Today's News

  • Infighting threatens funding for arts

    Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered!

    That should be the simple lesson for some grousing small arts organizations that have argued that the proposal to continue the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and shift modest revenues from large organizations to smaller ones doesn’t give them enough.

  • Resident faces assault, harassment charges in Hiwan Hills incident

    An Evergreen man who was taken into custody June 9 at his home in Hiwan Hills has been charged with third-degree assault and harassment, both in relation to alleged domestic violence, and prohibited use of a weapon, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

    Deputies arrested Hans Eric Hansen, 52, late in the afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance call, according to sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Gun shop set to open in downtown Evergreen

    Evergreen will have a full-service gun shop beginning June 19.

    Yankee Creek Munitions will open on the east side of downtown Evergreen next to Revival Brews. Glenn Adams of Evergreen and Bob Dotson of Bailey own the shop, which will carry handguns, long guns, ammunition, supplies, parts and other items.

    Their friend, Mark Molberg of Centennial, will help in the store, plus provide gun-smithing services.

    Adams has been selling guns from his home on Yankee Creek Road for two years, and he decided it was time to open his own shop.

  • Self-defense classes teach women to fight back

    Holly O’Neal has a passion for making sure women can defend themselves if they are attacked — especially high school graduates attending college in the fall.

    Coincidentally, Nick Kapande from Nick’s Pro Fitness has the same passion.

    The two put their heads together, and the result was two two-hour seminars last week to teach high school graduates, a few moms and a couple of younger siblings the basics of self-defense.

  • Two types of doves appearing at area feeders

    Yesterday I received a report on last year’s Thanksgiving Bird Count. This count is done at your home feeding station for one hour on Thanksgiving Day. It is held in 12 western states, so it is especially interesting to western birders.

    Last year, the five most numerous birds seen remained the same as they have been for several years. The most commonly seen birds were 1, dark-eyed juncos; 2, house sparrows; 3, house finches; 4, black-capped chickadees; and 5, mourning doves. There were a total of 137 species seen in the 12-state area.

  • Sculpted to perfection

    Sculptor Dan Toone stood in front of his piece as it was being installed in downtown Evergreen.

    While Toone, from Taylorsville, Utah, said he didn’t worry that something might go wrong during the installation, his crossed arms and hand over his mouth belied something a bit different.

    The 300-pound, 11-foot metal sculpture called "Austere" now stands in front of Evergreen Crafters as part of the yearly Sculpture Walk sponsored by Sculpture Evergreen, formerly Art for the Mountain Community.

  • One-car accident on Brook Forest Road kills Aurora woman

    An Aurora woman died Saturday in a one-car accident on Brook Forest Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Melissa P. Pearson, 62, was driving a 2001 Subaru Outback south on Brook Forest Road about 8:45 p.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, the patrol said. The car traveled across the northbound lane, spun counterclockwise, went off the road, collided with a fence and partially rolled, said Trooper Nate Reid, a patrol spokesman.

  • Auto parts store not coming to Evergreen after all

    O'Reilly Auto Parts won't be coming to an Evergreen location on Bryant Drive after all.

    After drawing up preliminary plans for a 6,500-square-foot store and 20 parking spaces at 30406 Bryant Drive, officials decided to look at other locations in Colorado, said Mark Merz, a spokesman for the auto parts company.

    Gallerie Quilt is currently leasing the iconic A-frame building, and store owner Steve Starr wants to buy and remodel it. The building is currently listed for sale at $549,000.

  • Fledgling brewpub changes name to Lariat Lodge

    Fireweed Brewing has changed its name to Lariat Lodge because of a potential trademark conflict.

    The brewpub isn't open for business yet, but it's expected to open in September in the former Evergreen Conference Center with about 100 seats. 

  • Bergen Village in receivership

    Bergen Village LLC is in receivership and could be sold at auction at the end of July.

    The restaurants and shops that rent space in the shopping center are not expected to be affected by the impending negotiation, said Kathy Ellman, a listing broker at Terra Firma Real Estate & Development LLC who manages the property at 1240 to 1262 Bergen Parkway. 

    Bergen Village includes restaurants such as Cuisine of the Himalayas and Beau Thai, stores such as Hearthfire Books and Treats, and a Chase Bank branch.