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Today's News

  • Evergreen community rallies to help Chow Down owner, 'everybody's friend'

    It’s a peculiar aspect of human nature that the folks who do the most to help their community are often the least disposed to ask that community for help.

    “I think if Jay knew what everybody’s trying to do for us, he’d freak out,” says Kelly Burns, wife of Chow Down owner and tireless community advocate Jay Henry. “Helping the community is what Jay is all about, but he’s not used to needing help.”

  • Wachovia organizing food drive Nov. 1

    After reading about the dwindling food supply at the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank, a group from Wachovia Securities (formerly A.G. Edwards) of Evergreen decided to hold its own food drive Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    The community is invited to bring all kinds of canned food and perishables to the parking lot at 32186 Castle Court, on Bergen Parkway across from the fire department administration building.

    Donations will be welcomed with free hot dogs, soda and popcorn. Kids are invited.

  • Scripter believes the right Dem can win in HD25

    Andrew Scripter of Arvada, a 37-year-old branch manager with Wells Fargo Mortgage and father of twin girls, is the Democrats’ choice to run against Cheri Gerou. Scripter has been with Wells Fargo for seven years and is president of his Arvada West homeowners association.

    He admits he doesn’t have a lot of experience running for office but said that being in sales most of his career makes the campaigning process a lot easier.

  • Woehr brings Libertarian views to House race

    Jack Woehr stands out from the typical candidate this election season not only because he is a registered Libertarian, but also because he doesn’t believe in raising or spending money on his campaign.

    “I’m not taking any money,” said Woehr (pronounced “ware”). “I just talk to people. I understand state government. I know the players from Ritter on down, and I understand what’s going on in the world.”

    Woehr has a self-deprecating sense of humor.

  • Gerou relies on her roots, business background in HD25 race

    Cheri Gerou had a successful career as an architect under her belt, but when Rob Witwer announced on Aug. 8, 2007, that he was walking away from his House District 25 seat, Gerou was ready to pick up the torch, announcing her bid the next Wednesday.

    A lifelong Republican, Gerou is making her first run for elected office. She was not Witwer’s handpicked choice as successor, Gerou said, although he later gave her his endorsement and is now her campaign manager.

  • Evergreen Rotary keeps on giving

    The Evergreen Rotary Club presented a check for $500 on Friday to John Zabawa, director of the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen.

    Rotarian Jane Weinberger, who championed the grant through the Evergreen Rotary Foundation, presented the check at the club’s weekly meeting at El Rancho and noted that the center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. She said that members of the Evergreen Rotary Club, chartered the same year, have been volunteering at the center each year since.

  • Cougars best rival, prepare for playoffs

    Becca Motte has experienced both sides of the Evergreen-Conifer rivalry.

    She played for the Lobos as a freshman and sophomore before transferring over to Evergreen prior to her junior year.

    Last year, the Lobos defeated Motte and the Cougars. When the two teams met again on Sept. 30, Motte was bound and determined not to let that happen again.

  • On their marks

    Ryan and Bryn Haebe were seemingly built for anything that requires endurance.

    At a young age, the brother-and-sister would frequently take the mountains, either on mountain bikes or by foot.

    Their dad, Evergreen softball and boys basketball coach, Scott Haebe, noticed something peculiar during those family outings.

  • Homecoming loss needs to be quickly forgotten

    LAKEWOOD — The best advice I heard in the aftermath of Evergreen’s epic loss to D’Evelyn was that the Cougars should just forget about it, wipe it away and move on.

    Jaguars 60, Cougars 28.

    Do they make rugs big enough to sweep that under?

    Any given Friday, right?

  • Candidates turn out in force to meet Evergreen voters

    More than 100 people nearly filled the Lake House on Thursday night, Oct. 2, for a candidate forum, despite competition from the high-profile vice presidential debate on TV.

    The forum was sponsored by the Canyon Courier and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, with Shelly DeWitt of DeWitt Strategic Solutions as moderator.

    Chamber personnel booked the Lake House more than a month before the announcement that Sarah Palin and Joe Biden would debate on national TV the same night.