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Today's News

  • Faster way sought to solve transit woes

    Deteriorating bridges across the state, congestion that robs us of time, declining gas taxes because cars are more efficient, and an economy on the fritz. What’s a state to do? If Gov. Bill Ritter, state Sen. Dan Gibbs and state Rep. Joe Rice have their way, we’ll go faster.

  • Change in law would devastate liquor stores

    I have been a businessman in Evergreen since 1962. Evergreen Drug Company was an important institution in the history of Evergreen. During 2005 I became frustrated because of the burdensome managed-care regulations, third-party prescriptions and shrinking profit margins and chose to close Evergreen Drug. The same situation happened to most independently owned drugstores, and consequently chain stores have taken over the prescription business.

  • Kittredge cottage to become new feed store

    A mom-and-daughter team of three has purchased a rustic, one-story cottage in Kittredge and will open a new ranch-oriented supply store sometime this spring in the 2,000-square-foot space.

    Co-owner Lynette Raymond said she envisioned “a lot of tack, pet supplies, grain, supplements and water tanks — sort of a Murdoch’s on a much smaller scale.”

    It will be called Canyon Tack and Feed. In past lives, the cabin has been a cabinet shop and real estate agency.

  • Bear Creek Marketplace wants to get back in a jam

    Bear Creek Marketplace in Kittredge closed its doors last Friday, but not because of the poor economy.

    In fact, sales at the store were up every month since it opened July 4, 2008. For owner Jim Kenney, the café became an issue of the tail wagging the dog.

    When he opened the café, it was to supplement his successful jam and jelly business. But the café became successful in its own right, and running both businesses just became too much.

  • Back on winning path

    Known as sloppy starters who clean up well, the Evergreen girls finally rewarded themselves by dominating the first half Jan. 20 against Arvada.

    And that fast finish? It was more like a lull.

    “We had gone down and we thought, ‘We got this,” Cougars sophomore Jordan Florschuetz said. “But you can’t ever let up. You have to always play hard throughout the whole game.”

  • Demons dominate Cougars in overtime

    GOLDEN — The Cougars evolved from flummoxed to fabulous to flattened Jan. 23 against the Golden Demons.

    Sloppy defense was Evergreen’s poison in the first half. Great defense and fiery shooting paved the way for a dominating rally that stretched into a big lead in the third quarter.

    Then the fourth quarter began and the Demons took over the Cougars like that poor little girl in The Exorcist movie. And pretty soon the Cougars’ heads were spinning.

    The green projectile vomit: Golden 75, Evergreen 63.

  • Whippletree chef recalls a career well-done

    How long is 29 years? Well, in 1980 the Greater Evergreen Empire had exactly one grocery store, one high school, two video arcades, three stoplights, four travel agencies, no mocha lattes, and maybe 20,000 warm bodies, tops.

    And it had the Whippletree, a semi-rustic Bergen Park roadhouse with a reputation for good eats, stiff drinks and occasionally rowdy clientele. That was good news for Bruce Breazier, a local carpet installer who arrived in Evergreen in 1976 and found himself at loose ends four years later when a back injury pulled the rug out from under his career.

  • EChO hires Sigal as new executive director

    Kristi Sigal has been named the new executive director of Evergreen Christian Outreach, taking the reins from Lesley Jackson.

    Jackson was on staff with EChO for eight years and became the executive director in 2002.

    Sigal is an ordained United Methodist minister from Ann Arbor, Mich. She arrived in Evergreen 18 months ago with her husband, Myles, and sons David, Drew and Zachary.

  • Care for kids: MRC cuts the ribbon on children’s clinic

    More than 30 people gathered at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer on Jan. 20 for an open house and ribbon cutting for the MRC’s new children’s health center.

    MRC executive director Sharon Schrage told attendees they had a job to do after the open house was over.

    “We need to find children and families who don’t know we’re here,” she said. “And, many who need us most stop preventative care (for kids). If we have kids who can’t get health care — get them here.”

  • Fest lets young artists rub elbows with pros

    Music has touched the life of every member of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra. Each musician fondly remembers his first experience with classical music, and looks forward to the opportunity every year to bring that joy to another generation of young people. Such opportunities for musical discovery and collaboration will take place this year at the Mountain Area Orchestra Festival.