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Today's News

  • Eagle sightings not so rare in Genesee

    A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a lady who lived in the Genesee area who said she had just gone outside for a short break, and looking up at the beautiful blue sky, she saw a majestic bald eagle flying over.

    I was so pleased that she had called to share her excitement with me for it is so much more interesting if you have someone to share your sightings with, and I, too, have seen bald eagles flying over near Genesee.

  • Chorale’s holiday concert marks Evergreen anniversary

    2009 has been filled with celebrations of Evergreen’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. The Evergreen Chorale’s holiday concert, 150 Years of Holiday Music in Evergreen, is a fitting way to wrap up a year of merriment in honor of our historic mountain community.

    “We wanted to create a program packed with pieces that have been performed in Evergreen throughout its 150-year history,” said Laurie Romberg, the Chorale’s publicity manager.

  • Scandal-obsessed media sell us short

    Another season, another scandal. This time, a minor car accident in Florida gave rise to a story that culminated in Tiger Woods issuing a public statement confessing to “transgressions.”

    In what appears to be a semi-annual ritual, the press is having a field day with the foibles of another celebrity. Talk shows talk. Experts offer opinions. Eyebrows are raised. Heads move gravely from side to side.

    Are we the better for it?

  • Baroque Folke plan holiday concert

    Music and merriment return to Center/Stage in Evergreen with the Baroque Folke concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

    This eight-member consort of friends performs on early instruments, including recorder, viola da gamba, krummhorn, cornamuse and harpsichord, as well as singing in vocal ensembles. The program mingles carols from many countries with instrumental pieces, all chosen to reflect the spirit of December holidays.

     

    Performers include Ann and Mike Moore, Sally Ochsner, Bob Baldwin, Paul Ahlquist, Rebecca Beshore, Hopi Moore-Sargent and Ruth Harvey.

  • Evergreen stumbles

    LAKEWOOD — After shooting out to a 2-0 start to the season, the Evergreen Cougars experienced their first growing pains this past weekend, going 0-3 in the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.

    Scrappy to the end, the Cougars (3-3) slowly lost their shine from an overtime loss against Thomas Jefferson, to a close loss to Class 5A Green Mountain, to getting pounded on at times by a talented Lewis-Palmer.

  • Cougars top Eagles in dual

    If you spend your time in the testosterone world long enough, you’re bound to see something like this: An unsuspecting guy gets caught in a brawl he never intended and it’s nothing but a flurry of punches before he realizes what he stumbled into.

    That was kind of like what Evergreen heavyweight Josh Karnath found himself in Dec. 10, minus, of course, the punches.

    Karnath had Valor Christian freshman Stanley Gilbert on him like a hornet to start their match and he staggered out of the first salvo with a little wobble and bit of worry.

  • Elk Run debuts comfort care suites

    “Be careful what you wish for!” laughed Lisa Rogers, director of resident services at Evergreen’s Elk Run Assisted Living Community. “This started as the glimmer of an idea less than three months ago — and now look where we are!”

  • Luckylure offers free Christmas trees to families in need

    Luckylure Christmas Trees in Evergreen is about to kick off its annual tree giveaway for area families in need.

    Starting today, 25 Christmas trees will be available for any foothills families who have experience job loss as a result of the ailing economy.

    Glen “Rocky” Brougham, owner of Luckylure, has also presented checks to the Evergreen fire department, the Elks Lodge and the Seniors’ Resource Center as part of a 16-year tradition of contributing to the community.

  • Villafuerte withdraws as nominee for U.S. attorney

    Evergreen resident Stephanie Villafuerte, 43, is stepping down as the nominee for the job of U.S. attorney for Colorado.

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar submitted Villafuerte’s name for consideration along with the names of William Thiebaut Jr. and John Walsh III in February. She currently works as the governor’s deputy chief of staff.

  • EFPD delays decision on cost-of-living raises

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District board voted to postpone a decision on whether to authorize cost-of-living raises pending the results of a market-wide pay analysis.

    At the regular meeting Dec. 8, the board adopted on a 3-2 vote a 2010 budget that included funds for as much as a 3.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment. But whether or not the money is forthcoming remains to be seen.

    Board members Charles Simons, Jeff DeDisse and George Kling voted in favor of the budget. Chick Dykeman and George Goldbach voted against.