Features http://www.canyoncourier.com/features/todaysfeatures en Cultivating community: Couple’s love for Evergreen blooms in garden at dam http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/cultivating-community-couple%E2%80%99s-love-evergreen-blooms-garden-dam <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-damgarden05-gc-070214.jpg" alt="Dale Fetchenhier waters the garden at Evergreen Lake near the dam. Dale and wife Peggy spend many hours tending to the area." title="Dale Fetchenhier waters the garden at Evergreen Lake near the dam. Dale and wife Peggy spend many hours tending to the area." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em>&ldquo;Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together.&rdquo;<br /> </em></p> <p> <em>&mdash; Clare Ansberry<br /> </em></p> <p> No truer words could be written about the garden south of the Evergreen Metropolitan District on Highway 73.&nbsp;</p> <p> Known as the dam garden, its blooms attract visitors from May to October while its maintenance brings Evergreen Garden Club members together every Friday morning.</p> Coworking movement takes hold in Evergreen http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/coworking-movement-takes-hold-evergreen <p> Evergreen resident Jack Holbrook had a typical work-from-home job &mdash; he talked with customers on the phone and worked on his computer for his job at the Electrical Construction Co. in Hawaii.</p> <p> The problem was, Holbrook didn&rsquo;t really like working from his home. He went from working at a busy office in Hawaii to working at home in Evergreen, and he wanted to interact with co-workers. He also wanted to be able to meet with people and socialize after work.</p> <p> Holbrook apparently is not alone.</p> A hole in fun: Evergreen Rotary fund-raiser tees off for nonprofits http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/hole-fun-evergreen-rotary-fund-raiser-tees-nonprofits <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-100holes06-gc-062514.jpg" alt="Heather Aberg assists Eileen Sparacino with a putt during Evergreen Rotary&#039;s 100 Holes of Golf at the Evergreen Golf Course." title="Heather Aberg assists Eileen Sparacino with a putt during Evergreen Rotary&#039;s 100 Holes of Golf at the Evergreen Golf Course." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The golf at Keys on the Green last Thursday was fairly normal &mdash; that is, if Santa Claus playing with a storm trooper could be considered par for the course.</p> <p> More than 100 golfers decked out in crazy costumes used even crazier methods to compete in the Evergreen Rotary&rsquo;s 100 Holes of Golf fund-raising event.&nbsp;</p> A starry night at Staunton State Park http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/starry-night-staunton-state-park <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-stargazing-dl-062514.jpg" alt="Pam Little, assistant director at the Evergreen Nature Center, gave a brief astronomy lesson before the sun set at Staunton State Park last Saturday. Nearly 40 attendees were treated to views of stars, planets and the International Space Station." title="Pam Little, assistant director at the Evergreen Nature Center, gave a brief astronomy lesson before the sun set at Staunton State Park last Saturday. Nearly 40 attendees were treated to views of stars, planets and the International Space Station." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> Amateur astronomers were treated to views of Mars, Saturn and the International Space Station last Saturday at Staunton State Park.</p> <p> Pam Little, astronomer and assistant director of the Evergreen Nature Center, led more than 20 attendees in a viewing of the night sky. Little handed out materials and showed everyone how to make a star clock.</p> Parade features horses of many colors http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/parade-features-horses-many-colors <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-evergreenparade10-gc-061814.jpg" alt="Regan Melonas sits on the lap of her grandmother Rebecca Lee at the start of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on Saturday." title="Regan Melonas sits on the lap of her grandmother Rebecca Lee at the start of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It was truly the &ldquo;Year of the Horse.&rdquo;</p> <p> Saturday&rsquo;s Evergreen Rodeo Parade featured sawhorses on wheels made up to look like the real thing, and genuine equines that left behind plenty of all-too-real evidence of their attendance.</p> <p> For John Steinle, director of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, the hobby horses presented their own challenges.</p> Buffalo Bill visits Evergreen http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/buffalo-bill-visits-evergreen <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-pioneerpalooza04-gc-061814.jpg" alt="Rhyan Lozowick, 11, left, and Ashley Fritz, 9, work on tying knots during Pioneerpalooza." title="Rhyan Lozowick, 11, left, and Ashley Fritz, 9, work on tying knots during Pioneerpalooza." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Buffalo Bill was in Evergreen on June 11 to tell his story &mdash; dressed to the teeth in a light-tan buckskin jacket with fringe, knee-high black boots, a trimmed goatee and a cowboy hat.</p> <p> Was it really THE Buffalo Bill Cody of Buffalo Bill&rsquo;s Wild West Show fame of the late 1800s?</p> <p> Of course not.</p> Former Inter-Canyon chief says lack of oversight, personal problems led him to steal $647,000 http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/former-inter-canyon-chief-says-lack-oversight-personal-problems-led-him-steal-647000 <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-macbean04-gc-060414.jpg" alt="Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, in an interview with the Courier, said personal demons led him to use the district credit card to “surround myself with stuff.”" title="Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, in an interview with the Courier, said personal demons led him to use the district credit card to “surround myself with stuff.”" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean blames a lack of oversight and his own personal problems for stealing $647,000 from the district.</p> <p> In an exclusive interview with the Courier, MacBean, who pleaded guilty in April to two counts of theft and one of embezzlement, also said the nominal stipend he received as chief led him to resent the job, and to use the district credit card &ldquo;to surround myself with stuff.&rdquo;</p> <p> He faces up to 27 years in prison at sentencing on June 24.</p> High-flying senior headed for Air Force Academy http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/high-flying-senior-headed-air-force-academy <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-hackmann-052814.jpg" alt="Kooper Hackmann talks with Major Oleh Stefaniuk and Evergreen Civil Air Patrol commander Daryll Keeling." title="Kooper Hackmann talks with Major Oleh Stefaniuk and Evergreen Civil Air Patrol commander Daryll Keeling." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Conifer High School senior Kooper Hackmann has been on a running kick lately.</p>