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Today's News

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Western red squirrel antics are a comical sight to behold

    If you have a resident western red squirrel in your yard, you are in for daily episodes of enjoyment and laughter.
    I have lived in this house for a little over 48 years, and when we arrived in April of 1965, a pair of golden-mantled ground squirrels and a pair of gray-and-white tassel-eared squirrels thought they owned our patio.

  • Creating their own special garden

    As the morning sun filtered through the trees, members of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs Program were watering plants and tending their garden at Buchanan Park.

    “It’s a work in progress,” said Maren Schreiber. “We have a mix of everything: watermelon, pumpkin and squash. … We went to Walmart and picked out flowers, veggies, herbs and spices.”

    “It’s very therapeutic,” she remarked. “The kids have fun digging in the dirt. … It’s peaceful, relaxing.”

  • Waldo making second summer appearance in Evergreen

    Waldo, the popular children's book character, is appearing at 25 Evergreen locations during the month of July.

    Those who spot the 6-inch version of Waldo will be eligible for prizes and book coupons. 

    After last year's success, HearthFire Books in Bergen Village is sponsoring the Find Waldo hunt again this summer.

  • Teaching tykes about T'ai Chi

    “Be soft, be powerful. Relax and go with the flow,” states a verse in “The T’ai Chi Flea in 3-D,” a children’s book written by Evergreen residents Charles and Jodi Holman.

    In creating a unique work for children ages 3 to 8, the idea was to take the ancient philosophy to a level that kids could understand, said Jodi.

    The book also contains a central message about the importance of physical activity, said Charles.

  • Final segment of NEAT trail being built

    It’s a “pinch-me” moment for the president of North Evergreen Activity Trails, as construction began last week on the final leg of 1.8 miles of sidewalk connecting Evergreen Middle School to Bergen Park to Bergen Valley Elementary School.

  • Residents express concern about overuse of Evergreen Lake Park

    Evergreen Lake Park is being degraded by overuse, said residents who attended the June 25 park district board meeting to express their concerns.

    “You have fishing and other activities in every place,” said Evergreen resident Sylvia Robertson. “Banks are crumbling into the creek. … Parking is a nightmare.

    “You’re not taking care of this unique place. You’re marketing to the folks in Denver.”

  • Federal cuts impact county Head Start

    Jeffco's Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration.

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco's human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.

  • The road to love

    Sitting next to a large “Honk 4 Love!” sign beside their car, Evergreen residents Matt Hill and Meredith Jaramus were smiling and waving to westbound motorists on I-70 last Thursday. 

     

    Hill and Jaramus were on the shoulder of the highway near the Evergreen exit, where they had met a year ago. Unlike the stressful circumstances of their first meeting, the couple were sipping fruit drinks while reclining in camp chairs. A bouquet of summer flowers was between them.

  • Hands-on history: Lookout restoration a towering achievement

    Location, location location.

    That’s Realtor-speak meaning that where a property is matters more than what it is. And in the case of a charming refurbished property just coming onto the Clear Creek County rental market, location really is everything.