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Today's News

  • Children's plate art to raise funds for area art teachers

    Brightly hued images of the West on china plates are the centerpiece of a fund-raising effort that the Center for the Arts Evergreen is coordinating.

     

    For the third year, the china plates featuring art of area students are being auctioned during Weekend in the West, an annual art show and sale at Evergreen Fine Art. Funds raised from the plate sales will be donated to the arts center.

    “We turn right around and the give the money to local teachers,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.

  • Ocean adventure swells in first novel by Evergreen native

    Scuba diving off the coast of California inspired Ryan Lockwood to write his first novel, a thriller set in the vast ocean.

     

    “I’d always wanted to write a novel. I really just dove into it,” said Lockwood, who grew up in Evergreen.

    Lockwood’s book, titled “Below,” is officially hitting the shelves at area bookstores this week. 

    “It’s based on a real-world current event,” said Lockwood.

  • Western-style circus parade marches through town

    “That is my favorite,” proclaimed 4-year-old Liam Satterfield as he watched Mountain Drain’s purple-hued float make its way into downtown Evergreen on Saturday.

    As unofficial Rodeo Parade master, Liam was providing a running commentary on the event with its circus theme.

    A bevy of floats with carnival decorations and clowns passed by the crowd, which was filled with enthralled youngsters like Liam — and Katie and Cameron Stewart, who came to the parade with their grandmother Patricia Stewart.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: Bike, ski store races into Bergen Park

    Bike and ski racers now have a place in Bergen Park to buy their equipment.

    A Culture of Speed closed its doors in Dumont and opened a shop just east of the Whippletree at 1342 County Road 65. The shop operates in the front of the building, while JR’s Landscaping operates in the back.

    Owner Harry Rhulen, who lives in Soda Creek, said the move to Bergen Park was a no-brainer.

  • RMAE’s Odyssey team attends world competition

    It took creativity, ingenuity and smarts for six Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen seventh-graders to make it to the Odyssey of the Mind world competition over Memorial Day Weekend.

    “It wasn’t luck; it’s skill,” team member Luke Johnson said of the group’s first year in the competition.

    In the category that the team competed in, it took first place at the Longs Peak Regional Tournament and first place in the state competition, earning a spot at the world competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

  • County enacts moratorium on pot shops

    Jeffco has decided to put the brakes on retail marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to prohibit any retail marijuana businesses from setting up shop. The ban includes retail sales and growing operations, along with testing and packaging facilities.

  • Amen, cowboy: Service gets in the spirit of Evergreen Rodeo

    About a dozen children sat around a campfire at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen on Sunday morning to talk about Father’s Day and how important dads are.

    Inside the sanctuary.

    Surrounded by cowboy hats, saddles, tack and horse statues.

  • Rodeo notebook: Shirley holds out hope for return

    Tim Shirley walked behind the stalls at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena, but he so desperately wanted to be part of the action instead of an innocent bystander at the 47th annual Evergreen Rodeo.
    That’s been the case for two years running, however, since the 31-year-old Bailey resident broke the L5 vertebra in his back during a February 2012 rodeo event in San Antonio, Texas. He hasn’t ridden since.

  • Gillen juggles family life with rodeo

    It’s Father’s Day, and it’s everything that 43-year-old Brian Gillen could ask for.
    With his family in attendance, the veteran tie-down roper sits atop his wife’s horse, Zaney, and shoots out of the gate in pursuit of the runaway calf. Unfortunately, this time, at the El Pinal Rodeo Arena as part of the 47th annual Evergreen Rodeo, he couldn’t catch up. Though the end result isn’t what any rider hopes for, the sheer excitement of the competition is well worth it, Gillen said.

  • Sheriff's Office seeking Evergreen burglary suspect

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they suspect of burglarizing two salons, a thrift shop, a yoga studio and a restaurant in Evergreen on May 14.

    “There’s a strong chance he’s from the Evergreen area,” sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. “He had a plan.”

    Four of the businesses were open when a man made his way into areas intended for employees only and stole cash, a wallet and an iPhone, according to reports.