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Today's News

  • Local political rookies triumph at respective assemblies

    Evergreen-based Republican political candidates made surprisingly successful showings at their respective GOP assemblies over the weekend, positioning them well for the November elections.

    In the governor’s race, political neophyte Dan Maes received 1,741 delegate votes to 1,725 for former U.S. congressman Scott McInnis at a GOP party assembly in Loveland on May 22.

    The win means Maes’ name will appear first on the August primary ballot, but history shows that doesn’t guarantee a win.

  • NEAT dedicates Meadow Trail

    Liz Cohen, mother of three and tireless, leading proponent of the NEAT trail system, compares the construction of the concrete pedestrian walkway from Evergreen Middle School to the Buchanan Park Rec Center to eating a vegetable.

    “This is like getting kids to eat broccoli. We have to do it in little pieces,” she said of the tedious process of fund-raising and grant-writing, followed by spurts of construction. The effort began in 2002 with the idea of making it safer for kids to walk to school.

  • Election results signal setback for arts center in Buchanan Park

    The proposed arts center building in Buchanan Park appears to be firmly on the back burner, judging by the results of the May 4 election for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    In a decisive vote, district residents elected three people who oppose the idea of building the new structure, which had been the subject of a $37,500 feasibility study and embraced by the Center for the Arts Evergreen.

    A consulting company projected the community could support a stand-alone building costing between $7 million and $9 million.

  • ‘Into the Woods’ offers a forest of fun

    Once upon a time, there was a talented group of 58 singers and dancers, a sprinkle of colorful costumes, and a large helping of Stephen Sondheim’s challenging score. This is the recipe for happily-ever-after when the Colorado Children’s Theatre presents “Into the Woods, Jr.,” opening on May 1.

  • Arts Alive Evergreen adds more events

    The Evergreen Arts and Cultural Alliance has added several events to the 10-day-long Arts Alive celebration planned for Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 25.

    Arts Alive Evergreen is a joint effort of Evergreen arts organizations and businesses to promote the area’s artistic, historic and recreational resources.

    The event is being built around the Summerfest Arts Festival July 17 and 18 and the Evergreen Jazz Festival, July 23, 24 and 25, which are two of the area biggest summer attractions.

  • Witwer co-authors book on Democratic power surge

    Campaign reform and a surge of nonprofit corporation money are gradually undermining the traditional political system in Colorado, say Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, authors of the new book “The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care.”

  • Spring beauties signal season’s awakening

    It is a lovely May morning. A half-inch of sugar snow covers the rapidly greening world like frosting on a cake. The sky is blue, the sun is out and the snow is already melting.

    Branches, twigs and leaves are dripping diamonds. It is a glorious sight to behold, refreshing to smell the damp earth and exhilarating to hear the spring medley of migrating birds at the feeder and the burbling music of Little Cub Creek in the valley below.

  • Tebow a role model? You bet

    In 1983, the Baltimore Colts selected John Elway with the first pick in that year’s NFL draft. Elway had no interest in playing for the Colts, and said he would play professional baseball if they took him. So the Colts traded Elway to the Broncos for two players and a first-round pick in the 1984 draft. The rest is history.

    Since then, Broncos drafts have been pretty ordinary. No big headlines, no huge stories. 

    Until this year.

  • Coast to coast with the Evergreen Chorale

    “From California, to the New York Island/From the redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters/This land was made for you and me.” The Evergreen Chorale is embracing Woody Guthrie’s sentiments in “This Land is Your Land” in the upcoming concerts “Take Me Home, Songs from Across America.”

    The Chorale will travel coast to coast through song, highlighting the diversity of love for our great country.

  • Schools put 136 jobs on chopping block

    Jeffco Public Schools would cut 136 employee positions under a proposed budget rolled out May 13 that cuts $14 million over the previous year’s spending.

    Increased class sizes, higher athletic fees, fewer transportation routes and reduced choices for electives would result from the budget, which was designed in the face of massive cuts in state funding.