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Today's News

  • Local artist finds inspiration in maritime lore

    Artists draw their inspiration from a variety of places. Some travel to exotic locations in search of inspiring images. Others choose to stay much closer to home, seeking inspiration in the trees and wildlife of our Colorado town. Brandy Llewellyn, an Evergreen resident and artist, straddles two worlds in her search for artistic inspiration. Brandy and her husband spend winters in Colorado and summers in Sanibel Island, Fla. Having spent many years in U.S. coastal areas as a child, Llewellyn turned her fascination with the sea into a full-fledged love of coastal and maritime art.

  • Keeping the furry faith

    The faithful and their pets gathered outside Chow Down on Sunday for the third annual Blessing of the Beasties, an event that is becoming a community tradition.

    About a dozen dogs and one cat, along with their families, were given individual blessings by Father Patrick Dorn, pastor of Evergreen’s Church of the Apostles. He explained to the group the history of the animal blessings, which are done near Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

  • Transforming tragedy into a message of nonviolence

    Fourteen years after her son’s brutal death, Judy Shepard tearfully speaks about the tragedy and its effect on her life.

    “It doesn’t get easier,” Shepard while describing the loss of her son, who was the victim of a high-profile hate crime in Wyoming.

    Since the anti-gay murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, his mother has shared the story of his life and the aftermath of loss in a book she has written, and through her work as an international gay-rights activist.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra entwining visual art with music this season

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is opening its 31st season with a concert featuring British composers and a display of stained glass related to the music.

    The Sunday, Oct. 14, program at Church of the Hills in Evergreen will feature baritone Bradley Thompson, guest artist for the concert, who will perform “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Other works will include “Old Wine in New Bottles” by contemporary composer Gordon Jacob and “Two Pieces for Small Orchestra” by Frederick Delius. 

  • Community rallies around two friends who are ill and injured

    Evergreen friends Jesse Haubert and Josh Lorenz are both taking life a day at a time while facing difficult challenges with medical conditions.

    After being rushed to the hospital in July, Haubert underwent emergency brain surgery for hemorrhage. He also suffered a stroke, which has left him incapacitated.

    Lorenz was giving his friend support until he suffered a spinal injury a few weeks ago that left him paralyzed.

  • Historic barn coming alive with community dance

    The historic barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park will be the scene of a community dance with live music this Friday, Oct. 12.

    Caretakers John Erlandson and Pandora Reagan are opening the doors of the barn to the public for the first time in years for the event, called Boogie at the Barn.

     “We’re so excited,” said Reagan. “John has always wanted to do a barn dance.”

    Something Underground will be the featured band during the evening, performing a blend of rock, reggae and folk music.

  • Candidates tackle budget, zoning issues at forum

    State and Jeffco candidates expressed widely varying views about spending for schools and health care during a forum at the Evergreen Lake House on Oct. 4 sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers.

    Lorna Idol, the Democratic challenger in state House District 25, emphasized the need for additional funds for schools in Colorado, which she said is in the bottom tier nationally for educational spending.

    “I believe we need to spend more on education through property taxes,” said Idol, a retired education professional.

  • Bear kills small dog in Evergreen neighborhood

    Evergreen resident Cheryl LoVecchio woke up about 3:30 a.m. Monday to the sound of her dog shrieking.

    When she looked out the window, LoVecchio saw that her dachshund was severely lacerated. She also saw a bear standing by her door, which prevented LoVecchio from going outside and taking her pet to the veterinarian.

    “She wouldn’t let me out of my front door,” LoVecchio said.

    The dog had apparently gone outside through the pet door when he heard the bear, she said. 

  • Faith leaders unite for healthy-kids campaign

    Rabbi Jamie Arnold of the Beth Evergreen congregation and other area faith leaders are joining a national initiative to help youngsters stay healthy through diet and exercise.

    During a program at Beth Evergreen on Oct. 6, Arnold and other participants discussed ways to address the issue of childhood obesity through collaborative efforts.

    “Our Faith United movement is joining with Let’s Move,” said Andrew Hysell, program director for the Campaign for Healthy Kids. “That’s where change is going to happen.”

  • Libertarian candidate in 2nd CD plans stop in Evergreen

    Randy Luallin, Libertarian candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, will host a meet-and-greet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Ice House Café in downtown Evergreen.