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Today's News

  • It's a toss-up: National champion shows Bergen Meadow students the tricks of the Frisbee-throwing trade

    The kids called him Mr. Awesome Cool Man — a telling title for Todd Brodeur, a world champion Frisbee player who taught students at Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley elementary schools the art of Frisbee.

    Playing with a Frisbee is a wonderful sport, Brodeur told students at an assembly at Bergen Meadow recently. Brodeur spent four days at the school as part of the schools’ artist-in-residence program.

    “You can stay active,” he said. “You can keep your heart beating and lungs breathing.”

  • Montessori kids, parents fall for autumn

    A chilly, dreary afternoon did not stop Montessori School of Evergreen families from enjoying the school’s first ever harvest festival on Oct. 22.

    “The festival is giving people a chance to celebrate the fall season,” said Ginny Bishop, the school’s director of development. The festival was at the school’s Marshdale campus.

    The two-hour festival had many activities for children and adults. Parents made more than 200 caramel apples, and children decorated them with sprinkles and chocolate cookie pieces.

  • Special-needs swing stolen from Buchanan Park

    The special-needs swing at the Buchanan Park playground was removed with bolt cutters Oct. 21 and stolen for the second time since summer.

    Earlier this summer, the swing and the wheelchair swing were stolen. Both were later replaced.

    The special-needs swing costs about $500, said Kimberly Stiles, human resources manager with Evergreen Park and Recreation.

    The incidents have been reported to authorities.

    Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the items should contact authorities at 303-277-0211.

     

  • Fire district holding 2 meetings this week

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District is hosting a forum on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Evergreen Fire Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The public is invited to attend.

    Speakers will be Garry DeJong, chief of Evergreen Fire/Rescue; Gerry Schulte, general manager, Evergreen Metro District; a representative of the Bergen Valley and Bergen Meadows PTA; and a representative of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

     

     

  • Tea Party retracts Dan Maes endorsement

    The Evergreen/Conifer Tea Party on Monday retracted its endorsement of Dan Maes for governor of Colorado after being among the first to endorse him in January

    Results of a survey conducted on its website showed 80 of about 100 members were in favor of rescinding the endorsement in favor of Tom Tancredo of the American Constitution Party.

  • Conifer student faces two misdemeanor assault charges

     

     

    A 17-year-old Conifer High School senior faces two misdemeanor assault charges after separate alleged confrontations with students at Conifer and Evergreen high school on Tuesday, Oct. 19. He was arrested Oct. 20.

    The alleged Evergreen incident resulted in a 10-minute lockdown at the school after someone notified the front office.

    The name of the senior, the victims and the police report are being withheld because the suspect is a 17-year-old juvenile, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

  • Complaint filed over Nicholson campaign reports

    In response to a complaint that she failed to identify correctly all her contributors, the Democratic candidate for state Senate District 16 filed amended reports on Oct. 22.

    In the amended reports, Jeanne Nicholson states the Democratic Party was responsible for most of the contributions that she says were mistakenly not identified in campaign-finance reports due Oct. 18.

  • Financial woes continue at Humphrey Museum

     

    The Humphrey House Museum is temporarily closed for the winter for the second time since 2008 after being removed from the list of organizations eligible to receive funds from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

    In early February, the cultural district investigated the records and rescinded the museum's eligibility on grounds it is not financially viable. The small museum house is known for its mountain rustic architecture and treasure trove of vintage collectibles from the Southwest and the world.

  • Breakfast honors longtime Canyon Courier columnist

    A “mainstay,” “a community icon,” “invaluable” — all those words were used to describe longtime Evergreen resident and Canyon Courier columnist Sylvia Brockner at her 91st birthday party last week.
    About two dozen of Sylvia’s friends gathered at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen on Oct. 13 for a celebration that included a breakfast feast and chocolate birthday cake.
    Most of the attendees were members of an unofficial group that meets for breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays.

  • Broken gas line repaired Wednesday afternoon in Genesee

    A broken gas line was repaired at about 3 p.m. after a construction crew accidentally ruptured a 3-inch natural gas line Wednesday morning in Genesee, closing Grapevine Road from I-70 to Highway 74 west of Morrison.

    The Sheriff's Office sent out a reverse-911 message urging homeowners within a quarter-mile radius of the break to evacuate their houses.

    The break occurred 3 miles south of I-70 on Grapevine Road in the Riva Chase subdivision, at Forest Hills Drive and Shingle Creek Road, about 11 a.m.