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  • Destination ImagiNation team takes skit to Earth Day Fair

    Helping the environment is an Evergreen priority, and five Bergen Valley Elementary School students have incorporated that priority into a skit to teach others about caring for the planet.

  • Polls are open today in park district election

    Eligible voters can vote in person in the park district board election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

    The polling places are at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Both facilities are disabled accessible.

    The Canyon Courier’s interviews with the candidates are available on this website in the “News Headlines” section.

  • Herrin pleads not guilty in kidnapping, assault case

    A Kittredge man accused in the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman pleaded not guilty last week in his arraignment at the Jefferson County courthouse.

    A pretrial conference has been set for May 10 at 10 a.m.

    Joel Michael Herrin, 41, is accused of going to the woman’s house Dec. 29 for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work. He has been held in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

  • Lariat Loop scenic byway wins national recognition

    Jeffco business owners and civic leaders celebrated the upgrading of the Lariat Loop from Colorado Scenic Byway to National Scenic Byway with free soft-serve ice cream in downtown Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    Participants donned buffalo hats and posed for a photo in the middle of Morrison’s main street to call attention to the previously announced project, a new visitor center at the Buffalo Herd Overlook at Genesee that is projected to break ground this summer.

  • Board frowns on paying hourly workers when rec centers are closed

    Park district employees who are paid hourly will no longer be paid for the hours they don’t work when a rec center is closed because of weather or other reasons, if a proposed policy takes effect.

    Members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on April 27 agreed to revise the existing policy. That policy allowed hourly workers to be paid even if the rec centers were closed and they couldn’t or didn’t come to work.

    The policy does not affect salaried/exempt workers, who are not paid overtime.

  • Evergreen nonprofit helps rescue Bahamian puppies

    An Evergreen woman with a soft heart for the plight of the multitude of stray and abandoned dogs on Grand Bahama Island managed to find temporary homes in the Denver area for 30 puppies that otherwise probably would have been euthanized.

    On April 2, Ellen Kohn was at Denver International Airport at 12:30 a.m. to greet a puppy lift consisting of 30 dogs flown out of the settlement of West End on Grand Bahama Island to Fort Lauderdale and then to Denver. Another 55 dogs went to locations on the East Coast.

  • Longtime manager of recycling center departs

    A man who was widely known around Evergreen as manager of the recycling center behind the King Soopers in Bergen Park has resigned in a dispute with the center operator, Waste Management Inc.

    Chilo Dominguez submitted his resignation April 19 after 11 years on the job.

    “I met so many people, it feels like I’m a member of the community,” said Dominguez, who lives in Westminster. “It’s not easy to say goodbye.”

    Dominguez loves Evergreen and is hoping to find work doing jobs for elderly people in the community.

  • Lariat Loop scenic byway wins national recognition

    Jeffco business owners and civic leaders celebrated the upgrading of the Lariat Loop from Colorado Scenic Byway to National Scenic Byway with free soft-serve ice cream in downtown Morrison on Monday afternoon.

    Participants donned buffalo hats and posed for a photo in the middle of Morrison’s main street to call attention to the previously announced project, a new visitor center at the Buffalo Herd Overlook at Genesee that is projected to break ground this summer.

  • How to vote in park district election May 4

    Eligible voters can vote in person in the park district board election Tuesday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polling places are at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, both in Evergreen. Both facilities are handicap accessible. The Canyon Courier’s interviews with the candidates are available in the Lead Stories section on CanyonCourier.com

    The candidates are Andrew Adamowski, Brett Champine, Pat Callahan, Kit Darrow, Mark Footer, Roger Hoaglund and Barb Scripps. Check the website Tuesday night for the results.

  • How to get a free listing in the Courier

    The Canyon Courier publishes free listings under the categories of Happenings, seniors briefs, education briefs, Neighbors/Good for You and Outdoors/Recreation. Submissions should be 125 words or less and will appear on a space-available basis. However, all listings will be carried at www.canyoncourier.com, as well as the additional categories of Meetings and Support/Assistance.

    The events must be free or charge a nominal fee, and must be open to the public. Events designed to promote a business are not included in free listings but are welcome in our advertising areas.