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Today's News

  • 16-year-old guitar phenom rocks Little Bear

    Young Austin and No Difference, a Colorado Springs-based band that stole the show at last year’s Big Chili Cook-off, returned to Evergreen and performed for a growing local fan base on Jan. 27 at the Little Bear.

    The three-man band is making a name for itself as a rockin’ blues phenomenon primarily because of front man and guitarist Austin Young. At 16, Austin has been playing guitar for just four years. The band performs half originals, half covers — of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters.

  • Art, ideals collided at Main Street Fine Art

    “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
    — Winston Churchill

     

  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    This past month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.” 

  • Willows begin their slow ascent back to spring life

    We’ve been blessed with spring-like weather during much of the month of January, while the high country has had plenty of snow for the ski resorts. Who could ask for any better weather for all of us? Now I can’t help but wonder if we will have to pay for this fine weather with too much snow in February and March. I hope not.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Short cut makes long delay

  • EPiC brings laughs to Center/Stage

    Improvisational comedy is the premiere format for live comedy. Famous comedians such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Sandler got their start in improv comedy venues. These famous venues such as Second City and Comedy Works are usually found in big cities. For the third straight season, the Evergreen Players Improv Comedy troupe, EPiC, is bringing a weekend of improv to Evergreen.

  • Outdoor Lab Foundation celebrates success

    The foundation that saved Jeffco schools’ Outdoor Education Labs celebrated its fund-raising success on Jan. 25 but is steeling itself for more efforts to keep the sixth-grade program operating for another year.

     

    Several board members from the Outdoor Lab Foundation presented checks at the Windy Peaks facility near Bailey last Wednesday and at the Mount Evans facility. The two schools provide a week of outdoor-education classes to sixth-graders throughout the district each school year.

  • Nellybelle sports wide selection of gifts, collectibles

    One of the most eclectic, unusual and delightful stores to open in Evergreen is the Nellybelle General Store.

    Located in the El Rancho Town Center, the store has everything from candles to fresh-cut flowers.

    The music in the background is played from 8-track tapes. There’s bar seating and a flat-screen television, so you can watch a game while your flowers are being arranged or a gift is being wrapped. Each business card for the store is different, culled from whimsical photos.

    It’s a store you have to see to believe.

  • Sports briefs

    SOCCER
    Stingers Reds U-7 team places 10th at world competition
    ORLANDO, Fla.
    — The Evergreen Stingers Reds U-7 soccer team took 10th place in the World 3v3 finals.
    The tournament at Disney World was held Jan. 14-16.
    The team, comprised of Benjamin Simpson, Tim Browning, Vilnis Venta, Landon Freeman, Brody Taylor, took on talented teams including New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, and Missouri at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
    The team is coached by Mike Freeman.

    BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Hard work paying off for Lady Cougars

    EVERGREEN — As the swim season races to the finish, swimmers are scrambling to nab state qualifying times before this week’s Jeffco League championships. At their dual meet Jan. 27, both Evergreen and Conifer swimmers pushed themselves to their limits at the Wulf Recreation Center.
    Evergreen pocketed first place in all 11 non-diving varsity events en route to the 134-68 team victory, while Conifer took two  first-place wins in the JV 50- and 100 freestyle.