Today's Features

  • On a chilly Saturday afternoon, Rachel Emmer walks briskly across a large, smooth field in Buchanan Park where vegetables and other plants will be growing in the not-too-distant future.


    “We’re so excited to be at this stage,” Emmer said about the long-range community garden project.

    After six years of planning, Emmer, interim executive director of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability, and others involved in the project are finally seeing the garden take shape.

  • Christine Gaudreau, the artistic director of the Evergreen Chorale, loves collaboration — bringing together the artistic elements of music, voice and dance to create a lively, almost theatrical, experience. The Evergreen Chorale’s most recent collaboration meets all of these artistic challenges. The Chorale’s last concert of its 40th-anniversary season is called “Fiesta!”; the Chorale will perform with the premier Hispanic dance company, Fiesta Colorado, in a concert that will sparkle with dance and song from Central and South America.

  • “Legally Blonde” is a musical based on the 2001 movie starring actress Reese Witherspoon. The story is a lighthearted, funny tale of Elle Woods, who enrolls in law school to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. “Legally Blonde” opened at StageDoor Theatre on April 13 to rave reviews. The show, being produced by StageDoor’s high school company, runs through May 4.

  • Spring is the season for new life. And what better way to celebrate the growing animal kingdom than with a pack of puppies — 101 puppies, to be exact. Disney’s “101 Dalmatians”is a heartwarming tale of human kindness filled with musical pizzazz, thanks to young actors from the Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale.

    The Prelude is a mountain community choir for students in second, third and fourth grades. This year, Prelude has 23 young performers who will participate in “101 Dalmatians.”

  • When she was a young girl, Callie Graham of Bailey escaped the frustrations associated with dyslexia by entering her “art world.”

    Now, at age 15, art is the dominant theme in her world — and the arena where she excels.

    Callie’s drawings are on display in “The Dreams Within Us,” an exhibit at Shadow Mountain Gallery in Evergreen. The 15-year-old’s work — pencil drawings primarily of characters from “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” — will be on exhibit until April 21.

  • Dear Gracie Maeve:

  • “We had discovered an accursed country. We had found the Home of the Blizzard.”

    — Douglas Mawson

    Here’s the thing about things — they can always be worse.

  • When development threatened to turn their paradise into parking lots, the people of Jefferson County decided to preserve the beautiful landscapes they treasured before open land became subdivision material.

  • On March 26 of last year, hell came to 4,000 acres 6 miles south of Conifer.

    As the battle to fully control the Lower North Fork Fire continued for a week, residents waited and watched as they learned about three neighbors who lost their lives and homeowners who lost everything in a blaze that was sparked when a prescribed burn escaped in high winds.