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Today's News

  • A promising year for business activity in Evergreen

    In a year that saw the stock market soar and the overall economy improve, Evergreen had more businesses opening than closing, a welcome trend compared with the past few years. It was also a year for businesses moving and getting new owners.

    Following is a recap of some of the business stories that appeared in the Canyon Courier in 2014.

    The new businesses

  • 2014 in review: Changing of the guard in Evergreen

    From the local park district to state leadership, change swept through the Evergreen mountain air in 2014.

    GOP candidates prevail

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou’s decision not to seek re-election to a third term created an opportunity for two first-time contenders in House District 25. Evergreen Democrat Janet Doyle and GOP candidate Jon Keyser of Morrison campaigned for the seat along with Libertarian Jack Woehr.

  • Holiday business brisk in downtown Evergreen

    Downtown Evergreen merchants say the holiday shopping season went well in terms of sales — and business was still strong the weekend after Christmas.

    “I think we had a good season,” said Janice Stutters of Seasonally Yours. “We’re not quite to the end of it. All of the families visiting are out shopping.”

    Other shop owners also said business has been brisk during the holiday season, and especially during the days following Christmas.

  • Atomic bomb developer Simons dies at 92

    By Ann Imse, For the Courier

    In 1944, Sanford L. Simons had just graduated as a metallurgical engineer when he was drafted by scientists looking for the brightest minds they could find to help create the atom bomb that would go on to win World War II.

  • Charging for accident response ill-advised

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District has decided to impose a $500 fee on out-of-district residents who are at fault in auto accidents where EFPD responds. It is a terrible decision that should be revoked.

  • Parmalee students foil Grinch

    Parmalee Elementary students saw the fruit of their fund-raising labors on Friday when a victim of a car crash — who is the nephew of the school’s instructional coach — visited the kids to thank them for the donations.

  • Food for thought: Jeffco school district’s lunch costs rising

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

    Or, for public schools following new federal health guidelines, a cheap one.

    National prices of food — especially for produce — have been rising steadily, compounded by California’s drought-to-flood pendulum. For Jeffco Public Schools, the price tag for meeting national school-lunch standards has been increasing as well.

  • Group peddling Evergreen as Pro Challenge host

    What’s the best route through Clear Creek County for a nationally known bicycle race?

    A route that includes Evergreen, of course, according to Team Evergreen bike riders and other local supporters.

    But supporters found out Monday that Evergreen won't be part of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge race — a seven-day event held every August. Instead, the "people's choice" vote went to a route from Loveland to Fort Collins.

  • Owner of Observatory property seeks rezoning

    The owner of the land across from El Rancho where the Observatory restaurant once thrived is hoping to rezone the property to continue to allow a billboard along Interstate 70 and future commercial development.

    Steve Richards, president of Mile High Outdoor, which owns the 7 acres north of the RTD Park-n-Ride along Evergreen Parkway, has submitted a pre-application for the rezoning and plans to submit a formal application in January.

  • Holly grape leaves make nice substitute for real holly

    As I write this, it is Sunday, Dec. 21. In only four more days, it will be Christmas. It is so difficult to keep on a schedule in a place like this, where all the days are so much alike. I lost a whole day this week, and I thought this was Saturday morning until I discovered it was Sunday, and I had an article due. As usual, a deadline is a deadline, and I must rush this out before noon.