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  • Fine Arts Festival features award-winning creations

    From bejeweled buffaloes to impressionistic paintings and handcrafted wooden spoons, an astounding array of artistic creations was on display at the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival last weekend.

    By midmorning Saturday, the grounds of the Hiwan Homestead Museum were filled with festival-goers looking at various arts and crafts that included handmade clothing and jewelry.

  • Change in the air at Wilmot

    Matt Cormier believes that a new principal should change only one thing during his first year.

    So Cormier, who is now at the helm of Wilmot Elementary School, is changing three things.

    At the top of his list is bolstering communication among faculty, parents and the community, including getting acquainted with students and parents, re-instituting birthday cards for students from the principal, and trying to organize such events as a Wilmot night at a Rockies game.

  • Still singing after all these years

    Relaxing in the afternoon sun at a coffee shop, Evergreen resident Ralph Nichols reflects on his life as a singer and studio musician. 

    After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in music education and voice, Nichols began working in recording studios and singing with the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir in Hollywood. 

    “We did Disney movies. … We were like the Hollywood version of the Vienna Boys Choir,” Nichols said. 

  • Ducky the dog stages a canine comeback

    Ducky, a dog rescued by the Evergreen Animal Protective League, has undergone extensive surgeries to correct physical problems that have been keeping him from eating and walking properly. And he is in need of additional surgery to correct a condition in one of his legs.

    To help pay Ducky's vet bills, Gold Mine Cupcakes of Golden is donating all of its proceeds from farmers markets in Bergen Park and Golden this past week to the EAPL.

  • Planners to review proposed changes to Jeffco oil and gas regulations

    The Jeffco Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review proposed changes to the county’s oil and gas regulations at its Aug. 27 meeting.

    The proposed changes would add planned-development and special-use zoning to Section 35 of the county resolution, which sets standards for the drilling and production of oil and gas.

    The amended resolution also would align current setback requirements for oil and gas operations with those of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

  • Evergreen High grad released from hospital after treatment for Ebola virus

    Evergreen High School graduate Nancy Writebol has tested clear of the Ebola virus, for which she had been receiving treatment, and was released from Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, according to a statement from Serving in Mission, the organization for which she has been working.

  • Robson resigns as exec director of Evergreen park district

     Scott Robson is leaving his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District at the end of this month to begin serving as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum in Golden. 

    Robson’s 3½-year tenure as EPRD chief has been filled with key projects — and challenges.

  • Raising glasses for a good cause

    Wine and music flowed freely at the Bootstraps Western Winefest on Saturday afternoon.

    Attendees at the fifth annual event at the Evergreen rodeo grounds sampled a variety of Colorado wines and listened to the bright sounds of BooDaddy.

    Along with music from the band, the delicious aroma of food floated through the summer air as chefs prepared treats for festival-goers.

    In the demonstration tent, Michael Coughlin, proprietor of 240 Union restaurant in Lakewood, was grilling shrimp and scallops as his audience watched and tasted samples. 

  • Robson resigning as exec director of Evergreen Park and Rec District

    Scott Robson is resigning his position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. He has accepted another position as CEO of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Museum based in Golden, which he will begin Sept. 1.

    Robson has served as chief of the park district for the past three years. He is a former manager of Denver Parks and Recreation.

    Robson has lived in the Evergreen community for the past 10 years.

  • Seniors’ Resource Center offers home cleaning service for elderly

    The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is offering a home cleaning service called CHORES for elderly people who need occasional assistance. The program, which is free of charge, can be used three times a year for home projects such as deep cleaning, organizing closets, and trash cleanup and removal at residences.

    The only requirement for eligibility for the CHORES program is that a person be at least 60 years old.