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Today's News

  • Sports games slumping

    Last week was a big week for those who enjoy their sports video games (raising hand now).

    Electronic Arts released its latest version of college football delight, “NCAA ‘09,” for all the various consoles (sorry, DS owners, you’ll have to wait for Madden).

    Traditionally, the release of a new virtual football game brings smiles to the masses who gladly fork over $60 for the right to say they were among the first to own — and play — the game.

  • Walgreens to open by end of August

    Never fear. Walgreens will be here.

    The new Walgreens off Evergreen Parkway will definitely be opening by the end of August, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Construction issues have delayed the original opening date, according to Carol Hively, corporate spokeswoman for Walgreens.

    Rumors circulating around Evergreen that Walgreens is backing out or that the company is having a hard time hiring workers are false, Hively said.

    Walgreens’ fiscal year ends Aug. 31, and the company likes to have all of its new stores open by that time, she said.

  • Dogs, owners find fun at new store

    Dogma is defined as a belief in something. Dogma Pet Supply and Dog Wash opened because of owner Craig Gulliford’s belief that a pet supply store should be an experience, not just a store.

    Dogma, near El Rancho at 29017 Hotel Way, opened in January. Gulliford said the business has a fun and happy atmosphere.

    “You automatically smile when you walk in,” he said.

    The walls are painted in bright colors, and dog beds, dog food and other dog supplies line the walls.

  • A moose is on the loose in Evergreen

    Gianna Vinci’s fascination with moose began a month ago when her family traveled to Yellowstone National Park and she saw one of the lanky creatures there.

    The Evergreen toddler’s interest was reinforced when her mother, Patty, bought a children’s book about Orville the Moose — whose antlers were loose — at a gift shop in the park. The book has been favorite reading at the Vinci home ever since.

    But Gianna’s desire to see a moose in Evergreen seemed an unlikely wish until the family drove right by one July 20 on their way to Summerfest.

  • 2 yaks making tracks in Evergreen

    Evergreen resident Hans von Barby would like to have his yaks back.

    But the two furry beasts apparently remain at large after escaping their enclosure sometime in June. And von Barby, who lives on Elk Ridge, is especially worried because the two cows may have been pregnant when they went on the lam.

    The fugitive bovines, whose breed is native to Tibet and the Himalayas, were last spotted two weeks ago near the Clear Creek County line but haven’t been heard from since.

    “I’d sure like to have them back,” von Barby said July 18.

  • MRC teen program loses funding

    For eight years, high school students in Evergreen and Conifer have had a rare chance to interact with elementary and middle school children in a mentoring program that promoted nonviolent behavior.

    The program was known as PACT — Peers Acting to Connect Teens — and was funded by grants through the Mountain Resource Center. MRC contracted with Sheila Kelly and Heather Kassman, co-founders of Bridges to Peace, to administer the program.

  • Hiwan exhibit captures history on a string

    Art, craft and history are deftly woven together in the Hiwan Homestead Museum’s latest showcase, Brilliant Beads: Native American Beadwork of the Wild West.

    “It was a natural for us,” says Hiwan’s program coordinator, Meghan McGinnes. “We’ve done exhibits on Navajo rugs, Indian jewelry and horsehair baskets, so this is a perfect extension of that theme. And Indian beadwork fits the house so well.”

  • Outside influences: Retiring DOW veteran won't forsake outdoors

    After 27 years of working in the outdoors, Evergreen resident Jerry Brinker is set to retire at the end of July. But that won’t mean a radical change.

    His plans? “Hunt, fish, work on tractors.” That, and volunteer for the state Division of Wildlife, the agency from which he will retire.

    Brinker, a DOW wildlife technician, said working for the agency was the “chance of a lifetime,” and his desire to work while surrounded by nature can be traced to his childhood.

  • Two new cafes in Kittredge offer a place to eat early, hang late

    Two new cafs in Kittredge that opened within days of each other are adding new life to that community.

    Cup of Joe Caf, opened by former Bucksnort Saloon owner Joe Bye, is hosting its grand opening this weekend. Bear Creek Marketplace, owned by Jim Kenney, opened July 4.

    Cup of Joe

    When Linda Curnes-Counter stopped at Sammy’s Tavern in Evergreen last year to celebrate a friend’s birthday, she did not expect to meet a new life partner and start a new business.

  • Some Evergreen residents face power outage Sunday morning

    Some customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association in Evergreen will be without power for four hours Sunday morning while IREA and Xcel Energy fix a transmission pole and line damaged by fire two weeks ago.

    Another 16,000 households in the 285 Corridor also will lose power. The outage is scheduled from 6 to 10 a.m. July 20, according to IREA.