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Today's News

  • Kids cast off for learning at SEACAMP

    A group of 56 eighth-graders at Evergreen Middle School will have science in mind when they travel to SEACAMP from Oct. 5-9 in San Diego.

    Annie Wandling is looking forward to seeing and learning about the ocean.

    “Living in Colorado, I don’t get much exposure to (that),” Wandling said.

    Her father, Lee Wandling, also believes the trip will be a positive experience.

    “To be able to go out there and experience it for yourself is a valuable thing,” he said.

  • El Rancho Trading Post moving to Web only

    El Rancho Trading Post, a family-run business for more than 23 years in the Evergreen community, is leaving bricks-and-mortar and moving exclusively to its online location, www.elranchotrading.com.

    Owner Cam Goodman and daughter Ché Rippinger have seen the retail Southwestern business change and develop over the years. Cam Goodman has recently experienced significant health setbacks that made returning to work less likely.

  • StageDoor will move to larger facility in January

    The curtain is going up on Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre, with a move to a bigger and better venue set to open in January.

    The new location, which is two doors down from its current spot in the Aspen Park Village shopping center, will have a larger stage, more seats and more productions, said Allan Van Horne, a spokesman and volunteer with StageDoor.

    The theater has busted its costumed buttons in the current space. The new space will occupy 5,000 square feet, double what it has now. It will have 125 seats and additional rehearsal space.

  • Connecting the dots: Middle segment of walking path under construction on Bergen Parkway

    After a three-year hiatus, construction finally has begun to fill in the longstanding gap over Troublesome Gulch on the Meadow Trail from Evergreen Middle School to Broadmoor Drive.

    The work is being funded through a $200,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado State Trails under the auspices of North Evergreen Activity Trails, or NEAT.

    The trail will take pedestrians off the shoulders of Bergen Parkway, providing a 6-foot-wide concrete path on the east side of the two-lane road.

  • Business Beat: Daniel Diamonds plans gem of a new home

    Daniel Diamonds will be moving into its new building on Castle Court in North Evergreen in January.

    The 12,000-square-foot building will house the jewelry and gift store in about 3,000 square feet, with other tenants renting the rest of the three-story structure, according to Karen Alkayam, who owns Daniel Diamonds with her husband, Danny.

    “A huge array of businesses has been contacting us (about renting space),” Karen said. Those businesses, she said, are a mixture of current Evergreen businesses and some interested in opening here.

  • Autumn in the Colorado Rockies creeps up

    The first day of autumn has arrived and with it came our first really cold day, which made it really feel like autumn. I’m not happy to see the cold weather come, but at least it gives me a good excuse to have a fire in the fireplace in the evening. The aspen have reached their peak in the high country; they were beautiful at Echo Lake this week, but those in our valley are still green.

  • Amy Goodman vs. Ann Coulter

    By Hannah Hayes

    Amy Goodman is a journalist to be admired. For more than 13 years, she’s been on TV and radio with “Democracy Now!” assisted by Daily News columnist Juan Gonzales. Amy is a tireless worker for independent media, and her energy and ability to inspire a crowd are awesome to watch. You can’t help but marvel at the incredible drive bundled in such a small package. She has fans and volunteers in tow wherever she goes.

  • Turnovers, penalties slow down Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — When you’re a young team such as the Evergreen Cougars, you can’t afford to make mistakes.

    The Cougars repeatedly shot themselves in the foot Sept. 25 in their 42-14 loss to Valor Christian at Trailblazer Stadium, and that bothered the coaching staff.

    “At this point in the season, you’d like to not be still making rookie mistakes,” Evergreen coach Rob Molholm said. “Against a good football team like (Valor Christian), you have to play mistake-free football and we didn’t do that.”

  • Cougars spiked

    Ashley Phelps didn’t know exactly what she was getting into Sept. 23. Cara Walderman knew, and she didn’t want to miss it for the world.

    Not Conifer vs. Evergreen. Not the one game all year when the volleyball teams play before a packed house.

    Phelps, a junior who missed last year’s tilt because of injury, and Walderman, a senior who was cleared to play minutes before the game, combined with devastating efficiency as the Lobos swept the Cougars in their own house.

  • Elk injures woman in Evergreen

    A neighbor who talked to the woman’s husband said she was heading back to her car after retrieving a small dog. She didn’t see the elk before it attacked her and knocked her to the ground.

    A herd of about 17 elk was in the woman’s yard at the time, said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified.