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  • Jazzing it up

    A jazz pianist from Connecticut will be among talented performers getting the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival into full swing this weekend.

    Jeff Barnhart will play piano accompanied by his wife, Anne, a flutist, as the Ivory and Gold duo during the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at various venues in Evergreen. 

    Jim Reiners, one of the founders of the Jazz Festival, said he was excited about Barnhart’s appearance and also about a new venue at this year’s event, the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

  • Dogs have their day for a good cause at outdoor spa

    Standing in a kiddie pool filled with fresh water, Megan the golden retriever got a special shampooing and massage from Kim Stutsman of Tall Grass Spa.

    Megan stood patiently while being washed, rinsed and towel-dried at the third annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event at Evergreen National Bank on Sunday. The spa organized the event as a benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    “We’ve washed about 80 dogs, and we’re not done yet,” Michele Alton of Tall Grass Spa said while holding a towel for the next canine client.

  • Evergreen firefighters begin training at new facility in Bergen Park

    “Yesterday we actually christened the training building,” said volunteer firefighter Matt Swinden during the Evergreen Fire Protection District meeting on July 16.

    “We had one of the best training sessions we’ve had in years,” Swinden added. “On behalf of the firefighters that participated last night, we want to thank you.”

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  • Connecting with nature

     “Tighten it up. That’s good,” said Tom Pinder of Evergreen Trout Unlimited while teaching 8-year-old Jack Konigsbauer how to cast a line on Sunday morning.

     

    Jack was among a group of youngsters learning the art of fly-fishing during Youth Outdoor Skills Day at Evergreen Lake.

  • Celtic duo performs at Evergreen Lake for EChO benefit

    Switchback, a duo whose music is a mix of American roots and Celtic soul, will headline a concert at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday, July 24, with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen Christian Outreach summer lunch program for under-nourished children in the mountain communities. 

    The concert will begin with a performance by the Centennial State Pipes and Drums from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Switchback takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a two-hour concert.

  • Celtic duo performs at Evergreen Lake for EChO benefit

    Switchback, a duo whose music is a mix of American roots and Celtic soul, will headline a concert at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday, July 24, with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen Christian Outreach summer lunch program for under-nourished children in the mountain communities. 

    The concert will begin with a performance by the Centennial State Pipes and Drums from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Switchback takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a two-hour concert.

  • Tree planting project to help Lower North Fire victims

    After watching the struggle of her sister and many others who were affected by the Lower North Fork Fire last year, Evergreen resident Susan Glass decided to embark on a tree-planting project in the devastated area.

    “When you lose your trees, it’s heartbreaking,” she said.

    Glass has a goal of planting 10,000 seedlings in the burn area on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

    To make this happen, she’s looking for two things:

  • Elmgreen gets maximum sentence for murdering elderly father

    Evergreen resident Kenneth James Elmgreen, 54, has received the maximum sentence of 48 years in prison for killing his elderly and disabled father in July 2012.

    During Elmgreen's sentencing hearing for second-degree murder last Friday, District Judge Christopher Munch also gave the defendant a concurrent six-year sentence for a related charge of attempted arson.

    Added to that is an 18-month sentence on a separate probation revocation for a fraud-by-check conviction in 2010, bringing his total time in the Department of Corrections to 49 1/2 years.

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