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Today's News

  • Evergreen Legacy fund grows

     An effort to raise funds for improvements in downtown Evergreen through voluntary contributions from customers at retail businesses is gathering support from businesses and customers.

    Since the Downtown Evergreen Economic District initiated the Evergreen Legacy Fund this fall, it has generated nearly $10,000, said Dean Dalvit of EV Studio, who is coordinating the program. 

  • College freshman glide through first semester

    Three Evergreen High School graduates gave rave reviews about their experiences as college freshmen. Not one horror story about impossible roommates, terrible food or overwhelming course work emerged in recent conversations.

    During her first semester at Colorado State University, the main adjustment for Anna Bowes was the hours she was keeping. 

    “I stayed out a lot later than I was used to — sometimes to 2 a.m.” Bowes said.

    There’s a 24-hour coffee shop in Fort Collins where Bowes and her friends would hang out, she said.

  • Evergreen Seniors' Center affected by county cuts to agency

    The Evergreen Seniors' Resource Center, known locally as the Yellow House, is making downward adjustments in the wake of $400,000 in cuts to the central agency approved by Jefferson County commissioners.

    A full-time opening in the organization's transportation office will not be replaced, said Evergreen SRC Director Jane Weinberger.

    And to save rent, the extension services day program the SRC offers at Church of the Hills will be relocated to the Yellow House, she added.

  • Third annual pond hockey tournament planned at Evergreen Lake this weekend

    The third annual pond hockey tournament at Evergreen Lake offers incentives that include a $1,500 cash prize to the champion team and free entry into the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey competition in Silverton.

    As of last week, about 30 teams had registered for the two-day event on Jan. 5 and 6. Registration is open through Wednesday, Jan. 2 in hopes of getting 50 teams to participate, said Brad Bednar, Lake House supervisor.

    "Hockey players are tough to wrangle in," he said.

  • 2013: New Year's Resolutions

    The calendar has changed over. It’s a new year. It’s 2013. Each year, people make resolutions or predictions for what they want to do or what they expect to happen in the coming 12 months. The Canyon Courier sports staff spoke to a number of local athletes and coaches and asked them what they foresee happening this year.

    JAKE KAY, Evergreen wrestler
    “I want to get in the room every day even Sundays. Every single day get in the room to get that state championship.”

  • Hicks: Taking a peek into my crystal ball

    It doesn’t take one long to notice when they walk into my home what day of the week it is. There are calendars everywhere — the kitchen, my kids’ bedrooms, my bedroom and so forth. So with the Christmas presents unwrapped and new calendars galore put up around the house it just reminds me how quickly 2012 flew by.
    Zip. It was here and then it was gone.
    I certainly can’t remember a year coming and going as fast as the last one did. And, rest assured, 2013 will be just as fast, if not faster. I am getting older after all.

  • Snowshoeing offers hikers outlet in winter

    Unlike woodland creatures, hikers don’t have to hibernate in the winter. Snowshoeing is hiking … on snow. And on Jan. 12, Echo Lake Park, as well as Keystone Resort Nordic Center and Estes Park Winter Trails will be hosting Winter Trail Day.
    Winter Trail Day was created 18 years ago with the hope that everyone who loves exploring outdoors and would like to try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing would have the opportunity to do so, even if they have never done so before.

  • Evergreen Ice Fest offers safe New Year's fun

    Drive Smart's annual Ice Fest is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the new year safely. 

  • Skate the Lake offers safe fun on New Year's Eve

    Drive Smart's annual Skate the Lake is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the New Year safely. The festival at Evergreen Lake begins at  6 p.m. and continues until midnight on New Year's Eve. Along with unlimited ice skating will be warming bonfires, sleigh rides, food, music, dancing and ice games such as broom hockey.

  • Legislators assail cut in Jeffco social services funding

    The voices demanding that the Jeffco commissioners restore funding to three social services nonprofits are growing in number and intensity.

    State Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, and current state representative and Sen.-elect Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, issued a news release before Christmas calling on the county commissioners to restore $688,000 that was cut from the county’s 2013 budget for Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’ Resource Center.