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Today's News

  • Time to address public-ed funding
  • June’s wildflowers let us all walk in fields of gold

    One of the most beautiful flowers in June is golden banner. It is in full bloom in my yard, but it starts blooming as early as April and May on the high plains. There are large yellow patches of golden banner now blooming throughout the foothills.

    Soon it will march even higher with its yellow banners sparkling until it is blooming at Echo Lake in July and occasionally a bit higher above timberline in August.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Ah, Mickey, we hardly knew ye’

  • Carving a niche for art

    Sherrill Stone was nervous.

    The Carbondale sculptor looked away as her half-ton Italian marble sculpture was tied up and moved via crane from the bed of her pickup to its new location in Kittredge Community Park.

    “I hate to watch this part,” she said.

    Representatives from Art for the Mountain Community secured the yellow straps on Saturday morning, preparing to place the artwork on its pedestal for a year as part of the 2013-14 Sculpture Walk.

  • Simon’s ‘Barefoot’ brings charm, simplicity to the stage
  • Masters swimmers can train at Evergreen Lake

    Masters swimmers can train in Evergreen Lake

     

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is expanding its Masters Swimming program to include open-water swimming in Evergreen Lake this summer.

    Beginning June 18 and continuing through mid-September, the park district will permit swimming in the lake for registered members of the Colorado Masters Swimming Association during designated open swim times on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

  • Keys on the Green serving cuisine designed for varied palates

    Since opening under new management this spring, Keys on the Green restaurant is offering an eclectic menu with entrees for meat eaters, vegetarians and fish lovers.

    “We’re trying to appeal to everyone,” says Craig Caldwell, manager and partner in the enterprise.

    “The prime rib is the biggest seller right now,” he adds.

    However, those who dine at the restaurant also have choices that include Colorado lamb, Pacific halibut and Tuscan kale salad. Every night the restaurant also offers three specials.

  • Don't let bears get too comfortable at home, says wildlife officer

    A bear that had been making visits to an Evergreen home was euthanized recently, said Jennifer Churchill, spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Evergreen firefighters initially rescued the yearling bear from a tree after a wildlife officer had tranquilized it. However, because the bruin had become comfortable foraging at homes, it had to be put down, said Churchill.

    While there have been other reports of bear sightings in Evergreen, so far the season has been “pretty typical,” she said.

  • Rodeo dance to feature local musicians

    The Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting a traditional rodeo dance on Saturday with live music by Steve Stoddard and the Blinker Fluid Band and other local musicians. 

     

    “They’re all pros — one of the most diverse groups,” said Stoddard.

    The band plays a range of old country tunes to classic and modern rock, disco and funk, he said.

  • Evergreen firefighters led effort to contain Bluebell Fire

    Capt. Scott Martin of Evergreen Fire/Rescue said that when he saw 40-foot flames while heading down Buffalo Park Road on June 3, he immediately called for mutual aid.

     

    “Capt. Martin did the right thing,” said Evergreen Fire Chief Mike Weege while talking about the Bluebell Fire, which scorched more than 10 acres last week.

    Strong winds fueled the wildfire, which started when a 48-foot tree made contact with two high-voltage power lines on wooded property near Bluebell Lane.