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  • Zeman named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers

    Tim Zeman, a Denver native, has been named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    Zeman, 46, is returning to Colorado after spending 17 years in Florida with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, where he held numerous advertising sales and sales management positions. He earned an advertising and public relations degree from the University of Arkansas after leaving Colorado in 1989.

    “I’m happy to be taking the helm of Evergreen Newspapers,” Zeman said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the business owners and my new neighbors.”

  • Downtown about to get quackin: Dam Ducky Derby on Aug. 7 to raise funds for two causes

    The creek in downtown Evergreen is about to be invaded by a flotilla of yellow rubber ducks. But worry not — it’s all for a good cause.

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is staging the first Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday, Aug. 7. The more ducks sold, the bigger the first prize.

    The race starts at 1 p.m. at the bottom of the dam and ends at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Fun activities will be taking place from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Evergreen.

  • SRC puts services for seniors under one roof

    Twenty years ago, reaching an elderly age in Evergreen often meant heading for a nursing home. But the Seniors’ Resource Center, commonly known as the Yellow House, has made it possible for hundreds of senior citizens to stay independent longer.

    Under the leadership of longtime president and CEO John Zabawa of Evergreen, the SRC has become a “one-stop shop” for all kinds of senior services.

  • Rock wall gives pump station distinguished look

    A striking natural rock wall conceals the Evergreen Metro District’s new Yellow Zone Tank and pump station, which is up and running behind the North Evergreen shopping center off Evergreen Parkway behind Bank of the West.

     

    Construction began in March 2009, and the unit went on line June 3. Gerry Schulte, Metro District executive director, said the district has received a number of positive reactions to the wall design.

  • Leadership Evergreen seeks award nominations

    Leadership Evergreen wants to honor community residents who give their time or talent to make Evergreen a better place.

    The nonprofit organization is looking for nominations for the 2010 Leader of the Year award.

    The award, given biennially, is looking for someone who demonstrates leadership and inspires others to emulate their work, according to Lisa Austin, chairwoman of the Leadership Evergreen board of directors.

    “We’re looking for people who are always giving and want to make Evergreen a better place,” she said.

  • Evergreen Chorale to honor Mike Weiker

    In life, it all seems to come down to music. Whether you are listening on an iPod, sitting in an audience or singing, music bonds humanity.

    The Evergreen Chorale has been greatly influenced by that belief under the leadership and artistic direction of Mike Weiker for the past 30 years. Weiker brought his talents and passion for music education to Evergreen in 1980 and since that time has directed 56 musical productions and 64 concerts.

  • Youthful 'Jazz Cookers' dish up old-style Dixie

    Among the stellar performers who’ll be lighting up Evergreen’s musical firmament at the Evergreen Jazz Festival are some very bright stars who’re still on the rise. Meet the Jazz Cookers, seven young artists with all the seasoning needed to please a hip and hungry audience.

    As it happens, the Cookers share more than a Jones for Jazz – nearly all attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

  • New owner promises to keep Ice House open-mic night

    A Denver family group with extensive hospitality and music experience is close to purchasing the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen from Charles and Cindy Shirley, who have operated it for the last couple of years.

    “We will go on to the next thing. The downside is we have become unemployed,” said Charles, who was forced to sell the coffee shop to raise money to pay medical bills.

  • EDS transfer station adopts single-stream recycling policy

    After years of separating, sorting and classifying bottles, cans and paper into separate categories, recycling has recently gotten much more accepting of individual differences.

    EDS Waste Solutions Inc. of Golden has adopted a single-stream process at the recycling center at the transfer station, 5801 Highway 73, 3 miles south of Evergreen. The company previously charged $3 per bag for mixed recyclables. Sorted materials were accepted for free.

  • Recycling center at King Soopers requires sorting

    Waste Management continues to require sorting and separating at the center behind King Soopers in Bergen Park, although it takes single stream in bins elsewhere all over Denver.

    With the resignation of longtime manager Chilo Dominguez, Waste Management is postponing any major changes for the time being, said Tiffiany Moehring, spokeswoman for the company. “We just want to reassure the community we are there and we aren’t going anywhere,” Moehring said.