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Today's News

  • Remodel on hold at Evergreen Library

    Budget concerns have put the planned remodel of the Evergreen Library on hold indefinitely, the Jefferson County Public Library announced Monday.

    “These are uncertain times,” Priscilla Winter, Evergreen Library manager, said in a statement. “We remain committed to the Evergreen Library remodel, but we want to make sure we have enough money set aside to do it right.”

    Library officials cited budget concerns as the reason for the decision.

  • For Shirley, Evergreen Rodeo is daddy of them all

    For the Shirley family, rodeo has definitely become a family affair.

    Tim Shirley, 28, of Conifer will rosin his bareback riding rig and ride a bronc at the Evergreen Rodeo on Father’s Day, but this year it’s extra special — because in the stands will be his wife, Mindy, and their 11-month-old daughter, Rylee.

    Rylee is making the rodeo circuit to watch her daddy’s attempt to break a bronc and pursue the purse.

    Shirley works at Shirley Septic Pumping in Conifer.

  • Rodeo royalty: Conifer’s Katie White

     Lots of little girls dream of riding horses, their steeds’ flowing manes and tails fanned by the wind, and their dreams fanned by a desire to be the rodeo queen.

    One of those little girls now has a tiara on her custom-made cowboy hat. Katie White, 18, of Conifer is the 2010 Evergreen Rodeo princess, with her reign ending in December.

    “We’re the face of the rodeo,” she said, “and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

    The trail to becoming rodeo royalty has many steps.

  • Ads omitted from Courier's June 16 print edition

    Four ads were inadvertently omitted from the Courier’s June 16 print edition. The ads were for Carpet Mill, Lam Tree Service, Evergreen Vacuum and Spalding Trees. Readers can visit www.canyoncourier.com to view those ads online.

    Spalding Trees is planning a Tree Party from June 17-19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and has extended the event to June 24-26. Spalding, on Kerr Gulch Road, will offer arboreal education and refreshments during the event.

     

  • Open space, closed government

    After crafting a deal to acquire 19 acres in the Rooney Valley last December, Jeffco officials portrayed the purchase as a routine Open Space buy and kept secret the transaction’s role in settling a lawsuit by a group of developers, a Courier investigation shows.

    A lawsuit currently pending against the county charges that the machinations contributed to Jeffco’s top administrator, Jim Moore, being fired after he voiced objections to the lack of transparency.

  • Get outside and help eradicate weeds at Evergreen Lake

    I don’t know where the month of May went, but it just disappeared with the spring snow.

    Now we are well into the month of June and the annual Community Weed Day is this coming Saturday, June 11.

    This is a very special day, open to the public and one of the few things that is still free. Community Weed Day is held on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the park on the Lake House lawn. It is co-sponsored by Evergreen Audubon, the local Mount Evans chapter of the Sierra Club, the Evergreen Garden Club, and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Could a coalition government work?

    The new government in Great Britain is wasting no time getting down to business. Shortly after taking power, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition announced spending cuts totaling about $8.2 billion. According to The Economist, “this is a small first step on a long journey.”

  • EHS’ Beaudin gives praise to her coach

    GREELEY — There are a number of things that Grace Beaudin could remember from playing in her last high school sporting event ever. But the Evergreen senior will remember one thing more than anything else.

  • Oakes grateful for one final high school game

     

    GREELEY — Evergreen High School senior Kate Oakes had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she played volleyball at the Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Games. 

  • A daring rescue after dark

    The Alpine Rescue Team of Evergreen is one of five Colorado search and rescue teams that won a Valor Award from a national association, for saving the life of a man with a broken leg near the top of 14,201-foot Crestone Needle, one of the most dangerous peaks in Colorado.

    The peak is 56 miles southwest of Pueblo, or about a five-hour drive from Evergreen.

    “People die on it every year. It’s very steep,” said Paul “Woody” Woodward, who was on the rescue mission July 27-28, 2009, along with eight other members of the Alpine Rescue Team.