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Today's Features

  • ABC’s "Extreme Weight Loss" coach Bruce Pitcher took a unique firefighter fitness challenge at Evergreen Fire/Rescue on Monday.

    He passed with flying colors.

    Pitcher finished up the tough, local challenge in 1:54 minutes, a few seconds under the cut-off time of 2 minutes considered “really good” by Evergreen Fire/Rescue volunteer firefighters.
    The fire department-sponsored challenge on Monday was followed by a dinner, and Pitcher was the featured speaker.

  • A company is growing hemp plants in the greenhouses of the former Evergreen Nursery in Kittredge, and another company plans to soon.

  • People love growing tomatoes and peppers, says Kittredge gardener Tina Kellogg. However, at high altitudes such as Evergreen where the growing season is short, it’s advisable to get a head start by starting seedlings indoors, she says.

    Even short-season varieties of tomatoes need to be seedlings before they are transplanted into a garden, Kellogg explains.

  • Longtime Evergreen High School baseball dad Glenn Grise believes the game is a metaphor for life.

    “If you think about it, baseball is a game of failure,” he said. “They count your errors. Hitting the ball three times out of 10 is considered good. The thing is to stay positive through the adversity.”

  • More than 100 decorated eggs were revealed in their oval-shaped glory at a kickoff party for the annual egg-decorating contest on Thursday, April 2, at Evergreen National Bank.

  • Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey is pleased that a sculpture honoring her and her late husband, Bill, will be installed at the Hiwan Homestead Museum this summer. 

    “I can hardly wait to get it to Hiwan,” she said.

    Mounsey was among a group of people gathered at Creekside Cellars on a recent Friday afternoon to celebrate the bronze sculpture, titled “Flowers for a Friend.”

  • Greg Henika loved people, and he loved life.

    He also was a teller of awful jokes, a great cook and an avid fisherman.

    His zest for life was apparent in the stories that his family — his wife, Ellen, and daughter Joy — told on Saturday at a fund-raiser for one of Greg’s favorite charities, the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Aktion Club.

    Greg, 67, died Jan. 22 when the ATV he was driving fell through the ice at Evergreen Lake while he was readying the surface for the Evergreen Ice Golf Tournament, which had been scheduled for Jan. 26.

  • Two firefighters carefully carried what first looked like an unconscious person out of the smoke in a home at 3711 Overlook Trail in Evergreen on Saturday.

    On closer examination, the unconscious person turned out to be a dummy that was part of training exercises being conducted in the 4,000-square-foot home in the Overlook at Palo Verde neighborhood.

  • There was a lot of toe-tapping and hand-clapping at Evergreen’s First Baptist Church on Sunday when the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the church with joyful music on Sunday.

    The 20-member choir danced and sang gospel songs in English, Swahili and their native Luganda during the church’s two services.

    The group, on a six-month tour of the United States, made a stop in Evergreen because one of the tour organizers, Carrie Hill, is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate.

  • Clients were streaming in and out of Tana Hetrick’s Animal Health Clinic on Evergreen Parkway last week, so much so that she’s having a difficult time packing.

    Hetrick is slowly saying goodbye to the practice she’s built over the last 25 years. She is spending February handing out medical records, taking care of patients in the middle of medical treatment, and cleaning out her clinic at 3999 Evergreen Parkway in Canyon Commons.