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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public Meetings Calendar

     

     

    Evergreen Fire Protection District

    Fire Rescue Administration Building

    1802 Evergreen Parkway

    When: 7 p.m.

    Dates: Dec. 14; Jan. 11, 2011

     

    Evergreen Park and Recreation District

    Buchanan Recreation Center

    Wulf Recreation Center

    When: 6 p.m.

    Dates: Nov. 16, Buchanan; Dec. 14, Wulf

     

    Evergreen North Area Balanced Land UseEffort

  • Benefit at Ice House to help injured firefighter

    Firefighter and emergency medical technician Jon Keith was staining a garage when the ladder he was standing on slipped out from underneath him Aug. 12.

    He just celebrated the fifth anniversary of his remodeling company, Two Trees LLC, but he hasn't been able to work for the last three months, and the bills are starting to pile up.

    His friends are staging a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Ice House Cafe in downtown Evergreen. Live music will be by Dakota Blonde, Joe Bye and Friends, John Erlandson, Lisa Delia and others.

  • First-graders take a trip through time

    The first-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen jumped into a huge time machine on Friday and were transported 5,000 years back in time to ancient Egypt.

    When they arrived, the students transformed into Egyptian princesses, scribes and slaves who were able to taste food from that time period, build pyramids out of sugar cubes, make miniature mummies from aluminum foil and create beautiful bracelets out of cardboard rolls and plastic jewels.