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Local News

  • Kids, commuters affected by storm

    Whether the two-day snowstorm that dropped more than a half-foot of winter across the mountain area on March 16 and 17 constituted a bane or a boon is a matter of perspective.

  • King-Murphy launching IB program

    Already one of the highest-performing primary schools in the state, King-Murphy Elementary School is shooting for the world.

  • Mountain real estate a buyer's game

    After treading water in 2006, the Evergreen real estate market showed some signs of recovery in 2007, but the modest increase in average selling price was offset by the fact that houses are taking longer to sell and the number of houses sold is declining.

    Realtors agree the current Evergreen area market from Bergen Park to Conifer is a buyer’s market, meaning interests rates are attractive and there are deals to be had. On the seller’s side, prices aren’t setting records, but they aren’t declining much, either.

  • Psychic fair materializes in Morrison

    With sidewalks covered in hoary frost and streets coated with several layers of mean slush, Morrison roads saw only the very brave or senseless the morning of Sunday, March 2.

    It didn’t take a rocket scientist to realize it was a better day to stay inside watching reruns of “Magnum P.I.” than to venture out on those dangerous roads to explore mysteries of an entirely different kind.

  • Rock of Ages

    Venerable hymns like “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” and “Bringing in the Sheaves” are fine in their own quaint, antebellum way, but many of today’s younger set get more spiritual kick from the pop charts.

  • A song for the asking

    With all due respect to the sentimental versifiers at Hallmark, an off-the-shelf greeting card can’t always adequately convey one’s true love and/or esteem. But Vicki Wind can, and then some.

  • Faulty heating unit prompts evacuation in Bergen Park

    On Thursday, March 6, a whiff of acrid smoke prompted a partial evacuation of the Bergen Village Shopping Center.

    About 10 a.m., employees of Countrywide Home Loans detected the telltale metallic scent of an electrical fire. As most personnel fled the office, one employee dialed 911 and, at the urging of Evergreen Fire/Rescue dispatch, activated the alarm system, resulting in the general evacuation of the two-story commercial building.

  • Nick's Pro Fitness buys Evergreen Fitness Center

    On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 29, Sherman Wenger of the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center sat down with Nick and Heather Kapande of Nick’s Pro Fitness. Documents were produced, signatures applied and, by sundown, the Evergreen Fitness and Tennis Center had become Nick’s Pro Fitness.

    “We’re really excited,” Nick says. “We’ll have more space and more fun things to do.”

  • EAPL picks up where Habitat for Humanity leaves off

    Die-hard thrift shop habitus lamenting the demise of Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity’s thrift shop can take heart. By mid-March, the Evergreen Animal Protective League will reopen the Bryant Drive emporium, offering barking bargains at purr-fect prices.

  • Cabin Baby's mom charged

    On Feb. 25, cabin-baby mom Summer Lynn Baker was arraigned in Jefferson County Court.

    Baker, 24, was formally charged with three felonies — theft of more than $500 from and at-risk adult, aggravated motor-vehicle theft and providing false information to a pawnbroker — plus a misdemeanor charge of theft of less than $500. Her next scheduled appearance is a motions hearing on April 22.