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Today's Features

  • Justin Ray, son of David and Mary Jane Ray of Evergreen, is engaged to Robin Gilmer, daughter of Claud and Tracy Gilmer of San Antonio, Texas.

  • The owners of Evergreen Fine Art, Barb Hadley and Phil Shanley, along with the rest of the gallery staff, have become known for their keen eyes for beautiful art and their charitable giving to their community. The latest show at the gallery, Weekend in the West, combines the best of these traits, promising to be a weekend of highly sought-after art and charitable support for our mountain schools’ arts programs.

  • Have you ever fallen prey to (or perhaps used) the age-old pick-up line, “What’s your sign?” The signs of the zodiac have been used to predict the future of people’s lives for years. In the case of Evergreen citizens and visitors, these astrological symbols can predict the future of your Friday night — a trip to the hottest art auction in town at Stoneheart Gallery on Main Street in Evergreen. You’ll leave feeling happier than a hippie that you finally paid attention when someone asked, “What’s your sign?”

  • By the Rev. Meredith Rupe

    Do you struggle with your faith? I do daily. It is a part of what is often referred to as one’s faith journey.

    If at age 34 we are where we were when we were 14, there is a disjunction between our faith and our life. We all grow and mature in our life, and our faith needs to change as we change, or it ends up being a dead faith or an irrelevant faith to help us with life’s journey. There is a difference between a child-like faith and a childish faith.

  • The fun of learning without the agony of grades, exams and papers has inspired Mary Meinig of Evergreen to take 27 courses from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the last five years, even though it means driving 19 miles to the center in Lakewood.

     

    Ordinarily, Meinig hates the idea of commuting anywhere. Retired and 72, Meinig doesn't really have to leave home. But the camaraderie and intellectual challenge, not to mention the low price tag, keep her on the road winter, fall and spring.

  • 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.