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Today's News

  • Starry-eyed couple embody holiday magic

    For Erik and Frances Listou, Santa Claus isn’t just a tradition, it’s a lifestyle — especially around the holidays.

     

    Married for 22 years, the Listous are the Santa and Mrs. Claus of Evergreen.

    They are the real couple behind the couple that presides over the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Lake House every year. They lead the parade around Evergreen Lake on foot and head for the Ice House, where they patiently pose and be impossibly charming while 200 children have their pictures taken in about three hours.

  • Park district ponders $920,000 in energy upgrades

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is poised to hire a contractor to perform a list of recommended building improvements, mainly at its two recreation centers, in attempt to conserve energy and reduce utility bills.

    If the contract is approved, the renovations would be financed through a program that uses future energy-savings dollars to pay for improvements done with today's dollars. Potential annual energy savings are projected at $47,000 a year, according to the energy service company McKinstry of Golden.

  • Community garden backers appeal to park district for space, support

     A nonprofit environmental group is seeking permission to establish an elk-proofed, fenced, demonstration garden with 28 plots on one-third acre south of the EPRD administration building in Buchanan Park.

    About eight of the plots would be set aside for various community groups, and the rest would be available to members of the public.

    Rachel Emmer, president of EASY, gave a presentation on community gardens at the regular monthly meeting of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board on Dec. 13.

  • Chamber relocating to Stagecoach Center

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce has signed a lease and will move its headquarters from downtown to the Stagecoach Center at Evergreen Parkway and Stagecoach Boulevard by Jan. 31.

    The move represents a major departure for the chamber, which has occupied its space on Main Street in the Evergreen Hotel building for about 10 years.

  • Place for sculpture garden sought for Buchanan Park

    A nonprofit arts group is asking the park district for help in establishing a sculpture walk somewhere in Buchanan Park.

    Art for the Mountain Community, which is known for its annual Sculpture Walk that brings 16 new artworks to the Evergreen area on a rotating basis, also has installed a permanent collection of 28 sculptures in various locations around Evergreen.

  • Mines’ Page-Belknap receives scholar honor

    Zach Page-Belknap, an Evergreen resident, recently received Honorable Mention Scholar All-West Region honors, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Dec. 19.
    Page-Belknap is a junior midfielder/defender for the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Chemical and Biochemical Engineering major with a 3.72 GPA.
    He was also named Capital One first-team Academic All-District and first-team Academic All-RMAC this season.
    In 19 games, including 17 starts, Page-Belknap scored three goals and tied for third on the team with five assists.

  • Evergreen grad takes state honor

    Liz Armbrustmacher, a 1985 graduate of Evergreen High School, was recently named the 5A and All-Colorado volleyball coach of the year by The Denver Post.
    Armbrustmacher, who has coached at Lakewood High School for 13 seasons, led the Tigers to a 26-4 record that included league, district and regional championships.
    The Tigers reached the 5A state semifinals before losing to Grandview 25-12, 22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 20-18. She was also named the 5A Jeffco League Coach of the Year.

  • Early deficit too big for EHS

    Stacie Hull scored a game-high 14 points and Broomfield jumped out to an early 11-point lead, leading to a 47-36 victory over host Evergreen on Dec. 17.
    The Lady Eagles (7-1) led 15-4 after one quarter and it proved to be enough to snap a two-game winning streak for Evergreen (4-4). The teams scored 32 points each over the final three quarters.
    The Lady Cougars were led by Erin Dobey with 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Hailey Newhall and Kylee Russell scored seven points each for Evergreen, which had eight different players score.

  • Cougars no match for Broomfield

    Evan Kihn scored 17 points to lead five Broomfield players in double figures as the Eagles defeated Evergreen 76-54 on Dec. 17 at Evergreen High School.
    Nick Ongarato added 15 points, Spenser Reeb scored 14, Austin Wood 11 and Dan Perse 10 for Broomfield (6-1).
    Andre Lane scored a game-high 19 points to lead Evergreen (4-3).
    The Cougars had won three out of four, including two straight.
    Evergreen played host to Poudre on Dec. 20. Results from that game weren’t available at press time. The Cougars return to action on Jan. 4 at Valor Christian.

  • Diggers win with numbers game

    BAILEY — Just because of sheer numbers, victory was almost assured before Clear Creek even stepped on the mat Dec. 14 for its annual tri-meet with host Platte Canyon and Evergreen.
    “It’s unfortunate each team didn’t have a full team. We’ve always had a real good rivarly with the two schools,” Clear Creek head coach Stan Gould said. “This year, their numbers aren’t as strong as ours. It made the win real easy for us. Normally, they match up competition-wise very well with us.”