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Today's News

  • Angel gifts designed to bring comfort to Connecticut families

    A former Evergreen resident and her aunt who were touched by the massive slaying at a Connecticut school last week are working together to send silver angel pendants to 20 families who lost children in the tragedy.

     

    Bonnie Rose, who now lives in Walsenburg, has been buying the angel pendants from Evergreen Fine Art for her aunt and daughter-in-law for years, she said. Gallery owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley contribute a portion of the funds from the sale of the specially designed sterling sliver angels to Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice.

  • Evergreen Year in Review Part 2

    A burning issue

    A proposed fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 drew heated opposition from residents objecting to its location near homes and schools.

    Since announcing plans for the facility in April, the Evergreen Fire Protection District board and staff have faced criticism that has escalated to a recall of board members.

  • A year of change, controversy and community support

    From political transitions to upheaval over proposed projects, Evergreen experienced a dynamic and controversial year in 2012.

    Redistricting changed the political landscape of the community, resulting in representation in Congressional District 2 by a liberal Democrat from Boulder. The November elections that resulted in a Democratic majority in the state legislature created a challenge for Republican House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou.

  • 2012: The year in review

    The year of 2012 saw numerous athletic achievements from Lexie Malazdrewicz and the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ showing at the 4A state championships to PAC Rugby finally winning it all to the success of EHS’ boys and girls cross country teams, led by Jackson Sayler and Samantha Skold, respectively, at leagues and regionals. With that said, the Canyon Courier looks back at 10 stories that made headlines in the past 12 months.

    MALAZDREWICZ, EVERGREEEN GIRLS SHINE AT 4A STATE MEET

  • Man dies in Golden house fire

    A 67-year-old man died in a house fire in Golden on Thursday night.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Golden and Pleasant View responded about 10:48 p.m. to a fire at 1415 Isabell St.

    Neighbors had reported they could smell smoke and saw flames on the roof. Firefighters found the man’s body inside; he reportedly was the only occupant of the home at the time of the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation; the Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not suspected. 

  • County cuts $688,000 from funding to social services nonprofits

    Three Jeffco nonprofits are facing sizable cuts in funding due to tightened budgets at the county, state and federal levels.

    In its 2013 budget, Jefferson County cut $688,000 from the amount it provides to Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’Resource Center.

  • Obama’s end-of-year list should include pardons

    End-of-the-year lists are filling my in box. Here are a few examples: 10 Things Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About the “Fiscal Cliff”; the 10 Worst Ways your Children are Being Poisoned Right Now: vaccines, food, video games and more; and 12 Things You Should Always Haggle Over. There are several best album evaluators. Best films. Best tweets. Well, to me, the best tweet is no tweet at all.

  • Is this an argument we need to have?

    By Greg Dobbs

  • Finding our way to actual solutions

    Readers might be wondering why this week’s Courier has no stories with local reaction to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. — and that’s a fair question.

  • Gambel’s oak is a rare sighting in the foothills

    When I go down Little Cub Creek Road, I always look for a small cluster of Gambel’s oak, which grows on a scruffy southwest-facing slope just south of Mountain Park Road. It is a clump of small trees. Although they have single trunks and are tree shaped, they are little more than shrubs.