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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cougars upbeat about future in spite of loss

    LAKEWOOD – The Evergreen Cougars girls lacrosse team had a tough end to the season. They went 0-9 in league play and lost their final nine games overall, including a 16-6 loss to Golden on May 8 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    But head coach Alyssa Trudel and her team are focusing on the smaller victories that maybe aren’t in the standings.

    So what if the Cougars trailed 12-1 at the half to Golden. Evergreen didn’t quit, and it came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Demons 5-4.

  • Evergreen’s Spinzig qualifies for state

    ARVADA – Evergreen High golfer Christina Spinzig shot a 9-over 81 on May 10, good enough for fifth place at the 4A Metro West girls golf tournament at West Woods Golf Course.

    The finish qualified her for the 4A state tournament to be held at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose on May 24-25.

    Spinzig was also named MVP for the 4a Jeffco league.

    Teammates Lauren Jagels and Aslinn Scott just missed the cut. Jages finished with a 95 and Scott a 96. The cutoff for state was 92.

    Sophomore Jennifer Butler, in her first regional, shot a 122.