Today's News

  • 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.

  • Jeffco school board wasting money and time

    By Mike Arnold

  • Chimney fire sends two departments to Floyd Hill

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Clear Creek Fire Authority joined forces to fight a chimney fire and burning roof Feb. 3 at 869 Meadow View on Floyd Hill. The fire was called in at 12:19 p.m., and the first firefighter was arrived at 12:29 p.m., said Garry DeJong, chief of the Evergreen Fire/Rescue. 

  • Entrepreneurs are the real American heroes

    By Russ Campbell