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Today's News

  • A life dedicated to world peace

    Philip Isely, who made his home on Lookout Mountain, devoted much of his life to achieving world peace. 

    “He spent most of his life working for peace,” said his widow Eli Isely, while talking about the life of her husband, who died at age 96 on June 26.

    Philip, who also was a co-founder of Vitamin Cottage, was very sad that the dream he believed he was born to do — to organize a world government that would take care of global problems — was unrealized, she said.

  • Baby greets world in ambulance

     For paramedics who stand ready to help ill and injured patients with life-threatening conditions, a call to assist a mother about to give birth can give their day a happy turn.

    Working together in an ambulance, an Evergreen Fire/Rescue team helped deliver a healthy baby boy on July 3.

    After receiving a call to assist Evergreen residents Sarah and Mark Davis at 4:25 a.m., paramedics Quinton Galt and Stacey McCarthy met the couple at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Highway 74. 

  • Sparks fuel residents' worries about proposed training facility

    Residents living near Evergreen Fire/Rescue Station 2 in Bergen Park say they saw sparks flying during a recent training session — a sight that has increased their concerns about a proposed fire training building at the site.

    “I couldn’t believe that I saw sparks,” said resident Greg Meyerhoff, who was observing the activity through binoculars from his home in The Trails at Hiwan on June 25. “Are they using prudent judgment?”

  • Letting the good times roll

     Sisters Katie and Sarah Wachs had a good time listening to 16-year-old Austin Young play rocking, bluesy tunes at the Evergreen Music Festival on July 4. 

     

    “They’re so good,” Sarah said of Young and his band No Difference. 

    “I love that it’s a father-son duo,” added Katie.

    As Young belted out “Come on, baby, let the good times roll,” people danced in the grass at Evergreen Lake Park while others sat back and enjoyed the music.

  • Enough Americans still believe in America

    Seems like there’s plenty to lose sleep over these days. We’re into the fourth year of the worst recession since the Great Depression. In Afghanistan, we’re a decade into an “operation” nobody seems to understand. Long-term fiscal obligations mount apace, pushing dangerously against the limits of mathematical sustainability.

  • Politics, and poor judgment, on parade

    I’ve walked in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on many occasions, and it’s always a highlight of my summer. My job often involves attempting to keep sweet rewards out of the hands of politicians — so a morning spent depositing candy into the hands of cute kids provides a welcome break.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One egg, over hard

  • Former EHS standout in cross country, track injured in fall

    Ryan Haebe, a former standout cross country and track runner for Evergreen High School, remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Boulder Community Hospital on July 10 after injuries he suffered in a 13-foot fall three days earlier.
    The 21-year-old Western State University student, along with friends, was attempting to climb to the roof of an apartment complex in the 800 block of Walnut Street in Boulder at approximately 2:10 a.m. on July 7 when he slipped, Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release.

  • Sports briefs

    POMS
    Evergreen coach Cooper honored by spirit association

    Debbie Cooper, Evergreen High School’s poms coach, was named Coach of the Year at the Colorado Spirit Association’s annual conference June 8-9.
    Cooper, one of among 150 spirit coaches in Colorado, has led Evergreen High School to a national top-10 finish 10 consecutive years and six state championships.
    She was also named Coach of the Year in 2005.

    GOLF
    Evergreen boys team to hold tryouts Aug. 6-7

  • Buckles decided on series’ last rides

    DUMONT — It was almost over as quickly as it began. The five-week Oh My Gawd rodeo series, produced by the Miller Rodeo Company and held every Friday night in June at the Gene Kiefer Memorial Fairgrounds, wrapped up June 29. Some of the series buckles awarded that night had already been decided, but many still hung in the balance. The following is a breakdown of who won each respective series titles and how.

    A FAMILY AFFAIR