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Today's News

  • Growing EHS field band gives students more to love

    To achieve a really eye-popping, bleacher-shaking, spirit-raising, rabble-rousing, scream-yourself-hoarse halftime show, bigger is definitely better. And Evergreen High School’s first-rate Cougar Marching Band is getting better all the time.

    “Four years ago, there were less than 50 kids in the marching band, and there were 63 when I took over,” says Michelle Knight, who accepted EHS’ instrumental music baton in 2007. “We’ve got 78 now, and I think it will probably keep growing.”

  • Rocky Mountain academy plans big camping trip

    Ryan Lucas, director of Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, has decided to go camping with a few of his closest friends — all of the families at the school.

    Lucas says he’s never tried a school-wide camping trip before, but he’s hoping families will join him at the Arrowhead Point Camping Resort near Buena Vista Sept. 12-14.

    “I’m an outdoors kind of person,” Lucas said. “With this trip, I can combine doing something I love with bringing the whole school together.”

  • The fine art of travel comes together for local artist

    Like many artists, Kathy Dawson loves to travel. As a young woman, Dawson lived and danced professionally in Germany. Over the years, Dawson continued to travel and has visited far-flung places throughout the world. Dawson drew inspiration for her watercolors from the villages and castles of Italy and France. Then, several years ago, she took it a step further. Dawson began incorporating actual souvenirs from her travels into her art — and stumbled upon a combination for which she has earned acclaim throughout Denver.

  • Nonprofit helps single moms, widows with car repairs

    If you’re a single mom or a widow and are having car troubles you really can’t afford right now, Hands of the Carpenter can save the day.

    Hands, a Golden faith-based nonprofit, will send you to one of its partnering auto repair shops in Jefferson or Denver counties and have your problem fixed at no cost to you. Before long, founder Dan Georgopulos hopes to have the nonprofit’s own shop open and ready to serve.

  • Hamilton will stay on fire board another month

    Jaine Hamilton is delaying her departure and staying on the Evergreen Fire Protection District board for at least a month beyond her previously announced effective resignation date of Oct. 1.

    A member of the board since 2002, Hamilton officially announced her resignation July 25.

    Her decision will not affect the board’s timetable to name a replacement, board president Chick Dykeman said Aug. 28. In the event of a resignation, the board is authorized to appoint a person who serves the remainder of the term. Hamilton’s term expires in 2010.

  • EPRD board to study feasibility of buildings in Buchanan Park

    After a contentious discussion that lasted until 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the board of directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District agreed to pursue a Buchanan Park improvements study as well as a new comprehensive community survey.

    But the order in which the two things will proceed was left up for future discussion.

    The board agreed to assign most of the responsibility for defining the scope of studies to district executive director John Skeel after he volunteered to take on the assignment.

  • It's September, and time for rose hips

    Once more it is time for the September Song. Where has the summer gone? For me, it has flown, wasted by being sick, doctoring, etc. My favorite time of the year and, now that I seem to be somewhat better, where have all the flowers gone?

    With any kind of luck, we may still have a month or two of lovely fall weather. September brings the turning of the aspen leaves from green to gold. By the end of the month Golden, Colo., is at its best.

  • Local composer puts Noah in a whole new light

    There are countless plays, musicals and movies about Noah. And each one ends the same — with a monumental flood and a rainbow. But how many of us really know about Noah, the man responsible for repopulating the Earth as we know it? Have you ever thought about Noah’s life before he was thrust into the spotlight?

    The premiere of the musical “Noah: Come Hell or High Water” will take place Sept. 3. Everything you thought you knew about Noah and the Ark will be turned upside down.

  • An enchanted evening at Invesco for area's Obama fans

    The fourth night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28 turned out to be the Cinderella night that Evergreen area Obama supporters dreamed it would be.

    The transportation, the entertainment, the celebrity and camaraderie at Mile High seemed to confirm that America is a place where ordinary people can influence the course of world affairs.

    Everyone contacted had rave reviews for the event in general and for the landmark speech by Barack Obama, the first African-American to be nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.

  • Mistakes costly

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars lamented a lack of fundamentals and missed opportunities after their season-opening defeat to Frederick on Aug. 30.

    They may have been a little hard on themselves.

    Evergreen lost 22-13 to the Warriors by virtue of two heave-ho touchdown passes that were both a half-step from never happening, and a fluky fumble turned touchdown return on the opening kickoff of the second half.