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Today's News

  • Local couple wed at the Vatican

    As her father walked her down the aisle, Jacqueline Davis saw her groom, Sean Toomey, and 30 family members and friends surrounded by the beautiful artwork of St. Peter’s Basilica.

    Rather than a local ceremony or a tropical destination wedding, Catholic couple Sean and Jacqueline Toomey were married at the Vatican on June 6. The honor is a rare one, as only four couples from the United States wed at the Vatican each year.

  • Coney Island relishes rebirth

    The long-awaited return of the Coney Island hot dog stand in Bailey has arrived, but frankfurter fans will now have shorter waits for a fresh dog.

    About two months after local businessman John D. Wallace entered into a lease-to-purchase agreement for the iconic eatery, the doors are open — complete with a new menu, plenty of locally sourced goods and the same black-and-white checkerboard floor.

  • Strangers on a train find friendship

    It was the last train out of Paris during a summer of discontent. The Euro 2016 soccer championship — a temporary distraction from the impending Brexit vote — made the French capital the focal point of Europe as rail workers, taxi drivers, sanitation staff, air-traffic controllers and petrol workers took full advantage by declaring near-simultaneous labor strikes. The River Seine, in an apparent protest of her own, overflowed along the Quai d’Orsay as if attempting to wash away the gathering gloom.

  • Jeffco set for debut of ‘Up Canyon Segment’ of Peaks to Plains Trail

    This week, Jeffco Open Space will celebrate its first milestone in the broader statewide effort to promote outdoor recreation when it opens a newly constructed section of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon.

  • Participation in Jefferson County slash program on pace to double in ’16

    It’s been three months since Jeffco’s 2016 slash collection program began, and participation by county residents is on pace to more than double compared to last year.

  • Branching out: Local treehouse enthusiasts take their projects to a whole new level

    If you can’t see the forest for the trees, maybe that’s because you’re in a treehouse.

    The Evergreen area has a wide variety of treehouses that make their owners proud — from a Hobbit-like playhouse to one with a zip-line attached to a playhouse/treehouse with a suspension bridge. Don’t forget the “Geometree,” an octagonal treehouse.

  • Cordilleran flycatchers have little luck with nesting spots

    (Reprinted from July 28, 2010)

    Although spring migration has long been over, we had a bit of excitement in the yard this week.

    The house wrens have long been nesting in a swallow box on the supporting post of the front porch. In fact, they are feeding young. Although it is supposed to be a swallow box, the swallows have never had a chance to use it because the wrens arrive earlier and have already taken it over. They usually have eggs in the box by the time the violet-green swallows arrive. That was the case this year.

  • Strong 3-mile runs lead to Folts sweep

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    It pays to know the competition in any endeavor. When Brian Folts noticed that Dan McIntosh and Gabriel Zumbado were not entered in the fifth annual Evergreen Sprint Triathlon, he liked his chances.

    A Golden resident and familiar face at the event, Folts was the runner-up to McIntosh last year and Zumbado in 2014. He also finished fourth when McIntosh won and Zumbaldo took third in 2013.

  • Burke slowly climbing the ladder

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

    Brock Burke’s professional pitching career is slow-going, but that’s on purpose.

    The 2014 Evergreen High School graduate has yet to pitch a full season in the minor leagues, but that’s because for the third straight year he’s in a short-season league. This year, Burke’s pitching for the Rays’ Class A short-season Hudson Valley Renegades in the New York-Penn League.

  • Morrow fitting in with the Pack

    Lindsay Morrow walked out onto the pool deck and the experience took her breath away. Now the 2015 Evergreen High School graduate and two-time Canyon Courier female athlete of the year has made that walk hundreds of times before. But this time it was different. This time it was in Omaha, Neb., home of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.