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Today's News

  • Black-headed grosbeak makes summer appearance

    I looked out at the bird feeder yesterday to see what might be there, getting a last meal just before dark. Much to my surprise, there was a colorful male black-headed grosbeak there, enjoying the black sunflower seeds. This is the 15th bird species I have seen from the windows here at Elk Run.

    Actually, this was the first black-headed grosbeak I have seen this year. I have them every year at my feeder at home, but I have already left there by the time they returned this year.

  • Jazz Festival packed with talent and tributes

    Evergreen is 1,400 miles from New Orleans, but from July 25-27, our mountain community will become Bourbon Street with altitude as it hosts the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Now in its 13th year, the Evergreen Jazz Festival has become nationally known for its combination of top bands and intimate venues. Attendees will enjoy more than 75 hours of live traditional jazz ranging from Dixieland to ragtime to blues, boogie-woogie and swing.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Legacy Fund is transparent, beneficial

    By Dean Dalvit

    It was disheartening to see George Long’s seemingly accusatory letter in last week’s Courier. I was surprised that Mr. Long was unable to find any information about the Downtown Evergreen Economic District and its voluntary 1 percent fund-raising program, the Evergreen Legacy Fund, before writing his letter. However, he poses excellent questions, and we are happy to respond. It’s always good to remind the community about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. So, to answer each of Mr. Long’s questions:

  • Same-sex marriage coming to Colorado

    When I was a junior at Steamboat Springs High School in 1975, there was a huge controversy when the Boulder County clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. It was a national story, but it was really big news in Steamboat, as the clerk had grown up there and her father was the longtime clerk in our county.

  • Working group recommends Arvada site for outdoor shooting range in Jeffco

    A working group charged with finding an acceptable location for an outdoor public shooting range in Jefferson County has narrowed the choices to a former quarry in Arvada or another site within that city.

    Tom Hoby, Jefferson County Parks and Open Space director, said issues regarding proximity to residents and impacts on natural resources have made the selection process difficult, during a presentation about the shooting-range study to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on July 10.

  • Evergreen’s community garden flourishing in second year

    Standing beside the recently completed pavilion at the community garden in Buchanan Park, Rachel Emmer of the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability talks about the success of the project.

    “The infrastructure now is complete,” she said.

    In its second year of development, the community garden has a finished appearance with amenities that were part of the original plan. Grant funds from Great Outdoors Colorado have been used to build the pavilion, which was constructed largely with volunteer labor, Emmer noted.

  • Working group recommends Arvada site for outdoor shooting range in Jeffco

    A working group charged with finding an acceptable location for an outdoor public shooting range in Jefferson County has narrowed the choices to a former quarry in Arvada or another site within that city.

    Tom Hoby, Jefferson County Parks and Open Space director, said issues regarding proximity to residents and impacts on natural resources have made the selection process difficult, during a presentation about the shooting-range study to the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on July 10.

  • Team Evergreen proposes mountain bike series in Jeffco open space

    Members of Team Evergreen Cycling are exploring the possibility of holding biking events at Jefferson County open space parks. The Mountain Bike Series of the organization would raise funds for trail construction and renovation, said Tom Hoby, director of Jeffco Parks and Open Space.

    “Our role would be to host these events,” Hoby at the July meeting of the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee.

  • Summerfest 2014: a kaleidoscope of art, music and activities

    Kids turned somersaults in the green grass while their parents gazed at artistic creations and listened to live music at Summerfest on Saturday afternoon.

    The 35th annual event, sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, featured more than 100 artists who came from near and far to Buchanan Park to display their works this past weekend.

    “I think the festival keeps getting better and better,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director. “It was a wonderful community party.”

  • Wild Game entertainment center to open this fall in Bergen Park

    The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is slated to open this fall in Bergen Park after three years of planning and effort.

    Walking around the massive building where workers are finishing an addition for a bowling alley, Evergreen developer Dave Wilson talks about his vision that is finally becoming a reality.

    “One of our goals is to improve a community asset, to have it be a fun place for people,” Wilson says. “We want people to have a good experience.”