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Today's News

  • Triple threat: Evergreen climber writes off three ‘highest’ lists with Mount Elbert ascent

    With a relatively easy hike up Mount Elbert on Aug. 21, an Evergreen man not only finished his quest to climb the 54 Colorado 14ers, he also reached the highest points in 50 states and the tops of all 64 counties in Colorado — or 168 destinations in eight years.

  • Rendezvous features mountain men, tall tales, fun

    A campfire crackles, and the smell of castoreum, used in beaver trapping, wafts through the air. In the distance you hear drums and see a man dressed in buckskin and a pelt hat. In the trapper’s tent, a few steps away, sleek beaver pelts hang above a table filled with powder horns, Native American beadwork and painted hides. Welcome to the world of Rendezvous.

  • Park district kicks off 10-year district-wide master plan process

    The Evergreen park district is asking for proposals to compile a district-wide, 10-year master plan in which the public is expected to be involved. The last master plan was completed in 2004. The new study should be completed in 2011.

    The board set aside $45,000 in the 2010 budget to pay for the study, which is expected to build on the recently completed 2010 community needs survey, unveiled Aug. 17.

  • Children's Theater plans grand opening at new home

    The Colorado Children’s Theatre has spent the last four years establishing itself as a go-to place for children’s theatrical training. Directors Kerri Monnerat and Karen Tobey have created classes in musical theater, voice, dance, stage and film acting and a full playbill of performances and theatrical productions. Most importantly, they have created a community in which children ages 4 to 18 feel special and as if they are an integral part of the school.

  • Schools may seek tax increase

    Jeffco Public Schools could be turning to voters as early as next year for a tax increase to offset recent declines in state funding.

    A citizen panel tasked with evaluating community support presented the school board Sept. 2 with a tentative plan for a bond issue and mill-levy increase. The panel said about $500,000 in private funding would be needed for the campaign to win approval for the measures.

  • Shooting of elk in front yard rattles neighbors at Chief Hosa

    A man who shot, killed and gutted an elk in his front yard near Chief Hosa Lodge on Saturday morning had an elk-hunting permit and violated no laws, although some neighbors were upset that he was shooting so close to nearby houses.

    “It was a legal hunting area. He had the license to take an elk. Everything was on the up and up,” said Jennifer Churchill, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

    Still, some neighbors were upset.

  • Maes to stay in governor's race

    Evergreen resident Dan Maes announced Friday afternoon that he will stay in the governor’s race as the Republican nominee, despite pressure from the party and others to drop out.

    Maes, who upset Scott McInnis in the GOP primary in August, has been under fire for a growing list of problems. He faces Democrat John Hickenlooper and Constitution Party latecomer Tom Tancredo in the Nov. 2 election.

    Maes said in a news release that he decided to stay in the race after consulting with supporters and detractors.

  • Education Notes

    We’d like to know about interesting events or activities at your school. E-mail your school news to news@evergreenco.com.

    Wilmot hosts Bandana Day

  • Time to frolic for ground squirrels, chipmunks

    These lazy, warm summer days are what living in Evergreen is all about. But for some of God’s critters, they are a harbinger of a winter to come. Each morning our golden-mantled ground squirrel saunters out, blinks his eyes and ambles over to the birdfeeder for a hearty breakfast and to enjoy the warm sunshine. He frolics through his old haunts, runways and hideouts, then settles down at the feeder, obviously “in residence” for the summer. His appetite will increase soon as he stuffs himself in preparation for winter.

  • Bassano is the ultimate booster

    Every community needs a cheerleader like Angela Bassano, the most enthusiastic supporter of Conifer and its many nonprofits. Having a fund-raiser? Need silent auction items? Want to move a road? She can make it all happen.

    While some may call her “Mayor,” I choose “Cheerleader” because Angela is not only enthusiastic, she is vocal. Her infectious energy is spread not just by example but with all kinds of verbal exhortations to, as she says, “Get up off your butt and participate.”