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Today's News

  • The wrens are all moved in

    Spring is here, in all its glory. It is our most extravagant season. Each day spring flaunts something new to dazzle your eye, titillate your nose, send your spirits soaring and boggle your mind with splendor.

  • Local briefs

    Baseball

    Cougars fall in opening round

    Evergreen’s baseball season went beyond May 3, although it wasn’t because of victory.

  • Tennis team taking seven to state

    Evergreen girls tennis coach Radka Lacjak had a good feeling about her three singles players heading into last weekend’s regional tournament.

    When the dust settled, all three had punched a ticket to the Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo and the Cougars had a second-place finish in the team standings.

  • Doyle, Eggers elected to park district board

    Evergreen voters picked Janet Doyle and Peter Eggers to join the five-member board of directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District in a regular election Tuesday, May 6.

    In winning the seat, Eggers regained the position he held from 1992 to 2004 before the two-term limit was in place.

    Doyle got the most votes, with 417. Eggers was second with 309, and Richard Whitehill collected 89 votes.

    Richard Wulf, the designated election official, said the turnout was average to maybe a little light for an election that didn’t involve a bond issue.

  • Strange bedfellows: BEST founder Kling, incumbent Dykeman elected to fire board

    Voters in the Evergreen fire district appeared to send a mixed message with their selections for two contested board seats in last week’s election, simultaneously choosing an incumbent and a founder of the group BEST, which engineered a recall of two board members last fall.

    BEST co-founder George Kling and board president Chick Dykeman received 212 and 197 votes, respectively, to defeat three other candidates for the two seats.

  • 2 new board members plan to promote progress in Indian Hills Fire District

    A paid firefighter with the Westminster fire protection district is one of two new members elected to the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    Westminster firefighter Paul Amundson and Bret Roller were the two favorites of Indian Hills voters May 6, garnering 74 and 78 votes, respectively. Two other candidates running for the four-year seats were Cara Self, with 37 votes, and Pody Hunnicutt, with 27 votes.

    Amundson is a former volunteer with Indian Hills, and Roller is a former rookie firefighter with the agency. Both men are in their 30s.

  • Fire district eyes a thrifty makeover for aging stations 1 and 4

    The Evergreen fire district is looking at ways to improve the appearance of fire stations 1 and 4, which are in basically good shape but are beginning to show their age.

    Station 1 at 4751 Highway 73 is closest to the downtown business district, south of Evergreen Dam.

    Formerly the administrative headquarters, No. 1 was vacated when the new building at 1802 Bergen Parkway was built about four years ago. Today, Station 1 is mainly used as a garage, housing seven types of fire vehicles.

  • Ruth Seeber was a lover of music, of theater, of life

    Ask anyone who knew Ruth Seeber to describe her, and you’ll hear words like tenacious, fun-loving, kind-hearted, charismatic and talented. Seeber was a singer, an actress, a teacher, a writer and a mother of six. She left an indelible mark on Evergreen when she and her husband, Roy, founded the Evergreen Chorale. More importantly, she left an indelible mark on the world with her enthusiasm and authentic love of life.

    Ruth Seeber died on April 19, three days short of her 84th birthday.

  • Mountain schools to start 2008-09 year Aug. 18

    Evergreen and Conifer schools will start the next school year on Aug. 18, while schools in the rest of Jefferson County will start nine days earlier than normal, on Aug. 12.

    Jefferson County also is bringing back a fall mini-break, with schools closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24.

    A group of parents from the mountain schools successfully petitioned the school board over the last few months for a later start date, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • Don't miss the spring visit of the ibis

    April is such a promising month. This year it has been an exceptional month, with very little snow and some truly summery weather. Many birds are streaming northward, and with the lake free of ice, waterfowl and shorebirds are arriving daily.

    Sunday, April 20, brought a broad-tailed hummingbird back to our yard and six white-faced glossy ibis to Evergreen Lake. Tuesday, April 22, brought the first chipping sparrow returning to our feeder. Wednesday, April 23, brought white-crowned sparrows, yellow-headed blackbirds and yellow-rumped warbles stopping on their way north.