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Today's Features

  • Leslie MacPherson proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Winther, to Nathan Hawley.

    Winther was a 2004 graduate of Evergreen High School and attended the University of San Diego, where she graduated with a degree in accounting. She currently is a certified public accountant for Hein and Associates in Denver.

    Hawley grew up in Saxonburg, Pa., and attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he received a master’s in accountancy.

  • Young Austin and No Difference, a Colorado Springs-based band that stole the show at last year’s Big Chili Cook-off, returned to Evergreen and performed for a growing local fan base on Jan. 27 at the Little Bear.

    The three-man band is making a name for itself as a rockin’ blues phenomenon primarily because of front man and guitarist Austin Young. At 16, Austin has been playing guitar for just four years. The band performs half originals, half covers — of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters.

  • Improvisational comedy is the premiere format for live comedy. Famous comedians such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Sandler got their start in improv comedy venues. These famous venues such as Second City and Comedy Works are usually found in big cities. For the third straight season, the Evergreen Players Improv Comedy troupe, EPiC, is bringing a weekend of improv to Evergreen.

  • Born in Burma 54 years ago, Hla Win loves his native country and still misses it desperately, but he is profoundly grateful to America, the country that took him in as a political refugee.

  • In the 21st century, we have paparazzi, tabloids and Twitter to fill us in on the every move of Hollywood actors and directors. In the 1930s, however, the secrets of Hollywood were often just that — secrets. That is, until Ron Hutchinson took it upon himself to dramatize the events that led to the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind.” The movie won eight Oscars in 1939, but months earlier it took three men five days to rewrite the script in a format that was worthy of these awards.

  • An unusual visitor has for months been leaving diminutive footprints next to the massive famed Iguanodon track fossils on Dinosaur Ridge.

    A greater roadrunner, whom museum staff has named Rascal, was first spotted in early fall, at least 130 miles from the terrestrial bird’s nearest known habitat. The sighting, which has since spurred numerous confirmations by enthusiastic local birdwatchers, prompted Colorado groups to issue rare-bird alerts.

  • Men and women who enjoy dangling on ropes from extremely high and dangerous places like wind turbines came to Evergreen on Saturday for the fifth annual Rope Access Olympics.

     

    Staged in the Alpine Rescue Team headquarters building and the Foothills Fire/Rescue vehicle barn, the event featured some 28 competitors who vied to solve various complicated rope problems.

    The first involved transferring a 220-pound, crash-test dummy to safety while suspended in midair from a spider web of ropes, carabiners and various implements.

  • Witnessing the birth of a new theatrical work is a rare gift. It is especially rare when the director and playwright are both local residents and the premiere is taking place right in Evergreen. Theater-goers won’t want to miss this creative collaboration between two mainstays of the Evergreen theater world, playwright Scott Gibson and director Len Matheo. Mark your calendars for opening night of the Evergreen Players’ production of “Remaining in Orbit.”

  • When Liz Thompson first heard about Habitat for Humanity, she figured she made too much money working full-time as a victim advocate to qualify for the low-cost houses. She had two part-time jobs, as well.

    She thought such houses were for the kind of people she was trying to help on an everyday basis. Then she thought, "I could use a little help too."