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Today's News

  • Court rejects commission's plan for redrawing lines of state House, Senate districts

    The state Supreme Court on Nov. 15 voted 4-2 to reject the proposed new boundaries of state House and Senate districts and send the maps back to the state Reapportionment Commission because too many counties were split up.

    Under the plan, the shapes of both House District 25 and Senate District 16 would be drastically different and foster the element of "competitiveness" over other factors.

    Every 10 years the legislature redraws the state's political district boundaries to reflect population shifts over the last decade.

  • Grant to help pay for bike racks on Lariat Loop

     With the Pro Cycling Challenge in particular and cycling in general both in the limelight, the Lariat Loop successfully obtained $25,000 to install 25 bike racks at various points along the 40-mile-long National Scenic Byway.

    The grant requires a matching fund contribution of $6,000. The money comes through the Colorado Department of Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration, which is responsible for the Scenic Byways Program.

  • Main Street to be closed for downtown Holiday Walk on Dec. 2

    Main Street from the stoplight to Meadow Drive will be closed to traffic from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 for the first time in 20 years for the Holiday Walk, the season's free outdoor community event and street party sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    Motorists will be able to detour around the closure by taking Douglas Park Road and Meadow Drive to Highway 74.

  • Children’s Chorale scores big with ‘Favorites’ program

    Every December, members of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale gather at Center/Stage to present a show filled with holiday cheer. Each performance ends with ECC alumni joining the Chorale for the annual alumni number, “A Simple Song of Peace.” In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the ECC has reached out to its alumni to not only perform the final number this year, but to help create the show.

  • Delay in paper delivery

    Due to an issue at the Canyon Courier's press, today's issue of the paper will be late. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • State hiring reforms worth a look

    Gov. John Hickenlooper seems ready to take a bite out of one of the bigger issues for a chief executive in Colorado. He announced earlier this month that he’s begun to look at options to reform Colorado’s state personnel system.

  • An alma mater in disgrace

    I spent four of the best years of my life at Penn State University.

  • Wild turkeys not very abundant in the foothills

    I well remember the first wild turkey I ever saw. I was birding in Alleghany State Park with a friend, Kay McCann, and she said, “Let’s walk down this trail to the river. About a week ago, someone saw a wild turkey near here.” We went down the trail and sure enough, on the far bank of the river were two wild turkeys getting a drink. We froze in our tracks, and the big birds continued to drink.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Parked and wrecked

  • Rotary to launch Ice Melt Contest with concert at Ice House

    The sixth annual Ice Melt Contest gets under way this year in combination with the first benefit concert at the Ice House in support of the EPRD Special Needs Program and Evergreen Christian Outreach at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

    Tickets are $10 at the door, and bands include 3-Legged Dog, Joe Bye and Friends, and John Erlandson and the MPR All Stars.