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Today's News

  • ‘Story Theater’ blends improve, fables

    Ever wonder what happens when the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm get put into a pot with Aesop’s fables and stirred with a mix of improvisational theater? Look no further than the Evergreen Players’ upcoming production of Paul Sills’ “Story Theater.”
    Directed by Meridith Grundei, the director of the Evergreen Players’ popular EPiC improv comedy troupe, “Story Theater” brings together the magic of a scripted play with the spontaneity of improvisational theater.

  • Juried show at CAE offers a tropical treat

    Walk into the Center for the Arts Evergreen during this windy month of January, and you’ll start to feel warmer inside, thanks in part to the artwork covering the walls. On Jan. 7, the juried show “Paradise: A Tropical Art Show” opened, raising the temperature and humidity inside CAE.

  • Animal dreams: Veterinarian realizes longtime goal by opening her own clinic

    Dr. Jennifer Tremblay grew up on an Illinois farm, knowing from age 7 that she wanted to become a veterinarian.

  • School board considers facilities plan

    It would take more than $500 million to upgrade schools, close some schools, build new ones and move students around to get the most effective use out of Jefferson County School District buildings, district staff told the school board last Thursday night.
    The proposed five-year program, called the Preliminary Facilities Master Plan, could not be implemented without additional funding from voters. The district is facing a $26 million budget deficit and has no money to upgrade buildings.

  • The puck stopped here

    Last weekend’s first Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship netted victors by the bushel, but very few of them walked away with the laurels they deserved.

  • Crash causes after-work power outage

    A vehicle went out of control and hit a utility pole at Buffalo Park Road and Olive Street about 5 p.m. Jan. 7, leading to a power outage.

    The pole landed in the street, forcing traffic to detour into the neighborhood, and it caused a power failure that affected 3,000 Xcel Energy customers in Evergreen and Conifer for about 90 minutes, according to Mark Stutz, spokesman for the power company.

    Some 800 customers were without power until 4 p.m. Saturday, when repairs were complete.

  • Gushing waters spoil holiday mood

    The Arctic cold front that blew into Evergreen and Conifer on New Year's Eve turned into a windfall for plumbing companies and a minor tragedy for numerous homeowners who experienced flooding caused by frozen and bursting pipes.

    One Conifer resident who was out and about at midnight Dec. 31 said her digital thermometer reported minus-12 degrees. It was so cold that the New Year's Eve party at Conifer Community Park ended about two hours before midnight.

  • Church buys land for building purposes

    Bergen Park Church has filed a request with the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department asking for a rezoning of the property it now owns at Highways 65 and 74, west of the church.

    The church has applied to rezone the property to include use as a church, something that was removed in a previous zoning action.

    Bergen Park Church has been trying to acquire the land for years and finally purchased it in November for about $500,000, said Pastor Jim Demolar. "This was the third time, and the timing was right," he said.

  • Teens going hungry to fight famine

     

    Teens going hungry to fight famine

    30-Hour Famine fund-raiser takes place Feb. 25.

    Teens from First Baptist Church of Evergreen will be raising money to fight hunger by going hungry themselves for 30 hours.

    The fast is a way to make participants aware of the deprivation that the world's poorest people face every day.

  • Independent streak

    Thanks to high-speed Internet, Carmen Allgood can produce and host a syndicated radio show airing all over the world from her funky cabin in a ponderosa patch near El Rancho.

    “Indie Music Wave,” also known as “The Colorado Wave,” focuses exclusively on unknown, unsigned, independent bands and artists, a trendy segment of the music industry these days.

    "All these stations are saying you are really a dud if you don't include music by indie artists," Allgood said.