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Today's News

  • Local Scouts honor veterans with flag tradition

    Area Scouts understand what Memorial Day is all about.

    Scouts from Troops 737 and 1776 and Packs 39 and 50 volunteered their time Friday evening and Saturday morning to place American flags on veterans’ graves at Bear Creek Cemetery and Evergreen Memorial Park in time for the holiday.

    The soggy ground made the work easy, and the rain abated temporarily while the Scouts did their patriotic duty.

  • Connector trail to get finishing touches this week

    Working between rain showers last week, Bear Excavating installed wooden railings on the elevated connector trail leading from downtown to Evergreen Lake, which is in the final stages of completion.

    “As of now, the railings are about 95 percent complete, and we just need some dry weather to wrap them up,” Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, who has taken the lead on the project said Friday.

  • Two-year-old battling back from horrific dog bite

    Kai Bianco is a little boy with a lot of personality.

    Kai, who was bitten in the head by the family dog last year, turned 2 on May 24. While he is still behind developmentally, Kai acts pretty much like a 2-year-old should. He plays with his trucks — he calls them “go-gos” — and loves to sing, pose for photos and wave bye-bye. He knows what he wants and goes after it.

    He’s a strong-willed little boy. He’s a fighter.

  • Beaty Foundation scholarships an ace in the hole for students

    A family's love for their deceased father and husband, as well as a lifelong friendship between two golfers, has meant big benefits for area high school students in recent years.

    With help from the Bob Beaty Foundation scholarships, many of those students have graduated from college and are out in the working world.

  • Three longtime teachers leaving Wilmot Elementary

    Wilmot Elementary is losing more than 70 years in experience as three teachers say goodbye to students for the last time on Thursday. But the retirees won’t really be far away.

    Kym Shaffner and Kit Snyder, both fifth-grade teachers, and third-grade teacher Marty Schuler still plan to work with children, whether as school volunteers or by tutoring.

  • Curtain coming down on Arniotes’ teaching career at EHS

    Theater and Spanish teacher Fran Arniotes figures she’s taught more than 2,500 students in her 17-year tenure at Evergreen High School.

    Arniotes has directed dozens of shows at the school, and she discussed some of the most recent while reminiscing about her time at EHS before her retirement.  

    She has a long list of plans that will keep her in the theater world but on a different level.

  • ‘Blessed are the dreamers’

    Standing before a group of recent high school graduates, veteran journalist Greg Dobbs advised them to follow their dreams at a baccalaureate service on Sunday afternoon.

    “I want to tell you how great your lives can be, if you will dream,” Dobbs said. “If you dream, there’s a chance your dream will come true.”

    During his career as an international television correspondent, a youthful dream of traveling came true, Dobbs said. His work involved both rewards and hardships, he added.

  • Aktion Club members to participate in connector trail walk

    Several members of the Aktion Club of Blue Spruce Kiwanis are planning to participate in the celebratory walk across the new connector trail leading to Evergreen Lake on June 3.

  • Cost more than doubles for bike path along I-70

    The cost has more than doubled to build a bike path on the north side of Interstate 70 for a 2-mile stretch between the Genesee and El Rancho exits.

    New railings are required on the path because of steep drop-offs, and constructions costs have risen, making for a $1.45 million increase from the previous $1.25 million estimate, according to Emily Wilfong, a Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

    State transportation officials have received "enhancement funds" for the path, which is planned to be built starting in August, Wilfong said.

  • Public meeting planned Thursday on hemp-growing operation in Kittredge

    More than 100 people had signed up to find out more about cannabidiol at a meeting put together by Ambary Gardens LLC in Kittredge.

    The public meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Elks Club, 27972 Iris Drive. Two lobbyists, a U.S. Army veteran and a brain injury researcher are scheduled to talk about the benefits of hemp and cannabidiol at the meeting.