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Today's News

  • Peterson ties for 16th at 4A state

    Evergreen junior Kyle Peterson tied with four others for 16th with a 10-over-par 154 at the two-day 4A boys golf state championship at The Links at Cobble Creek in Montrose on Oct. 1-2.
    “Kyle P. was just a bit off at state. His putter or the greens or the combination of both is where he slipped a little,” Evergreen head coach Mike Kuzava said. “But he’s got one year left, and I know he’ll do what it takes to get back into the top-10 next time around. He is the heart of our team.”

  • Four Cougars weather regionals

    DENVER — Pockets of snow covered the tennis grounds at Colorado Academy and temperatures hovered in the high 30s, but Evergreen’s boys tennis team was certainly fired up.
    No, Evergreen didn’t overtake perennial favorite Colorado Academy, which ran the table to seven championships and 84 team points at the 4A Region 1 tournament Oct. 4-5. But the Cougars finished second with 52 points and will send three teams to this week’s state meet at Pueblo City Park.

  • Evergreen native has business — and your car — running smoothly

    Sandy Kidd knows her way around vehicles.

    Over the years, the Evergreen native has worked locally at NAPA Auto Parts, Morse Auto Body, D&J Towing, Jeff’s Auto Repair and Tom’s Auto Clinic, doing a little bit of everything from towing vehicles to managing the office to wrenchin’, which includes basic auto maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations.

  • Local artist finds inspiration in maritime lore

    Artists draw their inspiration from a variety of places. Some travel to exotic locations in search of inspiring images. Others choose to stay much closer to home, seeking inspiration in the trees and wildlife of our Colorado town. Brandy Llewellyn, an Evergreen resident and artist, straddles two worlds in her search for artistic inspiration. Brandy and her husband spend winters in Colorado and summers in Sanibel Island, Fla. Having spent many years in U.S. coastal areas as a child, Llewellyn turned her fascination with the sea into a full-fledged love of coastal and maritime art.

  • Keeping the furry faith

    The faithful and their pets gathered outside Chow Down on Sunday for the third annual Blessing of the Beasties, an event that is becoming a community tradition.

    About a dozen dogs and one cat, along with their families, were given individual blessings by Father Patrick Dorn, pastor of Evergreen’s Church of the Apostles. He explained to the group the history of the animal blessings, which are done near Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

  • Transforming tragedy into a message of nonviolence

    Fourteen years after her son’s brutal death, Judy Shepard tearfully speaks about the tragedy and its effect on her life.

    “It doesn’t get easier,” Shepard while describing the loss of her son, who was the victim of a high-profile hate crime in Wyoming.

    Since the anti-gay murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, his mother has shared the story of his life and the aftermath of loss in a book she has written, and through her work as an international gay-rights activist.

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra entwining visual art with music this season

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra is opening its 31st season with a concert featuring British composers and a display of stained glass related to the music.

    The Sunday, Oct. 14, program at Church of the Hills in Evergreen will feature baritone Bradley Thompson, guest artist for the concert, who will perform “Five Mystical Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Other works will include “Old Wine in New Bottles” by contemporary composer Gordon Jacob and “Two Pieces for Small Orchestra” by Frederick Delius. 

  • Community rallies around two friends who are ill and injured

    Evergreen friends Jesse Haubert and Josh Lorenz are both taking life a day at a time while facing difficult challenges with medical conditions.

    After being rushed to the hospital in July, Haubert underwent emergency brain surgery for hemorrhage. He also suffered a stroke, which has left him incapacitated.

    Lorenz was giving his friend support until he suffered a spinal injury a few weeks ago that left him paralyzed.

  • Historic barn coming alive with community dance

    The historic barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park will be the scene of a community dance with live music this Friday, Oct. 12.

    Caretakers John Erlandson and Pandora Reagan are opening the doors of the barn to the public for the first time in years for the event, called Boogie at the Barn.

     “We’re so excited,” said Reagan. “John has always wanted to do a barn dance.”

    Something Underground will be the featured band during the evening, performing a blend of rock, reggae and folk music.

  • Candidates tackle budget, zoning issues at forum

    State and Jeffco candidates expressed widely varying views about spending for schools and health care during a forum at the Evergreen Lake House on Oct. 4 sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers.

    Lorna Idol, the Democratic challenger in state House District 25, emphasized the need for additional funds for schools in Colorado, which she said is in the bottom tier nationally for educational spending.

    “I believe we need to spend more on education through property taxes,” said Idol, a retired education professional.