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Today's Features

  • Evergreen resident Judy Berna travels, skis, works at the Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, and has written a book. She is also missing a foot — and looking for others who might be missing limbs, too.

    Berna was born with a mild form of spina bifida, caused when some vertebrae don’t fully form and leave the spinal cord vulnerable to damage. A series of operations left Berna’s spinal cord unable to send signals to her left foot, which became deformed over time.

    As a child, she would dream of having a foot transplant.

  • Jackie Delafose, assistant principal at Conifer High School, was among African-American students who were bused to white schools in the early 1970s.

    Delafose began attending Central Elementary School in Lake Charles, La., after her parents received a letter informing them of the transfer from her neighborhood school.

  • Evergreen Lake put another notch in its resume last week when the BBC program “Horizons”filmed figure skaters gliding in a planetary dance on the frozen waters.

    A BBC crew was at the lake Jan. 21 to shoot interviews and other footage for an episode tentatively called “Cosmic Pinball.”BBC researcher Jenna Lane said the “Horizons”episode will air on BBC Two in the United Kingdom later this year, then on the Science Channel in the U.S. on a future date.

  • Evergreen artist Carmon Slater is exhibiting a retrospective of his work at the Lakewood Cultural Center, and is part of a show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

    MANifestations, opening at the Quilt Museum on Feb. 7 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is the 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men and is a national juried competition. Slater’s piece celebrates the Colorado autumn and features an unusual combination with fused glass.

  • If Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice looks good up close and personal, it looks even better by comparison.

    To find out how much better, visit www.medicare.gov, click on the “Home Health Compare”  page, and see how the mountain area’s nonprofit stacks up. The results are striking — Mount Evans outperforms the vast majority of home health organizations, public and private.

  • Mountain-area music mavens will have a lot more to love this Valentine’s Day, as the Evergreen Elks’ long-awaited Ragtime Bash comes roaring back into town in a backbeat blaze of syncopated savoir faire.

  • Ladies!

    Want to lose 10 inches off your waistline — in seconds?

    Wish you could regain that youthful hourglass figure without resorting to pills, fad diets or tedious exercises?

    If you’re ready to eat as much as you want, whenever you want, and then slide into your high school prom dress with the help of just one reasonably strong friend, you’ll want to check out the “Corset-Out Fashion Show,” which hits the runway at 1 p.m. March 8 in the Timbervale Barn directly behind the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • They bicycled for five days through a desert where their ancestors trekked for 40 years to reach the Promised Land.

  • Evergreen is known for being a home to a variety of characters, and Mt. Evans Hospice hopes to bring a lot of colorful types out for its annual formal fund-raiser.

    At the Bookworm Ball, scheduled for Feb. 22 at Mount Vernon Country Club, locals can come as their favorite characters — the ones that populate literature, that is.

  • When it comes to legalized marijuana in Colorado, one area lodging establishment considers it a blessing, while another considers it a curse. For several others, it’s not an issue at all.

    The Cliff House Lodge in Morrison still bans tobacco smoking in its cottages, but there’s no problem for marijuana smokers. In contrast, the Comfort Suites at El Rancho doesn’t allow smoking of any kind in its rooms, and it’s fining a fair number of violators since smoking recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado on Jan. 1.