Today's News

  • Opening Day: When all things are possible

    Opening Day, 2012!
    Friday marks the 20th opening day for our Colorado Rockies. As has been the case every year since 1993, we start the season tied for first place and as close to a world championship as every other team in the major leagues.

  • Western red squirrels begin roaming forests in April

    March has been an interesting month with weather zig-zagging between record highs, record lows, exceptional spring-like weather along with exceptional drought with which came a serious forest fire near Conifer. All of this brought a great deal of uncertainty.
    April has already greeted us with a rain and a snowstorm, and we can’t help but wonder what else it will bring before the month is up. April has a reputation of being unable to make up its mind as to whether she will spring or put on her parka and dive back into winter.

  • Play within a play proves a playful romp

    “Curtains,” the newest production at StageDoor Theatre, is a comedy whodunit that pays homage to the brassy musical comedies of the 1950s. “Curtains” was created by the powerhouse musical-theater team of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who were responsible for such great musicals as “Chicago” and “Cabaret.”

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  • Spring sports look ahead

    With spring break over, the Canyon Courier takes a look back at the initial part of the spring season for some of our area teams as they resume play for the remainder of the 2012 season:

    Evergreen’s girls soccer team is off to a flying start, having won four of its first five games and come out of spring break with an undefeated 4-0-1 record.
    The Lady Cougars have given up just three goals this season behind 18 saves from freshman goalkeeper Natalie Ulfig.

  • Cougars sophomore Englehart hurls no-hitter

    Sophomore hurler Jake Englehart hurled a no-hitter, finishing one batter shy of a perfect game, as Evergreen capped a three-game spring break trip to Arizona with a 5-0 victory over Cactus (Ariz.) on March 29 in the Greenway Festival.
    The complete game  was Englehart’s third win of the season. He walked one, while striking out three in facing just one batter over the minimum.


    Eric Castillo felt the pain. He saw the swelling on his left knee. But no matter what the pain wouldn’t go away. And, unfortunately, there was an all-too-real reasoning for that.
    The now-Clear Creek High School freshman was suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer that was hindering not only his knee but the tibia bone. The diagnosis came in January 2011 and all but threatened to end his baseball career, even before it truthfully got started.

  • 42-acre addition proposed for Reynolds Park

    Jeffco Open Space will purchase 42 acres on Foxton Road as an addition to Reynolds Park, pending approval by the county commissioners.

    The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee approved the staff proposal to buy the property from Willard Kent Faller Trust for $255,905.

    The decision came at a regular meeting of the committee March 1. The authorization approving negotiations was June 4, 2009.

  • End of the trail: NEAT obtains federal funding for sidewalk from Bergen Village to Bergen Elementary

    The federal Safe Routes to School grant program has awarded $250,000 to complete the last part of the NEAT trail from Bergen Village to Bergen Elementary along Sugarbush Drive.


    The 0.6-mile walkway is an extension of the existing NEAT trail, which starts at Evergreen Middle School.

    "We are so excited after 10 years of thinking about this and breaking it into pieces to get it done; it's something the whole NEAT team has been dreaming about," said Liz Cohen, president of the nonprofit North Evergreen Activity Trails.

  • Sister urges left-turn-on-green-arrow-only signal

    The sister of a woman who was seriously injured in a car accident March 14 is imploring authorities to put in a restricted left-turn signal at the intersection of Evergreen Parkway and Highway 103 (Squaw Pass Road.)

    Sandy Bruggeman of Evergreen believes there should be a left-turn-on-green-arrow-only light at the intersection where two cars collided, sending three people to the hospital. There is a green arrow, but left turns are allowed when the arrow is off and the green light is on.