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Today's News

  • Would-be artists needed to paint bowls for MRC’s annual fund-raiser

    You don’t have to be a Monet or a Degas to have fun splashing some paint on ceramics.

    That’s what Karen Verdier tells the timid-hearted when she’s encouraging them to decorate bowls for the Mountain Resource Center’s Empty Bowls fund-raiser.

    “Can you pick up a paintbrush? You can paint it one monochromatic color,” said Verdier, who is the center’s health services director. 

    The MRC is hosting its fourth annual fund-raiser on Nov. 7 in Conifer for lunch or dinner, and Nov. 8 in Evergreen for lunch.

  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • ‘Laramie Project’ confronts hate, intolerance

  • High Country Treasures moves to new location

    High Country Treasures has joined the Evergreen Design Center on Meadow Drive.

    The shop, in the space where Rocky Mountain Log Furniture used to be, has a trove of high-end antiques and vintage and designer items.

    Owners Deb and Jake Robinson moved the store from Conifer to be in the Design Center to complete the ensemble of home décor businesses. In the center, you’ll find furniture, carpets, wall décor, gardening accessories and floral arrangements.

  • Halloween event offers non-scary adventure for all

    The annual Halloween Tales and Trails event is happening again this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden.

    The popular program offers afternoon and evening sessions featuring non-spooky, family fun for all ages. 

    Evergreen resident Lena Beauchamp will be one of the volunteer guides taking people on hikes through the forest, where they can catch glimpses of costumed animal characters and perhaps wildlife as well. The guided hikes will be offered every 10 minutes during the event.

  • Bascio wins silver in Paralympic Games

     Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.

    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7. 

  • Bascio wins silver in Paralympic Games

     Evergreen para-cyclist Monica Bascio won two silver medals in the Women’s H1-3 Road Race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games earlier this month.

    Monica finished only 33 seconds behind gold-medal winner Marianna “Muffy” Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, who completed the 48-kilometer race with a time of one hour, 41.34 minutes on Sept. 7. 

  • Energy-efficient upgrades touted at gathering

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will save $45,000 a year through energy-efficient upgrades to facilities, Executive Director Scott Robson said while speaking to the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability on Oct. 11.

    Although there is a 20-year payback for the $750,000 project, the long-term rewards are significant and guaranteed, Robson said. 

  • Energy-efficient upgrades touted at gathering

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District will save $45,000 a year through energy-efficient upgrades to facilities, Executive Director Scott Robson said while speaking to the Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability on Oct. 11.

    Although there is a 20-year payback for the $750,000 project, the long-term rewards are significant and guaranteed, Robson said. 

  • Book-signing at high school draws attention to gay rights, diversity issues

     Judy Shepard was sitting in the main hall of Evergreen High School with copies of a book she had written about the anti-gay murder of her son Matthew when parent Lia Christians walked up and greeted her with a hug. 

    “She is amazing,” said Christians. Shepard is turning her son’s tragic death into something that will make a difference to others, she said.

    Shepard traveled from Wyoming to be at EHS the day before Diversity Day on Oct. 12.