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Today's Features

  • Over the years, many Evergreen artists have said they would like to make our foothills enclave a “Paris in the mountains,” with artists lining the streets painting en plein air and visitors flocking to a place where they can view and purchase quality art. Rather than turning Evergreen into France, a group of newly formed artists is going one step further — bringing France to Evergreen, in their upcoming show “La Belle France” at the Center for the Arts Evergreen Rotary Gallery at Center/Stage.

  • Sam Leslie, an eighth-grader at Evergreen Middle School, placed first in Colorado in the National PTA-sponsored Reflections Contest in the middle school division for his original music composition titled “Hand In Hand.”
    The composition was written and performed by Sam on guitar and cello. The Reflections Program promotes original works in the arts in schools across the country. Sam placed first also in 2008 and second in 2005 and 2007.

  • Five area youth contestants were winners in the local competition of the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held Feb. 19 at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    They were Christian Markey (boys age 10), Jack Patterson (boys age 11), Kara Coughlin (girls age 12), Steven Belrose (boys age 12) and Keenan O’Hearn (boys age 13). As champions, they earned the right to compete at the state contest on Saturday, March 19, at the St. Thomas More Gym in Centennial.

  • Editor's note: As our country fights its way out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the Clear Creek Courant is remembering those who fought for their very survival through the days following Black Tuesday into the winds of the Dust Bowl and onto the beaches of the Second World War.

    Longtime Empire resident Duane Lewis was 8 when he was given a trumpet and began learning to play music.
    He was 15 years old in 1929 when the stock market crashed, pitching the United States into the dark years of the Great Depression.

  • “How could that moron over there really be God?”
    — Shams-u-din Muhammad Hafiz (1320-1389)

    I like him right away. Deepak is waiting for us, leaning against the back of his SUV, dressed in sweat pants and shirt with a long scarf knotted around his neck, legs crossed at the ankle like the Hindu god of love.
    “Namaste. Finally we meet,” he greets me with warmth as my husband introduces us.

  • In addition to maintaining trails in the Clear Creek District of the Arapaho National Forest in the Upper Bear Creek Basin, I enjoyed working on the trails up Grays and Torreys Peaks.

  • By Virginia Grantier

    For the Courier

    The pine trees’ white coats were melting one recent February day, and at times the drip-drip-drip seemed the only sound in Indian Hills.

    Still, there was a hushed but persistent buzz in the foothills hamlet — a buzz that seems to be growing louder in the art world about a log building across the street from the Indian Hills post office.

  • “Seussical Jr.” is a celebration of all things whimsical, wonderful, mythical and musical. The show is based on the beloved works of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2, the cast at StageDoor Theatre will offer up a fantastical production of singing, dancing and merriment.

  • Many famous artists will tell you they have been drawing since they could hold a pencil, but their true passion for art was cultivated in a more formal setting — their school art classes. Often, students put brush to canvas or pen to paper for many years but are able to hone their areas of interest or their artistic perspective when under the tutelage of a thought-provoking instructor. Our mountain area schools have some amazing art teachers, and their inspiration will shine through in the work displayed at the upcoming High School Art Show at the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

  • Congregation Beth Evergreen’s third-grade basketball team participated in the Hoops for Haiti fund-raiser that raised $3,600.

    The team won a tournament game during the religious-school fund-raiser that included 43 students, parents and friends on the courts at the Wulf Recreation Center.

    The $3,600 will be used for medical supplies that, thanks to pharmaceutical companies selling items at cost, equates to $150,000 in supplies and equipment.