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Today's News

  • Scam targets classified-ad customers

    Landmark newspapers in other parts of the U.S. have reported a telephone scam involving classified advertising customers.

    Several classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the newspaper. The customers were told that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement and asked for a credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

  • Kids need to be aware of poisonous plants

    If you have not taken a drive to see the wildflowers this year, now is the time to do it, for they will soon fade. Shrine Pass is always a delightful trip for wildflowers, and many can be seen without a great deal of walking. Arapaho Pass (west of Boulder) is also excellent but takes a bit longer and involves a bit more hiking. The unusual amount of moisture this year has made the wildflowers exceptional. Just last week friends of mine drove me to Bailey for dinner one evening, and the flowers along U.S. 285 were prolific, and the back roads were spectacular.

  • Debating Obama’s Iran policy

    By Hannah Hayes

    For 30 years Iran has slowly been staging a rebellion. The recent election and demonstrations may be a turning point for those with legitimate grievances against the repressive mullahs. It is unclear to what degree there was voter fraud, yet students, women and the middle class have certainly raised profound issues while risking everything. Unfortunately, there is not yet a sufficient coalition present that unites these groups of revolutionaries with labor, military, ethnic groups and oil producers.

  • Conifer Rotary kicks off peach of a fund-raiser

    It’s summertime, and people’s thoughts naturally turn to Colorado peaches.

    The Conifer Rotary again is selling boxes of peaches from the Western Slope to raise money for its philanthropic projects.

    The peaches this year will be from High Country Farms and will cost $35 per box. The peaches will be available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 28 in the parking lot by Copy Copy in Aspen Park.

  • Many interesting sights in Seattle

    Recently, my wife and I took a week-long trip to Seattle.

    At this point, you’re probably asking yourself ‘Why Seattle?’ It seemed that was a popular question from friends and family after we began telling people about our summer plans.

    The short answer to that question is that we both have always been interested in seeing the Emerald City; and we were able to find really cheap plane tickets.

    The trip was amazing. The weather was great, staying around 80 degrees and it only rained once, believe it or not.

  • Cougars booted

    BROOMFIELD — Evergreen’s start to the Central Colorado Baseball League’s Bottom-A final tournament was nearly flawless.

    Thanks to great situational hitting and solid pitching from Caleb Garbus, the Cougars steamrolled Northglenn 11-1 in six innings on July 16 at Legacy High School.

    Unfortunately for Evergreen, things went straight downhill from there as they lost 10-7 to host Legacy later in the day and were knocked out of the double-elimination tournament in a rematch with Northglenn on July 17, where they dropped a 3-0 decision.

  • EHS grads to reunite Sunday at annual old-timers picnic

    Attention, Evergreen High School graduates: The EHS old-timers reunion is July 25.

    The old-timers reunion comes in the form of a picnic and has been an annual event for more than 20 years, according to its coordinator, Lois Arnold. This year’s reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73.

    Not just EHS graduates and their families are invited. Arnold said the entire community should join in the potluck lunch. Just bring a dish and meet graduates from many decades past.

  • Local teens’ Nassau mission an eye-opening un-vacation

    Usually conducted in the world’s less organized quarters, mission work requires a degree of flexibility. As the 14 local kids who traveled to Nassau last month to bring emotional comfort and spiritual support to impoverished Bahamians stricken with the HIV virus learned, it can also demand a strong back and an iron constitution.

  • Pet psychic: Reading Rover's mind

    It was a chaotic day at Dogma pet store near Walmart on Saturday.

    The Saint Bernard Rescue dogs and their foster parents milled around the parking lot, looking for permanent owners. Standing quietly near the chaos was Megan Riley. Riley bills herself as a clairvoyant, psychic, healer and medium. She spent 10 minutes with each dog owner to help them understand the animals.

    Simply put, Riley says she communicates with animals.

  • Rec district phone numbers have changed

    All of the phone numbers for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District — including for the recreation centers — have changed.

    The new numbers are:

    • District office — 720-880-1000

    • Buchanan Park Recreation Center — 720-880-1100

    • Wulf Recreation Center — 720-880-1200

    • Evergreen Lake House — 720-880-1300