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Today's News

  • Summerfest offers new things to view in 2010

    Summer is here, and Summerfest is upon us. This annual arts festival sponsored by the Center for the Arts Evergreen has become a fixture in many Coloradans’ summer schedules. 2010 should be no different. However, this year’s festival, on July 17 and 18, has many new and different features that set it apart.

  • Pot debate will keep simmering

    Legal access to marijuana in Colorado seems to be a constantly moving target. As new medical marijuana laws go into effect in our state, a number of other things are coming together as well.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering a more flexible definition of post-traumatic stress disorder at virtually the same time as the state health department is being asked to add PTSD to the list of medical conditions for which medical marijuana could be prescribed. If both these things come to pass, it would liberalize access to medical marijuana for PTSD sufferers.

  • A lifetime ago, Danny Alkayam fulfilled his desire to play soccer for the Israeli national team

    There are the scrapbook full of photos, the newspaper clippings and a tournament-winning trophy for his play in the 1975 U.S. Cup sitting in his office. All are reminders for Danny Alkayam from what seems like a lifetime ago.

  • Evergreen Jazz Fest will be on a high note in 2010

    The Evergreen Jazz Festival has become an institution, not only among the summer musical offerings in our mountain community, but in the national jazz community as well. People travel from all over the country to listen to the diverse lineup of traditional and contemporary jazz ensembles. With the event now in its ninth year, the 2010 Evergreen Jazz Festival should prove to be bigger and better than ever.

  • Zeman named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers

    Tim Zeman, a Denver native, has been named publisher of Evergreen Newspapers.

    Zeman, 46, is returning to Colorado after spending 17 years in Florida with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, where he held numerous advertising sales and sales management positions. He earned an advertising and public relations degree from the University of Arkansas after leaving Colorado in 1989.

    “I’m happy to be taking the helm of Evergreen Newspapers,” Zeman said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the business owners and my new neighbors.”

  • Downtown about to get quackin: Dam Ducky Derby on Aug. 7 to raise funds for two causes

    The creek in downtown Evergreen is about to be invaded by a flotilla of yellow rubber ducks. But worry not — it’s all for a good cause.

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is staging the first Dam Ducky Derby on Saturday, Aug. 7. The more ducks sold, the bigger the first prize.

    The race starts at 1 p.m. at the bottom of the dam and ends at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Fun activities will be taking place from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Evergreen.

  • Parents should keep eye on heat

    Chatfield’s summer baseball team played its home game versus Wheat Ridge on July 16 at 10 a.m. Columbine and Evergreen started shortly before 11 a.m. two days later. And the Chargers were hoping to move up a scheduled 3 p.m. start with Arvada West on July 18.

  • Timely hitting, Daly’s pitching lift Evergreen past Columbine

     

    LITTLETON — Down to their last out, it took the Evergreen Cougars three pitches to turn a sure defeat into an improbable victory July 18 at Columbine High School.

  • SRC puts services for seniors under one roof

    Twenty years ago, reaching an elderly age in Evergreen often meant heading for a nursing home. But the Seniors’ Resource Center, commonly known as the Yellow House, has made it possible for hundreds of senior citizens to stay independent longer.

    Under the leadership of longtime president and CEO John Zabawa of Evergreen, the SRC has become a “one-stop shop” for all kinds of senior services.

  • Rock wall gives pump station distinguished look

    A striking natural rock wall conceals the Evergreen Metro District’s new Yellow Zone Tank and pump station, which is up and running behind the North Evergreen shopping center off Evergreen Parkway behind Bank of the West.

     

    Construction began in March 2009, and the unit went on line June 3. Gerry Schulte, Metro District executive director, said the district has received a number of positive reactions to the wall design.