Today's News

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  • Reaching out to Japanese tsunami victims

    Evergreen psychotherapists Michael Orlans and Terry Levy recently traveled to areas of Japan where people are still coping with the aftermath of the tsunami that caused massive destruction and fatalities in March 2011.

  • Obscure turkey parts make tasty eating at festival

    Though it might have been a nutty idea, Bert McClung didn’t get a bit testy when talking about how Evergreen’s newest festival came to be.
    “We wanted to try something different,” said McClung, co-chairman of the Evergreen Rodeo Parade.
    And so the idea for the Turkey Testicle Festival was conceived.
    Last Saturday’s event at El Rancho Restaurant was a fund-raiser that benefited the Evergreen Rodeo Association, as well as Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Colorado Mounted Rangers.

  • EPRD green-lights community garden project

    Champagne corks popped during a break at the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board’s May 22 meeting to celebrate the board’s decision to move forward with a community garden project at Buchanan Park.

  • First Barks and Belts 5K is June 3

    Evergreen’s first Barks and Belts 5K on June 3 will offer runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a flat course with their canine companions.
    The event will raise funds for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer. The course begins and ends at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Village and winds through Bergen Park. To maximize proceeds, there will be no official timing of the event, which starts at 9 a.m. Those participating will receive goodie bags, T-shirts and bandannas for their dogs provided by EAPL.

  • Shaping the future of Wulf Park

    Evergreen residents said they would like to see tennis courts and skate-park improvements, during a community meeting May 23 on proposed Wulf Park projects.

  • Nearby residents protest site of proposed fire training facility

    Neighbors of the proposed Evergreen Fire Protection District training facility voiced strong objections to its location at the May 24 meeting on the project. The site for the $500,000 four-story building is next to Fire Station 2 on Bergen Parkway.
    “I live 100 yards from this and have a front-row view,” said David Hadsell, a resident of The Trails of Hiwan subdivision. “The placement of this is extraordinary.”

  • Gifted Tenney gets taste of state

    Madison Tenney is a naturally-gifted athlete, says Evergreen girls golf coach Mike Kuzava. That in itself had a lot to do with the Evergreen sophomore qualifying for the 2012 4A state girls golf championship.
    Tenney, who started on No. 10 both days, tied for 47th with a 38-over-par 184 total on May 21-22 at Greeley’s Boomerang Golf Course. She finished tied with Gunnison’s Jennifer Ehmsen and Florence’s Mirenda King.

  • By the numbers: Canyon Courier sports 2011-12

    It’s a given that sports and numbers go hand and hand. With the conclusion of the recent 2011-12 high school athletic season, the Canyon Courier takes a look back at the season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the recently-completed prep season.

  • Small fire contained at Mount Falcon Park

    A small wildfire that broke out in Mount Falcon Park just after noon Monday was 100 percent contained by late afternoon.

    Jeffco sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the wildfire was limited to a tenth of an acre. Fire crews hiked into the park after reports of smoke in the area, and the park was closed for the afternoon.

    Techmeyer said three different fire departments responded, and he added that no structures were threatened at any time.