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  • A field trip through time

    In an effort to re-enact the historic Lewis and Clark expedition, eighth-graders at Evergreen Middle School traversed Elk Meadow on Sept. 29 to observe plants and animals and record their findings.

    Armed with notebooks, pencils and rulers, the eighth-graders scouted the area for grasses and trees, grasshoppers and moths, and a group of students even came upon a garter snake. They took small samples of plants, drew pictures, took measurements and made notes.

  • Nuchols sets sights on new horizons

     

    After five years at the helm of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, Melanie Nuchols is stepping down to see where artistic inspiration takes her and see what it feels like to sit on the deck and read a book, among other things.

    “I just always felt my core mission was to be helping people,” Nuchols said. “I love the chamber. I love my job. I just want to have some time.”

    Nuchols has a background in fitness and used to own a workout studio.

  • Fleeing robbery suspects lead to lockdown at 5 Jeffco schools

    Two armed-robbery suspects remained at large Thursday following a multi-jurisdiction pursuit through Golden that led to a handful of Jeffco schools being placed on lockdown. One suspect was arrested in a Colorado Mills King Soopers, apparently as he was exiting a bathroom.
    The five schools on lockdown were Bell Middle School, Pleasantview Elementary, Golden High School, Connections Learning Center and Free Horizon Montessori. The lockdown was lifted about 2:30 p.m., said school district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • Teens invited to The Gathering at The Place

    Nine Evergreen-area churches will host an event for youths that is being called The Gathering, and it will be the first major event at the new community center in Evergreen called The Place.

    The Gathering will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at The Place, 27888 Meadow Drive, across from Da Kind Soup.

    Josh Doneff, youth pastor at Bergen Park Church and a coordinator of The Gathering, is expecting at least 100 middle- and high-school-age kids to attend the ecumenical event that is part concert, part worship and part social time for teens.

  • Realtor, 70, thriving as globe-hopping triathlete

    Patti Townsend decided on a whim eight years ago, at age 62, that it would be fun to train and compete in a triathlon with a couple of her girlfriends.
    “We just thought it would be fun if we could do that,” Townsend said. “It was a flukey thing. We all decided we’d start training.”
    The first outing was the Danskin Women’s Triathlon in 2003.

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  • Realtor, 70, thrives as globe-hopping triathlete

    Patti Townsend decided on a whim eight years ago, at age 62, that it would be fun to train and compete in a triathlon with a couple of her girlfriends.

    “We just thought it would be fun if we could do that,” Townsend said. “It was a flukey thing. We all decided we’d start training.”

    The first outing was the Danskin Women's Triathlon in 2003.

  • Realtor, 70, thrives as globe-hopping triathlete

    Patti Townsend decided on a whim eight years ago, at age 62, that it would be fun to train and compete in a triathlon with a couple of her girlfriends.

    “We just thought it would be fun if we could do that,” Townsend said. “It was a flukey thing. We all decided we’d start training.”

    The first outing was the Danskin Women's Triathlon in 2003.

  • Guardrail on parkway was part of pre-existing plan

    Was it coincidence, or an example of an amazingly speedy response to a crying public need? Actually, it was a coincidence.

    The new guardrail along Evergreen Parkway above Stagecoach Park had been on a longstanding list of safety projects and was not installed in response to the auto accident at the ball field on Sept. 16.

    “It was just a coincidence,” said Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

  • Candidates forum coming to Lake House

    The community is invited to a candidates forum featuring many of the top choices on the November ballot at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Evergreen Lake House.

    Sponsored by the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, the forum is open to the public. Questions may be submitted in advance. Each candidate will make a 7-minute presentation from 7 to 8 p.m.