Today's News

  • 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    In early February, the cultural district investigated the records and rescinded the museum's eligibility on grounds it is not financially viable.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.

  • String theory: Evergreen resident turns guitars into colorful works of art

    While on hiatus from a career as a commercial real estate developer, Bill Valaika of Evergreen is using the down time to embellish guitars that are being auctioned off for worthy causes.
    Using a secret-formula glue and thousands of Swarovski crystals, Valaika turns a plain guitar face into a colorful, flaming logo light show.
    “It’s unbelievable to see on stage, Valaika said. “The crowd loves it.”
    Each guitar takes 40 hours to produce and is worth about $2,000 in materials.

  • ‘Inishmaan’ transports audience to another time, place

    One of the best things about the theater is being transported to another place and time. The magic of the stage is you can be entertained and spend two hours on a journey — experiencing people and lives that you may otherwise know nothing about. Such is the case with the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of “Cripple of Inishmaan.”

  • EAA show provides many points of view

  • IN UNIFORM: Solum promoted

    Ashley R. Solum has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

    Solum is an air crew flight equipment journeyman assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The senior airman has served in the military for one year.

    She is the daughter of Phillip C. Solum and stepdaughter of Giner Solum of Hawley, Minn.

    Her mother, Patty Solum, lives in Evergreen.

  • Cougars running toward postseason

    Rob Molholm wasn’t surprised that the Evergreen Cougars ran the ball so effectively. He wasn’t surprised that his team even defeated previously unbeaten Englewood. But the 45-13 score that resulted in the Cougars’ sixth win of the season, well, that was a little shocking. Almost as much as the Gatorade bath the head coach took in the post game.