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Today's Features

  • You can hear John Denver singing “Rocky Mountain High” at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    The late musician is featured prominently in a Colorado Music Hall of Fame exhibit, which includes a video of his performances at Red Rocks in the 1970s. In a room dedicated to Denver, visitors can gaze at a guitar he once played and see stage outfits he wore and handwritten lyrics he composed.

  • While excited about the recent purchase of the Bergen Park Church building as the new home of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, Steve Sumner, CEA executive director, is now facing the challenge of acquiring funds to renovate it.

    “We badly need help,” Sumner says. “The building needs to be totally gutted and rebuilt.”
    Last month the CAE capital campaign committee purchased the property for $500,000. To complete the renovation, another $600,000 is required, according to estimates.

  • Sometimes it seems the yule season is all about ugly holiday sweaters and who makes the best eggnog. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” presented by StageDoor Theatre’s Junior Company, offers a message of acceptance, forgiveness and recapturing the true meaning of Christmas, even if it’s delivered by the most unlikely messengers — ones who probably where ugly holiday sweaters themselves.

  • The high school cast at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer has been working overtime — much longer than 9 to 5 — to prepare for the opening of the musical “9 to 5,” which became famous in the 1980s thanks to the 1979 film and the music of Dolly Parton. Times have changed since the film, but anyone who follows the news knows that office politics and the role of women at work are still as fiercely debated in 2015 as they were in 1979.

  • The historic Bergen Park Church building will be the new home of the Center for the Arts Evergreen — after an extended search, the arts group's capital campaign committee purchased the property on Friday for $500,000.

    “We’re very excited about this space,” said Steve Sumner, CAE's executive director.

    The new location has four times the space of the Miller House, where CAE has been operating for the past 10 years, Sumner said. And its location is ideal, he added.

  • Four arts organizations in Evergreen have received grants from Colorado Creates, a program of Colorado Creative Industries.

    The Evergreen Players are planning to use their $6,500 grant for an educational project called E.P. Studio One, said John Davis, a board member of the organization.

    “It’s theater arts: acting, improv, set design,” Davis said of the initiative. “We’ve been working on this for a long time.”

  • A premiere exhibit at the Center for the Arts Evergreen showcases the creative talents of four area high school teachers.

    Steve Sumner, CAE director, is excited about this first-time opportunity to display the exemplary work of teachers who find time to be artists in addition to their responsibilities as art instructors.

    “They’re really worthy,” he said.

  • You couldn’t open a newspaper or Web browser this summer without hearing about the new novel “Go Set a Watchman.” This book was the second published novel of Harper Lee, the famous author of the beloved classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Although the new book’s release caused a resurgence in interest in the reclusive author, interest in Lee’s first book never waned, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the best-selling novels of all time.

  • Health & Safety Day, put on by Evergreen Fire/Rescue on Saturday, was a big hit with kids and their parents.

    Attendees could ride on a fire truck, survey the surroundings from the Evergreen Fire/Rescue aerial bucket, work a real-live fire hose to knock down a wooden “fire” decoy, and eat pancakes — lots and lots of them.

  • In the 1960s, John Ellis and Hank Alderfer were playing football at Evergreen High School while classmate Larry Olde was lettering in golf. The three Evergreen natives, who are well-known in the community, were among 48 alumni of the Evergreen High class of 1965 who gathered for their 50th reunion this past weekend.

    Former classmates came from near and far to swap stories and remember good times during their high school years in Evergreen.

    “We had more fun,” Ellis said.