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Today's News

  • Dark-eyed juncos bring color to fall bird feeders

    I am writing this on Sunday, Oct. 31. This has been a beautiful autumn Sunday with temperatures ranging from 60 this morning to the low 70s this afternoon.
    A light breeze is keeping it from being warmer, but the sky is at its best Colorado blue. I am still at Elk Run Assisted Living, disappointed that I need to stay a bit longer, but I now plan to be home with some of my family by Thanksgiving.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Impetuous, full-throated, and slightly nutty

  • Woman receives probation, weekend jail time for theft from Cub Scouts

    A Pine woman who eventually pleaded guilty to stealing $11,000 from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 in 2008 was sentenced Nov. 1 to four weekends in the Jefferson County jail and a year of probation.

    Appearing in court with her lawyer, Ingrid Bakke, Lisa Marie Williams, 40, the former troop treasurer, said she was driven by financial desperation to steal the money but that she was "extremely remorseful."

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered Williams to report to the jail on Friday, where she will be incarcerated for 48 hours.

  • Community rallies to support young cancer patient

    Evergreen High School and the community are joining forces to help junior Spencer Page fight the toughest battle he’s ever faced. But this time it’s not on the basketball court or on the baseball field: Spencer, 17, is fighting cancer.

    He is going through chemotherapy and will face radiation and surgery to remove a cancerous tumor that is 4 inches by 4 inches by 5 inches in the right side of his chest

  • Submitting obituaries to the Canyon Courier

    The Courier offers paid obituaries along with a continuing option to place a free death notice in the paper.

    A free obituary can include:

    • Deceased’s full name, age, city/state of residence, one former residence, date and place of death.

    • Names of parents (deceased or living).

    • Names of survivors in immediate family. If no immediate family survive, predeceased members of the immediate family may be listed.

  • Annual Winterfest crafts fair coming up Nov. 13

    The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Festival is coming to Evergreen High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, with 110 artists selling handmade goods.

    A highlight of the show is Dale Wills of Wills' Whittlings, who traditionally sells all of the wood animal, nature and Santa figures he makes all year in one day at Winterfest.

    Every year for 20 years, Wills has started his production process in February and then sold all of his artwork in one day nine months later.

  • Woman receives probation, weekend jail time for theft from Cub Scouts

     

    A Pine woman who eventually pleaded guilty to stealing $11,000 from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 in 2008 was sentenced Nov. 1 to four weekends in the Jefferson County jail and a year of probation.

    Appearing in court with her lawyer, Ingrid Bakke, Lisa Marie Williams, 40, the former troop treasurer, said she was driven by financial desperation to steal the money but that she was "extremely remorseful."

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered Williams to report to the jail on Friday, where she will be incarcerated for 48 hours.

  • Park scholarship fund gets $30,000 boost

     The Tuttle Family Foundation has donated $30,000 to the scholarship fund for users of Evergreen Park and Recreation District facilities and programs.

    The scholarships, which are open to park district residents, are made available through the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, a separate nonprofit affiliated with the district. Since the program started, it has made available individual grants totaling $10,000, said Kit Darrow, president of the Recreation and Parks Foundation.

  • Library director explains numbers behind cutbacks

      

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    People love their libraries, and they are definitely using their libraries, but given the current trends, there is going to be a little bit less to love about the public library of the future.

    Thanks to a projected 7 percent decline in assessed commercial property valuations in 2012, among other challenging revised budget assumptions, it will be hard to avoid a future downturn in the level of service in the Jefferson County Public Library system.

  • Park district tackles discount facility rental rates for charity groups

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is beginning to tackle the complex topic of support levels for the multitude of groups that use the Lake House and other district facilities for meetings, gatherings, money-making and fund-raising events.

    Over its 41 years, the district has lent its non-monetary support (or in-kind services) to a variety of nonprofit groups on a case-by-case basis. But in the last couple of years, the question has surfaced whether all of those groups enjoyed equal treatment.