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Today's News

  • Donation to help Habitat build duplex in Kittredge

    Thrivent Builds Homes has donated $107,292 to Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity to build a duplex at 26200 South End Road in Kittredge, south of Highway 74.

    The funds will be used to build a two-story, 2,000-square-foot duplex for two qualified homeowners, using mostly volunteer labor. Local Lutheran churches are providing 10 percent of the construction costs and 50 percent of the volunteers.

  • Winners of Ice Melt Barrel Contest named

    The winner of the third annual Ice Melt Barrel Contest was Rachel Norton of Evergreen, who correctly guessed the moment the barrel would descend into Evergreen Lake within 54 seconds. Her prediction was March 5 at 2:12:30 p.m., and she won $1,000.

    Tanner Schaur, 9, of Evergreen was second with 2 p.m., and Paul Tesseo, 10, of Evergreen snagged third place with 2:30 p.m. Seven others won $50 each.

    The Mountain Foothills Rotary Club sold a total of 1,040 tickets, raising $3,730, including sponsor fees, reported Bob Zavodsky, a member of the Ice Melt Barrel committee.

  • Talking software goes global

    If your laptop computer could talk, what would it say to someone who stole it?

    What about “Help! Help! You’re not my mother.” Or, “Take your hands off me, you miserable loser.”

    Since Front Door Software Inc. launched the verbal alarm with a software upgrade on Thursday, Feb. 26, the story about the talking laptop software has been published around the world.

  • Elderly Evergreen woman is victim of scam

    A woman in her 80s who has lived in Evergreen for several decades lost more than $16,000 in a telephone scam involving a caller who said he was her son and had been arrested for drunken driving.

    She called the Canyon Courier because she hopes to stop others from being victimized, but she asked that her name not be used.

  • Man killed in fall from Lookout Mountain Road

    A 47-year-old Wheat Ridge man died in a fall in the 1000 block of Lookout Mountain Road about 4:15 p.m. Monday.

    The man was on an outing with friends when he stepped over a guardrail to take a picture, lost his footing and fell about 60 feet, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Foothills Fire & Rescue retrieved the body. The identity of the victim was not released.

     

  • Wheels on demand: Evergreen businessmen roll out rent-by-the-hour concept in Denver

    Wouldn’t it be more fun to have a car without having the responsibilities that come with it?

    That’s the premise of Occasional Car, an Evergreen company that is launching a car-sharing service for people who are hankering for an environmentally sensitive alternative to a personal car or a second car.

    Still in its budding stage, the business is expected to go live in a couple of weeks.

  • Egg display helps community, downtown

    Ceramic eggs — decorated by everyone from Evergreen artists to children — will be displayed at Evergreen National Bank during April as part of the Downtown Business Association’s second annual egg decorating contest.

    The contest helps the community on many levels, according to Lisa Wood, owner of Go Paint and a member of the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

  • How business would have written the stimulus bill

    Usually, receiving a gift doesn’t generate controversy. Well then, why is the stimulus package Congress approved not receiving overwhelming support from all of us citizens? Perhaps it’s because we can’t understand or support the way the politicians came up with it.

  • Iraq: What is the status of U.S. mission?

    By Hannah Hayes

    What do you call 50,000 troops that will be left behind when the U.S. withdraws from Iraq? Re-missioned. How can you re-mission troops when they never had their original mission disclosed?

    But we’re jumping ahead on Iraq (while we’re falling behind at home). The reality today is that lives keep being lost, dollars continue to be spent, and troops still redeploy. It ain’t over, folks.

  • Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge a wild time

    I am just back from a brief trip to Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. Three friends and I drove down together and a fifth drove over from Arizona to join us, so we made five musketeers. We took one day to drive down and one to drive back with a few stops along the way and had two full days on the refuge. Bosque del Apache is one of the gems of the National Wildlife Refuges. It is managed largely for the sand hill cranes and snow geese which winter there in great numbers but it is also very people friendly.