Today's News

  • More funds means more to debate

    As news begins to trickle in about improvements to our economy, the political implications about who will benefit most will have both high stakes for the interests who will battle for the increased resources a better economy makes available, and high drama as our state’s leaders decide where to dedicate the newly found money.

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  • Skate season opens on Evergreen Lake

    The skating season opened Dec. 17 at Evergreen Lake with a respectable 12 inches of solid ice, which had increased to about 16 inches as of Dec. 26, following a cold snap and pre-Christmas snowfall of about two feet.

    Evergreen Lake offers 10 hockey rinks, several family rinks and a massive public rink as big as two football fields.

    Groomed daily, Evergreen Lake is the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor ice rink in America with eight acres of skatable ice.

  • Elsie makes short work of book returns at Evergreen library

     Keeping up with the daily avalanche of returned books, DVDs, books on CD and everything else is a lot easier now that the Evergreen library has put Elsie to work.

    Since Oct. 22, Elsie has been working nonstop six days a week,11 hours a day without a bathroom break, sorting books into big bins, which handlers then dispatch to the appropriate library shelves.

  • Menorah lights up Lake Park scene


     Rabbi Levi Brackman, executive director of Judaism in the Foothills of Evergreen, presided over a brief ceremonial lighting of an 8-foot-tall, decorative menorah on the grounds of the Evergreen Lake House on Dec. 22.

    The event marked the third day of Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish holiday. This year Hanukkah began on Dec. 20 and ended Dec. 28.

  • Winter Festival takes season to the extremes

     Evergreen Park and Rec is revving up for the first Winter Festival, including a nighttime Rail Jam with professional snowboarders and skiers competing for prizes on a custom-built course with jumps and rails finishing on Evergreen Lake.

    Events take place at Echo Mountain and at Evergreen Lake on Saturday, Feb. 4, and proceeds benefit the EPRD park and recreation programs.

    The concept of Rail Jam is similar to Big Air, which took place last year in downtown Denver.

  • 2011 Top 10 sports stories

    2011 saw many things from Evergreen’s gymnastics team, led by Ashley Perry, return to the top of the ladder in 4A to Evergreen’s boys soccer team run all the way to the state championship game to the Cougars’ boys lacrosse team, inspired by their fallen coach Toby Plank, qualify for the state playoffs for the first time. The following is a list of the Canyon Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:


  • Benefit sale to help Kittredge artist rebuild cabin

    Friends and family are staging a benefit art sale on behalf of Kittredge artist John Scott, 92, who was severely burned in a ferocious fire Nov. 7 in his hilltop hideaway.

    Scott survived the fire, but the rustic, log structure he built by hand and furnished with trophies and other mementos is a total loss. As of Dec. 22, Scott was on the mend in a rehab facility in Denver after a couple weeks in the hospital, said his daughter, Laura Scott of Denver.

  • Fires, political districts heat up year in news


    1. Wildland fires fuel prompt home evacuations

    After high winds and dry weather culminated in three fires in the Evergreen area at about the same time on April 8, authorities called for a complete ban on open flames on both federal land and unincorporated Jefferson County.

  • Storm slams area with up to 30 inches of snow

    A row of imposing icicles hanging from a porch in Kittredge points to the unavoidable fact that winter has arrived with a vengeance in the high country, as a storm dumped up to 30 inches of snow on parts of Evergreen and Conifer overnight Wednesday.