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Today's News

  • Spending our way to disaster

    Wake up, America: Even France gets it

    Leaders of the world’s 20 industrial economies recently met in Toronto to discuss global economic problems, including the worrisome developments in European sovereign debt. The meetings resulted in a group statement announcing a concerted effort to reduce government spending.

    “Advanced economies have committed to fiscal plans that will at least halve deficits by 2013 and stabilize or reduce government debt-to-GDP ratios by 2016,” G-20 leaders announced last week.

  • ‘If you can’t budget, you can’t govern’

    One of Congress’ fundamental responsibilities under the Constitution is budgeting. With large majorities in both houses of Congress, the only hurdle Democrat leaders have in developing and garnering support for the annual budget resolution is themselves.

    Yet, this past week House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer officially announced during a speech that Congress will make no attempt to develop and pass a budget this year.

  • Everything’s coming up clover

    I have so many wonderful friends. I will never be able to thank them for all they do for me. Last week, two of them spent several hours on two different days helping me weed my garden. I don’t know how I can ever thank them.

    One thing that surprised me was that most of my weeds were clover or grass, probably a gift that came to me in some of the manure I have put on my garden in the past years.

  • Cougars offense barely enough

     

    There was a collective sigh July 10 at Evergreen High School as Jack Daly struck out the final two batters in the Cougars’ 13-11 varsity baseball win over the Elizabeth Cardinals.

  • Rovere pulls away from pack for first state title

     

    CONIFER — When the day began Joe Rovere was staring up at Pat Blazek and an impending two-person showdown for the Colorado State Disc Golf Championships. By the end of the third round July 11 at Beaver Ranch it was just a matter of how much Rovere would win by.

  • Veterans, newbies pass Triple Bypass test

     

    Dean Cahow knew what was coming, and he had already reached the halfway point. Just a few hours earlier, Edward and Kelly Jobes, first-time riders in the Triple Bypass bike ride, were about to find out.

  • Evergreen Chorale to honor Mike Weiker

    In life, it all seems to come down to music. Whether you are listening on an iPod, sitting in an audience or singing, music bonds humanity.

    The Evergreen Chorale has been greatly influenced by that belief under the leadership and artistic direction of Mike Weiker for the past 30 years. Weiker brought his talents and passion for music education to Evergreen in 1980 and since that time has directed 56 musical productions and 64 concerts.

  • Youthful 'Jazz Cookers' dish up old-style Dixie

    Among the stellar performers who’ll be lighting up Evergreen’s musical firmament at the Evergreen Jazz Festival are some very bright stars who’re still on the rise. Meet the Jazz Cookers, seven young artists with all the seasoning needed to please a hip and hungry audience.

    As it happens, the Cookers share more than a Jones for Jazz – nearly all attended Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

  • New owner promises to keep Ice House open-mic night

    A Denver family group with extensive hospitality and music experience is close to purchasing the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen from Charles and Cindy Shirley, who have operated it for the last couple of years.

    “We will go on to the next thing. The downside is we have become unemployed,” said Charles, who was forced to sell the coffee shop to raise money to pay medical bills.

  • EDS transfer station adopts single-stream recycling policy

    After years of separating, sorting and classifying bottles, cans and paper into separate categories, recycling has recently gotten much more accepting of individual differences.

    EDS Waste Solutions Inc. of Golden has adopted a single-stream process at the recycling center at the transfer station, 5801 Highway 73, 3 miles south of Evergreen. The company previously charged $3 per bag for mixed recyclables. Sorted materials were accepted for free.