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Local News

  • Global-warming claims spark heated responses

    Colorado’s recent cold snap and snow come directly from worldwide global warming, according to a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist who spoke Tuesday evening at the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council.

  • Ringing the bell for a good cause

    From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, the sound of brightly ringing bells can be heard at the entrance to stores in Evergreen as volunteers with the Salvation Army seek donations for the needy.

    Bell ringers standing beside the familiar red kettles will be stationed at entrances to King Soopers in Bergen Park, Safeway and Walgreens in Evergreen, and at Walmart in El Rancho.

    “We have pretty much round-the-clock coverage,” said Christa Babb, a Salvation Army committee member who coordinates efforts in Evergreen.

  • Two nonprofits provide holiday help for the needy

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center continue their efforts to assist needy people during the holiday season. From food drives to the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Evergreen, mountain area residents have many opportunities to participate in charitable giving.

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • Crews repair water-line break in downtown Evergreen

    A water-line break in downtown Evergreen meant shut-offs for Creekside Winery and Evergreen Crafters on Monday.

    Sheriff’s deputies called the Evergreen Metropolitan District on Sunday night to report the break, said Dave Lighthart, director of the district. Technicians worked on the break Sunday night and fixed it Monday. It appeared the break occurred in a weak point in the pipe near where a similar break happened in the late 1990s, Lighthart said.

  • Fire district website is hacked

    The website of the Evergreen Fire Protection District was hacked last Thursday and was still down on Monday — a $2,000 annoyance for the fire district.

    The district’s information technology workers are rebuilding the entire website and plan to have it back online early this week, said Fire Chief Mike Weege. It does not appear that any sensitive information was stolen, Weege said. 

  • O’Connor selected as park district executive director

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board has selected EPRD recreation manager Ellen O’Connor to serve as executive director for the district.

    After interviewing O’Connor and two other finalists, the board unanimously voted for her on Wednesday night. She is replacing former executive director Scott Robson, who resigned his position in early September.

    “I’m honored and filled with a lot of emotion,” O’Connor said. “I’m here to serve this district to the best of my ability.”

  • Recreation plan for Conifer developing through efforts of citizen coalition

    For the past year Project Place, a group organized by the Conifer Recreation Coalition, has been identifying recreational needs for the community.

    With leadership from environmental designer and coalition member Mimi Mather, the group has developed a master plan for recreation in the greater Conifer area, which includes the U.S. 285 Corridor to Bailey, as well as the corridor to Evergreen.