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Today's News

  • EPRD’s 2014 budget increases fees

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board raised a variety of fees when it approved a $5.8 million budget for 2014 last month.

    But thanks to an unexpected $200,000 increase in 2013 revenue, the fee increases are modest, EPRD Executive Director Scott Robson said. The increases include:

    • The admission fee for Wulf Rec Center is now the same as at Buchanan Rec Center. That means an increase of 75 cents for kids, seniors and military personnel, and an extra $1 for adults.

  • An empowering mission

    Pastor Philip Reimers from Evergreen’s Church of the Cross is going to Africa for six weeks this summer with an ambitious goal: to help engineer a sustainable future for refugees of war.

    Three or four years ago, Reimers met Denver Pastor Mwenebitu Lupande, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who fled from the country’s rampant violence to set up his own church in the U.S. His church, Come to Jesus Ministries, is for refugees of all African nations, and sermons are delivered in Swahili.

  • American 3D Printing makes the virtual real

    Architects: Say you want to quickly get a model of a home, so a potential buyer can see a scale model rather than just the drawings.

    Artists: Say you want to make a small replica of a sculpture.

    Bakers: Say you want to top a wedding cake with likenesses of the bride and groom.

    Parents: Say you want furniture pieces for a dollhouse that are exact replicas of furniture in your house.

    All of these are possible at Evergreen’s American 3D Printing.

  • Thrills, chills — and a few spills — at 18th annual Ice Fest

    Waiting in line to take their first leap into icy waters at the Evergreen Lake Plunge on New Year’s Day, three friends were wondering what to expect.

    “Horrible!” proclaimed 11-year-old Dylan Barker while making his way toward the warmth of the changing room with buddies Hunter Fildey and Cody Boscoe, who dived with him.

    The three boys were in good company, with more than 250 people jumping into lake during the event, which benefited Drive Smart and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special-needs program.

  • $49,000 grant secured for Evergreen Trails Master Plan

    The Evergreen Trails Master Plan project took an important step recently when it received a $49,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

    The plan envisions a trail network running from the high school to Wulf Rec Center to the Evergreen Library, and then through downtown along Bear Creek.

  • Recreational pot for sale in Clear Creek

    Starting the new year on a high note, visitors and locals gathered in front of the Kine Mine in Idaho Springs on Jan. 1 for their first chance to buy recreational marijuana.

    Pot enthusiasts, some waiting several hours, were allowed into the shop starting at 8:30 a.m.

    One man, who wished to remain anonymous and was the first in line, said he was happy to wait a few extra minutes.

  • The Year in Review

    Both the Evergreen boys and girls basketball teams made some noise at the state tournament, as did the girls soccer program. Madison Tenney just missed a top-20 finish in girls golf and the EHS boys tennis team sent two doubles squads to state. And those were some of the stories that didn’t make the list. The Canyon Courier looks back at 10 stories that highlighted the year of 2013.

    FOOTBALL WINS LEAGUE TITLE

  • Gray-colored birds visit feeders during winter

    Reprinted from Jan. 6, 2010

    It is winter again this week. Snowflakes have been in the air several times, but so far, we haven’t accumulated much, just added clean sheets to the snow bed that was already on the ground.

  • Journey Church charged with zoning violations

    Jefferson County is suing Journey Community Church, claiming the church has misused its land and has held events without required permits

    The county is seeking a civil penalty between $500 and $1,000. The trial date is set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24.

    Rebecca Klymkowsky, assistant county attorney for Jeffco, said she couldn’t comment on the ongoing litigation, but that the lawsuit involved a zoning issue with the church’s property at 10101 Highway 73 in Conifer.

    A call to Journey Church was not returned at press time.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Gonna be a long flight home