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Today's News

  • Top-flight instruction

    “Good spot, you guys!” said Heather Johnson of Evergreen Audubon.

    Members of Johnson’s beginning birding class had just seen a brilliantly colored Western tanager perched in a tree at Lair O’ the Bear Park.

    On the sunny spring morning last Saturday, a variety of birds were flitting around and calling to one another as the class learned how to identify them.

  • 2nd annual Barks and Belts K9 5K offers fun time for canines, companions

    The second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park this Sunday offers dogs and their companions a chance to get a good workout while benefiting two service organizations.

    A fund-raiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart, the event includes music, treats and fun competition.

    “We’ve added three contests,” said Cathleen Timmons of EAPL, who is helping to organize the event.

  • Remembering brother in arms

     

    World War II veteran Harry Smith of Evergreen stood to acknowledge his military service during the Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning at Evergreen Memorial Park.

  • Summer concerts at lake begin with local talent, Oklahoma duo

    The Hosty Duo will perform original music during the opening summer concert at Evergreen Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5.

    An accomplished guitarist, Hosty also plays harmonica and kazoo and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines during performances with his sidekick, drummer Michael Byars.

    Those who come to the free concert sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District can also enjoy original compositions performed by students at the Evergreen School of Music.

  • Remembering brothers in arms

    World War II veteran Harry Smith of Evergreen stood to acknowledge his military service during the Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning at Evergreen Memorial Park.

     

    As a member of the 5th Armored Division of the Army, Smith served in England, France and Holland during World War II. Smith said his unit was among those that opened German concentration camps at the end of the war.

    “Our medical people did whatever they could to help these people out,” he said.

  • Parents assail schools’ plan for storing student data

    The Jeffco School District’s plan to test a “cloud” storage system for student data has some parents concerned that vital information about their kids would be vulnerable to hackers and security breaches.
    More than 35 concerned parents gathered at Normandy Elementary School on May 22 to voice their disapproval of the district’s plan to pilot “inBloom” — software developed by an Atlanta-based nonprofit that would centralize mountains of student data and store it off site.

  • Fellow Brownie inspires troop’s sweet gesture

    Sometimes Evergreen’s hometown heroes aren’t necessarily in Evergreen.

    For Brownie Girl Scout Troop 3110, this year’s hometown heroes were at Children’s Hospital. The Bergen Valley third-grade girls recently honored the doctors and nurses in the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders who have been taking care of troop member Kaymen Story.

  • Staunton is a stunner

    Staunton State Park’s much-anticipated opening weekend didn’t disappoint.

    “It’s been crazy getting ready for this, but seeing people happy has made all of the blood, sweat and tears worth it,” said Jennifer Anderson, the park manager. “I couldn’t have asked for the weekend to be better.”

  • Learning on the fly

    The weather last Wednesday morning was perfect for fly-fishing: slightly overcast, a slight nip in the air with calm winds — and it was a perfect day for a group of Evergreen Middle School sixth-graders to try the sport.

    Thirty students in the Recreation Sports class, with the help of several teachers and a few Evergreen Trout Unlimited volunteers, gathered around the Buchanan ponds to fish for rainbow trout. In 2½ hours, the students caught and released about a half-dozen fish.

  • Tallying the 2013 legislative scorecard

    The Colorado legislature adjourned May 8 after completing the work of the first session of the 69th General Assembly. Highly contentious issues and partisan wrangling characterized the session. Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office after a two-year period in which control of the legislature was split, as Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and 2012 by a narrow 33-32 margin.