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Today's News

  • Investigator: Santaguida confessed to slaying

    Evergreen resident Zachariah Santaguida admitted hitting his sister Elizabeth with a two-fisted overhead blow on April 8 as she bent down to pick up a DVD, a sheriff’s investigator testified June 25 at a preliminary hearing in Jefferson County District Court.

    Santaguida, in an interview with police the next day, confessed to then strangling his sister with his hands and a shoelace, the investigator testified.

  • Trio of motocross riders making a name for themselves

     

    What does it take for a girl to compete in a male-dominated sport such as motocross? How about strength, determination and courage?

  • Park district to inspect boats for zebra mussels

    Beginning July 1, all boats launched in Evergreen Lake must be inspected for zebra or quagga mussels, which are tiny freshwater mollusks that arrived from the Black and Caspian seas on ships traveling internationally.

    All boats and floatable devices, including canoes, kayaks and belly boats, are subject to inspection.

    A boater pass costs $4 a day or $30 for the season. The inspections are free but mandatory, and are available during business hours seven days a week, as part of a statewide mandatory testing program now in effect.

  • Sounds of music, mirth at the lake

    A fun but inexpensive way to celebrate the Fourth of July close to home is being staged again this year at Evergreen Lake under the big white tent.

    The main attraction is a performance of the renowned National Repertory Orchestra, a select group of young student musicians. But there are a number of offerings going on all day to appeal to people of all ages.

    Audience members are invited to come early and bring a chair for sitting under the big tent, or they can spread a blanket on the lawn.

  • Cowboys for a day

    Some might think the days of cowboys on the open prairie are long gone, but not at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

    Each summer, the museum teaches kids in first through third grade about what it was like to be cowboys, pioneers or Native Americans before cars, kitchen appliances and iPods.

    Discovery Days, which has been teaching children through hands-on activities since 1981, works in a three-year rotation, so kids can come to the camp more than once. This year, the theme was cowboys.

  • Scultpure Walk puts art on public canvas

    Evergreen is filled with beauty at every turn — the shimmering waters of Evergreen Lake, blowing wild grasses at Elk Meadow and views of Mount Evans looming in the background. To make our mountain community even more beautiful, Evergreen is brimming with art at every turn. Thanks to Art for the Mountain Community, Evergreen is an ever-changing canvas of public art that invites us to view, engage or simply go about our days in a more beautiful and thoughtful place.

  • Evergreen artists join forces in G-town co-op

    A new multimedia co-op art gallery with close ties to the Evergreen art scene opened June 5 on the main street in Georgetown, with 60 mountain-area artists working in virtually every conceivable medium from jewelry to quilts.

    The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery, a nonprofit cooperative founded by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, opened its doors on Saturday, May 29, at 406 Sixth St., across the street from the historic Hotel de Paris.

    The grand opening is Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. There will be refreshments and artists on hand to talk about their work.

  • White pelicans make an appearance at Evergreen Lake

    There have been several reports of white pelicans this spring, most on the reservoirs east of Denver and even a small flock on Evergreen Lake for part of one morning.

    White pelicans are regular migrants through the area and nesting summer residents on the prairie reservoirs in eastern and northeastern Colorado. White pelicans can be seen in both spring and fall at Barr Lake and other reservoirs. They nest at Riverside Reservoir and on prairie lakes northward into the prairie provinces of Canada.

  • Area residents work to help Haiti

    Long before the earthquake that devastated Haiti hit in January, aid to the island country was in vogue in Evergreen. The latest chapter of the story is a heartwarming tale about how compassion and culture can help ease a terrible situation.

  • Trojans punish Cougars’ pitching

    The Evergreen Cougars’ summer league baseball team was enjoying a fine season. That is until they ran into a tough Longmont team that capitalized on several Cougar miscues and used five home runs to power its way past Evergreen, 13-2, on June 19 at Evergreen High School.