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Today's News

  • Evergreen Fire recruits ready to take the heat

    Editor’s note: The Canyon Courier is following three people hoping to complete the Evergreen Fire/Rescue academy to get their firefighting certification. This is the first in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Imagine Evergreen Fire/Rescue personnel as being similar to pied pipers: They try to lead as many as possible down the path to become firefighters.

  • EHS principal will become athletic director

    Evergreen High School’s new principal has a familiar face. And so does EHS’s new athletic director.

    Assistant principal Brandon Brekke has been hired to take the top spot, while current principal Ryan Alsup will be the new athletic director.

    Alsup, 40, who has been principal for three years, said he's making the move to spend more time with his family, not because he’s burned out on the job.

  • Quick Hits

    Holley tied for 31st after Day 1

    Evergreen junior Natalie Holley shot a round of 92 at the opening round of the Class 4A girls golf state tournament May 23 at Pueblo Country Club. The round placed her tied for 31st heading into Day 2 on Tuesday, May 24. Holley finished her second round after press deadline. Coverage of the 4A Jeffco League runner-up at the state tournament will publish in next week’s Canyon Courier.

    Girls basketball camp

  • Evergreen sophomore finds the podium at state

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The pool part of swimming meets seems to be coming naturally to Joshua Gauvain. 

    It’s the post-race acknowledgement that is taking some getting used to.

  • House wrens working their way into the foothills

    (Reprinted from May 30, 2012)

    The little brown house wren has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. They always nested in a box in our yard on the farm where I grew up, and they were common nesting birds in most every yard in the village.

  • Cougars’ 4x800 relay fourth at state meet

    LAKEWOOD — Despite breaking the school record in the boys 4x800 relay for the second time in as many weeks, Evergreen’s top relay team wasn’t all smiles leaving the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “We were a little bummed out,” said Evergreen junior Brandon Swenson, who ran the third leg of the relay. “This is the one we wanted.”

  • Mercury Rising

    Astronomy enthusiasts and passers-by alike caught a rare glimpse of Mercury’s transit across the sun on May 9, the first time the phenomenon had occurred since 2006.

    “If you look about nine o’clock, there should be a clean black dot. The ones in the center are fuzzy sunspots,” said Mike Dempsey, a naturalist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center who was stationed at Mount Falcon Park with a $2,000 telescope donated by volunteers and equipped with a filter to make the viewing possible.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    We should cherish Evergreen’s natural beauty

    Editor:

  • Election-year session long on wrangling

    The 17th session of the Colorado General Assembly adjourned last week after a session that was long on partisan wrangling and relatively short on meaningful public policy achievements. As could have been expected in an election-year session when Democrats controlled the House by a 34-31 margin and Republicans had an 18-17 edge in the Senate, most bills that pursued a partisan agenda did not pass.

  • For the county by the county: a re-imagined Jeffco Fair & Festival

    This summer Jeffco is hosting the first-ever county fair planned by residents, dubbed the Jefferson County Fair & Festival.

    The four-day event Aug. 11-14 also will be the first to use the entire Jeffco Fairgrounds. There will be seven “zones,” each with a unique focus of activities and entertainment. 

    "We’re taking the same concepts and traditions and putting different spins on them,” said Dexter Foxworth, the fair's events coordinator.