Local News

  • Evergreen’s Maes in high-profile primary fight

    One of the two most-watched contests in the Aug. 10 primary election is shaping up to be the duel between two Republicans — an Evergreen businessman and a former U.S. congressman — to take on Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, for the governor’s job.

    In the other high-profile contest, Democrats will be deciding whether to send Andrew Romanoff or Michael Bennet to battle the winner of the primary contest between Republicans Jane Norton and Ken Buck for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bennet.

  • Modern fun at Victorian-style lawn party

    Historic met modern on July 21 at the Victorian-style lawn party and concert at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Some attendees were dressed in turn-of-the-century garb, while others were in shorts and flip-flops. Children played croquet and a ring-toss game while the adults gathered around the pavilion to listen to the Highline Silver Cornet Band play old-time tunes.

    Refreshments were lemonade and iced tea, with Oreos and Fig Newtons.

  • Performer sees a need to entertain, educate

    Out of habit, members of Gail Hamilton’s audience sometimes raise their hands with questions.

    But the 57-year-old performer must wait patiently for the silence to abate, and then she can respond to the voices and sounds that connect Hamilton to her audience — and her world.

    Gail Hamilton is blind.

    Hamilton, a speaker, author, singer and teacher, performed recently for residents at the Life Care Center in Evergreen and treated them to an hour of her music and wit. She teases her listeners to put them at ease.

  • 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.