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Today's News

  • State Senate race still a cliffhanger

    Election Day is over, but in the case of state Senate District 16, the candidates are conceding nothing except that the race is still too close to call.

    Democrat Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County appears to be on the winning side so far with a 518-vote lead out of about 59,418 total votes counted, according to her count.

    Republican Tim Leonard of Kittredge unveiled a vote count showing the margin was 537 votes in Nicholson's favor, with 60,009 votes counted.

  • Political ads dwelled on the negative

    If you’ve seen the political advertising that has now mercifully ended with the culmination of this year’s election cycle, you could easily be left with the belief that anyone who runs for political office in Colorado is an immoral opportunist seeking to destroy life as we know it.

  • How to nail down a presence

    A few things have broken down lately in my aging body. Split fingernails led me to my first real manicurist, Shannon Hoffman. No mere nail technician, Shannon is a miracle worker who has rescued my hands from tape and glue with her sensitive and individualized approach to nail care.
    What did I know? I’d had the obligatory manicure for a few family functions and a couple of mass-produced pedicures during sandal season.

  • 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.