Mackenzie Iddings, Tate Grove and Michael Iddings competed in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit’s opening race of the 2011 season on Feb. 5. The Duel in the Desert featured a cactus-riddled single-track course with technical sections, deep sand and open-range cattle. The local racers fared well against a competitive field from the mountain west.
Army Pvt. Raymond Swingle has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.
During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and first aid skills. The recruit developed combat skills and handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier.
Blue Spruce Kiwanis donated $3,800 to local nonprofits to start 2011.
The board voted to award $250 to the Evergreen High School Education Foundation for technology, textbooks and training; $2,000 to Bootstraps Inc. for scholarships; $500 to Mt. Evans Hospice; $400 to the Evergreen High School music program; $500 to the Senior Resource Center; and $200 to Congregation Beth Evergreen’s seventh-grade students for their Hoops for Haiti school supplies fund-raiser for hurrican victims.
Garrett Chado of Evergreen has been selected to participate in a two-week volunteer program in Ecuador, working alongside 20 to 50 other individuals from around the globe. Chado will be working under the direction of an organization called International Student Volunteers.
Philip D. Richard Jr., son of Philip and Lois Richard, received his master of science in mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Richard graduated from Evergreen High School in 2001 and graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Richard is lead production engineer at Precise Cast in Commerce City. Philip Sr. and Lois owned and operated Mountain Pharmacy in Evergreen for 25 years and will be returning to Evergreen to retire in two years.
Evergreen piano duo Simon & Son just returned from a 40-city tour of the Midwest and are happy to be home for the holidays. The duo performed in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
Canyon Courier columnist Dr. Ken Cohen was honored this month as the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center Physician of the Year. Cohen is chief medical officer for New West Physicians and has practiced internal medicine at the Evergreen New West office for the past 16 years. He is an experienced physician leader and researcher who has attained local and national recognition for research in the areas of internal medicine and health care quality improvement.
Over a cup of joe a few weeks ago, three women set out to bring some sanity to Evergreen. Jon Stewart, Comedy Central's host of “The Daily Show,” hosted the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, and Katharine Hahn, Suzi Hoffer and Gail Montgomery felt that Evergreen should do the same. Political ads full of venom, conversations leading to screaming matches, and accusations laced with hatred all spoke to a need for a rally.
Thanks to the enthusiastic trick-or-treating youths of Evergreen, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will once again enjoy a huge belated Halloween treat.
The second annual “Give to Get Halloween Candy Bribe-Back” at the Island in Hiwan was an overwhelming success. Just before dusk on Halloween night, Dr. Courtney College, local pediatric dentist, along with many costumed volunteers, set up shop in the middle of the popular trick-or-treating neighborhood. Kids of all ages donated some of their hard-earned candy for soldiers serving overseas.