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From the editor's desk

Each week I’ll provide a look in to what we have in this week’s paper, what to expect next week and our poll question on the homepage of our website. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the Canyon Courier, check us out. If you’re a loyal reader, thanks for your support. Our intent week in and week out is to provide the community with a comprehensive look at Evergreen, Conifer and the surrounding area.

What’s in this week’s paper?
News editor Deb Hurley Brobst covered EChO’s and Evergreen Salvation Army’s shopping spree at the Evergreen Walmart with 65 area children who went back-to-school shopping. It’s an enlightening piece on how families manage with a limited budget to get ready for the upcoming school year.

Reporter Deborah Swearingen has reports on Jeffco kicking off budget talks as it wrestles with a shortfall of nearly $60 million between proposed revenues and expenditures in the 2020 budget. Also, Swearingen reports on Elk Creek Fire Protection District’s decision to go for a mill levy increase this November.

Staunton State Park’s track chair program continues to grow, making it accessible to all.

Sports editor Alissa Noe tells us about Evergreen alum Brock Burke’s call-up to Triple-A Nashville. The left-hander was a 2014 third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays before being traded last year to the Texas Rangers.

Boys golf season has gotten underway for Evergreen and Conifer golfers.

Stories that we’re working on
Check out what it’s like to work on the grounds crew at Evergreen golf course. 

Local schools get involved in the 1:1 Chromebook initiative.

Also, you’ll find Sheriff’s Calls, Opinion, Sports and more News coverage.

Check out the poll
You may have noticed, or maybe you haven’t, but we have a poll on our home page. Each week, we update the poll question with a new one. Typically the poll is topical with something that was in that week’s paper. This week’s poll talks about back-to-school shopping. Check it out below and vote on our home page.

How much does your family spend on back-to-school shopping, including clothes, supplies, fees?

Less than $100

$100-$250

$251-$500

More than $500