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Today's News

  • Fire district invites public to comment on budget

    A public hearing on the fire district’s draft 2009 budget attracted a handful of citizens to the department auditorium on a cold and windy Wednesday night Nov. 12.

    But officials hope attendance will increase as people get accustomed to the budget process being open to the public.

    “This is the first-ever public hearing on the budget the district has ever had,” said Charles Simons, a member of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board. “It’ll grow.”

  • Gerou keeps HD 25 Republican amid Dem tidal wave

    While the Obama whirlwind swept through Jefferson County in the Nov. 4 election, it failed to engulf traditionally Republican House District 25.

     

    Some predicted that Cheri Gerou, an Evergreen Republican, would not be able to hang on to the seat that had been a Republican stronghold under Rob and John Witwer for the last six years.

    But in her first run for political office, Gerou surprised the naysayers and parlayed a message of fiscal responsibility, a Republican registration advantage, mountain residency and solid financial resources into a big win.

  • Prelude not your garden-variety choral group

    The Prelude to the Evergreen Children’s Chorale is no garden-variety singing group. The group, which has been in existence for 11 years, serves as the training ground for second- through fourth-graders who aspire to be part of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale.

    The chorus’ members sing and dance come rain or shine. This fall is no different. The Prelude will perform “Garden Variety — A Song for All Seasons,” a revue that is sure to warm your heart on even the chilliest of days.

  • Local potter still fired up about his art

    Many artists know from a young age that they want to explore their artistic talent as a vocation. Others can pinpoint a defining moment later that changed the course of their lives forever. Travis Thomason is the latter — having had an epiphinal moment of discovery that has led him down the artistic path he still follows today.

  • Obama versus McCain: winner take all

    Hannah Hayes

    Spending several nights in a Roy Rogers themed hotel room recently took me back to the childhood room my brother and I shared. Just think turquoise and brown. I loved all the ’50s Western TV shows, so, to further indulge nostalgia and my interest in politics, I watched a few episodes of “Maverick” when I got back home. Bret Maverick was an entirely different legend of the West than Roy was. Bret was always scheming, gambling and being run out of town. Roy Rogers knew it’s how you ride the trail that counts.

  • Wish new president luck with world’s most difficult job

    Writing before the election results are final, I have no idea of the outcome of the presidential race. So from behind a veil of ignorance, this column is an expression of support and good wishes to the newly elected president — whoever he is.

  • Red crossbills are erratic wanderers

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, our salubrious fall weather came to an abrupt end. Overnight, 12 to 15 inches of snow fell in the high mountains. We had only a skiff of snow here, and the day was bright and sunny, but a wicked wind out of the northwest brought our first really cold weather. Old King Boreas nearly blew us off the mountain.

  • Longtime Evergreen jeweler receives design award

    John Varner knew he wanted to be a jeweler at the age of 9.

    He started Morning Star Jewelers in Evergreen at age 18, and 28 years later, he’s winning awards for his jewelry design.

    Varner has won two first-place awards in the Rocky Mountain Jewelers Association. A ring he designed took first place in its category, and a bracelet he designed took first place in its category and then won the best-of-show category. Now it will move on to be judged at the national level of Jewelers of America in January.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra celebrates fall with special guest

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra presents its fall concert on Nov. 23. The afternoon program features two unique solo pieces for flute and guitar, as well as a lively and varied orchestral program.

    The orchestra is pleased to welcome Masakazu Ito, who is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists, acclaimed by musicians, composers, conductors and critics for his mastery of the instrument and its repertoire.

  • Kittredge artist offers a new look at Santa Claus

    To children and adults across the world, Santa Claus has become a symbol of kindness and the holiday spirit. For an artist, re-creating Santa, the most iconic Christmas character of all, is a huge responsibility. It is a responsibility that Kittredge artist Tom Newsom takes seriously.