a Friend’ sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/%E2%80%98flowers-friend%E2%80%99-sculpture-honors-contributions-evergreen-couple <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-sculpture-sb-1-4-15.jpg" alt="Louise Mounsey sits beside the first element of a bronze sculpture created in her honor." title="Louise Mounsey sits beside the first element of a bronze sculpture created in her honor." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey is pleased that a sculpture honoring her and her late husband, Bill, will be installed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum this summer.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I can hardly wait to get it to Hiwan,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> Mounsey was among a group of people gathered at Creekside Cellars on a recent Friday afternoon to celebrate the bronze sculpture, titled &ldquo;Flowers for a Friend.&rdquo;</p> Remembering Greg Henika http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/remembering-greg-henika <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-henika01-031815.jpg" alt="Greg Henika in his turkey costume with his wife, Ellen, left, as the fork and his daughter, Joy, as the spoon. " title="Greg Henika in his turkey costume with his wife, Ellen, left, as the fork and his daughter, Joy, as the spoon. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Greg Henika loved people, and he loved life.</p> <p> He also was a teller of awful jokes, a great cook and an avid fisherman.</p> <p> His zest for life was apparent in the stories that his family &mdash; his wife, Ellen, and daughter Joy &mdash; told on Saturday at a fund-raiser for one of Greg&rsquo;s favorite charities, the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Aktion Club.</p> <p> Greg, 67, died Jan. 22 when the ATV he was driving fell through the ice at Evergreen Lake while he was readying the surface for the Evergreen Ice Golf Tournament, which had been scheduled for Jan. 26.</p> Baptism by fire http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/baptism-fire <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-efrtraining04-gc-031115.jpg" alt="An Evergreen firefighter carries a hose through the smoky home during Saturday’s training exercise." title="An Evergreen firefighter carries a hose through the smoky home during Saturday’s training exercise." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Two firefighters carefully carried what first looked like an unconscious person out of the smoke in a home at 3711 Overlook Trail in Evergreen on Saturday.</span></p> <p> On closer examination, the unconscious person turned out to be a dummy that was part of training exercises being conducted in the 4,000-square-foot home in the Overlook at Palo Verde neighborhood.</p> A choir from afar http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/choir-afar <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-amanichoir05-gc-030415.jpg" alt="The Amani Children&#039;s Choir performs at First Baptist Church on Sunday. The stop in Evergreen was a part of a six-month tour for the group. " title="The Amani Children&#039;s Choir performs at First Baptist Church on Sunday. The stop in Evergreen was a part of a six-month tour for the group. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> There was a lot of toe-tapping and hand-clapping at Evergreen&rsquo;s First Baptist Church on Sunday when the Amani Children&rsquo;s Choir from Uganda filled the church with joyful music on Sunday.</p> <p> The 20-member choir danced and sang gospel songs in English, Swahili and their native Luganda during the church&rsquo;s two services.</p> <p> The group, on a six-month tour of the United States, made a stop in Evergreen because one of the tour organizers, Carrie Hill, is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate.</p>