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  • Goodwill flows back to Evergreen Rotary

    In 2010, high school exchange student Toni Ann Santamaria got an idea for a clean-water project after attending an Evergreen Rotary meeting with her host mom, Barbara Wingate.

    Things came full circle on Friday, when Evergreen Rotary members received a $1,000 award for raising money and serving as a catalyst to get the clean-water project built in a village near Santamaria’s home village in the Philippines.

  • Radio-controlled cars hit the ice

    Skaters at Evergreen Lake on Jan. 11 were treated to car races on the ice — radio-controlled cars, that is.

    The small race course was in a corner of the rink, and skaters came by to watch as the cars, 14 inches long by 8 inches wide, moved deftly around hairpin turns and through straightaways. Think video games, only much more real and out of doors.

    Sunday’s races were part of a 10-event series called the Colorado Rally Championship. The races take place October through April, and the cars race on all sorts of terrain: gravel, mud, snow and now ice.

  • A special game for special kids

    The Evergreen High School Lady Cougars basketball team went to the gym at Wulf Recreation Center on Jan. 11, not to play basketball but to cheer on some of its biggest fans.

    The high school girls watched a special match-up with players from the Wildcats Special Olympics team sponsored by the rec center and the ninth-grade competitive national team for the Colorado Premier Basketball Club.

  • Fund-raiser planned for family of sheriff’s sergeant

    The Indian Hills Fire Boots volunteer auxiliary is planning a fund-raising dinner to benefit the family of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro on Saturday, Jan. 24.

    Green and red chili will be served for $5 a plate at the event, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indian Hills Fire Station, 4476 Parmalee Gulch Road. Dessert also will be offered for $2, and refreshments will be available at no cost.

  • Evergreen resident’s book a resource for human resources

    Evergreen resident and human resources guru Juan Carlos Marcos has written a business book that he hopes will make workers around the United States sit up and take notice.

  • Reading takes center stage at Marshdale Elementary

    The land of Narnia came alive for Marshdale Elementary students on Jan. 9 courtesy of Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre.

    Members of the middle school company performed a portion of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to whet students’ appetites to read C.S. Lewis’ book.

  • Spreading the word about benefits of organic, locally produced food

    Since moving to Evergreen from Illinois 1½ years ago, John Emrich has been exploring ways to encourage local production of organic foods in this area.

    “The demand for organic food is going up 12 percent a year. … Demand continues to outstrip supply,” says Emrich, who has a financial background. “Our organic farmers are making more money. That’s a sign it is for real.”

  • Advance tickets for Big Chili Cook-off available to mountain community

    Advance tickets for the 2015 Big Chili Cook-off are now available to residents in the mountain communities through the organization’s website.

    Headliner bands for this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Buchanan Park in Evergreen are Jimmie Van Zant and Molly Hatchet.

    Visit the Big Chili website at www.bigchili.org  to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or reserve vendor and artist space. Tickets cost $15 for adults. Firefighters with identification and children under 12 are admitted free.

  • New recreation manager selected for Evergreen park district

    Brian Tucker of Arvada has been selected as recreation manager for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and will begin working in the position on Jan. 29. 

    Tucker is replacing Ellen O’Connor, whom the EPRD board of directors chose in November as executive director for the district. 

    Since 2008, Tucker has served as executive director for the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA in Arvada.  

  • Singing songs of Selma

    People who see the film “Selma” depicting the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 might wonder what it was like to actually be there. 

    Evergreen residents Ann and Mike Moore know. They were among 25,000 people who participated in the march organized by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders seeking voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans.