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  • Art of the Egg a fun endeavor

    Jim Sherwood can’t wait for April 20.

    That’s the day Sherwood, owner of the Evergreen Outlet Store, hopes to add two more to his decorated-egg collection from the Art of the Egg.

    Sherwood is partial to the eggs by local artist Steve Harrison, who

    depicts rock ‘n’ roll artists. Sherwood’s collection includes the Eagles, Rush, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, and this year, one of the eggs will depict Prince.

  • Pastor, congregation mark a time of 'reflection' and honesty

    There are no flowers in Evergreen Lutheran Church’s sanctuary and there won’t be for three-and-a-half weeks.

    Instead, the area around the altar has a few pieces of plain purple cloth adorning it and a selection of brambles surrounding the fountain on the steps.

    The Rev. Vera Guebert-Steward, the church’s pastor, explains that this is in keeping with the season of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter.

  • CAE preparing to show off new home in Bergen Park

    The Center for the Arts Evergreen is making final renovations at its new home — the former Bergen Park Church building. The grand opening is projected to be Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Over the past few years, the center’s Capital Campaign searched for a new home — and eventually acquired the property, gaining it a Jefferson County Historic Designation. The construction crews are finishing up the interior renovations, and the Center hopes to start moving into the new building in July.

  • Fortune favors the bald

    All kinds of hair was on the floor, shaved from the heads of brunette, blonde, black-, gray- and white-haired men and women.

    Whether the people had long or short, coarse or fine, curly or straight hair -- those differences were no longer noticeable, as everyone who stood up from the barbers’ chairs was now bald.

    While they had lost a bit of personality and a layer of cranial insulation, they stood in solidarity with the boys and girls who have been diagnosed with cancer.

  • I-70 at Genesee reopens after accident snarls traffic

    Eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 was closed for a few hours Monday afternoon at mile marker 253 at Genesee because of a major crash just west of the interchange, Colorado Department of Transportation reports.

    CDOT's Twitter account first reported the accident around 3 p.m.

  • Firefighters put out roof fire on Bluebell Lane

    A roof fire at a home in the 5900 block of Bluebell Lane was quickly extinguished Sunday evening.

    Firefighters are still on scene to make sure nothing reignites, to look for the source of the fire and to ensure that no embers spread to nearby trees.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue firefighters reached the fire quickly thanks to the watchful eyes of some bicyclists on the road. They noticed smoke coming from the roof and called 911, according to EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin.

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled next week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Highway 74 lane closures scheduled this week

    Intermittent lane closures on Highway 74 between El Rancho and downtown Evergreen are expected next week to accommodate for repaving.
    According to the county's Twitter account, various parts of both eastbound and westbound Highway 74 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 20-24 for repaving, as well as the removal and replacement of ADA ramps. Drivers are recommended to plan for delays.    

  • Local paramedic, EPAD founder wins community service award

    The Mountain Rendezvous chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Monday presented its Community Service Award to Dave Montesi of Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

    In addition to being a paramedic and leading the fire department’s EMS division, Montesi founded Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation. The organization has trained thousands in CPR/AED and placed automated external defibrillators in more than 50 locations across Evergreen.

  • Seniors should be wary of financial exploitation, scams

    A child or grandchild. A niece or nephew. A caretaker. A neighbor. A friend.

    Each can be of great help to a senior citizen, but each is also capable of taking advantage of their relative or friend’s generosity, trusting nature and possible absence of mind, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office reports.