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Today's News

  • Kids look forward to school year

    It’s been an exciting week for Evergreen children — new teachers, new school supplies, new clothes — and the 2009-10 school year has begun.

    Hundreds of Evergreen children began school Aug. 24 and are in the middle of getting reacquainted with class routines, teachers and friends. Expectations were different depending upon the age of the children.

    Kindergartners at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen came to school for an hour Aug. 21 to meet their teachers and view their classrooms before the school year officially started.

  • Wood Cellar offers diverse menu, versatile space

    The Wood Cellar Bar and Grill is trying to get the reputation as a neighborhood restaurant with good customer service, quality food and reasonable pricing.

    The restaurant in Bergen Park, in the former Tanglewoods location, has been open since July 1 and is owned by Tabor Cowden and Buck Glenn.

    The two used to work together at Trinity Irish Pub at El Rancho and decided to open a place of their own.

    Cowden, who lives in Evergreen, said the menu has something for everyone — healthy, not-so-healthy, kids. You name it, it’s there.

  • Fine Arts Fest: Beautiful art in a perfect place

    After 43 years of doing something, one would think that you could make it almost perfect. Such is the case with the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival, set for Aug. 29-30. Annually, the Evergreen Artists Association hosts this two-day event, tucked among the old-growth Ponderosa pines in Heritage Grove near Hiwan Homestead Museum.

  • OktoberPets now more fun - and important - than ever

    With August fading fast, pet lovers from Floyd Hill to Foxton are trying on their lederhosen, polishing the family steins, and making plans to hoist fork and flagon at the Evergreen Animal Protective League's rootin'-Teuton banquet and benefit, OktoberPets.

  • South Jeffco mom uses her battle with cancer to educate others

    Vicky Sullivan's Ken Caryl house party Aug. 21 featured all the standard fare: a spread of healthy treats, chilled wine and tea, and a large group of talkative friends.

    Mixed in, though, was some education on cervical cancer.

    The group got together to celebrate Kimberly Kopp, a South Jeffco mom known to many as the wife of state Sen. Mike Kopp. To this group of women, she's also a neighborhood friend who recently overcame a scary situation.

  • Lack of money grounds Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival permanently

    The Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival, an annual fixture at Chatfield State Park for nearly a decade, has been canceled permanently.

    "We just don't have the time or the resources in this economy to make this work," said Terry Smith, one of the event's organizers.

  • Softball team embraces underdog title

    Longtime Evergreen softball coach Scott Haebe likes what people are saying about his team.

    “No one’s really talking about us,” said Haebe, whose team finished second in Class 4A Jefferson County in 2008. “We lost our top two pitchers and a really good player in Becca Motte. If we stay healthy, we have a chance to be better than a lot of people think.”

  • Soccer team under new direction

    A lot of events conspired to make Peter Jeans arguably one of the better coaches to be found this offseason for the Evergreen boys soccer team.

    Having lived in Colorado for the past 11 years, eight of which in Evergreen, Jeans has taken his experience as a former player at national power Stanford to become a club coach with Rush and Stingers. A desire to have his Saturdays free so he could spend more time with his own children — and the desire to become a teacher — made taking the Evergreen coaching job pretty easy.

  • Ted’s Garden lives on at Mountain Home

    Friends of Ted La Montagne will be celebrating the well-known Evergreen resident’s life on Friday, Aug. 28, with the dedication of a charming patio garden in front of Mountain Home, 27965 Meadow Drive.

    The public is invited to the unveiling of the plaque at the garden’s grand opening as well as the artist reception for painter Betsy Buckner on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Arts center feasibility study to be unveiled in October

     

     The exact date of the meeting has not been decided.

    The purpose of the $37,500 study is to define the cost and nature of a combination community center and arts center that Evergreen residents might be willing to support in Buchanan Park.

    Center for the Arts Evergreen, which would like to see a new building in Buchanan Park, is contributing $12,500 for the study, and the district is paying $25,000.

    After much discussion, the rec district decided in February to go forward with the study on a 3-2 vote.