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Today's News

  • Elections are best of times, and worst

    Elections seem to bring out the best and the worst in people. On the positive side, the interest in public service and scrutiny of government services re-energizes us and provides the impetus to update and improve services. On the negative side, the emotions of campaigns inevitably lead to conflicts and vilification of candidates and causes that don’t deserve it. Such was the case with our recently completed Evergreen Park and Recreation District election.

  • Prouty, Cougars show resiliency to bounce back

     

    LAKEWOOD — The anguish Nat Prouty felt was punishment enough. Just 24 hours earlier, the Evergreen sprinter made a mistake that cost him and his teammates a medal at the very least, if not a potential state championship.

  • O’Brien, 4x800 relay finish in third

     

    LAKEWOOD — Maura O’Brien barely had time to look at the runners in front of her because of the ones nipping at her heels. But maybe that was a good thing.

  • Holland takes 12th at state in backstroke

    LOVELAND — Freshman Ben Holland, an Evergreen High student, placed 12th in the 100 backstroke, while Conifer’s boys swimming team had three top-15 finishes in relays at the 4A state championship May 22 at the Mountain Viee Aquatic Center.

    The 400 freestyle squad finished ninth, the 200 medley team took 10th, and the 200 freestyle was 15th.

  • 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.”