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Today's News

  • Hunting for compromise

    Living in the mountains means it's possible to bag an elk in your own backyard — provided it's hunting season and one has the proper license.

    Disturbing though it may be to many neighbors in the idyllic bedroom communities of Evergreen, Genesee and Indian Hills, shooting elk on private property in unincorporated Jefferson County is legal, as long as the ammunition remains in the shooter's yard.

  • Housecleaner sentenced to 30 years for kidnapping

    Joel Michael Herrin was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a woman from her Evergreen home on Dec. 29, 2009, forcing her to into his SUV and confining her in his apartment in Kittredge for nearly 12 hours.
    Herrin, 41, had been working as a housecleaner in the woman’s home for four years.
    Herrin previously pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and attempted sexual assault Sept. 17. The sentencing originally was scheduled for Dec. 3 and was continued. Herrin originally could have faced a sentence of life in prison.  

  • Fire departments respond to Lookout Mountain Community Church

    A fire was reported Saturday afternoon at Lookout Mountain Community Church off I-70.
    Dispatchers about 1:30 p.m. reported the call, and said the building’s sprinkler system was activated.
    Foothills Fire & Rescue and Evergreen Evergreen Fire/Rescue were responding to the blaze.

    The church is on Commons Drive just off I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit.

     

  • Bipartisan effort toes admirable line

    Democrats took control of the Colorado Senate by a narrow 18-17 margin after the 2000 election. Republicans maintained control of the House and the governor’s office. When incoming Senate President Stan Matsunaka spoke at the annual pre-legislative forum sponsored by the Colorado Press Association that year, he announced that because he didn’t believe a split legislature could agree on a plan, the Senate wouldn’t try to pass a bill to establish congressional districts for the next 10 years and the issue would be passed onto the courts.

  • A little style can be worthwhile

    Even more beauty is coming to our mountain community. Visual merchandiser Leezl Gnatovich will be opening a new store in the new year. Her aim is to create a rich sensory experience that will invigorate your shopping. There will be a touch of nostalgia thrown in.

  • Kinnikinnick, and winter in the woods

    Reprinted from Dec. 19, 2007

     

    Winter seems to have settled in with a fairly stable blanket of white. However, it is not too deep for walking in most of our area, and all but the back roads are fairly passable. This makes it possible for most anyone to get out to see what winter has in store.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Richard receives master of science in mechanical engineering

    Philip D. Richard Jr., son of Philip and Lois Richard, received his master of science in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Richard graduated from Evergreen High School in 2001 and graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Richard is lead production engineer at Precise Cast in Commerce City. Philip Sr. and Lois owned and operated Mountain Pharmacy in Evergreen for 25 years and will be returning to Evergreen to retire in two years.

  • Year in review: Top 10 sports stories

    2010 saw many things, from the Evergreen football team making a rare state playoff appearance to individual state titles in gymnastics and skiing to a domininating run by the cross country team. The following is a list of the Canyon Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:

  • The right stuff: Local artist finds inner satisfaction in the intricacies of taxidermy

    Ever since he was 8 years old and tried to stretch the skin of a squirrel on a board, Brad Haddix has been attracted to the ancient art of taxidermy.