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Today's News

  • Evergreen Army captain convicted of lesser charges in deaths of Iraqi civilians

    An Army captain from Evergreen who was accused of ordering Iraqi police officers to kill two civilians was convicted this week on charges of negligence and reckless endangerment but acquitted of two counts of premeditated murder.

    Carl Bjork, 28, who previously was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism overseas, reportedly received a “reprimand” and will forfeit a third of his salary for one year. The maximum sentence could have been seven years in prison, a dishonorable discharge, and/or loss of his entire salary.

  • Election 2010 feature available on canyoncourier.com

    For election information submitted by candidates for the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, click on  the drop-down menu “News” and click on "Political Races 2010." Interviews with the candidates are in the "Lead Stories" section.

  • Looking forward to International Migratory Bird Day

    This coming Saturday, May 8, is International Migratory Bird Day, which will be celebrated locally at the Evergreen Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    International Migratory Bird Day is a celebration of one of the most spectacular events in the world, the annual migration of birds. The day officially takes place on the second Saturday in May every year in most of the United States. However, it is celebrated at different times in different places due to the variation in migration.

  • Making a case for full disclosure

    Sometimes the story isn’t as big a deal as the story about the story. How much different would United States history look if, the day after the Watergate break-in, President Nixon had said, “Campaigns make people do crazy things,” instead of getting involved in the cover-up that led to his resignation?

    While there is little doubt there is nothing in Scott McInnis’ tax returns or John Hickenlooper’s charitable contributions that rise to the level of Watergate, the principle is the same. The longer questions persist, the bigger the story gets.

  • The narrator of Our Evergreen World

    On May 3, 1972, Sylvia Brockner wrote her first column for the Canyon Courier, about pine siskins, and readers flocked to her words about nature’s rhythms and the beauty of Evergreen and its surroundings.

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.

  • Community tree undergoes treatment for wind damage

    When the top 4 feet of the “community tree” at Evergreen Lake snapped off in a windstorm a few years ago, Joan Spalding, owner of Spalding Trees, was distraught.

    Now, with a little help from Mother Nature and a bucket truck, Spalding hopes to rectify the flaw, which mars the perfection befitting a tree that has its own bronze plaque carved into a rock.

     

  • Community embraces teen to help her battle MS

    The Craig family in Evergreen has seen evidence of something they’ve known for 18 years: This is a giving community.

    When the Craigs learned in February that their 14-year-old daughter, Heather, had multiple sclerosis, they were devastated. But the teachers and students at Evergreen Middle School have embraced the family and are doing something to help.

  • Hearing continued until June in Herrin case

    The man accused of the Dec. 29 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Evergreen woman appeared in court on Monday, May 10, for a pretrial conference, which was then continued until June 7.

    Joel M. Herrin of Kittredge pleaded not guilty to the charges April 26. Herrin, 41, is accused of going to the woman’s house Dec. 29 for a housecleaning job and then assaulting her when she tried to leave for work. He has been held in the Jefferson County jail since the day of his arrest under $500,000 bond.

  • Standoff at Evergreen home ends with two arrests

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took at least two people into custody Monday following an assault on a man late Sunday that led to an hours-long standoff at 28123 Tresine Drive in Evergreen.

    A SWAT team responded to the home after the 54-year-old victim, who resides at that address, reported the assault at the mountain precinct about 10:45 p.m. The man fled the home after being beaten and began walking toward the police station.