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Today's News

  • Asbestos found at Evergreen High School

    Traces of asbestos have been detected in the batting cage area at Evergreen High School, and the area has been sealed off along with two art rooms above it.

    Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Lynn Setzer said it is believed that students were not exposed to hazardous levels of the substance, which is found in insulation materials in older buildings.

  • Trio of conductors will try out with ECO baton

    After 27 seasons in existence, the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is still going strong. For this time-tested organization, the 2010-11 season brings exciting changes. With the first concert of the season approaching on Nov. 21, the orchestra is welcoming the first in a trio of auditioning conductors. At the end of the season, one maestro will take the helm as the new leader of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

  • Wildlife management fosters healthier herds

    By Kristine Newkirk

    In response to those who see no harm in what they view as idyllic, grazing elk pacifically eating their mums, I say it is time to recognize the very real harm we are inflicting on the elk population in our area if we take no action to manage the herds. The ecology in Evergreen is out of balance. Closer human and herd interaction is creating a breeding ground for aggressive elk behavior that puts people in harm’s way. The health of the elk population is also at risk as larger herds become more susceptible to the spread of disease.

  • Wealthiest 5% must come to the rescue

    Given the recession, the amount of money spent on the recent election was particularly obscene. Colorado was a magnet for single-issue outside groups with undisclosed donors. One House race fetched $3.5 million! The total projected cost of this election is more than $4 billion, $3 billion of which was spent at radio and TV stations. Republicans outspent Democrats 7 to 1.
    The very rich are buying influence while the rest of us numb ourselves with screen time. Recently I looked in on Ralph Nader — on my computer screen, of course.

  • It’s time to rescue higher ed

    As Colorado has sunk further and further into economic distress, the biggest losers have been public institutions of higher education, the students who need to be educated and the employers who need an educated workforce. There is now a plan to address the problem, and Coloradans must come together to support it.

  • Jeepers, brown creepers are here

    Reprinted from Nov. 19, 2008

    Many people have asked recently about a little brown mottled bird with a white breast and a curved beak that they have seen circling around the trunks of their trees.

    The bird is a brown creeper, a fairly common resident in our woodlands. Why they have become so obvious recently probably has several causes.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Suspect is armed and presumed handy

  • New salon aims to keep customers relaxed, in style

    When Gina Larzalere decided to open a hair salon in Marshdale, she was looking for a name that would encompass how people feel in the shop.

    She settled on “relax.”

    The Relax Salon and Color Studio opened in early October at 6941 Highway 73 in the space vacated by Stefano’s Bakery and Deli. It’s decorated in what Larzalere calls a modern Southwestern style. She very concerned with how people feel when they are in the salon, so she plays a relaxing, eclectic mix of music and burns scented candles.

  • Evergreen elects first Economic Development Council

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association elected nine people Nov. 9 to the newly formed Economic Development Council. Fourteen people submitted their names as candidates.

    The purpose of the EDC is to function as a mouthpiece for downtown businesses and provide a vehicle for accepting funds and making improvements in the absence of a town government. It is not empowered to raise taxes.

    The area encompassed by the EDC includes downtown Evergreen, the offices on Meadow Drive and the commercial center at Evergreen Lake.

  • Monument to veterans dedicated in Buchanan Park

    Undeterred by chilly weather, a crowd of 350 joined American Legion Post 2001 of Evergreen to dedicate the Veterans and Service Members Commemorative Walk on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Buchanan Park.

    The walk consists of a granite monument supporting three flagpoles. Eight smaller stone monuments mark eight major conflicts, beginning with World War I.