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Today's News

  • Pioneering local couple at center of events

    The Church of the Transfiguration and the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Sunday will celebrate one of Evergreen’s first families — Charles and Jo Douglas.

    The couple have historical significance to both the church and the museum: Charles Winfred Douglas contributed significantly to the music and the worship of the Episcopal Church on a local and an international level, and after he and Dr. Josepha Williams were married in 1896, they lived at Camp Neosho, now the Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • EHS old-timers reminisce about old times

    In 1952, bread cost 16 cents a loaf, milk cost 96 cents a gallon, postage stamps cost 3 cents each — and the Evergreen High School graduating class numbered 19.

  • Making beautiful music

    Toe tapping, head bobbing and hand clapping abounded this past weekend as jazz enthusiasts listened to a host of bands during the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

    That was true for Pat, Anne and Jake Conroy of Mead, Colo., who took in the Jazz Festival for the first time. Pat and Anne, both 51, tagged along while their son Jake, 16, participated in the festival’s workshops for young jazz musicians.

  • Venue Theatre set to open in Conifer

    William Shakespeare said, “All the world is a stage,” and in the case of the 285 Corridor, the newest stage will be at the Venue Theatre in the Conifer Town Center. Set to open its doors in August, the Venue Theatre Company is the newest arts education program in the mountain community and is dedicated to musical theater education and performance for mountain area youths.

  • Church seeking donations for annual Grove Sale

    Evergreen Lutheran Church is seeking donations for its 24th annual Grove Sale on Saturday, Aug. 10.

    “We’re looking for goods in usable condition,” said Karen Phillipe, volunteer coordinator of the sale.

    Clothing, household items, sporting goods, furniture and books are welcome, she said.

    All proceeds from the sale are donated to area nonprofit organizations, including Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice, Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Seniors’ Resource Center.

  • Residents ask park district for help with community projects

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is considering helping residents with plans for an outdoor stage at Kittredge Park and a playing field at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

    During the July 23 EPRD board meeting, Kittredge resident Kate Mondragon asked members and staff for assistance in building a stage at Kittredge Park.

  • Get lucky with a ducky

     Thousands of duckies will plunge over the dam at Evergreen Lake and begin floating down Bear Creek on Saturday.

    A number of the chubby yellow fellows are still available for those who want to try their luck at winning a prize at the fourth annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    The family fun begins at 11 a.m. with carnival games, live music by Open Space, a bouncy house, face painting and refreshments in the downtown Evergreen parking lot.

  • EFR response times reflect all-volunteer firefighter force, rural environment

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s response times reflect the performance of an all-volunteer firefighter force in a largely rural environment, Fire Chief Mike Weege said after reviewing recent data.

     

    Most structure fires in the Evergreen district are in its suburban and rural zones, according to data compiled for the past five years. Nearly 32 percent of structure fires were in the district’s suburban zone, and 36 percent occurred in its rural zone.

  • Little Free Library opening in Evergreen

    A couple are opening a Little Free Library in Evergreen on Saturday.

     

    Housed in a small red cabinet, the library of Linda and Larry LaGrange will offer passers-by books to borrow and a place to leave books for others. People hiking around Evergreen Lake on DeDisse Trail can see the library and use it at any time.

    “It’s open all the time,” Linda said. “They can take a book, and leave a book.”

  • Cautious McIntosh comes out on top at Evergreen Sprint Triathlon

    By Ryan Ward
    For the Courier
    Eager triathlon participants crowded around the finish line to see their results on a rainy July 28 morning. But on this day, only one man fulfilled his ultimate goal of winning the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon.
    Dan McIntosh, who finished the course around Evergreen Lake with the fastest time of 1 hour and 35 seconds, was humble when asked about winning.