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  • A choir from afar

    There was a lot of toe-tapping and hand-clapping at Evergreen’s First Baptist Church on Sunday when the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda filled the church with joyful music on Sunday.

    The 20-member choir danced and sang gospel songs in English, Swahili and their native Luganda during the church’s two services.

    The group, on a six-month tour of the United States, made a stop in Evergreen because one of the tour organizers, Carrie Hill, is a 1996 Evergreen High School graduate.

  • Kindergartners strut their stuff on fashion runway

    Even with no red carpet or high-fashion models, the King-Murphy kindergarten international fashion show was every bit a spectacle of beautiful costumes from different regions of the globe and a hit with parents.

    This year, the fashion show was set up in the gym, with Mary Pat Maroney’s second-grade class in the audience, along with parents and grandparents. School secretary Shirley Simon was the emcee, discussing the outfits that ranged from kimonos to sombreros.

  • Tall Grass employee honored as hometown hero

    For the past few years, Deb Dickinson has been working with other employees at TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon on the Soldier Box Project, a charitable effort for which she recently received KMGH-TV’s 7Everyday Hero Award. 

    “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life,” Dickinson said of the honor, presented in December.

  • Non-disposable items clogging EMD wastewater system

    Wet wipes and other materials advertised as biodegradable, which some customers flush down toilets, are causing problems at the wastewater treatment plant of the Evergreen Metropolitan District, says Dave Lighthart, EMD general manager.

    Disposable diapers, adhesive bandages and cat litter are on EMD’s extensive list of items that should be placed in the trash — and not in toilets.

  • Woman prisoner dies in Jeffco jail

    A woman died Monday night while in custody at the Jefferson County jail.

    The 38-year-old woman complained about feeling ill earlier Monday, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office news release. The jail staff scheduled the woman to be seen by medical personnel that evening.

    Jail staff was notified at 7:15 p.m. by the woman’s cellmate that she was not breathing. Deputies performed CPR on the woman but were unable to revive her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Evergreen Jazz Festival to feature four new groups

    The Felonius Smith Trio is among four musical groups making their debut at the Evergreen Jazz Festival in July. Bassist Scott Johnson and harmonica player Nic Clark will perform a blend of country, folk and delta blues with Jeff Smith, who has mastered a finger-picking style on his slide guitar. 

    The trio will showcase tunes from its recently released CD, “Before That Rooster Crows,” at the Jazz Festival, which runs July 24-26 at venues in Evergreen.

  • Funding in place for bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park

    A costly bridge replacement project at Evergreen Lake Park has received grant funding to move forward. 

    The $790,000 price of constructing a new bridge over Bear Creek is primarily funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation that has been approved. The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is contributing $80,000 to the project — an amount that includes a $40,000 grant from Jeffco Open Space. The Evergreen Metropolitan District is contributing $40,000.

  • Evergreen Metro District offers help with water rights issue at Buchanan Ponds

    The Evergreen Metropolitan District is offering the use of its senior water rights to guarantee a supply of water for two ponds at Buchanan Park.

  • Plans for second community garden taking root

    A community garden planned at Wilmot Elementary School is receiving cautious support from the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. To land funding, Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability needs the district to submit a grant request to Great Outdoors Colorado.

  • A gathering of gardeners

    Plans for gardens at Wilmot Elementary and Evergreen High schools have blossomed into one collaborative, community effort with assistance from Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

    Wilmot Elementary parent Shawn Hamam has been planning an educational garden at her children’s school while Cheri Skipp, a special education teacher at Evergreen High, was looking for a spot to grow vegetables and herbs at her school.