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Today's News

  • Erholtz’s Cougars splits pair

    American author Sam Keen, not the former Evergreen High student-athlete with the same name, once said, “deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Thank goodness he never played baseball for Evergreen head baseball coach Matt Erholtz because that mentality wouldn’t fly.
    Erholtz coached the Cougars to a 12-2 victory over Columbine’s Batter’s Box in Game 1 of a doubleheader on July 7. Evergreen dropped Game 2 by a 13-3 score.

  • Course good fit for Evergreen’s Kish

    Brooke Kish had already put in her daily run when she jumped into her car and drove the Freedom Run 5k course July 3. It was much easier that way, the 36-year-old Evergreen resident said.
    It also served as a good crash course for what to expect the next day in her first time running the 31st annual event. Turns out it suited her just fine as evident of her winning time of 18 minutes even, placing first in the female portion of the race. She was eighth overall. Kish tied the event record for females, set by Noreen Shea in 1999.

  • Creating art from stone

    Evergreen native and stone sculptor Vincent Emmer stands by a weathered mass of stone at Buchanan Park that is part of the Arts for the Mountain Community Sculpture Walk. 

     

    The free-form sculpture titled “Standing Tall” is Emmer’s discovery and creation — and his gift to the park. 

    Emmer says he likes to showcase the beauty of the native stone, which was donated to him by Jim O’Dowd of Fresh Aire Enterprises in Arvada. 

  • Injured bird rescued at Evergreen Lake

     After seeing a cormorant ensnared in fishing line and hooks at Evergreen Lake, Evergreen resident Jill Bozzy ventured into the water and captured him with help from her neighbor Robin Ulibarri and son Mikael.

     “I had a casting net, and she gave me this big ocean net,” Bozzy said.

    “It really took a team effort,” she said. “Robin and Mikael were so wonderful to let me recruit them.”

  • A life dedicated to world peace

    Philip Isely, who made his home on Lookout Mountain, devoted much of his life to achieving world peace. 

    “He spent most of his life working for peace,” said his widow Eli Isely, while talking about the life of her husband, who died at age 96 on June 26.

    Philip, who also was a co-founder of Vitamin Cottage, was very sad that the dream he believed he was born to do — to organize a world government that would take care of global problems — was unrealized, she said.

  • Baby greets world in ambulance

     For paramedics who stand ready to help ill and injured patients with life-threatening conditions, a call to assist a mother about to give birth can give their day a happy turn.

    Working together in an ambulance, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue team helped deliver a healthy baby boy on July 3.

    After receiving a call to assist Evergreen residents Sarah and Mark Davis at 4:25 a.m., paramedics Quinton Galt and Stacey McCarthy met the couple at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Highway 74. 

  • Sparks fuel residents' worries about proposed training facility

    Residents living near Evergreen Fire/Rescue Station 2 in Bergen Park say they saw sparks flying during a recent training session — a sight that has increased their concerns about a proposed fire training building at the site.

    “I couldn’t believe that I saw sparks,” said resident Greg Meyerhoff, who was observing the activity through binoculars from his home in The Trails at Hiwan on June 25. “Are they using prudent judgment?”

  • Letting the good times roll

     Sisters Katie and Sarah Wachs had a good time listening to 16-year-old Austin Young play rocking, bluesy tunes at the Evergreen Music Festival on July 4. 

     

    “They’re so good,” Sarah said of Young and his band No Difference. 

    “I love that it’s a father-son duo,” added Katie.

    As Young belted out “Come on, baby, let the good times roll,” people danced in the grass at Evergreen Lake Park while others sat back and enjoyed the music.

  • Enough Americans still believe in America

    Seems like there’s plenty to lose sleep over these days. We’re into the fourth year of the worst recession since the Great Depression. In Afghanistan, we’re a decade into an “operation” nobody seems to understand. Long-term fiscal obligations mount apace, pushing dangerously against the limits of mathematical sustainability.

  • Politics, and poor judgment, on parade

    I’ve walked in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on many occasions, and it’s always a highlight of my summer. My job often involves attempting to keep sweet rewards out of the hands of politicians — so a morning spent depositing candy into the hands of cute kids provides a welcome break.