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Today's News

  • July is a good time to learn hummingbird differences

    Many people have reported to me that the ruby-throated hummingbirds have returned.

    Still others tell me rufous hummingbirds are back and not as feisty as usual. All of these people mean well, but they are somewhat confused about our fascinating hummingbirds.

  • Erholtz’s need is filled with 5K

    Typically, Brandy Erholtz doesn’t run 5Ks. It’s nothing personal, but the 37-year-old Evergreen resident via Minnesota is more into longer distances, like the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which she ran the week prior in Zermatt, Switzerland.

  • Cougars’ Borsa, Formanek embrace chance to play in the All-State game

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen High School soccer players Adriano Borsa and Cassidy Formanek certainly relished the opportunity to play in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State games on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “It was really fun. It was the most fun I’ve had playing soccer in quite a while because of the quality of players,” Borsa said.

  • First-timers up for Triple Bypass

    Eight years ago, Craig Warner got back into cycling. It was the first time that he’d ridden since he was about 14, and he’s never ridden in the mountains ever.
    Yet, there was the 70-year-old Mingo, Iowa, resident at Bergen Park with his helmet strapped on and his bike ready to go at 6:30 a.m. on July 11, preparing to ride the 120 miles that is the first day of the two-day Triple Bypass.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Scrumptious food for thought

    The owner of the new French bakery/café in El Rancho has a personality that is as appetizing as the items in her dessert cases.

    Oksana Romanoff, a Russian-born chef and baker who moved to the United States two years ago and Evergreen recently, is honest, passionate and a perfectionist, and she doesn’t mince words about the types of food she is creating for her new Evergreen audience at Kseni Mademoiselle.

  • Area EMS, fire departments pay tribute to Flight For Life pilot killed in crash

    Evergreen and Clear Creek County emergency responders stationed fire trucks and ambulances at overpasses along Interstate 70 last Thursday in tribute to Patrick Mahany, a Flight For Life Colorado pilot killed in a helicopter crash on July 3 in Frisco.

    As a procession for Mahany traveled from Lakewood to Summit County, area fire and EMS personnel honored the veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft went down in the parking lot at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

  • Community members can sign card to support Flight for Life

    Members of the Evergreen community can sign a card this week to show support for Flight for Life in the wake of last week's fatal helicopter crash in Frisco.

    The accident, which happened Friday near St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, killed 64-year-old pilot Patrick Mahany of Silverthorne. Dave Repsher, 45, a flight paramedic who also was on board, remained in critical condition early this week.

  • ‘Vegetables most likely to succeed’

    Evergreen gardeners who plant cool-season crops such as leafy greens, peas and potatoes have a good chance of success, said Christine Crouse, Clear Creek County extension service director.

    Speaking at the Evergreen Garden Club Expo recently, Crouse focused on “vegetables most likely to succeed” in the mountain climate with a short growing season. Root crops such as beets, carrots, radishes and onions are good choices for area gardeners, along with kale, chard, spinach, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, she said.

  • Evergreen resident still dedicated to helping injured birds

    Evergreen resident Jill Bozzy loves wild birds and devotes time to helping those that are injured. People in the community frequently call her for assistance when they find birds in need of care.

    “I’ll go catch a bird,” she says.

    Last week Bozzy received calls about an injured woodpecker, a green-back swallow with an injured wing, and a cormorant with a line and hook caught in its throat that was found at Evergreen Lake.

  • It’s complicated: Repair of 10th hole at Evergreen Golf Course involves multiple agencies

    Evergreen residents, golfers and Realtors voiced annoyance over the two-year delay in repairing the 10th hole of the Evergreen Golf Course during a meeting last Thursday with Scott Rethlake, director of golf for the city and county of Denver.

    “This is our front door,” Evergreen resident and Realtor Mark Footer said of the golf course.
    Both the closed hole and debris in the parking area at the golf course are frustrating and unattractive, he said.