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Today's News

  • Water district applies for federal funds

    The Evergreen Metro District stands to gain a possible bonus from the federal government’s economic stimulus program.

    The Colorado Water Resources and

    Power Development Authority has notified the district that it qualifies for a possible zero percent interest rate on $2 million the district is borrowing to build a new roof on the water treatment plant in Evergreen.

    The project is competing with dozens of other project for $40 million in state money, so it is not a done deal. But officials are hopeful because work on the roof is ready to go forward.

  • Park district backs out of deal to buy Buchanan land

    The district has been acquiring land for Buchanan Park for about 10 years as part of a long-range master plan that includes a combination arts/community center and outdoor amphitheater.

    The privately owned acreage is in the center of Buchanan Park near Windom Drive on Evergreen Parkway.

    Landowner Tammy Bullock of Evergreen told the Canyon Courier the district agreed to buy the land for $750,000 and $250,000 in a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

  • Wulf will sacrifice one racquetball court to expand weight room

    The Evergreen Park and Recreation District board voted 4-1 to expand the weight room at the Wulf Recreation Center by sacrificing one of two racquetball courts.

    “I wish that remodeling the existing space would be sufficient,” said Peter Eggers, a former avid racquetball player who now almost exclusively plays golf for recreation.

    “During the 2005 bond campaign, we really did make a promise to the voters to expand the weight room,” said Allan Casey, board president. “I feel we really do need to honor it.”

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    COLUMBINE GARDEN CLUB: The regular meeting of the club will be at noon Thursday, April 9, at the Elks Lodge. Special guest speaker will be Panayoti Kelaidis, curator of plant collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens and designer of a collection of alpine plants. For more information and seating, call 303-567-2046 or 303-567-2909.

  • ‘Sixteen Wounded’ explores Mideast conflict

    For as long as we can remember, the news has been filled with stories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The ongoing strife in this tiny region of the world dominates the global airwaves. How much do we really know about the people born into these circumstances — the individuals whose lives are defined by the geography of their birth? The Evergreen Players takes on these questions in the regional premiere of “Sixteen Wounded,” which opened March 6 at Center/Stage Theater.

  • Birds celebrate spring; plants lag behind

    Tuesday, March 17, was St. Patrick’s Day, of course, but it was also the first day of spring in Evergreen. The day started with a meadowlark on the lawn at Evergreen Lake, reported very early by Deb Calahan and not seen after by any others. It probably had continued on northward.

  • Another hat in 6th CD ring: Highlands Ranch lawyer hopes to capture Dem nomination

    Barely three months into his first term as congressman in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, Republican Mike Coffman already has two challengers gunning for his job in 2010.

    The latest contender is Democrat David Canter, a Highlands Ranch resident who says his 20 years as a lawyer have given him the skills necessary to not only win the Democratic nomination but to beat Coffman.

  • Snow not a surprise

    You had to have seen this coming, right?

    “It” of course, refers to the more than a foot of snow dumped on us March 26.

    Every year around this time, just as we’re entering the thick of the spring sports season, Mother Nature not-so-kindly reminds us that while the calendar may say its spring, she’s not through with us just yet.

    Granted, the snowfall was much-needed as we had a very mild winter. But, typically when it snows, it is bad news for area sports teams.

    Not so, this year.

  • Flesche enjoying the ride

    When she started out in gymnastics, Mandy Flesche didn’t like the beam.

    To be more specific, she hated it.

    Despite her aversion to it, Flesche continued to practice on the discipline, and her time on the apparatus only increased when her father built a beam for herself and older sister, Marnie, to practice on in their own home.

    “My dad used to spot me on it all the time,” Mandy Flesche said.

    Soon, Flesche’s most-hated event became her most-cherished.

  • Cougars fall in three OT's

    Evergreen’s Christian Harriman lay on his stick, five feet from the goal, with just over two minutes to play in a tied lacrosse game against the Castle View Sabercats on March 25 – the victim of a devastating blow by a Sabercats defender.

    But Harriman had one very important thing going for him: he had the ball.

    “I was on the ground and I went to get up and leaned forward, and the stick came out from under me and the ball rolled in,” Harriman said.