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Today's News

  • First Western Winefest kicks off with style

    An eclectic selection of serious Colorado wineries was on hand for the first Bootstraps Western Winefest on Sunday at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds.

    The event attracted 17 wineries and 33 art, retail and food vendors, said Rob Potrykus, the volunteer event director and board member of Bootstraps Inc., which provides mountain area high school graduates with college scholarships. The Evergreen Rodeo Association donated use of the rodeo grounds to Bootstraps for the day.

  • Evergreen Oktoberfest returns with even more family fun

    Ahh, September in Evergreen. Warm sunny days, cool fragrant nights, amorous elk bugling at all hours, and summer’s largely untouched to-do list demanding immediate satisfaction.

    Sure, you could blow these precious weekends changing furnace filters and mucking out gutters, or you could do the sensible thing and, on Sunday the 19th, grab September by both crisp lapels and head over to the second annual Oktoberfest at Evergreen Lake.

  • Deer Creek Challenge presents challenges

    Some 1,120 riders took to the windy mountain roads of Conifer, Evergreen and Kittredge early Sunday as the inaugural Deer Creek Challenge bike ride got rolling at 5:30 a.m.

    The riders were greeted civilly, if not happily, by local residents, with few outward signs of the contentious, longstanding battle between motorists and bicyclists over use of narrow foothills roads. But the controversy was never far below the surface.

  • Evergreen native making name for self in cycling circles

    Mitch Hoke describes himself as a pretty average college kid. He might be right, except for the fact that he has chance to be an international mountain biking champion.

  • Cougars rejoice season-opening win

    CRAIG — Sam Keen knew somebody, somehow had to make a play. Maybe he wasn’t so sure it would be him, but the Evergreen senior defensive back knew that it had to happen

  • Cougars have their way vs. Faith Christian

    The girls on the Evergreen High School’s softball team would like to clarify something — softball is not baseball lite.

  • Duo leads Cougars to share of fourth place

    LITTLETON — Taylor Shillingburg and Kyle Peterson each shot an 80, and Evergreen finished tied for fourth with a 327 score at the 4A Jeffco League boys golf match at The Meadows Golf Course on Aug. 26.

  • Fine Arts Fest popular with artists and attendees

    Artists from across the nation spend their summers tucked under arts-fair awnings — meeting and greeting, explaining their techniques and selling their work. For many artists, the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival, at Heritage Grove on Aug. 28 and 29, has become the perfect way to wrap up a hectic season of travel and selling.

  • Paint-Out promises up-close look at artists at work

    A beautiful piece of art is a remarkable thing, with the ability to stir emotions in people simply through the act of viewing. To watch the creation of art is quite possibly even more amazing. Witnessing the techniques and creative process of individual artists is like looking through a window into the artist’s mind and heart. The Windows to the Divine Plein Air Invitational Paint-Out, set for Aug. 26-28 in Evergreen, will provide opportunities to observe the creation of art and to marvel at its beauty long after the work is complete.

  • A lucky day to be part of Our Evergreen World

    Friday the 13th, an unlucky day for some people, happened to be a lucky day indeed for my friend and fellow birder Warren Roske. Warren saw a northern goshawk on Friday at Evergreen Lake. This is one of the few sightings of a goshawk at the lake. But it was no accident that Warren was birding there, as he, my friend Loie Evans and a few other birding friends try to keep a daily tally of the birds at Evergreen Lake. They post which birds, and how many individuals, they see on a bulletin board on the Lake House side of the boardwalk.