Features http://www.canyoncourier.com/features/todaysfeatures en Go Paint your way to save animals http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/go-paint-your-way-save-animals <p> If you are searching for something distinctive, uncommon and creative to do while in Evergreen, why not go paint a rhino? Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint, puts it another way: &ldquo;Step into your imagination!&rdquo; Go Paint Rhinos is the latest project of the paint-your-own pottery studio, which also includes a build-your-own miniature garden called WeeScapes. Belmont took over ownership of the business two years ago from original owner Lisa Wood. Soon thereafter, she incorporated WeeScapes and has been hard at work ever since.<br /> Mother-daughter duo publishes book http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/mother-daughter-duo-publishes-book <p> This Saturday a book signing in Evergreen will be the catalyst for kids and parents to explore the area in an effort to solve a code they will be handed at the event. HearthFire Books and Treats will host the mother-daughter writing team of Pat Toole and Sara Miller as they introduce their recently published book, &ldquo;Path of the Thunderbird &hellip; A Grand Canyon Adventure.&rdquo;<br /> ‘Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea’ performance to highlight Chorale’s spring season http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/%E2%80%98sun-moon-earth-and-sea%E2%80%99-performance-highlight-chorale%E2%80%99s-spring-season <p> The Evergreen Chorale launches into spring with its presentation of &ldquo;Sun, Moon, Earth and Sea&rdquo; for two performances only this Friday and again on Sunday.<br /> Through heartfelt expression and song, the concert is poised to sweep you away, deep into the realm of majestic nature. Sight combined with sound accentuates the many sensations normally found outdoors. Clouds, snowflakes, trees, butterflies and mountains, to name a few, will be offered for your imagination and enjoyment.<br /> ‘Footloose’ comes to Conifer StageDoor Theatre http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/%E2%80%98footloose%E2%80%99-comes-conifer-stagedoor-theatre <p> The 1984 hit movie &ldquo;Footloose&rdquo; is especially remembered for its sizzling, first-rate dancing that virtually brought it to fame.<br /> Although dance will again fill the stage in Conifer, the StageDoor Theatre&rsquo;s production of &ldquo;Footloose&rdquo; will focus on its rich storyline, while developing each character to the fullest. The play centers on the spirit of youth, the effects of rebellion and for sure romance.<br /> 9-year-old Rankin found his passion for midget racecars early http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/9-year-old-rankin-found-his-passion-midget-racecars-early <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-elvisrankin01-040517.jpg" alt="Elvis Rankin " title="Elvis Rankin " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> You&rsquo;re never too young to find your passion.<br /> Elvis Rankin of Evergreen discovered his passion at 3 1/2 when his grandfather introduced him to his first midget racecar.<br /> Today at age 9, he has won an abundance of awards competing in Quarter Midget Racing and has a car in the American Museum of Speed in Lincoln, Neb.<br /> Elvis, along with his parents, Randy and Lisa Rankin, joined Rocky Mountain Quarter Midget Association after Elvis turned 5, and he has been racing every since.<br /> Faith that endures: Barbara Waldvogle and son Michael http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/faith-endures-barbara-waldvogle-and-son-michael <p> I met Barbara Waldvogle in 2012 shortly after she moved into the Life Care Center here in Evergreen. It is the privilege of local clergy to provide worship for the residents on a rotating basis. I have enjoyed this opportunity since 2004.<br /> A one-man wave of patriotism http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/one-man-wave-patriotism <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-americanflagman05-cb-011117.jpg" alt="Jeff McNamara waves an American flag at the roundabout in Marshdale last Thursday. The Morrison resident says he shows the colors at various locations to quell the “divisiveness” that resulted from November’s election." title="Jeff McNamara waves an American flag at the roundabout in Marshdale last Thursday. The Morrison resident says he shows the colors at various locations to quell the “divisiveness” that resulted from November’s election." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A Morrison man is showing the flag &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;to do his part to stop the divisiveness that surrounded November&rsquo;s presidential election.</p> <p> Jeff McNamara has taken to waving an American flag near his home at U.S. 285 and Sourdough Drive, at the roundabout in Marshdale, on overpasses along C-470, and elsewhere. He calls his stints with the flag &ldquo;Yay America&rdquo; rallies.</p> Conifer teen’s greeting cards support rescued wild animals http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/conifer-teen%E2%80%99s-greeting-cards-support-rescued-wild-animals <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-cardsforcaring02-cb-011117.jpg" alt="Kayla Wolins, 15, a freshman at Colorado Academy, has donated more than $18,000 over the last three years to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg through her own nonprofit, Cards for Caring." title="Kayla Wolins, 15, a freshman at Colorado Academy, has donated more than $18,000 over the last three years to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg through her own nonprofit, Cards for Caring." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A Conifer student personifies the notion that young people can make a difference.</p> <p> Kayla Wolins, 15, a freshman at Colorado Academy, has donated more than $18,000 over the last three years to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, a haven for large animals such as bears, tigers, lions and coyotes.</p>