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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Evergreen businessman running for governor

    An Evergreen businessman who has always maintained a Lincoln-esque dream of running for office has his sights on the top elected office in the state.

    Dan Maes, 48, a virtual political unknown, believes his dearth of visibility, lack of name recognition and in-the-trenches experience will work in his favor.

  • Lesson Plans: Freshman wins poetry championship at EHS

    Evergreen High School freshman Abby Rosenberg won the March Madness championship round.

    But not in basketball — in poetry.

    Rosenberg’s poem, “The Forbidden Fruit,” bested 63 other poems written by both student and professional poets to win the competition at the high school. The poem is about battling addiction.

    Second place went to sophomore Alison Michelin, whose poem “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was a spoof of the movie and a retelling of “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

  • Wulf will shed court to expand weight room

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

    Board member Peter Eggers delivered the only no vote, saying he was worried that an expanded weight room with just one court would fall short of people’s expectations and revenue projections.

    Board members Janet Heck Doyle, Allan Casey, Roger Hoaglund and Kit Darrow voted in favor of the expansion, which will cost about $65,000. About six people spoke in favor of saving the courts.

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  • The lessons to learn from a down economy

    The other day, a friend told me he believes there’s a good chance our kids’ generation will face the same kind of Depression-era challenges our grandparents did. I don’t know whether that’s true. I sure hope not.

    If we had our way, of course, our kids would never face economic hardship. Difficult times lead to deferred dreams, missed opportunities, strained relationships and, in some cases, poverty. There’s nothing good about job losses and a stagnant market.