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Today's News

  • A happy Hiwan Christmas

    While many people were strolling along Main Street during Friday’s annual Holiday Walk, others took a respite from the hustle and bustle to spend time in the Hiwan Homestead a short walk away.
    They were treated to a tour of the home, cookies, cider and even chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
    Rod Matlock, bundled up to keep out the cold, was cooking chestnuts outside the homestead on a wood grill. He said he’s spent 18 years cooking chestnuts for the event, and he remembers much chillier — and stormier — nights.

  • Holiday’s true meaning not measured in sales 

    In the classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown writes a letter to Santa as his sister, Sally, dictates. “Please note the size and color of each item,” she says, “and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: Just send money. How about tens and twenties?” Rolling his eyes in disgust, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism that has crept into Christmas.

  • EPRD choice is key to our future

    By Linda Kirkpatrick

  • Bobcats on the increase here, but lynx live further north

    Ever since I wrote about seeing a bobcat several years ago, I have had a good number of reports about them and about lynx being seen in the area.

    Bobcats, yes. They seem to have increased in the area or at least are being seen more frequently. Lynx? I don’t think so. The Canada lynx is a close relative of the bobcat but is a bigger animal. It was at one time known in this area but is believed to be extinct here in recent years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    How large a pattern, exactly?

  • Green glory

     People in Evergreen are not only eating their vegetables, they are eating more of them all the time, and even raving about them.

    In fact, if people are talking about their vegetables, it's probably a clue they have embraced the burgeoning industry of community-supported agriculture.

    A CSA is like a food co-op in that members pool their funds in advance of the growing season to pay for a share of seasonal produce generated by a local farm, orchard or some other food provider.

  • Dick Wulf named interim chief of park district

    The former executive director of the Evergreen park district has been named the interim executive director until the board can recruit a new executive director in a process that is expected to take at least three to four months.

    The appointment Nov. 30 comes with former executive director John Skeel's resignation as of Nov. 26 to become general manager of the of El Dorado Hills Community Services District near Sacramento, Calif.

  • Dinosaur adapting well to mountain living

     When Bob the Dinosaur came to live in Stagecoach Park, it was supposed to be only a temporary arrangement, but the neighbors and children have become so fond of him, a movement has begun to purchase the sculpture and give it a permanent home.

    The 8-foot statue was one of the 14 artworks chosen to go on display in the Evergreen area as part of Art for the Mountain Community's 2010-11 Sculpture Walk installed in early June.

  • EHS art rooms reopened after asbestos investigation

    Two Evergreen High art rooms have been inspected and cleared for student use again after traces of asbestos were found in a lower level that had been used for about 50 sports lockers and batting cages.

    "The art rooms were given the all-clear Wednesday, Dec. 1, and teachers started moving their things back in the same day," said Lynn Setzer, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Public School District.

  • N.M. executive chosen to head Evergreen chamber

    Lin Browning of Angel Fire, N.M., has been named the new president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Melanie Nuchols, who resigned Sept. 28 to pursue her art career.

    Browning, 35, currently serves as the acting director, office and membership manager of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce. Before joining the chamber, she was a reservations agent with Angel Fire Resort from 2009 to 2010 and ran a property management and equipment rental business with her husband from 2008 to 2009.