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Today's News

  • Cutest Pet winner works like a dog at therapy vocation

    Heidi — a giant schnauzer who lives in Evergreen — takes her job as a pet therapy dog at Exempla Lutheran Hospital so seriously that she even has her own business card.

    Heidi’s card lists her favorite hobbies: riding in the car, meeting new people, going on long walks and eating snow. Typical dog fun, you might say.

  • Park board candidates explore growth, marketing issues at forum

    Candidates for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District addressed challenges of maintaining the quality of parks and facilities and managing increased usage during a forum April 23 at the Evergreen Lake House.

    While fielding questions from the audience, Peter Lindquist and other candidates offered their views on promoting venues and programs to people outside Evergreen.

    “The marketing we need to do is focused on our community,” said Lindquist, the only incumbent among four candidates vying for three seats on the board. 

  • Election is May 6 for Evergreen park board candidates

    Eligible voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot in the election for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Tuesday, May 6.

    The polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wulf Rec Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, and Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Both facilities are disabled accessible. 

    Those who would like to vote by absentee ballot have until the close of business on Friday, May 2, to file applications with the ERPD office.

  • Former owner of Canyon Courier saw emerging growth of Evergreen

    At the celebration of his 98th birthday at Elk Run Assisted Living on April 21, the staff presented resident Owen Ball a framed news article announcing his acquisition of the Canyon Courier in June 1963. A few days later on April 25, Ball died of natural causes after living in Evergreen for more than 50 years.

    During the years that he owned the Courier, Ball watched Evergreen emerge from a small, isolated town with a saloon and horses to an upscale community, said his son Owen Ball Jr. 

  • Cardwell selected as Leader of the Year

    “For a community to survive, it needs a gathering place,” said Bob Cardwell, recipient of the Leader of the Year award from Leadership Evergreen.

    During his years in the mountain community, Cardwell has been directly involved in creating recreational opportunities and facilities for residents.

    Working with the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Cardwell helped acquire property to create Buchanan Park and Rec Center. 

  • Park board member questions selection process for community garden

    “I think what you’ve created is really terrific,” said Evergreen Park and Recreation District board member Janet Heck Doyle after hearing an annual report on the community garden at Buchanan Park at the board's April 22 meeting.

    In her report to the park board, Rachel Emmer of Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability described the success of the garden, which took years to come to fruition. Emmer said 44 plots were awarded to gardeners through a lottery that was held last spring.

  • A fun, fishy morning at Buchanan Ponds

    Chilly but enthralled youngsters in the play-school group at Buchanan Rec Center watched 300 pounds of rainbow trout make their way into Buchanan Ponds on Monday morning.

    "It was fun and wild," said John Ellis, who helped coordinate the fish launch with Evergreen Trout Unlimited.

    As a frigid wind whipped across the larger pond, T.J. Heyne of Liley Fisheries carried the wriggling fish in nets and released them.

    Youngsters Noah and Dawson Parker knelt by the edge of the water to help some of the trout make their way into the pond. 

  • A rockin' field trip

    Second-graders at Bergen Meadow Elementary School had a blast — both literally and figuratively — at the Albert Frei and Sons quarry on April 23.

    The children have been learning about forces in motion as part of their science unit, and what better place to see a force in motion than to watch a portion of a mountainside explode?

  • Students build bridges with textured art

    Wilmot Elementary fifth-graders learned a big lesson from a simple art project.

    The students, who were tasked with creating art projects that stimulated more senses than sight, decided to take the projects to other children who could really appreciate them. They traveled down the hill recently to Fletcher Miller School, a Jeffco school for special-needs students.

    Many of the students there can’t walk or talk, so they communicate in other ways, according to Fletcher Miller art teacher Jenni Halsted.

  • Peace like a wheel

    A small sea of homemade pinwheels adorned the lawn outside Wilmot Elementary School on Friday, a silent tribute to peace and kindness.

    The pinwheels, created by students, teachers and parents, were part of the school’s celebration of the annual Day Without Hate. The day is set aside to promote nonviolence, unity and respect in schools.