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Today's Features

  • Participants in the annual Freedom Run on July 4th included an assortment of people from all walks of life — from 2 months old to 86, from serious runners to families with strollers. And some brought their dogs, from golden retrievers to Chihuahuas.

    About 930 racers enjoyed the cool morning air as they traversed the Hiwan subdivision to run or walk the 5K from Evergreen Middle School to Nick’s Pro Fitness. It was the 35th annual run to benefit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice.

  • Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the second in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Dragsters can go from a standstill to 100 mph in less than a second.

    Firefighters do virtually the same, going from a standstill to adrenalin-pumping, physically demanding, high-stress work to fight a fire.

  • Miss Rodeo America and Miss Rodeo Colorado sat side by side on the top of a restored fire truck Saturday, smiling and waving to the thousands of Rodeo Parade attendees lining downtown Evergreen.

    “See you at the rodeo!” said Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck, who wore a white hat and a sash emblazoned with her prestigious title.

  • Not often do church services begin with an acoustic version of “Home on the Range,” but that was how United Methodist Church of Evergreen began its fourth annual Cowboy Sunday Service on Sunday.

    The event, which congregants say incorporates “Evergreen’s history and traditions,” is a unique service that includes Western- or cowboy-themed poetry, music and activities.

  • By Seth Bodine, for the Courier

    When 5-year-old Cooper Alapai of Conifer climbed onto a sheep for the second round of the mutton bustin’ event at the Evergreen Rodeo on Friday night, the announcer introduced him as a “real cowboy.” 

  • Wild: Some are born to be it, some explore it on foot or in four-wheelers. Next weekend, Mirada Fine Art explores the animal kingdom of the West with “WILD,” a new exhibit featuring work from a dozen artists who have their own ideas about what it means to be wild.

    According to gallery owner Steve Sonnen, the exhibit resulted from a conversation about Colorado wildlife and how much of the artwork showcased at the gallery represents nature and its wild denizens.

  • The Buchanan Ponds were teeming with life on Saturday — not fish or other critters, but more than 100 people fly-fishing as part of the High Plains Drifters’ Kids Day.

    The fish weren’t really biting, but that didn’t seem to matter to the young and old alike, who were practicing their fly-fishing skills.

    The High Plains Drifters fly-fishing club, based in Denver, hosted its 23rd annual Kids Day at the North Evergreen location because members said it was the perfect venue to teach kids about their passion.

  • The love of both motorcycles and canines converged on Sunday at Chow Down in Bergen Park as nearly 200 bikers participated in the Molly-Dharma Run, with this year’s beneficiary the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    Participants rode from the Platte River Bar & Grill in Littleton to Evergreen to meet some of EAPL’s adoptable pets, then on to Central City, returning to the T-Bird Roadhouse in Wheat Ridge for a party and silent auction. EAPL will receive the proceeds from registration fees and the auction.

  • On a single nature outing, 9-year-old Jenna Audlin spotted more than 20 different Evergreen critters.

    “We went out here at 7 o’clock, like, a week ago to a birding-thingy, and we saw 18 species of birds and 20 species of animals,” Jenna said.

    Jenna is the co-author of the new “Explore More! Outdoor Challenge for Kids” activity book. Created in 2015 by the Evergreen Nature Center, the Explore More! Outdoor Challenge encourages both kids and adults alike to get outside for improved well-being.

  • Mirada Fine Art in Indian Hills has been named the best art gallery in the Denver area as part of the 2016 Denver A-List awards. Five years after it was a finalist for the award, the gallery bested more than 100 other galleries from across the state, including the Space Gallery and Robischon Gallery in Denver.

    According to co-owner Steve Sonnen, the honor is a validation of the gallery’s efforts since it opened in 2009.