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Today's News

  • Evergreen Jazz Fest will be on a high note in 2010

    The Evergreen Jazz Festival has become an institution, not only among the summer musical offerings in our mountain community, but in the national jazz community as well. People travel from all over the country to listen to the diverse lineup of traditional and contemporary jazz ensembles. With the event now in its ninth year, the 2010 Evergreen Jazz Festival should prove to be bigger and better than ever.

  • Zeman named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers

    Tim Zeman, a Denver native, has been named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    Zeman, 46, is returning to Colorado after spending 17 years in Florida with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, where he held numerous advertising sales and sales management positions. He earned an advertising and public relations degree from the University of Arkansas after leaving Colorado in 1989.

    “I’m happy to be taking the helm of Evergreen Newspapers,” Zeman said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the business owners and my new neighbors.”

  • Downtown about to get quackin: Dam Ducky Derby on Aug. 7 to raise funds for two causes

    The creek in downtown Evergreen is about to be invaded by a flotilla of yellow rubber ducks. But worry not — it’s all for a good cause.

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is staging the first Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday, Aug. 7. The more ducks sold, the bigger the first prize.

    The race starts at 1 p.m. at the bottom of the dam and ends at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Fun activities will be taking place from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Evergreen.

  • Parents should keep eye on heat

    Chatfield’s summer baseball team played its home game versus Wheat Ridge on July 16 at 10 a.m. Columbine and Evergreen started shortly before 11 a.m. two days later. And the Chargers were hoping to move up a scheduled 3 p.m. start with Arvada West on July 18.

  • Timely hitting, Daly’s pitching lift Evergreen past Columbine

     

    LITTLETON — Down to their last out, it took the Evergreen Cougars three pitches to turn a sure defeat into an improbable victory July 18 at Columbine High School.

  • SRC puts services for seniors under one roof

    Twenty years ago, reaching an elderly age in Evergreen often meant heading for a nursing home. But the Seniors’ Resource Center, commonly known as the Yellow House, has made it possible for hundreds of senior citizens to stay independent longer.

    Under the leadership of longtime president and CEO John Zabawa of Evergreen, the SRC has become a “one-stop shop” for all kinds of senior services.

  • 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.