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Today's News

  • Staffers from now-defunct Journey Church raising funds online

    The former pastor and some staffers of a now-defunct Conifer church are soliciting donations online to produce a documentary and a book, after the church left behind thousands of dollars in debt locally.

    The group is working on the documentary project in conjunction with a book being written by Michael Cheshire, who led Journey Community Church until the congregation disbanded in 2014, according to spokesman Cortland Coffey.  

    The online effort for the documentary had raised $1,290 of its $5,500 goal as of Feb. 7.

  • 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.

  • How to get your free listing in the Canyon Courier

    The Canyon Courier publishes free listings under the categories of Happenings, seniors briefs, education briefs, Neighbors/Good for You and Outdoors/Recreation. Submissions should be 125 words or less and will appear on a space-available basis. However, all listings will be carried at www.canyoncourier.com, as well as the additional categories of Meetings and Support/Assistance.

  • Weather, tough slopes slow down Evergreen ski team at state

    Going into the 2014-15 state skiing championships, the Evergreen Cougars had plenty of reasons to believe they were a top-3 team. 

    Even going into the final day of the two-day competition Feb. 19-20 at Keystone, there was hope they would reach that level, but numerous factors, including weather and a difficult course, cost EHS.

  • Lady Cougars struggling with state up next

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen girls basketball coach Amy Bahl isn’t a big fan of the 4A Jeffco League’s cross-division format for the final week of the regular season. 

    Bahl’s Lady Cougars finished second in their division with a 10-3 record prior to the final week, but went 0-2 against the top two teams on the opposite side, including a Feb. 20 season-ending 49-43 loss at second-place Green Mountain.

  • Cougars seal playoff ticket

    WESTMINSTER — It was the kind of atmosphere that Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said that his team can learn to respond from. It was a playoff-like atmosphere Feb. 20 at Standley Lake.

    And maybe it was a playoff game for the Cougars. Finishing no higher than third in their division of the 4A Jeffco League, which included the conference’s top two teams — Golden and Valor Christian — every win down the stretch was much-needed.

  • StageDoor’s ‘Sweet Charity’ is full of love, laughs

    We’ve all met the girl who wants something so badly that she tries too hard to get it. That’s Charity Hope Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she has lost sight of who she is. Charity sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through “Sweet Charity,” the latest production by StageDoor Theatre’s high school company.

  • Storksbill blooms may be seen in February near the foothills

    Once more, a fine snow is drifting down on the meadows that surround me. Elk Run Assisted Living is located in an offshoot of the Elk Meadow Open Space area.

    I watched the fog move across the meadow and as usual this time of year, it brought another snowstorm with it. The grasses in the meadow are dry, tan or yellow, with nary a sign of spring green.

  • ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ delivers some big laughs

    Hungry alien plants on a quest for world domination aren’t usually what come to mind when one thinks of a sentimental love story. In the case of “Little Shop of Horrors,” alien plants, skid-row orphans and maniacal dentists are exactly the right recipe for unlikely love. The Evergreen Chorale’s production of this madcap musical proves that love can be found in the most unlikely places even with a lounge-chair-size monster plant hanging over your shoulder.

  • Coffman deserves respect for service

    Mike Coffman, Colorado’s congressman from the 6th District, can be a bulldog.

    Once he latches onto something, he tends to hang on for dear life until the point he wants to make is clear or the issue he’s pursuing has come to some kind of resolution.