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Today's Features

  • A photographic feast with practical info on the side, "80439: A User's Guide to Evergreen," is an irreverent collection of things that make our mountain community a wacky and wonderful place to live.

     

    Evergreen resident Steve Knapp, an irreverent man in his own right and a former staff writer for the Canyon Courier, has written a softback guidebook to Evergreen that started out to be for newcomers and then grew into something for everybody.

  • Even though the story line in my last column did not reach past the 1930s, I believe I will continue to hang back in Evergreen’s days as a resort village and leave our current events for others to cover. Perhaps then our phone will stop ringing. Besides, it is more fun to share the days when bands were swinging in the ballroom at Troutdale, entertaining guests and employees alike. It’s fun to share information about the 20 other resorts and camps between Clear Creek and Bailey — days that for sure were “then and not now.”

  • Week after week, we read about our talented mountain musicians performing with the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, acting in Evergreen Players productions, or singing with the Evergreen Chorale. If you’ve ever wondered where some of these local artists honed their musical chops, look no further than the instrumental music programs in the Evergreen public schools.

  • William Butler Yeats wrote, “I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above.” Although Yeats was referring to an Irish airman, the same can be said for the latest exhibition at Mirada Fine Arts Gallery, “in the CLOUDS.” In this innovative show, Mirada has combined the talents of two disparate artists to create a show that is full of color and whimsy, as well as those moments of emotional reflection that can be found in the clouds above.

  • Morgan Nielsen displays her winning entry in this year's Evergreen Jazz Festival poster contest. Morgan's work was selected from more than 30 posters designed by graphic arts students of Evergreen High School teacher Andrew Spears.

    Most of their creations can currently be seen at Center for the Arts Evergreen and at the Jazz Festival beginning July 29. Morgan is heading into her junior year at EHS and looks forward to a career in some area of graphic arts. She is the daughter of Clark and Kris Nielsen of Evergreen.

  • More than 60 million years ago, a group of Iguanodons trekked across a shoreline in what is now Dakota Ridge, leaving distinct trails that became fossilized in delicate sandstone.

  • The genre of music we call jazz has been described as “the infinite art of improvisation.” The true beauty of jazz is that this spirit of improvisation extends beyond the page — beyond musical stylings — to the musicians themselves. The jazz community as far back as the 1920s has been known for the camaraderie among its musicians and their ability to combine diverse talents into new musical combinations at the drop of a hat.

     

  • After 12 days lost in the sparsely populated far west Evergreen area without food or water, a 12-year-old thunder-phobic female cattle dog who ran off in a storm has been reunited with her owner, thanks to an ad in the Canyon Courier.

    Rio went from 44 to 29 pounds, suffered a 2-inch-deep puncture wound in her leg and sustained a 2-inch-long cut in her side during her adventure trek.

    The blue heeler jumped through a screened window in a house on South Pine Road in the Evergreen Lake area, dropped 10 feet and disappeared July 8.

  • Jim Stobie, who was born and raised in Evergreen and graduated from Evergreen High School, has made a feature length film, “Attack of the Stobie Hobo,” to be shown on Channel 12, on Thursday, July 21.