Local News

  • A walk on the merry side

    Led by the glittering Joyful Soles dance group, families and friends headed downtown Friday evening while joining in the annual Holiday Walk sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    “Light the tree!” shouted a group of youngsters awaiting the lighting of a tall conifer by the Evergreen Lake House before the walk began.

    A shooting star raced across the sky on the warm night as people made their way from Evergreen Lake after seeing the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and the tree come to life.

  • Jeffco’s recall free-for-all spurs call for campaign finance reform

    An ethics watchdog group has called for state campaign finance reform in the wake of the release of contribution figures from the Jeffco school district’s contentious recall election.

    While any change to the Colorado Constitution, which specifies how elections are conducted, would require a statewide vote, Peg Perl, senior counsel for Colorado Ethics Watch, said Colorado legislators can take several steps to bring more transparency to local elections, including:

  • Judge finds probable cause in child-abuse case involving Evergreen couple

    A Jefferson County judge found probable cause Thursday for the felony child abuse charges an Evergreen couple are facing.

    Jason Matthew Barton, 40, and Katherine Clark Barton, 36, were arrested in June by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Local nonprofits join to encourage donations on Colorado Gives Day

    Several mountain area nonprofits have come together to encourage residents to support local organizations on Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide effort to boost philanthropy through online donations.

  • Your paper could be late this week

    Because of problems at our printing facility, this week's Canyon Courier could arrive a day late in the mail. We regret the inconvenience.

  • Sisters plan charity drive to help needy families

    Evergreen business owners and sisters Diane Wiescamp and Alice Brewer are organizing a charitable event this Saturday to collect donations for needy people in the community.

    The first Evergreen Cares donation drive will be held at the Evergreen Forum building, 3560 Highway 74, from 9 a.m. until noon.

  • Festival of Lights celebrates Hanukkah in Evergreen community

    The community is invited to the annual Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah, at Evergreen Lake on Dec. 10. Hosted by three Jewish congregations, the event will include a menorah lighting, seasonal Hanukkah music, activities for children and refreshments at the Lake House.

    Denver-based cantor Joel Lichterman will lead the menorah lighting in song and blessings. State Sen. Tim Neville, along with local rabbis and other dignitaries, will light candles on the menorah.

  • Developer sought for mixed-use project in El Rancho

    With rezoning in place for the project, the owner of a 4.5-acre property in El Rancho is hoping to find a developer interested in bringing the concept for One El Rancho Place into reality.

    Jeffco's county commissioners recently approved rezoning from restricted commercial-1 to planned development for property owned by George DeMarsico, allowing the plan to move forward.

  • Dog fatally shot in Evergreen family's yard

    While grieving the loss, an Evergreen family is trying to find out who shot their dog, a golden retriever who had been with them for nine years.

    Bob Cole said the dog was in the yard about 50 feet from his home in Witter Gulch when someone shot him on Nov. 12 about 4 p.m.

    Cole’s son was home at the time of the shooting and heard the dog cry out in pain, he said. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment, but he was so badly wounded that he died a couple of days later.

  • Trotting together in frigid weather

    Falling snow and frigid temperatures didn’t keep people in Evergreen from participating in the annual Turkey Trot sponsored by Evergreen Christian Outreach on Thanksgiving morning. 

    “Despite the adverse weather, over 400 people participated, with 37 registering the morning of the trot,” said Lori Frease, event organizer.