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Today's News

  • Gravitational pull: Evergreen scientist hopes to follow Newton's footsteps to the stars

    Can you imagine a million tourists in outer space by the year 2020? Evergreen resident Ben Solomon can, and he believes he’s found the key that could one day put touring the cosmos on a par with weekending in Cabo.

  • Park district survey questions

    STUDY QUESTIONS

    From the Evergreen Park District opinion survey:

    “Evergreen District Residents’ Use of and Opinion on the Evergreen District and its Programs and Facilitiies”

    Conducted by Responsive Management Inc.

    June 2010

    Sample size 1,008

    Telephone survey/ random digit dialing

    RESPONSES IN PERCENTS

    1. SATISFACTION WITH DISTRICT OVERALL

    Q. 13: Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the district’s service?

    Very satisfied, 48

    Somewhat satisfied, 31

  • Park district gets high marks in community survey

    The results of the long-awaited park district community opinion survey say a lot about how much people love the rec centers, trails, pools and parks in Evergreen but very little specifically about the controversial arts center proposal that was the subject of a recent feasibility study.

    Commissioned in December 2009 and conducted by a professional research company in June, the telephone survey asked more than 100 questions to 1,008 residents of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

  • Ice House still looking for new owners

    The owners of the Ice House Cafe in downtown Evergreen have learned that it’s better not to count your chickens before they’re hatched.

    Charles and Cindy Shirley thought they had found buyers for their coffee shop and music venue in Chris and Dave King, a Denver family group with extensive hospitality and music experience.

    Last week the deal fell through.

    So the Shirleys again are looking for buyers. They are selling the shop located in the lobby of the Evergreen Hotel to pay for medical bills.

  • Hearthfire Books turns the page with new owner

    After more than a year of searching, Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park has a new owner, who says she’s now living her dream of being in the mountains and owning a bookstore.

    Kappy Kling has left the hectic corporate life in Dallas, where she sold enterprise software, in favor of a slower pace as a bookstore proprietor.

    Kling bought the store from Lori Underwood, who formerly lived in Evergreen but now lives in Connecticut. Underwood wanted the Hearthfire owner to be local.

  • Cunningham’s creativity tied to experimentation

    One of the secrets to a successful career in art is inspiration. The longevity of a career is determined by an artist’s ability to find daily motivation — something new to arouse the artistic muse and drag him out of hiding. Many artists find this inspiration in new subject matter. Others find it in experimenting with new techniques or styles. For Colorado artist Paul Cunningham, it is a bold mix of both.

  • Lesson Plans: Grade-school kids have the write stuff

    More than 300 young people received the moniker of published author at the Evergreen Young Writers Conference recently.

    The conference, held at Evergreen Country Day School, gave Evergreen-area children in kindergarten through sixth grade the opportunity to read books they had written to their peers for encouragement and critique.

    The students and their parents listened to Windsor, Colo., author Mark Ludy talk about the craft of writing. He has written children’s favorites such as “The Farmer,” “The Grump” and “The Flower Man.”

  • The birding arts: observation and listening

    People often ask me how I happen to see so many more birds and animals than they do.

    They often say that they at least drive into downtown Evergreen every day, sometimes more than that, and they don’t see half as many things as I do.

    I usually reply to this that birders are made by learning the art of observation. I am not as good an observer as my late husband Bill was. He began birding the minute he woke up. Many days he had the first bird on his daily list before he got out of bed by looking out the bedroom window.

  • Local song heard in the distance

    Abby Posner has leapt from the gold pans of Colorado to the “Frying Pans and Freeways” of L.A. Many know this former local artist from her solo career as a singer/songwriter. The high caliber of her musical talent began when she studied guitar under Kevin Alumbaugh at the Evergreen School of Music. I have friends who still remember her inspired performances with the Kamikaze Kids, an ‘80s theater group conducted by Clear Creek’s Jimy Murphy.

  • The search for tolerance continues

    In the week following the Sept. 11 attacks, Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette attended religious services at both a Jewish synagogue and an Islamic mosque. Her visit to Temple Emanuel coincided with our Rosh Hashanah services, which are very well attended, and Rabbi Steve Foster, the spiritual leader of the congregation, welcomed her publicly and made a point of telling everyone in attendance that she was attending the mosque that week as well.