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Today's News

  • Rock wall gives pump station distinguished look

    A striking natural rock wall conceals the Evergreen Metro District’s new Yellow Zone Tank and pump station, which is up and running behind the North Evergreen shopping center off Evergreen Parkway behind Bank of the West.

     

    Construction began in March 2009, and the unit went on line June 3. Gerry Schulte, Metro District executive director, said the district has received a number of positive reactions to the wall design.

  • Leadership Evergreen seeks award nominations

    Leadership Evergreen wants to honor community residents who give their time or talent to make Evergreen a better place.

    The nonprofit organization is looking for nominations for the 2010 Leader of the Year award.

    The award, given biennially, is looking for someone who demonstrates leadership and inspires others to emulate their work, according to Lisa Austin, chairwoman of the Leadership Evergreen board of directors.

    “We’re looking for people who are always giving and want to make Evergreen a better place,” she said.

  • Double-crested cormorants common at Lake

    One of the most common birds at Evergreen Lake and the most asked about is the double-crested cormorant. For many years, cormorants were largely seacoast birds, found along the rocky cliffs on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

    There were only four records of cormorants in Colorado prior to 1912, and these were considered to be “rare winter visitors” in western Colorado.

    In 1931, the first breeding record was reported by Bailey and Neidrach, with a total of eight pairs nesting at Barr Lake. By 1939, that colony had 30 pairs, and by 1995 it had 248 pairs.

  • 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.