Today's News

  • Going down the river with knowledge

    Along with information about running rivers and fishing, the updated "Dinosaur River Guide" by Loie Belnap Evans and Buzz Belnap of Evergreen offers historical and geological insights into northwestern Colorado.

  • Weege takes reins as Evergreen fire chief

    On his first day as chief of Evergreen Fire/Rescue, Mike Weege walked into an office filled with 400 bouncing balloons. The colorful greeting provided by fellow firefighters began a day of celebration for Weege on May 29.


  • Plans for entertainment center in former theaters moving forward

    With plans on the table, Dave Wilson of Bergen Investors LLC is seeking partners for a multimillion-dollar family entertainment center at the former AMC theater complex on Bergen Parkway.
    “We feel like what we need in Evergreen is something for families to do — instead of going down the hill,” Wilson said. “We think it’s viable.”

  • Dogs have their day at first Barks and Belts 5K

    Wearing a sporty running skirt, Addie the great Dane was the first dog to cross the finish line at the Barks and Belts 5K in Bergen Park on Sunday.

  • Spring all-conference teams: Baseball, girls soccer, girls golf

    The following are all-conference lists for the 2012 spring season:

    Caleb Henderson, Conifer; Cody Marvel, D’Evelyn; Nate Sylvester, D’Evelyn; Chase Cleary, D’Evelyn; Ricky Swift, D’Evelyn; Micah Lockerby, Elizabeth; Riley Krane, Evergreen; Sam Grise, Evergreen; Sean Imes, Evergreen; James Maroney, Evergreen; Bobby Minatra, Golden; Adam Cox, Green Mt.; Jordan Estrada, Green Mt.; Christian Rooney, Green Mt.; Daniel Butler, Valor Christian; Nicholas Swanson, Wheat Ridge

  • Q&A: Five questions with Ryan Haebe

    Ryan Haebe had never won a collegiate cross country championship before winning the 2011 Division II national title. The former Evergreen High School standout and now Western State runner followed that up with a national steeplechase championship. The Canyon Courier catches up with Haebe and his growing collegiate accolades.

    1. Six months ago, you won the NCAA Division II national cross country championship. Your team was also a national title. What was that like to have such a highly-successful season?

  • ‘It’s all about having fun’ for the Hurricanes

    THORNTON — For spectators, swim meets can seem daunting. Especially when trying to decipher one swimmer from the next. After all they look the same with their team suits and caps.
    The trick is to find the one difference, such as goggles, or in the case of 10 year-old Faith Hellard, a smile as big and deep as the pool. Hellard swims year-round and summer league for the Evergreen Hurricanes.

  • Two hurt as vehicle goes over cliff near Floyd Hill

    Two people were rescued from a vehicle that plunged over a 30-foot cliff late Wednesday on Aspen Drive near Floyd Hill. 

  • School district clarifies figures on possible tax increase

    If voters approve two property tax increases being contemplated by the Jefferson County school board, the likely net increase in taxes on a $250,000 home would be about $36 annually.

    The school board is considering asking voters to increase both the mill levy, which is used to pay for district operating expenses, and to approve the district issuing a bond, which is used for building maintenance and construction.

  • Primary election ballots heading to voters by mail June 4

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, but there will be very few decisions to make, since there will be few contested races on local ballots.  
    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.
    The deadline to turn in ballots is June 26. The general election will be Nov. 6. The registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9.