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Today's News

  • Column: From Alberta to New Mexico, Lynch goes on quite a ride

    Chances are you didn’t spend a portion of your summer like Charles Lynch did. I certainly didn’t.

    The 2013 Evergreen High School graduate and now a recreation major at Western Washington University only went on a 2,768-mile bike ride from Banff, Alberta, to the New Mexico-Mexico border, passing through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado in the process. That’s all.

  • Bleeding blue and gold

    Jesse Orlans bleeds Evergreen blue and gold. The 2000 EHS graduate spent three years on the football field for the Cougars as a varsity player. He bled, sweated and shed some tears on the field.

    He’s also very prideful. So when the 33-year-old returned to Evergreen five years ago to be an assistant coach, not to mention head up the program’s JV and Level III squads, he did so with a chip on his shoulder.

  • Ducks ready to take the plunge

    Thousands of yellow ducks are flocking to the sixth annual Dam Ducky Derby this Saturday in downtown Evergreen.

     

    Many of the chubby little plastic fellows have been spoken for by people who have purchased tickets and therefore entered them into the event. Others are still waiting to be chosen for the race to the finish line along Bear Creek where winners will be declared and cash prizes awarded.

  • Annual Bootstraps Winefest to feature Colorado winemakers

    More than 20 Colorado winemakers will offer samples of their creations at Bootstraps' sixth annual Winefest on Aug. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Buchanan Park.

  • Garden-themed sculpture honors contributions of Evergreen couple

    A sculpture depicting a young girl offering flowers to a gardener is the centerpiece of the newly planted garden at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. This work created by sculptor Ken Ball honors longtime Evergreen resident Louise Mounsey and the memory of her husband, Bill Mounsey, both of whom dedicated much of their time to the betterment of the community.

     

    “I have great memories, and all are shared here today,” said Louise Mounsey at the unveiling ceremony for the sculpture on Saturday afternoon.

  • Jazzing up Evergreen

    Sounds of sweet jazz and boisterous blues livened up Evergreen this past weekend.

    A variety of musical groups played at the 14th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival for audiences who listened with delight and danced to swing tunes.

    “I think it’s the best collection of jazz musicians that we’ve ever danced to in one place,” said Todd Addleson of Genesee, who came to the festival with his wife, Dawn Addleson.

  • Six jail deputies reprimanded in prisoner's death

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has reprimanded six jail deputies after an investigation into the March death of Jennifer Lobato, who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention. 

    Sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the six deputies were given written reprimands for their actions or lack of action. Lobato died March 2, a day after being booked into the jail on a shoplifting charge. 

  • Echo Mountain will again become public ski area

    Echo Mountain Resort is planning to open as a public ski area on Dec. 10 for the upcoming 2015-16 ski season, according to owner Nora Pykkonen.

    The 226-acre ski area on Squaw Pass Road has been operating privately as a venue for the Front Range Ski Club since 2012. Pykkonen Capital LLC bought the ski area in August 2012 for $1.53 million, according to county records.

  • Summer a time to revel in reading

    For our youths in the foothills, summer brings a freedom from school schedules for three brief months — you can read what you WANT to read. I was always excited about the first book of the summer — my choice. I love books. I love the feel of their weight, the smell and the look. To me, they represent a new beginning, hidden knowledge and the best of humanity. This may seem a bit romantic but … so be it — it’s summer!

  • Four more hummingbirds occasionally visit the area

    Last week I wrote about the two most common hummingbirds seen locally, the broad-tailed and the rufous.

    Broad-tailed hummingbirds usually arrive in April and nest here. Rufous hummingbirds, which have gone north along the Pacific coast in early spring, have nested as far north as southern Alaska and return south along the mountains where there are still wildflowers.