https://www.canyoncourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Wilmot Elementary School students honor those who served during ceremony https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/wilmot-elementary-school-students-honor-those-who-served-during-ceremony <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-wilmotveteransday06-sh-111418.jpg" alt="World War II veteran George Faust passes by saluting the hall lined with Wilmot Elementary students on Monday." title="World War II veteran George Faust passes by saluting the hall lined with Wilmot Elementary students on Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Wilmot Elementary School Veterans Day event Monday was more than honoring the veterans who attended &mdash;&nbsp;it was a way for students to practice.</p> <p> Principal Matt Cormier told students that they would have the opportunity to thank the veterans for their service during the event, which was practice for thanking other veterans.</p> <p> &ldquo;Any time you see a veteran,&rdquo; Cormier told the students at an assembly, &ldquo;say, &lsquo;Thank you for your service&rsquo; or just say &lsquo;Thank you.&rsquo; Today is a day to practice that.&rdquo;</p> Officials euthanize mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/officials-euthanize-mountain-lion-found-downtown-evergreen <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-mountainlion01-sh-111418_0.jpg" alt="A mountain lion rests on the hill alongside Evergreen&#039;s Main Street. " title="A mountain lion rests on the hill alongside Evergreen&#039;s Main Street. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A mountain lion found in downtown Evergreen on Monday afternoon after it killed a small dog has been euthanized because it was emaciated, and wildlife authorities believed it wouldn&rsquo;t survive the winter.</p> EHS students raise funds to help victims of Hurricane Michael https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/ehs-students-raise-funds-help-victims-hurricane-michael <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-ehsdancemarathon03-sh-111418.jpg" alt="Evergreen High School students gather at the start of the dance marathon that raised roughly $4,000 for Hurricane Michael relief in Florida." title="Evergreen High School students gather at the start of the dance marathon that raised roughly $4,000 for Hurricane Michael relief in Florida." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Daniel Williams</p> <p> For the Courier</p> <p> Like so many others, all she could do was watch the devastation from afar, wishing she could help.</p> <p> Rebecca Venema, a history teacher at Evergreen High School, could only pray that her friends and loved ones were safe, and their homes and belongings were spared as Hurricane Michael ravaged her home state of Florida.</p> Evergreen volleyball achieves goal with return trip to the state tournament https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-volleyball-achieves-goal-return-trip-state-tournament <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-vbstateevergreen02.jpg" alt="Evergreen senior Claudia Dillon (15) hammers down a spike during the Cougars’ first-round match at the Class 4A volleyball state tournament." title="Evergreen senior Claudia Dillon (15) hammers down a spike during the Cougars’ first-round match at the Class 4A volleyball state tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> <strong>DENVER &mdash;</strong> Win a state championship? Well, sure, that would&rsquo;ve been nice.</p> <p> After all, Evergreen was the cream of the crop back in the days when Lo Hunter was coaching in the 1970s and &lsquo;80s, winning 4A state titles nine times between 1976 and &rsquo;85. Those banners adorn EHS&rsquo; gymnasium, which, by the way, is named after Hunter.</p> Evergreen man killed in a shooting in Aurora https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/evergreen-man-killed-shooting-aurora <p> A 32-year-old Evergreen man died in Aurora on Oct. 31 after he reportedly jumped in front of a bullet to save his wife.&nbsp;</p> <p> When Aurora police arrived on scene, they found Jacob Clymer suffering from a gunshot wound. According to a press release, Aurora officers performed live-saving measures before transporting Clymer to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.&nbsp;</p> Arts, crafts on display at 34th annual Winterfest https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/arts-crafts-display-34th-annual-winterfest <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-winterfest11-sh-111418.jpg" alt="Customers stop at Eva Hornung&#039;s booth at Winterfest to look at jewelry." title="Customers stop at Eva Hornung&#039;s booth at Winterfest to look at jewelry." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> From jewelry to holiday crafts, woodworking to ceramics &mdash; the 34th annual Winterfest sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen was filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, and area residents turned out in large numbers to browse the booths.</p> <p> &ldquo;(Winterfest) is an Evergreen institution,&rdquo; Steve Sumner, CAE&rsquo;s executive director, said as he walked among the booths along Evergreen High School&rsquo;s Main Street. &ldquo;The quality of the arts and crafts just gets better and better. It has become a prestigious show.&rdquo;</p> Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/jeffco-schools-prepping-launch-new-enrollment-system <p> In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.</p> <p> The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.</p> <p> EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.</p> Vendors fill Lake House main room as part of the inaugural Evergreen Energy Expo https://www.canyoncourier.com/content/vendors-fill-lake-house-main-room-part-inaugural-evergreen-energy-expo <img src="https://www.canyoncourier.com/sites/www.canyoncourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-energyexpo04-sh-111418.jpg" alt="Vendors talked with attendees about energy-efficient options for their home during the Evergreen Energy Expo." title="Vendors talked with attendees about energy-efficient options for their home during the Evergreen Energy Expo." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> You could tell by just looking in the parking lot at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday that something was different.</p> <p> Parked there were trucks with signs for Tesla Electric, Blind Spot Windows, Champion Home Exteriors and BMW. New cars were displayed in front of the building and in a side lot.</p> <p> All indications pointed to energy efficiency &mdash; the point of the first Evergreen Energy Expo organized by Evergreen Realtor Scott Milne.</p>