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Today's News

  • The Year in Review

    From a Mountain Bowl victory seven years in the making to a run to the 4A state championship game to a first state tennis title in school history, Evergreen, Conifer and Platte Canyon high schools had their fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Canyon Courier sports scene during 2016. 

  • Wildlife board game offers wild time for young players

    Take the following quiz:

    • Koalas are most closely related to: bears, kangaroos or raccoons.

    • How many hours a day do koalas usually sleep? 6, 10 or 20.

    • What is the protection status of koalas?

    If you answered kangaroos, 20 and threatened, not only do you know a lot about koalas, but you can answer all three levels of questions about them in a new board game called Traveling Animals.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Specialty meats shop to open this spring in Evergreen

    Evergreen is getting a specialty meats and butcher shop.

    The new owner of the Tin Star Café on the boardwalk in downtown Evergreen will renovate the place in February and early March, and the new shop will open with the moniker Salt and Meat.

    “We will make our own meats and cheeses,” owner Nate Heartman said. “We will sell local products as well, but the idea is that we want everything to be made in-house, such as marinade spice mixes. It’ll be a one-stop shop.”

  • Thieves target hidden safe in Bailey home

    The Park County Sheriff's Office is investigating what it believes was an isolated burglary last week at a home in Bailey's Deer Creek Valley Ranchos subdivision.

    Homeowner Rocky Tornabene said he came home about 5 p.m. Dec. 28 and discovered a ladder leaning against his garage. Upon entering their home, Tornabene and his wife, Salina, found that someone had attempted to break into a safe that was hidden behind drywall in one of the rooms. 

  • The final fate of Frances the goose

    Several readers of this column have inquired recently if I knew what had become of “Frances” the Canada goose that lingered at Evergreen Lake into winter. Since I had suggested that the people who were concerned about Frances should call Carol Wade, I called her last week to find out what had transpired.

  • Evergreen Lake opens for skating

    Evergreen Lake finally is open for ice skating.

    The rink opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and will be open until 8 p.m., weather and ice conditions permitting.

    Warm weather prevented Evergreen Park and Recreation District officials from opening the lake earlier because the ice wasn’t thick enough. Skate the Lake was canceled on New Year’s Eve, and the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day was postponed.

  • Sheriff’s ‘Santa Cops’ deliver gifts to underprivileged kids in Jeffco

    Several hundred underprivileged Jeffco children experienced a merry Christmas this year thanks to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and its participation in the annual Christmas Crusade for Children.

  • Rollover accident critically injures man on U.S. 285

    An elderly man was critically injured Tuesday night when his car went off northbound U.S. 285 near the Morrison Road exit.

    According to Morrison police secretary Jennifer Sponnick, the accident occurred at 7:06 p.m. after the driver suffered a medical emergency and the vehicle left the highway near mile marker 247. The car rolled several times before landing on an embankment 150 feet below the highway.

    Sponnick said the driver was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

  • Hands of the carpenter

    Most people see a chair as merely a place to sit. Jonathan Gerspach, though, has a deep-seated tendency to view chairs — and other pieces of furniture — as works of art.

    For Gerspach, a single chair can represent hours of work — designing, measuring, building, crafting and finishing.

  • Winter break programs at rec district, library keep kids occupied, engaged

    Even though most of Evergreen was covered in snow, at least one group of children decided to spend Friday inside. But, rather than playing video games or watching movies, these youngsters were playing ping-pong, rock-climbing and swimming.

    The 13 kids spent Dec. 23 at Buchanan Recreation Center as part of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s winter break camp. This year the camp runs through Jan. 6 and offers children an opportunity to spend their winter break doing a variety of activities, including going on field trips.