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Today's News

  • Raising glasses for a good cause

    Wine and music flowed freely at the Bootstraps Western Winefest on Saturday afternoon.

    Attendees at the fifth annual event at the Evergreen rodeo grounds sampled a variety of Colorado wines and listened to the bright sounds of BooDaddy.

    Along with music from the band, the delicious aroma of food floated through the summer air as chefs prepared treats for festival-goers.

    In the demonstration tent, Michael Coughlin, proprietor of 240 Union restaurant in Lakewood, was grilling shrimp and scallops as his audience watched and tasted samples. 

  • Robson resigns as exec director of Evergreen park district

     Scott Robson is leaving his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District at the end of this month to begin serving as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum in Golden. 

    Robson’s 3½-year tenure as EPRD chief has been filled with key projects — and challenges.

  • Change in the air at Wilmot

    Matt Cormier believes that a new principal should change only one thing during his first year.

    So Cormier, who is now at the helm of Wilmot Elementary School, is changing three things.

    At the top of his list is bolstering communication among faculty, parents and the community, including getting acquainted with students and parents, re-instituting birthday cards for students from the principal, and trying to organize such events as a Wilmot night at a Rockies game.

  • Evergreen High grad recovering from Ebola virus

    Three weeks after she contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the condition of Evergreen High School graduate Nancy Writebol is improving, according to a statement from her husband, David Writebol.

  • Planners to review proposed changes to Jeffco oil and gas regulations

    The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review proposed changes to the county’s oil and gas regulations at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    The proposed changes would add planned-development and special-use zoning to Section 35 of the county resolution, which sets standards for the drilling and production of oil and gas.

    The amended resolution also would align current setback requirements for oil and gas operations with those of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

  • Still singing after all these years

    Relaxing in the afternoon sun at a coffee shop, Evergreen resident Ralph Nichols reflects on his life as a singer and studio musician. 

    After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in music education and voice, Nichols began working in recording studios and singing with the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir in Hollywood. 

    “We did Disney movies. … We were like the Hollywood version of the Vienna Boys Choir,” Nichols said. 

  • Ducky the dog stages a canine comeback

    Ducky, a dog rescued by the Evergreen Animal Protective League, has undergone extensive surgeries to correct physical problems that have been keeping him from eating and walking properly. And he is in need of additional surgery to correct a condition in one of his legs.

    To help pay Ducky's vet bills, Gold Mine Cupcakes of Golden is donating all of its proceeds from farmers markets in Bergen Park and Golden this past week to the EAPL.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    A night at the opera

  • MacBean sentenced to 8 years in prison for theft

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean was sentenced Friday afternoon to eight years in prison for stealing more than $647,000 from the Morrison-based fire district.

    MacBean was sentenced to six years in prison for two theft counts and two years for an embezzlement charge. MacBean pleaded guilty in April.

    The sentence also includes five years of probation after the prison time.

    As part of his plea, MacBean agreed to pay back the stolen funds. It is not known at this time how the former chief will repay the $647,351.59.

  • 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.