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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Is eight enough with the ‘Octomom’?

    By Hannah Hayes

    The month of February was devoted to awareness of size and growth of the human population. Did you miss it? Creators of Global Population Speak Out (gpso.wordpress.com) wanted you to catch some of the qualified scientists that spoke publicly on reducing the 218,000-person net gain the planet experiences each day. Bringing new voices into the discussion of population issues is hoped to break down the taboo that exists on this topic.

  • Fire board makes administrative position part-time

    The fire district board voted March 10 to downgrade a vacant, part-time/permanent, administrative assistant position to a part-time, maximum six-month position at an annual pay rate of $25,000.

    The move echoes the board’s decision last year to downgrade the human resources position from full-time to part-time, conditional only for six months, meaning the 30-hour job could be either extended or terminated at the end of the period.

    The action came in a regular meeting of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board on March 10.