Features http://www.canyoncourier.com/features/todaysfeatures en A winning time at Winefest http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/winning-time-winefest <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-winefest2-sb-81915.jpg" alt="Sofia Mejias trys her luck at the wheel at Bootstraps annual Winefest on Saturday." title="Sofia Mejias trys her luck at the wheel at Bootstraps annual Winefest on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="80" height="85" /><p> The annual Bootstraps Inc. Winefest had a special twist this year: a wheel that attendees whirled around while trying their luck at winning a bottle of wine.</p> <p> <br /> The event giveaway booth at the fund-raising event on Saturday also offered participants a chance to win a trip to Italy to tour wine country.</p> <p> <br /> Festival-goer Jessi Moots was into the spirit of the event while sporting &ldquo;wine-glasses,&rdquo; a creative version of eyewear featuring wine-glass shapes on the frames.</p> Benefit for Nature Center helps fund programs, operating expenses http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/benefit-nature-center-helps-fund-programs-operating-expenses <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-naturefund-sb-081915.jpg" alt="Raina Lusk looks at a display at the Evergreen Nature Center while visiting from Arizona. " title="Raina Lusk looks at a display at the Evergreen Nature Center while visiting from Arizona. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> The Evergreen Nature Center at Evergreen Lake operates on a limited budget provided by revenue from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and fund-raising efforts of Evergreen Audubon, its managing organization, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the center.</p> <p> <br /> &ldquo;The majority of our income is through donations,&rdquo; she said.</p> Teachers on parade http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/teachers-parade-0 <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-teacherparade07-cb-081215_0.jpg" alt="Evergreen Middle School teachers make their way to schools during the teacher parade on Monday." title="Evergreen Middle School teachers make their way to schools during the teacher parade on Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> Teachers at Evergreen Middle School have put a creative spin on the new school year.<br /> On Monday, they decorated cars and drove them parade-style to Evergreen&rsquo;s elementary schools and Evergreen High School to start the new school year on a high note. School starts on Aug. 17.</p> Deputies’ visit a sweet treat for local family http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/deputies%E2%80%99-visit-sweet-treat-local-family <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-lemonadestand01-080515.jpg" alt="Two Jeffco sheriff’s deputies visit a lemonade stand operated by the “Stew Crew.” Pictured are, back row, Deputies Dee Patterson and Kelly Fosler, and the Stewart children: Stellan, Finn, Rocco, London and Myla, holding the sign. Fosler’s canine deputy, Jessica, also joined in." title="Two Jeffco sheriff’s deputies visit a lemonade stand operated by the “Stew Crew.” Pictured are, back row, Deputies Dee Patterson and Kelly Fosler, and the Stewart children: Stellan, Finn, Rocco, London and Myla, holding the sign. Fosler’s canine deputy, Jessica, also joined in." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">An Evergreen family learned two valuable lessons when they hosted a lemonade stand on a recent warm summer morning: While Evergreen residents like lemonade, Jeffco sheriff&rsquo;s deputies like it even more.</span></p> Clear Creek EMS legend dies http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/clear-creek-ems-legend-dies <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-marlin-1.jpg" alt="The Slacker Half Marathon on June 27 was the last Clear Creek EMS shift that Bob Marlin worked. Marlin&#039;s more than 40-year emergency medical services career was highlighted by mentorship and education, colleagues say." title="The Slacker Half Marathon on June 27 was the last Clear Creek EMS shift that Bob Marlin worked. Marlin&#039;s more than 40-year emergency medical services career was highlighted by mentorship and education, colleagues say." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Robert Marlin &mdash; a man called a &quot;living legend among the emergency medical services community&quot; in Clear Creek County &mdash; died on Saturday, Aug. 1.</span></p> <div style="clear:both;"> <p> He was 63.</p> Event just ducky http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/event-just-ducky <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-damduckyderby06web-cb-080515.jpg" alt="Volunteers with National Charity League sort through the numbered ducks at the Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday." title="Volunteers with National Charity League sort through the numbered ducks at the Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;A rainfall of ducks! So beautiful,&rdquo; exclaimed Evergreen resident Judith Hill on Saturday afternoon.</p> <p> Hill was in a crowd gathered at the base of the Evergreen Lake dam watching about 4,000 plastic ducks cascade in massive splendor into the water. The dramatic release of the little yellow fellows from the top of the dam marked the start of the sixth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.</p> Jazzing up Evergreen http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/jazzing-evergreen <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-jazz6-sb-072915.jpg" alt="Vocalist Wende Hartson performs at the Evergreen Jazz Festival on Saturday." title="Vocalist Wende Hartson performs at the Evergreen Jazz Festival on Saturday." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> Sounds of sweet jazz and boisterous blues livened up Evergreen this past weekend.</p> <p> <br /> A variety of musical groups played at the 14th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival for audiences who listened with delight and danced to swing tunes.</p> <p> <br /> &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s the best collection of jazz musicians that we&rsquo;ve ever danced to in one place,&rdquo; said Todd Addleson of Genesee, who came to the festival with his wife, Dawn Addleson.</p> Mallet aforethought http://www.canyoncourier.com/content/mallet-aforethought <img src="http://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-croquet01-cb-072215.jpg" alt="Margaret Oines lines up a shot during a Victorian lawn party at the Humphrey History Park and Museum on Saturday. The genteel lawn game was the centerpiece of the annual event at the museum, and the players’ wardrobes were reminiscent of lawn parties of old. " title="Margaret Oines lines up a shot during a Victorian lawn party at the Humphrey History Park and Museum on Saturday. The genteel lawn game was the centerpiece of the annual event at the museum, and the players’ wardrobes were reminiscent of lawn parties of old. " align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> The genteel game of croquet was the highlight of the evening on Saturday at the second annual Victorian lawn party at the Humphrey History Park and Museum.</p> <p> Participants &mdash; some dressed in white, reminiscent of lawn parties of old &mdash; played rounds of croquet in a friendly tournament to determine a champion. The players were supportive and helped each other out in the game, which can be cutthroat.</p>