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Today's News

  • First phase complete at business park at C-470, West Bowles

    The first two buildings are complete in a planned 300,000-square-foot business center at C-470 and West Bowles Avenue, and construction on the project’s second phase is scheduled to begin early next year.

    Fred Baker of Ojala and Co. said 3D Systems of Golden will be the first business to occupy one 70,000-square-foot building in the Mountain West Business Center. The company, formerly known as Medical Modeling, recently was acquired by 3D Systems, a national firm, and is relocating to Littleton.

  • EAS+Y offers annual holiday tree recycling

    Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability is planning its annual holiday tree recycling on Jan. 2 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

    People can bring their live trees to the site, and volunteers will collect them at no charge. However, donations are welcome and appreciated, said EAS+Y member Tupper Briggs, who is coordinating the event.

    All tinsel, ornaments and stands should be removed from the trees before they're brought to the site for recycling. Only natural trees can be accepted.

  • The year in review

    Evergreen had its share of ups and downs in 2015. This week the Canyon Courier is looking back at some of the more impactful stories from the past 12 months.

    Remembering Greg Henika

    In January, Evergreen lost longtime volunteer Greg Henika, who drowned in Evergreen Lake when the ATV he was driving to groom the lake for a Blue Spruce Kiwanis event fell through the ice. His loss was met with an outpouring of love from the community, including a candlelight vigil and a music festival fund-raiser.

  • Evergreen area welcomed new businesses in 2015

    A plethora of new businesses opened in Evergreen in 2015, a pleasant contrast to a half-dozen years ago, when businesses were closing left and right.

    From a French bakery and liquor store near El Rancho to pizza in Kittredge to several new businesses in the downtown area — and everywhere in between — the Canyon Courier takes a look back at some of the business stories found on our pages in 2015.

     

    Kittredge

  • Pygmy nuthatches regularly flutter around feeders

    (Reprinted from Dec. 30, 2014)

    The birdfeeder below my window is still bringing a variety of birds into view. One of these is the tiny, beloved pygmy nuthatch. Almost daily, a few of these tiny guys are busy gleaning the ponderosa pine above the feeder, gathering insects, which keeps the pines healthy as well as the birds.

  • Top sports stories of 2015

    EVERGREEN — It will likely go down in history as the most successful year athletically for Evergreen High School.

    The Cougars put on a show in 2015, winning two team state titles. Boys soccer claimed Evergreen’s first boys team championship since 1989. Then, of course, there was the Cougars’ girls swim and dive team that repeated as Class 4A state champs.

  • Skaters, hockey players rejoice as Evergreen Lake opens for season

    Her face rosy from the cold, 4-year-old Diah McNeil ditched the skater's helper she had been using and skated freely across the ice rink at Evergreen Lake on Dec. 23.

    Diah and her family were among a large crowd skating and playing hockey at the lake on the opening day of ice-skating season. 

  • Stretch the turtle is home for the holidays

    Christmas came early this year for one small turtle with a huge personality. 

    The reptile, affectionately named Stretch by a Jeffco sheriff's officer, was discovered along with his feline cousin, Homer, when deputies responded to a call regarding a deceased person in a home. 

    Jeffco animal control officer Chana Guy also was dispatched to assist on the call, which came during the Dec. 15 snowstorm that closed most local schools. 

  • Residency requirement needed for officials

    It’s a little known fact that members of Congress don’t have to live in the districts from which they are elected. That’s not the case for school board members in Colorado.

    There was some question about the residency of candidate Regan Benson during the recent school board election in Jefferson County, but as it didn’t appear (or occur) that she would be a particularly viable candidate, the issue went away pretty quietly.

  • Action against former Journey pastor won’t be refiled

    The state agency that sought to have a former Conifer pastor banned from selling securities in Colorado will not refile the action in an administrative court, staff said several weeks after the original case was dismissed.

    Former Journey Community Church pastor Michael Cheshire was accused of securities fraud related to a bond offering the church made in 2013; state investigators sought to have him banned from selling securities in Colorado again. The church — which no longer exists — was also named.