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  • Still acting, singing after all these years

    Twenty-five years ago, the foothills didn’t have much in the way of theater for kids. Enter Evergreen Children’s Chorale, which continues to provide both choral and acting experiences for youths.

    Celebrating its silver anniversary, the organization has had many successes over the years, and it will be celebrating with a gala on Saturday.

    Organizers, parents and kids point to the benefits for participants: confidence, discipline, focus.

  • Missing Evergreen teen found safe in Lakewood

    Haley Kathrine Doane, the 13-year old Evergreen runaway reported missing Tuesday, has been found safe.
        According to Steve Davis, spokesman for the Lakewood police department, the teen was found at a home in the 900 block of Kendall Street in Lakewood around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday night. Davis said Doane originally went to the home to meet a friend and her friend's mother called authorities; the runaway was detained at the Jeffco Assessment Center before being released to her mother.

  • Evergreen CAN! build a dam

    A can dam sculpture has been erected inside Baskin-Robbins in downtown Evergreen — a tribute to Evergreen’s dam, those who donated more than 2,000 cans and to Evergreen Christian Outreach, the recipient of the cans when the dam is disbanded on Sunday.

    The dam and a faux pond in front of it is the result of the efforts of ice cream store owner Annie Hunter and Terri Postlewate-Ward, owner of Twigs. They organized Evergreen CAN, a canned food drive for EChO. The sign on the door of Baskin-Robbins reads, “Evergreen CAN and it Did!”

  • A bird’s eye view

    King-Murphy kindergartners now understand why it’s important for birds to migrate south for the winter.

    Through a series of hands-on demonstrations, they learned that if all birds stayed in Colorado in winter, they wouldn’t have enough food to eat. Youth educators from the Audubon Society of Greater Denver spent an hour on Thursday teaching the 5- and 6-year-olds about Migration Madness in preparation for a field trip to the Audubon Center at Chatfield next month.

  • ‘Crossing the line’

    The Evergreen High School advanced acting class is bringing awareness to a difficult topic: sexual assault.

    The students have written a play called “Crossing the Line: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Assault” that they will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the EHS auditorium. Following the free 45-minute performance, professional counselors will discuss the issue.

    The vignettes are everything from short monologues to 6-minute scenes that depict everything from men catcalling women on the street to more serious issues.

  • Egg-xaulted designs

    The Art of the Egg finale party brought out egg artists and egg aficionados alike on Thursday night both to vote and to bid on their favorites.

    Thursday night’s rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the artists, who were happy to talk about the inspiration for their designs. Since it’s rare that an artist works on eggs, the competition brings out an adventurous spirit.

    Painter Lynne Milliken of Evergreen said flat surfaces are much easier on which to create, but trying something different is part of the draw of the competition.

  • Salt of the Earth Day

    Children cultivated their Earth Day knowledge and creativity with puppet shows, visits from feathery friends, museums-on-wheels and interactive displays during Saturday’s event at the Evergreen Lake House.

    The 28th annual event offered approximately 400 people an opportunity to learn about environmental stewardship from more than a dozen companies and nonprofits, including HawkQuest, the Spark City Bus and the Evergreen Nature Center.

  • Annual banquet to benefit ducks, wetlands

    The Evergreen Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a national organization that works to conserve wetlands, is hosting its annual banquet at 6 p.m., on Saturday at Mount Vernon Country Club near Genessee.

    Organizer Bob Snyder, a chapter member, said the banquet usually raises about $60,000 to $65,000 for Ducks Unlimited. Some of the money likely will be used to conserve Colorado’s wetlands, he said, as the state is a major stopping point for ducks during their migration.

  • Proposal suggests Evergreen become LID

    When it comes to maintaining Evergreen — adding trails, improving traffic and safety infrastructure, protecting natural resources — while incorporation has been discussed, Downtown Evergreen Economic District has another idea: to create a local improvement district (LID).

    Members of the public were invited to a DEED meeting Wednesday, April 19 to hear about DEED’s proposal to create the Evergreen Local Improvement District.

  • Local Christian mentoring organization hosting fund-raiser

    Intermountain Young Life is hosting a fund-raising dinner at the Evergreen Lake House from 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    The organization is a Christian outreach ministry and mentoring program that works with middle school and high school students in Conifer, Bailey, Evergreen and Clear Creek County, area director Andy Morman said.

    Young Life partners with area churches and its 20-plus adult leaders/volunteers to build “relationships with kids ... and walk with them through the hard time of adolescence,” Morman said.