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  • Daly seeking re-election to RTD board

    This month, Regional Transportation District board member Bruce Daly has begun campaigning for re-election by collecting signatures at Park-n-Rides in Ken-Caryl, Conifer and Evergreen.

    Daly is offering riders a fresh cup of coffee and doughnuts and a chance to talk to about transportation issues.

  • Evergreen Army captain convicted of lesser charges in deaths of Iraqi civilians

    An Army captain from Evergreen who was accused of ordering Iraqi police officers to kill two civilians was convicted this week on charges of negligence and reckless endangerment but acquitted of two counts of premeditated murder.

    Carl Bjork, 28, who previously was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism overseas, reportedly received a “reprimand” and will forfeit a third of his salary for one year. The maximum sentence could have been seven years in prison, a dishonorable discharge, and/or loss of his entire salary.

  • Election 2010 feature available on canyoncourier.com

    For election information submitted by candidates for the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, click on  the drop-down menu “News” and click on "Political Races 2010." Interviews with the candidates are in the "Lead Stories" section.

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.

  • Community tree undergoes treatment for wind damage

    When the top 4 feet of the “community tree” at Evergreen Lake snapped off in a windstorm a few years ago, Joan Spalding, owner of Spalding Trees, was distraught.

    Now, with a little help from Mother Nature and a bucket truck, Spalding hopes to rectify the flaw, which mars the perfection befitting a tree that has its own bronze plaque carved into a rock.

     

  • Community embraces teen to help her battle MS

    The Craig family in Evergreen has seen evidence of something they’ve known for 18 years: This is a giving community.

    When the Craigs learned in February that their 14-year-old daughter, Heather, had multiple sclerosis, they were devastated. But the teachers and students at Evergreen Middle School have embraced the family and are doing something to help.

  • Hearing continued until June in Herrin case

    The man accused of the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman appeared in court on Monday, May 10, for a pretrial conference, which was then continued until June 7.

    Joel M. Herrin of Kittredge pleaded not guilty to the charges April 26. 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.

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.

  • Serving those who serve: RMAE class assembles care packages for GIs in distant lands

    Colton Meyers lives in Conifer and attends Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, but his heart and mind are far away with the service men and women whose feet tread the sandy soil of distant lands.

    Colton has learned a lot about the military and the hardship soldiers face through his brothers, Army Spc. Jesse Bavender and Marine Sgt. Joshua Bavender, both 22. The twins are Colton’s half brothers.

  • Callahan, Footer, Darrow elected to EPRD board

    Two new faces will join the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board, and incumbent Kit Darrow will return, based on unofficial election results late Tuesday.

    About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, the unofficial results showed the biggest vote getter was Pat Callahan, with 980 votes. Mark Footer was second with 972 votes. Kit Darrow was third with 896 votes. The three were elected to four-year terms.