Today's News

  • Protesters assail Obama outside the post office

    An exhortation to “Impeach Obama” and a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache drawn on his face were the focal point of one poster set out by protesters at the Evergreen post office on July 22.

    Two Texas men from the LaRouche political action committee passed out leaflets and tried to talk to anyone who would listen about LaRouche PAC national political strategies. Lyndon LaRouche, 91, is a political activist and a Labor Party founder who last ran for office in 2004.

  • Church seeking donations for annual Grove Sale

    The annual Grove Sale at Evergreen Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9, gives people in the community an opportunity to donate and purchase used items for the benefit of charitable organizations.

    Furniture, clothing, shoes, electronic items, books, tools and jewelry are among goods being sought for the 23rdannual sale.

    “Every cent we take in, we give back to the community,” said Carolyn Bergner, one of the organizers of the sale.

  • Remains of missing hikers found on Mount Evans

    Two bodies found last Thursday on Mount Evans were those of two hikers from Minnesota who went missing in April, a Clear Creek County sheriff’s officer has confirmed.


    The usual suspect

  • Flood recovery in Brook Forest area continues after torrential rain

    Work continues on Forest Estates Road near the Brook Forest Inn after torrential rains on July 7 washed out a culvert under the road and some driveways in the area.

    The Jeffco Road and Bridge Department is expecting the repairs will take another two weeks to complete. In the meantime, the road is down to one lane as crews remove debris and replace a culvert.

  • 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.

  • There’s one ticket to Congress: money

    Editor’s note: This column is the third installment in a four-part series looking at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offering possible solutions.

    I ask you to imagine that you are thinking about running to become a legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps you have had a successful career, and you want to “give back” by serving your home district and your country. It’s a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” thought you are having.

  • Blue mist penstemons are abundant near Echo Lake

    Just a week ago, a dear friend of mine took me for an outing to Echo Lake. What a real treat it was for me to get out and see the blooms along the way and to have brunch at the Echo Lake Lodge.

    Wildflowers were in bloom along the road, especially the brilliant blue of the blue mist penstemon.

  • Evergreen native stricken with Ebola while serving as missionary in Liberia

    Evergreen native Nancy Writebol is in serious condition after contracting the virus Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia.

    Writebol and her husband, David Writebol, were working with Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service organization, in Monrovia when she became ill.

    Writebol had been working as a hygienist, spraying protective suits of health care workers treating Ebola patients, according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse spokesperson Melissa Strickland.