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Today's News

  • Former governor Lamm to speak at Rotary Club meeting

    The community is invited to the May 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Evergreen, when former governor Richard Lamm will be the guest speaker. Lamm will speak from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Country Day School.

    Lamm was elected to three terms as governor, serving from 1975 to 1987. He was the longest-serving governor in the history of Colorado to that date.

  • Zoning change would facilitate caretaker dwellings

    Aging adults who would like to stay in their homes rather than move to retirement communities may need assistance from a caretaker who lives on the premises.

    To make it easier to build an accessory dwelling unit for a care provider, a revision to current regulations is being proposed by the Jeffco Planning and Zoning Division. Instead of requiring a Board of Adjustment hearing for an accessory dwelling unit, a decision would be made by planning staff. 

  • Park district exploring expansion of Buchanan Rec Center

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District has hired a design firm to conduct a feasibility study for possible additions to Buchanan Recreation Center.

    "We heard from a number of residents a fairly strong desire to expand Buchanan Recreation Center," Scott Robson, EPRD executive director, said during his presentation to board members at the April 22 meeting.

  • Youngsters at fishing camp learn art of casting, fly-tying

    A few days after stocking ponds at Buchanan Park with 300 pounds of rainbow trout, members of Evergreen Trout Unlimited were teaching youngsters how to catch them.

    From casting lines to tying flies, kids at the fishing camp were caught up in the learning curve on Saturday. 

    After reeling in a 17-inch trout earlier in the morning, 5-year-old Addison Kerper was among those watching Dr. Leonard Wheaton wind thread around a vise as he crafted a fly for trout.

  • $18 million in claims set to be approved for Lower North Fork Fire victims

    State legislators were expected to approve nearly $18 million in payouts to victims of the Lower North Fork Fire this week.

    “We’ve made history, but, more importantly, we’ve taken care of something we needed,” said state Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, one of the bill’s sponsors. “I’m really pleased.”

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill this week.

  • Retiring volunteer firefighter values camaraderie

    For firefighter Craig O’Connell, working as a volunteer for the Evergreen Fire Department was all about the camaraderie.

    While it might sound like a cliché, the friendship and loyalty kindled among volunteer firefighters can’t be beat, said O’Connell, who was honored April 28 for serving for 26 years as a volunteer firefighter, including three as volunteer chief of the department. He currently works as a paid staffer and paramedic at South Metro Fire Rescue in Littleton.

  • 'The Aristocats' a purr-fect feline frolic

    The young actors of the Venue Theatre in Conifer are heading for France. The Elementary Company opens its production of "The Aristocats" on May 9. The show will be a feline frolic through the Parisian countryside set to a jazzy score by Disney.

    The Venue’s Elementary Company is divided into two casts, the Toughcats and the Wildcats. Each cast will perform in four productions during its assigned weekend. The Toughcats will perform on opening weekend, and the Wildcats will perform during the second weekend. 

  • 'Jungle Book Kids' a delightful safari at StageDoor

    The jungle is jumping with jazz in StageDoor Theatre’s latest production of "The Jungle Book Kids." StageDoor’s elementary-age casts are geared up for the final weeks of school and a toe-tapping production filled with monkeys and tigers and bears, oh my.

    "The Jungle Book Kids" is adapted from the classic Disney film and includes all of the Disney tunes that will have you whistling on your way home. Children of all ages will love singing along with “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.”

  • A songsmith with heart

    “The Final Scene” album and the Yellow Plate Hotel Band have been a labor of love for several Evergreen residents — but especially for lead singer and guitarist Jason Koski.

    Both the band and the album were born at the Muddy Buck Café in Evergreen, where Koski met many of his musician friends. Koski came up with the band’s name while working with vocalist Lacey Capel at the Muddy Buck. (Capel now works and lives in Port Townsend, Wash.) Koski’s bandmate, bass player Gary Loffler, came from another Muddy Buck friendship.

  • Happiness is a warm puppy

    Chow Down was the perfect place to get a puppy fix on Saturday afternoon.

    Dozens of people gathered behind the pet store in Bergen Village, awaiting a minivan loaded with 37 pups and 13 kittens that arrived from the Pryor Animal League in Pryor, Okla.

    Linda Biscorner, president of Oklahoma organization, drove more than 10 hours with the animals, hoping that the Evergreen Animal Protective League could help find them forever homes.