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Today's News

  • Evergreen man charged with murder, sex assault in slaying

    An Evergreen man accused of killing his older sister was charged Thursday morning with two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of sexual assault and one count of robbery.

    Zachariah Thomas Santaguida, 18, appeared in Jefferson County District Court for an advisement hearing in Judge Margie Enquist’s courtroom. His preliminary hearing is set for 8 a.m. June 25.

  • There are black birds and then there are blackbirds

    All through late March, there have been reports of large flocks of blackbirds moving through the area: 150 in Kerr Gulch, 200 in Kittredge, 100 at Morrison, etc.

    We also have had more red-winged blackbirds at Evergreen Lake than there were this winter, so that means some migrants have arrived. The flock is much more talkative than it was, and males are displaying their red-shoulder epaulets, which indicate that some females have arrived and picked out nesting sites that must be defended.

  • An immigrant's fervent prayer

    “Life is a song we must sing with our days

    “A poem with meaning more than words can say.”

    — Michael Card from “The Poem of Your Life”

  • Buchanan Park key in EPRD election

    In many ways, the closest thing we have to a city council in Evergreen is the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. While there are other special districts with elected boards here, the combination of EPRD’s mission and the facilities it manages gives it a much more overreaching presence than other districts.

  • Evergreen man arrested in slaying of sister

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year-old Evergreen man in the slaying of his sister after responding to a call of an adult female not breathing in the 30000 block of Hilltop Drive in Evergreen at 11 p.m. April 8.

    Zachariah Thomas Santaguida was booked into the Jefferson County jail, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

    The victim, a 24-year-old woman, has not been identified. Her sister found her in the family home, where the brother also was living, according to police.

  • Suspect, 18, being held on murder charges in Hilltop Drive slaying

    A man arrested April 9 on suspicion of killing his sister at their home on Hilltop Drive in Evergreen is being held on first-degree murder charges in the Jefferson County jail without bond.

    The suspect, Zachariah Thomas Santaguida, 18, appeared Monday by video in County Judge Thomas Vance’s courtroom in the Jefferson County courthouse. Santaguida did not make a statement.

  • Five-star Kaufmann leads Cougars to rout

    LAKEWOOD — Anya Kaufmann had never scored more than four goals in a game before.

    Well, she took care of that in the first half in Evergreen’s game against Englewood on April 9. The only question was if she would she get her fifth.

    It wasn’t looking like she would, but with less than 10 minutes remaining in the second half, Kaufmann fired a shot past the Englewood goalie to tally that fifth goal and set a new personal record as she helped lead the Cougars past the Pirates in an 8-0 laugher at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Young Cougars drill Raptors

    The Evergreen Cougars girls lacrosse team hasn’t played a close game all season. They’ve either blown out their opponent, or been blown out by them.

    Fortunately for the Cougars, their game against Eaglecrest on April 6 was a blow out in their favor as they routed an undermanned Raptors team 16-2 at Evergreen High School.

    For the Cougars, it was their second win of the season as the snapped a two game losing streak that spanned almost an entire month. Their first win of 2010 came over Valor Christian on March 11.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Baseball, girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse and girls tennis

    Baseball

    Aramovich keys win over Warriors

    Senior pitcher Tom Aramovich threw a 1-run complete game April 12 and was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI at the plate as Evergreen defeated Centaurus 5-1 for a Class 4A Jefferson County League victory.

    Aramovich struck out 13 Warriors, allowed just three hits and walked only two batters in the victory.

    Nick Riggio was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, and junior Sam Keen drove in two runs as the Cougars improved to 7-3 overall, 1-0 in league.

  • Forum planned April 20 for park district candidates

    The Canyon Courier is sponsoring a forum for candidates in the upcoming May 4 election for three seats on the board of directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Evergreen Lake House. The public is invited.

    Ann Bolson, pastor of Wild Rose Congregational Church, will be moderating, and Canyon Courier editor Doug Bell will present the candidates.

    Seven are in the running: Andrew Adamowski, Pat Callahan, Brett Champine, Mark Footer, Barb Scripps, Kit Darrow and Roger Hoaglund.