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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Park and rec candidate Mark Footer

    Occupation

    Broker-owner, Intero Real Estate Services

    Educational background

    Northern Arizona University, B.S. in business administration

    Family information

    Married, three kids

    Age: 43

    Length of residence in Evergreen/neighborhood you live in

    Upper Bear Creek, 10 years

    Why you are running for the park board?

  • Medical pot dispensary closes in wake of hearing

    A South Jeffco medical marijuana dispensary has temporarily closed following a hearing that upheld a zoning violation notice issued to the business.

    The owner of Footprints Health & Wellness, Marc Giuliani, said he will appeal the board of adjustment’s decision in district court. The board voted 4-1 to uphold the violation notice, which subjects Giuliani to a potential $1,000 fine for every day he sells medical marijuana.

  • New group promotes recycling, saving energy

    A group of Evergreen environmental enthusiasts has started a nonprofit organization — Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You, or “E.A.S.+Y” for short — to encourage more people to recycle and “to leave no trace.”

    “Our purpose isn’t to create recycling stations or pick up material but have people realize how easy it would be if you just pay attention to it,” said Tupper Briggs of Re/Max Alliance Evergreen, president of the board of E.A.S.+Y and a recent convert to the recycling lifestyle.

  • Business Beat: Chamber chief sees signs of life in local economy

    For Evergreen businesses, the economic downturn over the past couple of years has had a silver lining.

    “I’m really noticing that our businesses are starting to work together more to promote themselves and promote the community,” said Melanie Nuchols, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our businesses are working together, and our nonprofits are working together and joining forces.”

    While Evergreen businesses and organizations worked together before the recession, the cooperation has increased substantially, she said.

  • Sandhill crane migration is a sight to behold

    Actually it was not bitter cold or the storm could have been much worse than it actually was. This is the week that I always call crane week for almost every year my husband Bill and I used to go to Nebraska at this time to see the sandhill crane migration.

    I had planned to go again this year and be a co-leader with Kathanne Lynch for an Evergreen Audubon trip, but apparently few Auduboners realized what a very special trip this is, and no one signed up to go. Or maybe they were just afraid of spring blizzards on the plains. My loss, I’m sorry to say.

  • We need our community paper

    In many ways, the Canyon Courier is the lifeblood of our community. The Courier is the only comprehensive source of timely information about what is happening in Evergreen and what is happening to Evergreen. Without the Courier, there would be no way for most of us to know of the many important local issues that affect our health, safety, property taxes, property values and much more. The Courier is our only timely source of information about the behavior (and misbehavior) of our elected and unelected officials at the local and county level.

  • A primer on pre-primary politics

    With precinct caucuses now in the books, the 2010 election season is officially under way. Caucuses are an important first step in the nominating process, through which each major party selects its nominees for the general election this fall. 

    With the exception of presidential nominations, there isn’t much public attention given to the way parties pick their candidates. It’s as though each November we’re presented with a ballot listing a Democrat, a Republican and perhaps one or more third-party candidates, with the winner assuming public office.

  • Painting a clear picture of Center for the Arts

    With so much misinformation swirling about town, it is time to set the record straight with the facts about the Center for the Arts Evergreen and our collaboration with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Helicopter crash-lands on Mount Morrison

    A helicopter crash-landed on Mount Morrison above Red Rocks early Sunday morning just after the Easter sunrise service at the amphitheater.

    Two people aboard the chopper, a flight instructor and a student, suffered minor injuries when the copter went down around 7:30 a.m., said Cindy Matthews, spokeswoman for West Metro Fire. A May Day call had gone out from the copter saying it was heading for a concrete pad on Mount Morrison, Matthews said.

    The craft ended up putting down on the side of the mountain, then tipped over, its blades cutting into the slope.