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Today's News

  • Cowboys, cowgirls circle the wagons at the Evergreen Rodeo

    Cowboys and cowgirls alike ventured to the 49th annual Evergreen Rodeo on
    Father’s Day weekend. Competitors — both local and from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii — tried their hand to tame the bulls, ride the horses and wrestle down the steers for two days at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, now the Esco Construction Arena.

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  • Firefighters contain small wildland blaze near Mount Evans Wilderness

    Evergreen firefighters contained a small wildfire near the Mount Evans Wilderness on Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Twitter feed, the blaze, near the Indian Creek area, was less than a quarter acre in size. 

    EFR said no homes were threatened, and that firefighters were still at the scene conducting mop-up operations.

    A resident of Yankee Creek Road said at least four fire trucks and six pickups had headed in the direction of the fire. 

    Check canyoncourier.com for updates to this story.

  • Trails plan puts Evergreen on right path

    As long as I’ve lived in Evergreen, and that’s 28 years now, there has been an upside and a downside to being unincorporated. The upside is simple to see: We don’t have an additional layer of government, nor do we bear the costs of one. There are so many generous, committed, civic-minded citizens and nonprofits here that we don’t usually need a mayor or a council.

  • Board majority must reveal vision

    Maybe they just got tired of being called the new conservative majority.

    How else can you explain school board members Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams voting to pay, including performance incentives, new superintendent Daniel McMinimee almost 40 percent more than his predecessor and to give him a five-year contract despite the fact that he’s never been a superintendent before? The decision doesn’t meet any definition of conservative I’ve ever heard.

  • Meadows come alive with wildflower colors

    June is such an amazing month. Everything is making record growth and suddenly seems so full.

    The valleys that were bare all winter are now full of green willow leaves. Aspen are in full leaf; suddenly everything appears over-stuffed. It is a pleasure to see the spring green, which makes everything come alive.

  • Sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief rescheduled for Aug. 1

    The sentencing of former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who pleaded guilty to three counts in the theft of $647,000 from the district, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 1.

  • 56 Western artists in town for art show, auction

    For the fourth consecutive year, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery will host a group of 56 of the country’s most celebrated Western artists. The Weekend in the West Art Show and Auction is an invitational event that welcomes painters and sculptors from across the Mountain West, giving art-lovers a rare opportunity to watch those talents at work and take home a masterpiece created before their eyes.

  • Open Space committee looks at potential properties for acquisition

    The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee explored the potential of two properties offered by private landowners during a field trip last Thursday afternoon.

    Traveling to a field near Boulder and to Douglas Mountain near Gilpin County, OSAC members and Jeffco Open Space staff walked the properties and learned about the owners’ interest in selling them.

  • Evergreen residents selected for Jeffco sustainability commission

    Evergreen residents Rachel Emmer and Erich Harris and Genesee resident Steve Brown are among nine founding members on the recently formed sustainability commission in Jefferson County.

    A vision of Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe, the commission is designed to assist businesses and county agencies by providing expertise and resources for them.

    “We are hoping to be able to partner with businesses,” said Emmer.

    The commission will serve as a clearinghouse of information on best practices for sustainability, she said.

  • Evergreen Lake getting new boardwalk

    While kids play in a grassy field by Evergreen Lake, workers saw and place planks of wood for a new boardwalk at the park.

     

    “This time around, we're replacing the entire boardwalk,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    “We're removing it completely down to the foundation,” he added.

    Although the flooding last fall did some minor damage to the structure, its 20-year age and the wear and tear on the walkway made the replacement necessary, Robson said.