Today's News

  • Third annual pond hockey tournament planned at Evergreen Lake this weekend

    The third annual pond hockey tournament at Evergreen Lake offers incentives that include a $1,500 cash prize to the champion team and free entry into the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey competition in Silverton.

    As of last week, about 30 teams had registered for the two-day event on Jan. 5 and 6. Registration is open through Wednesday, Jan. 2 in hopes of getting 50 teams to participate, said Brad Bednar, Lake House supervisor.

    "Hockey players are tough to wrangle in," he said.

  • 2013: New Year's Resolutions

    The calendar has changed over. It’s a new year. It’s 2013. Each year, people make resolutions or predictions for what they want to do or what they expect to happen in the coming 12 months. The Canyon Courier sports staff spoke to a number of local athletes and coaches and asked them what they foresee happening this year.

    JAKE KAY, Evergreen wrestler
    “I want to get in the room every day even Sundays. Every single day get in the room to get that state championship.”

  • Hicks: Taking a peek into my crystal ball

    It doesn’t take one long to notice when they walk into my home what day of the week it is. There are calendars everywhere — the kitchen, my kids’ bedrooms, my bedroom and so forth. So with the Christmas presents unwrapped and new calendars galore put up around the house it just reminds me how quickly 2012 flew by.
    Zip. It was here and then it was gone.
    I certainly can’t remember a year coming and going as fast as the last one did. And, rest assured, 2013 will be just as fast, if not faster. I am getting older after all.

  • Snowshoeing offers hikers outlet in winter

    Unlike woodland creatures, hikers don’t have to hibernate in the winter. Snowshoeing is hiking … on snow. And on Jan. 12, Echo Lake Park, as well as Keystone Resort Nordic Center and Estes Park Winter Trails will be hosting Winter Trail Day.
    Winter Trail Day was created 18 years ago with the hope that everyone who loves exploring outdoors and would like to try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing would have the opportunity to do so, even if they have never done so before.

  • Evergreen Ice Fest offers safe New Year's fun

    Drive Smart's annual Ice Fest is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the new year safely. 

  • Skate the Lake offers safe fun on New Year's Eve

    Drive Smart's annual Skate the Lake is an alcohol-free event designed for families and those who wish to ring in the New Year safely. The festival at Evergreen Lake begins at  6 p.m. and continues until midnight on New Year's Eve. Along with unlimited ice skating will be warming bonfires, sleigh rides, food, music, dancing and ice games such as broom hockey.

  • Legislators assail cut in Jeffco social services funding

    The voices demanding that the Jeffco commissioners restore funding to three social services nonprofits are growing in number and intensity.

    State Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, and current state representative and Sen.-elect Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, issued a news release before Christmas calling on the county commissioners to restore $688,000 that was cut from the county’s 2013 budget for Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • 400 sign petitions to recall fire board

    In the past few weeks, more than 400 residents have signed petitions to recall the board members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District, said resident Paul Peil, who is involved in the effort.

    "It went like wildfire," Peil said.

    At least 300 verified signatures of district residents are needed to trigger a recall election.

    Peil is one of three residents who have initiated the recall in protest of the board's decision to build a fire training facility at Evergreen Fire Station 2 in Bergen Park.

  • Montessori fifth-graders teach younger pupils about healthy habits

    “Wash, wash, wash your hands,

    Make them nice and clean,

    Scrub the bottoms and the tops,

    And fingers in between.”

    To see Emma Drozdel and Maddy Gottlob give their presentation, you’d think they were professional public speakers with hundreds of appearances under their belts.

    Emma and Maddy, both 10-year-old fifth-graders, were among the students at Montessori School of Evergreen who treated the younger pupils to a 9News Health Fair on Dec. 18.

  • Angel gifts designed to bring comfort to Connecticut families

    A former Evergreen resident and her aunt who were touched by the massive slaying at a Connecticut school last week are working together to send silver angel pendants to 20 families who lost children in the tragedy.


    Bonnie Rose, who now lives in Walsenburg, has been buying the angel pendants from Evergreen Fine Art for her aunt and daughter-in-law for years, she said. Gallery owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley contribute a portion of the funds from the sale of the specially designed sterling sliver angels to Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice.