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Today's News

  • Health focus in open space master plan criticized by advisory committee

    The relationship between open space and public health gets an inordinate amount of attention in a second draft of the master plan for Jeffco Parks and Open Space, according to some members of the advisory committee.

    “I think there is an inordinate amount of text devoted to community health,” Jan Wilkins said while reviewing the second draft of the plan with other committee members last Thursday night.

    “There are so many aspects of open space,” Wilkins said. “There should be a more comprehensive description of what we do.”

  • Park district staff proposes holding fewer events at Evergreen Lake

    In response to residents' concerns about traffic congestion around Evergreen Lake Park, park district staff has suggested that some events be moved from the popular venue to other locations in the district.
    The Big Chili Cook-off, which typically draws thousands of people to the Lake Park each September, is among events on the list for possible relocation.

  • Evergreen chamber organizes downtown cleanup in wake of flood

    Using shovels, large brooms and wheelbarrows, more than 50 Evergreen residents helped clean dirt and debris from downtown on Sept. 25.

  • Counting the ways to love — and promote — Evergreen

    Should Evergreen be promoted to those who live here, or to tourists?
    This is a key question that the Our Evergreen focus group, residents and business owners have been asking — and debating — in recent months.
    Recent controversy over heavy traffic at the popular Evergreen Lake Park, which some say is overburdened by visitors, has added fuel to the discussion.

  • 'How to Succeed' is a success on all ledgers

    Did you ever wish there was a book that could tell you everything you need to know to be successful in life? In the case of StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the talented high school players don’t need a book to succeed. This silly and satirical production pokes fun at corporate culture and effortlessly transports the audience straight back to the skinny ties and A-line dresses of the "Mad Men" era.

  • Artist’s inspiration flows from the power of water

    The floodwaters in Evergreen have receded, and community members are pulling together to support one another. Janice Sugg, the featured artist at Evergreen Fine Art, and gallery owner Barb Hadley had no way of knowing that the title of Sugg’s show would be so prophetic.

  • Magnani honored for volunteer work

    Evergreen resident Kathy Magnani was recently awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.
    Magnani has devoted almost 850 volunteer hours as a "cuddler" in the neonatal intensive-care unit. She also is the sub-coordinator, helping to fill shifts when other volunteers are unavailable. She recently started teaching knitting to ante-partum moms.

  • Prague coming to Evergreen — the café, that is

    Evergreen is getting a new restaurant downtown called Prague, which will be a smaller version of the popular Café Prague in Morrison.

    Set to open in mid-October, Prague will serve lunch and dinner, said Tomas Stibral, who owns both restaurants with his wife, Yvona. It will be at the corner of Main Street and Forest Hill Road in a building that once was a dry cleaner and a hardware store.

    The restaurant will seat about 50 people with another 30 seats on the patio, a size he called perfect.

  • The best of us, the worst of us

    In the wake of the catastrophic destruction and loss of property and life caused by the floods that ravaged our state earlier this month, many things come to mind. It reminds us of several things, including the ominous power of nature, our capacity to endure difficult situations, and how the inherent good and evil of people to either reach out and help those in need or to take advantage of a terrible situation show that disasters bring out both the best and the worst in people.

  • Aspen leaves begin to turn gold amid cooler temperatures

    The aspen just below our house have turned yellow in just two days. As I write, they have changed from a sickly yellowish-green to a sickly greenish-yellow.