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Today's News

  • Cougars win as last-second shot rattles out

    With Evergreen leading by one point and 4.3 seconds to play, D’Evelyn had to pass the ball in from under Evergreen’s basket and go the length of the court for a chance to score. Game over, right?

    Not exactly.

    The Jaguars got the ball to Kira Kalkus who raced down the court and got a good look at a 3-pointer that went halfway down before rattling out and falling harmlessly to the ground.

    Exhale. Game over.

  • Ski teams slide through state meets

    The Evergreen ski teams competed in the state championship this past week. The boys scored 516 team points through four competitions, good enough for fifth place out of 15 schools. The Evergreen girls scored 505 points, good enough for seventh.

    Summit captured the boys team title, while Middle Park took the overall girls title with 658 points.

    David and Danny Graebel both placed in the giant slalom event. David was sixth with a combined time of 1 minute, 38.1 seconds. Danny was eighth with a time of 1:39.2. Zach Fretz of Summit won the event with a time of 1:34.6

  • One-way bike trails coming to Apex Open Space Park

    Beginning March 15, some trail segments will become one-way only for mountain bikes on alternate days at Apex Open Space Park near Lookout Mountain.

    The park connects the parking lot at Heritage Square with the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Lookout Mountain.

    The affected trails are Enchanted Forest, a middle segment of Apex Trail and a future trail that will provide a second route onto the park from the trailhead in the parking lot at Heritage Square.

  • Friday, Feb. 26, special district election deadlines

    • 4:30 p.m.: Evergreen Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Deadline to submit self-nominations. Forms can be obtained at the district headquarters, 1802 Bergen Parkway in Evergreen. Director terms are four years, expiring in 2014. Seats held by Jeff DeDisse, George Goldbach and Charles Simons are up in 2010. All three incumbents intend to run for new terms.

  • Envoy to Haiti finds little being done in rural areas

    When Paul Casey, executive director of the Colorado Haiti Project, returned from a trip to Haiti last week, he was overwhelmed by the need and suffering he encountered and largely underwhelmed by the degree to which big relief agencies were making an impact on rural areas.

    The Colorado Haiti Project, which is based in Louisville, concentrates its efforts on a regional enclave, Petit Trou de Nippes, about 80 miles west of Port-au-Prince.

  • Trial set for July in Berry case

    A trial rather than a plea bargain appears to be in store in the case of Ken Berry and his wife, Anne Wakeford Berry, an Evergreen couple accused of securities fraud.

    A judge has set a trial date in July for the couple, who now have separate attorneys, although they appeared together in Jefferson County District Court on Feb. 16.

    Anne Berry’s attorneys, Matthew Margeson and Jeremy Reed of Margeson and Reed of Denver, filed a motion asking the court to separate the trials instead of holding them concurrently. Margeson and Reed joined the case in September.

  • Wild Eye Gallery is implementing a new vision

    The Wild Eye Gallery in downtown Evergreen has a new vision and is trying some innovative ideas.

    Over the years, the gallery has taken on several forms, including a high-end gallery with Western-themed art, a custom framing service center, and a retail shop with a mixture of art, home furnishings, jewelry and clothing. This month, Wild Eye turned its gaze in a new direction. Owner Dennis Dunn’s brainchild has morphed into a tasteful art gallery with a twist.

  • Steller’s jays a common sight at area feeders

    The big bold, sassy, ubiquitous Steller’s jay in an index bird of the ponderosa pine forest. It is probably the best-known bird that comes to local feeders.

    It was the first bird I saw when we moved to Evergreen 45 years ago. As we were moving in, it was bouncing across our patio swearing at us for moving into its territory.

  • Helping a furry friend in need

    Oliver needed a friend.

    The 9-year-old chihuahua mix was sick, missing about half his teeth and hadn’t had a place to call home for more than a year. He was a hefty14 pounds — a bit much for a pooch his size, likely due to months of inactivity and a poor diet.

    Things weren’t looking good for him in general.

    He was scheduled to die on Jan. 19 at a metro-area animal shelter.

  • Solution for PERA spreads the pain around

    When I first met former Colorado attorney general Duane Woodard in 1981, he was a member of the Public Utilities Commission. He and the other two commissioners were charged with evaluating requests from utilities to raise their rates. A variety of businesses, governments and residential consumers that needed utility services would routinely challenge the rate hikes. The PUC needed to determine that utilities received a fair rate of return while ensuring that consumers got fair rates.