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  • Evergreen teacher raising funds for Tanzanian orphans

    Encouraged by a friend who loves Tanzania, Evergreen teacher Rachel Smith spent a month last summer working with orphans in the east African country.

    “I felt really good about being there,” said Smith, an English teacher at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. “It was definitely an incredible experience.”

    Smith and her teacher friend Clara Quinlan of Louisville spent last June at the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre helping 49 young children learn English.

  • For the birds: Audubon members prepare for annual count with educational program

    Counting birds is not just for ornithologists and tree huggers, but is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys watching feathered friends, says Evergreen Audubon member Chuck Aid.

    Aid and other local Audubon members spent the better part of Saturday at the Hiwan Homestead Museum talking about avian species and the Great Backyard Bird Count that takes place Feb. 15-18.

  • Thrills, spills and snowfall: Winter Festival had it all

    As young skiers and snowboarders careened down the rail jam course Saturday, gray snow clouds were gathering over Evergreen Lake.

    Despite chilly weather and afternoon snowfall, the second annual Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake drew large crowds who came for competitive events, ice skating and other fun activities.

    In the morning, riders of all ages and skill levels competed in the ice bike race across the frozen lake, jumping over hay bales and other obstacles on the course.

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  • Recycling at King Soopers continues with minor change

    The 4EverGreen recycling center at King Soopers in Bergen Park is continuing to provide service to residents in the community.
    EDS Waste Solutions is operating the center, as it has in the past, with one minor change. The cardboard compactor has been removed and replaced with a container similar to the existing ones at the center. People bringing cardboard for recycling are asked to flatten it before placing it in the container.

  • Cars vandalized during Marshdale prayer meeting

    Seventeen vehicles were vandalized while parked at a prayer service at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale on Jan. 29, according the Jeffco sheriff.

    Someone poured a gel-based paint stripper on the vehicles while people were attending the meeting, the sheriff said in a news release. Obscenities were scratched into the paint on two of the vehicles, according to a person who was in attendance.

  • County commissioners approve resolution opposing gun control

    Before a packed room Tuesday, the Jeffco commissioners voted to approve a resolution supporting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and opposing any new gun regulations being considered at the state or federal level.

  • Lost cow found — and sent to market

    A wayward cow that wandered through Evergreen for a few months was found and fattened up for market, said owner Hal Choate.

    The cow escaped from Choate's ranch shortly after he bought her seven months ago. During the summer, people spotted her at various locations including Taco Bell, Walgreens and the Safeway parking lot.

    With help from neighbor Bill Finger, who agreed to erect a pen on his property, Choate was able to round up the cow and take her to market a couple of weeks ago.

  • Distributing information HootSuite

    “We want our information now. The demand comes from human nature,” John Spalvins said while talking about the Internet.

     

    A video producer, Spalvins was one of the presenters at the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s social media workshop last Thursday.

    “Facebook is a great way to connect,” Spalvins said.

    Using videos on websites is a powerful way to connect with clients, he continued.

    “As clients search a Facebook page, they are going to be attracted to photography and videos.”

  • Dykemans bidding Evergreen farewell after years of community service

    Charles “Chick” and Nancy Dykeman are about to begin a new life on a South Carolina island — where they probably won’t see much snow.

     

    Every place they have lived is snowy, the couple said while talking about their decision to move to the Southeastern coast. However, the one thing that won’t change for the Dykemans is their desire to contribute to the community where they live.

    Since moving to Evergreen 12 years ago, Chick and Nancy have assumed leadership roles in service organizations here.