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Today's Features

  • Evergreen is known for being a home to a variety of characters, and Mt. Evans Hospice hopes to bring a lot of colorful types out for its annual formal fund-raiser.

    At the Bookworm Ball, scheduled for Feb. 22 at Mount Vernon Country Club, locals can come as their favorite characters — the ones that populate literature, that is.

  • Wildland fire, heavy flooding and a contentious recall election created drama in the lives of Evergreen residents in 2013.

    On the brighter side, a long-awaited community garden project blossomed at Buchanan Park along with major improvements at Wulf Park.

    Here’s a look at those events, and a few other noteworthy happenings.

    Fire board recall

  • The gym at Wulf Rec Center exploded with the sound of applause and cheers Dec. 16 when Garrett Kelty made the winning basket in a hard-fought game between the red and white teams.

    Garrett, a Conifer High School senior, is also a member of the Special Olympics Wildcats basketball team through the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. Special Olympics is a worldwide sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • This is the story of a local woman who lost almost everything. But more than that, it's the story of how a local organization saved one of the few joys she had left: her dog, Tilly.

    Lisa Larson went in for routine surgery on a pancreatic cyst, and left the hospital with a chronic disability: pancreatitis.

  • Evergreen residents Elizabeth and Victor Macek have been married 71 years, and they know the secrets to a long, happy marriage.

    The first is simple: common interests.

    When the couple met, they were 16 and 17, and Elizabeth was seeing another boy. Her parents preferred Victor, however, so she spent time with him, too. The day she fell in love with him involves a favorite story.

  • Under a sapphire-blue sky, a big red car hauls a newly cut Christmas tree — one that will benefit the kids at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    But it's not a real tree: 10-year-old Kaymen Story of Evergreen carefully drew and submitted it to the hospital's annual holiday card contest. Hers became one of 14 designs that won, and will now be sold throughout Colorado to benefit the hospital’s cancer and blood disorder centers.  

  • Hanukkah is not among the most prominent holidays on the Jewish calendar, but it's local importance was obvious last Wednesday evening when scores of residents turned out for the annual menorah lighting at Evergreen Lake. 

  • Evergreen High School was transformed into a baroque-era marketplace Saturday, alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.

    Students dressed in elaborate 19th-century garb wandered through the cafeteria and commons area of the school, some selling roses, as visitors shopped, snacked and listened to vocal and instrumental performances on four stages.

  • It was quite surprising to Lake House supervisor Brad Bednar when CNN last week put Evergreen Lake on a list of 10 of the world’s most beautiful ice-skating rinks.

    Evergreen was named with ice rinks in major cities around the world, including Beijing, Paris, Vienna, London, New York City and Sydney.

  • Girls and boys dressed in their holiday best waited excitedly for their chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday at the fifth annual Breakfast With Santa.

    The Evergreen Lake House was filled with children of all ages and their parents, who ate a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage, followed by a wait in line to sit on Santa’s lap.

    Cameras were in abundance as Santa and Mrs. Claus posed with the kids.

    It was a fun day for the 250 people who attended the event sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.