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Today's News

  • Respectful Recreation campaign begins with fishing-line containers at Evergreen Lake

    Fishing season can be a hazardous time for waterfowl at Evergreen Lake. 

    Mallards, cormorants and other birds have become entangled in discarded fishing line and hooks, causing them injury or death, said Vanessa Hayes, director of the Evergreen Nature Center.

    Hayes has instituted a plan to help keep waterfowl and birds safe by having six containers installed around the lake where anglers can discard their lines and hooks, instead of leaving them in places that might harm birds.

  • Jazzing it up

    A jazz pianist from Connecticut will be among talented performers getting the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival into full swing this weekend.

    Jeff Barnhart will play piano accompanied by his wife, Anne, a flutist, as the Ivory and Gold duo during the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at various venues in Evergreen. 

    Jim Reiners, one of the founders of the Jazz Festival, said he was excited about Barnhart’s appearance and also about a new venue at this year’s event, the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

  • Jazzing it up

    A jazz pianist from Connecticut will be among talented performers getting the 12th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival into full swing this weekend.

    Jeff Barnhart will play piano accompanied by his wife, Anne, a flutist, as the Ivory and Gold duo during the three-day event, which runs Friday through Sunday at various venues in Evergreen. 

    Jim Reiners, one of the founders of the Jazz Festival, said he was excited about Barnhart’s appearance and also about a new venue at this year’s event, the Stagecoach Sports Grill.

  • Dogs have their day for a good cause at outdoor spa

    Standing in a kiddie pool filled with fresh water, Megan the golden retriever got a special shampooing and massage from Kim Stutsman of Tall Grass Spa.

    Megan stood patiently while being washed, rinsed and towel-dried at the third annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event at Evergreen National Bank on Sunday. The spa organized the event as a benefit for the Evergreen Animal Protective League.

    “We’ve washed about 80 dogs, and we’re not done yet,” Michele Alton of Tall Grass Spa said while holding a towel for the next canine client.

  • Learn how to thwart cyber crime

    If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 40 years of fighting crime, it’s that you need to be smarter than the crooks. Lately they’ve found a new place to prowl — online.

  • Large turkey vultures may hide in plain sight

    It is difficult to believe that you can live in a community where a big bird with a 5 ½- to 6-foot wingspan is considered to be relatively abundant in summer without ever seeing one. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to a friend who told me he had seen one perched on a fence post near his home. He had never seen one before but knew what it was immediately.

  • Evergreen firefighters begin training at new facility in Bergen Park

    “Yesterday we actually christened the training building,” said volunteer firefighter Matt Swinden during the Evergreen Fire Protection District meeting on July 16.

    “We had one of the best training sessions we’ve had in years,” Swinden added. “On behalf of the firefighters that participated last night, we want to thank you.”

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  • Connecting with nature

     “Tighten it up. That’s good,” said Tom Pinder of Evergreen Trout Unlimited while teaching 8-year-old Jack Konigsbauer how to cast a line on Sunday morning.

     

    Jack was among a group of youngsters learning the art of fly-fishing during Youth Outdoor Skills Day at Evergreen Lake.

  • Celtic duo performs at Evergreen Lake for EChO benefit

    Switchback, a duo whose music is a mix of American roots and Celtic soul, will headline a concert at Evergreen Lake on Wednesday, July 24, with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen Christian Outreach summer lunch program for under-nourished children in the mountain communities. 

    The concert will begin with a performance by the Centennial State Pipes and Drums from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Switchback takes the stage at 7 p.m. for a two-hour concert.