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Today's News

  • Golf tournament at Hiwan raises $35,000 for local charities

    The Andy Smith Sr. Memorial Special Needs Golf Tournament at Hiwan Golf Club on July 15 raised more than $35,000 for the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s special needs programs and two other charities.
    Twenty-eight foursomes participated in the tournament, for which NBA player Keith Van Horn was honorary chairman.

  • 'Waldo' prizes handed out
  • Detroit bankruptcy is omen for other cities

    By Jim Rohrer
    I grew up in Ohio where the rivalry with Michigan is taught as a family value. Further, I lived in Michigan, and I witnessed firsthand the difficulty of running a business successfully because the prevailing union mentality focuses on “what’s in it for me vs. how can I help my company succeed.”
    So if I seem to be defending Detroit over its recent bankruptcy, that is not my intention. But I do see some who seem to be delighted that this once great city has had to admit to being broken. It is a very sad event.

  • Well-mannered waxwings are delightful to watch
  • Pets to Predators exhibit to open at Center for the Arts Evergreen

    Living in our mountain community provides our local artists with many types of inspiration — including a vast array of local wildlife. Some of the world’s most famous works of art contains many of our mountain neighbors such as mountain lions and bears.

  • StageDoor Theatre opens season with ‘Young Frankenstein’

    Since its inception almost 25 years ago, StageDoor Theatre has established itself as a unique place for the performing arts in the 285 Corridor.

  • Helping Native Americans

    Evergreen resident Mariah Roberts is collecting clothing and other goods for impoverished Native Americans in Arizona and South Dakota. 

    She also is hoping that someone will donate a truck to transport the items — an expense she says that can be prohibitive.

    Roberts is working through Native American Research and Preservation Inc., a nonprofit corporation that assists people living on reservations. The organization supplements government programs, and is involved in efforts to preserve historic Native American culture and historic sites.

  • Community garden growing in splendor

    Lush green plants with flowers and vegetables are flourishing in the community garden at Buchanan Park. 

     

    Gardener expertise, soil enhancements and recent rains provided by Mother Nature have brought once-bare earth to vibrant life at the one-third acre site.

    “It’s a veritable jungle,” said Rachel Emmer, coordinator of the project sponsored by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Senior living facility planned on El Rancho Road

    A Denver real estate developer is seeking a special-use permit to build a group living facility for senior adults on El Rancho Road.

    According to the preliminary plan, the facility will have a maximum of 144 beds and 78 parking spaces for residents, employees and guests. The facility will be 109,000 square feet and will be constructed on two adjoining lots in the Tepees subdivision.