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Today's News

  • EHS old-timers reminisce at reunion

    Imagine Evergreen in 1943. It’s graduation time at Evergreen High School, and six students proudly accept their diplomas.

    The majority of the class of 1943 attended the annual Evergreen High School old-timers reunion Saturday at Evergreen Lutheran Church. More than 100 graduates spanning the 1930s to the 1970s were on hand to talk about the old times, to catch up on new developments in their lives, and to spend a pleasant afternoon together.

  • Arts center, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra team up

    The mission of the Center for the Arts Evergreen is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. For this reason, the upcoming collaboration at the center is exceptionally poignant. The Center for the Arts has teamed up with members from the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra to present an evening of art for all the senses.

  • Seasonally Yours makes some sweet additions

    Seasonally Yours is the little store in downtown Evergreen that has grown up.

    The store has expanded into the area formerly occupied by Alpine Gifts and Collectibles, and it now offers taffy and fudge.

    Its new name is Seasonally Yours, Evergreen Taffy Co. and Fresh Fudge, Too! All of that is hard to fit on a business card, but “it says just about everything we do,” said store owner Janice Stutters. “We’re fun and funky with Seasonally Yours,” which has unique gift items. The store now carries 30 varieties of taffy and 12 kinds of fudge.

  • $2.5 million worth of marijuana plants seized in Pike National Forest

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the West Metro Drug Task Force seized more than 5,100 marijuana plants weighing nearly 2,000 pounds from land near Sugarloaf Mountain on July 9.

    The plants have an estimated street value of $2.5 million.

    The large grow area had a sophisticated irrigation system using water from a nearby stream, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

    "This looked like a very sophisticated operation," Kelley said.

    Sugarloaf Mountain is in the Pike National Forest near Cheesman Reservoir.

  • 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.