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Today's News

  • Is the important trivial, or the trivial important?

    It was Sunday a couple weeks ago and, as always, I found myself at 8 a.m. in front of the TV watching one of those weekly news shows. The discussion, as always, involved the presidential race, and as I took a swallow of coffee, it occurred to me that I was completely wasting my time given that I will not be around to vote next November.

  • Tracking the ghost of Christmas present

    The mule deer that wander through our yard are exceedingly handsome right now. They are sporting their new winter coats and are sleek and fat. It has been a good year for them, with plenty of browse — to which my lilac bushes bear mute testimony. They also had a prolific crop of young, with many of the does bearing twins — and one beautiful large doe crossed our driveway one evening with triplets frolicking around her in the dusk.

  • Rustic Point takes growing business to new digs

    A visit to Rustic Point Home Furnishings in Evergreen makes a person feel like running out and buying a second home in the mountains and filling it with roughhewn log furniture of the Old West. Formerly located on Meadow Drive, Rustic Point moved Nov. 8 to the second level of the Honka Homes building, a palatial log-style office complex off Hotel Way in the El Rancho Town Center. Honka Homes is an ideal location for Rustic Point, which specializes in cedar log furniture, lodge-style furniture and log-lodge home accessories. “It was fun to make this the perfect place for us.

  • EChO offers help, hope to families in crisis

    Psychologists tell us the holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. Imagine how discouraging an otherwise joyful time could be under the worst.

  • Rotary, rec district team up for recycling effort

    Thanks to a happy collaboration between the Rotary Club of Evergreen and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, public recycling in the mountain area is finally getting a good workout.

  • Candles ignite house fire in Brook Forest

    Firefighters extinguished flames Sunday night after three candles, called tealights, threatened to burn down a house at 6863 Snowshoe Trail in Brook Forest about 9:50 p.m.

    The fire, on the upper story of a multilevel house, spread quickly through a room where candles were left burning unattended on a wooden desk.

    The resident of the home, a dog and two cats all escaped without injury. The damage was limited to the room and contents.

  • 'In the pink' has whole new meaning

    When I first came down with cancer and began the chemo routine, I never thought twice about the color pink. Now I notice every woman who comes into the chemo lab decked out in a pink hat with matching pink scarf.

    I understand that the color pink has come to designate those with breast cancer, which leaves out men for the most part. But today I wonder whether pink is confined to breast cancer. Do some of those women running around with pink hats have colon cancer? Or lung cancer?

  • Cattails and muskrats and long winter evenings

    The cattails are withered and brown, and ice has formed in the shallows. Evergreen Lake is about ready for its long winter sleep. Soon ice will cover the lake, snow will fall and the black-and-white world will appear rather desolate and lifeless. However, there will be more life there than most people realize.

  • Fort Carson platoon

    The folks lining both sides of Main Street last sunny Monday were privileged to witness a spectacle not often seen in these bucolic parts; an honest-to-gosh, horn-blasting, flag-flying, dignitary-waving, all-American motorcade.

  • 'Cabin baby' couple arrested on felony counts

    After a story about the travails of Greg and Summer Leon in last week’s Canyon Courier, offers to assist the young couple — financially and otherwise — flooded in from around the mountain area. While that charitable impulse is both understandable and laudable, in this case it may be misplaced.