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  • Chicken soup-er: First cook-off provides recipe for community spirit

    Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but it also can be good for building community spirit.

     

    Congregation Beth Evergreen’s first ever chicken soup cook-off on Saturday night made chicken soup the focal point of a large community gathering where music, laughter and merriment were as much the highlights of the evening as the soup.

  • Robotic recycling: When it comes to art, Bergen Valley students know the drill

    Recycled goods have many uses, but Bergen Valley Elementary School students found a unique use for some of them: making robots.

     

    They used soda cans, circuit boards, broken walkie-talkies, CDs, paper rolls, plastic bottles and straws to create unusual artwork, all part of an artist-in-residence program with Evergreen artist Maggie Smiley. Smiley offers creativity workshops at her studio called Artonomy in the Elk Bridge Center near the Buchanan Park Rec Center.

    “My passion is to instill a creative spirit in everybody,” Smiley said.

  • Luckylure giving free trees to needy

    Luckylure Christmas trees is hosting a free tree giveaway to foothills families impacted by the economy on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    This year the giveaway will be extended to families with someone serving on  active duty in the military. The giveaway will be for one day only starting at noon at Luckylure Holiday Activity Center, 5231 Highway 73 and Brook Forest Road.

    For more information, call 303-674-5777.

  • Richard Lee Anway, 63

    Richard Lee Anway passed away Nov. 20, 2011, at his home in Lakewood. He was 63 years old.

  • School district eyes elimination of 4th- and 5th-grade music program

    Work groups from Jeffco Public Schools are recommending that 590 jobs be eliminated over the next two years to help meet a $70 million budget shortfall.

    The cuts, which would most prominently affect elementary and middle schools and would save $47.5 million, would eliminate the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program. Additionally, all middle school librarian jobs would be cut.

  • Papers delayed by a day

    Canyon Courier readers in Evergreen and Kittredge will not receive their papers until Thursday because of a delay in the production process this week.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A young Johnny Cash, minus the cash

  • Supreme Court lays down final legislative boundaries for state Senate and House

    Under the new and final maps approved Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court, the boundaries of House District 25 are virtually the same as they have been for 10 years, meaning everything west of the Hogback in Jefferson County, including Conifer and Aspen Park. 

    The new plan reverses an interim boundary plan that would have included Park, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties within the boundaries of HD 25, which is represented by Evergreen Republican Cheri Gerou. That plan was abandoned.

  • Menorah can be displayed at Lake House

    A mounting controversy was defused Tuesday night when a local Jewish group was given permission to display a decorative 8-foot-tall menorah on the grounds of the Evergreen Lake House.

    The city of Denver now has waived any restrictions on the Lake House property for this holiday season and invited all religions to take part, it was announced at the park district board meeting Tuesday evening.

  • Making it easier to buy American

    If Americans would buy more American-made products maybe more of us would be employed and the economy would not be in such a sorry state, says Evergreen resident Christopher Kilcullen, a salesman-turned-Internet entrepreneur.

    Kilcullen has created a website, www.americasgotproduct.com, to help people buy more American-made products, give the U.S. economy a boost, put Americans to work and stop sending profits overseas.

    “The average person on the street says nothing is made here anymore. I wanted to prove people wrong,” Kilcullen said.