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Today's News

  • August trial date set in alleged theft from Cub Scouts

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    The judge in the case of the former Cub Scout treasurer accused of taking funds from Evergreen Cub Scout Pack 39 said he would continue the pretrial conference for two weeks but warned the Aug. 3 trial date is firm.

    “Being a lawyer isn’t magic. They will need more than a couple of days to get ready for a trial,” District Judge Christopher Munch told Lisa Marie Williams of Pine on June 1.

  • Gerou named to Joint Budget Committee

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee.

    As a member of the JBC, Gerou will play a key role in shaping Colorado’s budget and setting future priorities for state spending.

  • Mountain Foothills Rotary delivers check for special-needs kids

    Rose Lyon, treasurer of Mountain Foothills Rotary Club, presented a $1,200 donation in the form of a check to Maren Schreiber on June 1 at the Lake House in Evergreen. Schreiber is the program director for special needs with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The Rotary Club raised a total of $4,400 in ticket sales, the most ever raised in the history of the Ice Melt Barrel contest. Of that amount, another $1,000 is dedicated to scholarships for special-needs kids. The contest ended April 12, 2010, at 2:43 p.m., when the barrel began to float.

  • Garcia creates daily diary of brushstrokes and images

    Evergreen artist Ted Garcia’s latest collection of work is like a painted diary of his life in 2009. Of course, all art is personal for the artist creating it, but in Garcia’s latest show, Plein Air 365, the viewer gets a glimpse at the sunsets, creatures and places that touched Garcia’s soul last year.

    On New Year’s Eve 2008, Garcia stood in a field in Norman, Okla., painting the last sunset of the year. It was at this moment when the idea for his 2009 project, Plein Air 365, struck.

  • Setting the stage for the future

    It’s bigger, it’s better, and it will be ready for a standing ovation by the end of April.

    StageDoor Theatre will soon move down three doors from its cramped 2,600-square-foot space to a 5,000-square-foot spacious theater at the Aspen Park Village Shopping Center.

    “This is a family-theater-living-room that’s open to the public,” accompanist Debra Christensen said.

    The previous theater had 80 seats; the new venue has 125.

  • ‘Godspell, Jr.’ keeps the faith

    If Matthew decided to write his Gospel on sheet music with tight harmonies and pop vocals, it would sound a lot like “Godspell, Jr.” If this well-known disciple and the rest of the biblical cast of characters decided to bring the stories to the stage, they would come to life much like the Evergreen Children’s Chorale’s upcoming performances of this award-winning musical designed especially for kids.

  • EAA spring show draws art from far and wide

    The Evergreen Artists Association is a local member organization made up of more than 100 artists from throughout the mountain area. Over the last 50 years, the association has worked to provide a forum for artists to gather, learn from one another and share their work. This year, the EAA is working to broaden its reach, and these efforts are reflected in the turnout for its spring show opening on April 23.

  • Elk Meadow Open Space inspires artist Warren

    Ask anyone who lives in Evergreen — or drives through, for that matter — our beloved Elk Meadow Open Space Park can make quite an impression. Arvada-based artist Eldon Warren can attest to this. He was recently commissioned to create an oil painting of the aging barn that sits at the north end of the park. This painting led Warren to create a new series of Elk Meadow paintings, and his series will be on display beginning April 30 at Stoneheart Gallery in Evergreen.

  • ‘Crazy for You’ christens the new StageDoor Theatre

    “Crazy for You” calls itself a “new Gershwin musical comedy,” and that’s what it is: a musical comedy with songs by George and Ira Gershwin that makes everything old seem new again. How fitting that the high school company of StageDoor Theatre in Aspen Park takes the stage for the first time in the organization’s new facility. Never has Gershwin been so new as when opening night takes place on the planks of a new stage with shining new lights.

    Several years in the making, the new theater will open its doors May 7 for the very first time.

  • Horses are the main event in Wright’s CAE exhibit

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course … even when he’s placed smack in the middle of one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, or donning the bowler hat made famous in Magritte’s iconic “The Son of Man.” This particular horse is Victoor, the spokeshorse for Harmony HorseWorks in Conifer, and the inspiration for the latest show by artist Barbara Wright, Harmony’s founder.