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Today's News

  • Evergreen student-athletes sign letters of intent

    National Signing Day was Feb. 2, but inclement weather delayed Evergreen High School from holding its signing ceremony until Feb. 9. But it couldn’t keep four student-athletes from making their future a reality. The following is a list of those four student-athletes and why they chose the school that they did. Stephen Swofford contributed to this report.
    — Michael Hicks, Sports Editor

  • Nature Center director resigns after three years

    Michael Stills has resigned as executive director of the Evergreen Audubon Nature Center after the board of directors downsized the position from three-quarters time to half-time.

    Evergreen Audubon has operated a nature center in the warming hut on Evergreen Lake from April through November for the last three years.

    Stills said he couldn't afford to take a salary cut from $37,000 to $24,000, because he has a family to support. The board is advertising on the website for a new director. Stills resigned at the end of the year to seek another job.

  • Evergreen’s Ytterberg launches bid for vice chair of state GOP

     Don Ytterberg of Evergreen, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party since 2009, announced Monday he is a candidate for the job of vice chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.

    In 2008 Ytterberg ran an unsuccessful race for the state Senate District 16 seat against Democrat Dan Gibbs.

    He is a fiscal conservative who believes in entrepreneurship, economic growth and limited government spending.

  • Pickleball barrels into Evergreen

    A former Californian now living in Evergreen wants to introduce area residents to his favorite racket sport: pickleball. The sport is a cross among tennis, badminton and paddleball.

    As with tennis, the game is played on a hard court divided into sides by a net, 2 inches lower than a tennis net. But the court is much smaller, with a baseline only 22 feet from the net, meaning the play doesn't require as much stamina and running as tennis.

    Players use wooden paddles and plastic wiffle balls. The serve is underhanded.

  • EAS+Y honors 9-year-old for environmental work

     

     

     

    When fourth-grader Kayla Wolins, 9, heard that Frito-Lay was retiring its biodegradable Sun Chips bags, she was so outraged she wrote a letter to the company protesting the move. Frito-Lay sent a letter back saying it was trying to figure out a way to make biodegradable bags less noisy.

    Customers had complained that the biodegradables made too much noise and the company announced in October it would trash the old bags and bring back the regular plastic ones (except for the original plain flavor).

  • Courier website to be subscription-only starting March 2

    Free access to local news and sports at www.canyoncourier.com is coming to an end.

    Beginning March 2, the Courier’s website will be available to paid subscribers only.

    "We intend to continue to provide the quality news and information you already enjoy, and in order to do that we are introducing the new paid-online policy," said Tim Zeman, publisher of the Courier.

    "The combination of Web and newspaper subscription together is even better than getting the newspaper alone," he said.

  • Interviews for park district chief taking place this week

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has scheduled three closed-door evening sessions this week to conduct in-person interviews with four candidates for the job of park district executive director.

    The first of 10 potential interview sessions took place Feb. 9. The first five candidates all are from in the state, said Kit Darrow, board president. The fact that they are all from Colorado was a matter of coincidence and not design, Darrow said.

  • Local artists’ paintings selected for statewide show

    Watermedia paintings by Evergreen artists David Cuin and Gail Lancaster have been selected from more than 300 entries to be part of the Colorado Watercolor Society’s 2011 State Watermedia Exhibition.
    The exhibition includes 80 Colorado artists who will exhibit their framed and unframed work at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission to the show is free. The show and sale run from March 18 to April 17. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.

  • ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ a lively look at theater

    One of the most popular jokes in theater is poking fun at theater itself. Jabs at the flamboyant personalities of actors and quips about the paper-doll personas of old-time parts such as the ditzy blonde wannabe actress or the scheming producers have been the stuff of musicals throughout the ages.

  • Rollover crash injures woman

    A Jeep and its driver rolled off an embankment and crashed into a duplex on Russell Gulch Road on Feb. 4 about 8:25 a.m. 

    The driver was able to extricate herself. She was transported to St. Anthony Hospital with minor injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating. Evergreen Fire/Rescue was on the scene.