Today's News

  • Firefighter recruits try to find balance between lives, calls

    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 fourth in a series of stories about what it takes to become a firefighter.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue officials have a mantra they repeat to their volunteer firefighters: family, job, firefighting.

  • Snow rescues Winterfest

    The snow fairies smiled on Conifer last week, giving Saturday’s 285 Winterfest exactly what it needed — more than 6 inches of freshly fallen flakes.

    Winterfest would have taken place with or without snow, but the white stuff just added to the fun for adults and kids alike.

    The Divas, a team of students from Harmony Hills Academy in Conifer, participated in both the Mount Lugo Luge and the snowman-carving competition. The Divas were one of three teams brought to the festivities by teacher Jen Hollis.

  • EHS boys seventh, girls eighth at state skiing

    Initially, the sheer number of athletes on Evergreen head coach Jarod Roberts’ team and the diversity of their talent was overwhelming, but on Friday he was overwhelmed with pride as his team finished the season at Steamboat Springs at the state championships.

  • Academy ends Platte Canyon’s tourney hopes

    WESTMINSTER — Host Academy went on a 20-8 scoring barrage in the first quarter and led by 20 points — 32-20 ‚ at halftime on its way to a 71-23 thumping of Platte Canyon in the 3A Frontier District girls’ basketball semifinals on Thursday night.

  • Lobos falter in first playoff game in seven years

    CONIFER — When Kellen Ireland and Abe Martin — the only two seniors on this year’s team — were freshmen, the Conifer Lobos were among the worst 4A boys’ basketball teams in the state. Literally.

  • Evergreen turns it up in the 2nd half

    If there was ever a tale of two halves, it was the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ 4A state tournament opener on Friday night.

    The first half wasn’t exactly anything to remember offensively, outside of a 9-0 run to close the first quarter. Evergreen led at the intermission 19-7, thanks largely to a defense that held the visiting Lady Stallions without a basket for 8 minutes and 23 seconds.

  • Calm, collected Cougars prevail

    It starts with yoga during practice, and Chase Rogers noted how head coach Scott Haebe has stressed to his Evergreen Cougars all season about being calm in the fourth quarter. Close your eyes and take a deep breath during a dead-ball situation. It came in handy Saturday night.

  • Memo from Jeffco school board lists Stevenson as superintendent

    A memo dated Feb. 23 on Jeffco school board stationery lists ex-superintendent Cindy Stevenson as the district’s current leader — but the district’s spokeswoman denied that the former longtime superintendent is poised to return.

  • Evergreen resident on trial on firearms, tax charges

    An Evergreen resident and former reality-TV star is on trial this week on charges of conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license, filing false income-tax returns and failure to file tax returns.

    Richard Wyatt, 53, who operated the Wheat Ridge gun store Gunsmoke and starred in "American Guns" on the Discovery Channel in 2011-12, surrendered to authorities last February after a federal indictment alleged he sold firearms illegally and failed to report $1.1 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Storm cancels several events

    The winter storm has postponed Thursday night's meeting at Buchanan Rec Center regarding the Elk Meadow off-leash area. 

    Also, Wednesday night's performance of "Once on This Island" at Conifer High School has been canceled.