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Today's News

  • Eastern fence lizards are frequent visitors to our area

    (Reprinted from Aug. 13, 2008)

    A few weeks ago a lady named Elizabeth phoned to tell me she had seen a lizard in her yard on Old Squaw Pass Road. She was delighted to have this new resident sharing her garden but wondered what kind it was and why she had never seen one before.

    The answer to what kind of lizard it is: It probably is an eastern fence lizard, since they are the only species likely to be seen here.

  • Young musicians scale jazzy heights

    As Lindy hoppers and hepcats alike gathered in the Elks ballroom during the 15th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival on Friday, the sounds of musicians warming up drifted from the stage. Those notes did not come from professionals but from young, up-and-coming musicians.

  • Jazz Fest continues a spirited tradition

    As the Fat Babies closed down the Elks Lodge ballroom on Saturday night, most of the band took a break while a trio of piano, drums and clarinet serenaded the dozen or so couples who remained on the dance floor. And, for a moment, the ballroom felt alive with the presence of past generations of jazz fans and musicians. The band seemed fuller than its three pieces.

    For newcomers and those unfamiliar with the genre, the 2016 Evergreen Jazz Festival was a new experience. But for many of the festival attendees, jazz music and dancing are not only a hobby but a tradition.

  • Tour Evergreen historical homes

    Get a glimpse of Evergreen’s history on Saturday, Aug. 13, by taking a self-guided tour of six homes built between 1860 and 1934.

    The Jefferson County Historical Society and Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Transfiguration are presenting the tour.

    Travel back in time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Docents will be available at each stop to provide additional historical information.

  • Dam Ducky Derby scheduled Saturday

    It wouldn’t be August without the Dam Ducky Derby in downtown Evergreen.

    The seventh annual event, which includes a duck drop and a carnival, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The duck drop is at the Evergreen Lake dam at 1 p.m., and the ducks are collected at Highland Haven on the east end of downtown.

    There will be kids’ activities in the downtown parking lot and a food booth sponsored by the American Legion. A dunk tank has been added to the carnival fun, and the Evergreen Downtown Business Association is looking for dunkees.

  • August brings late wildflowers, fall migration

    (Reprinted from Aug. 5, 2009)

    July has been a great month. Most of the days have been blue and sunny, with cool mornings and warm afternoons with scattered showers. The summers of 1965 and 1969 were much like this, and I had very little need to water to have a bountiful garden. It seemed like we had moved to Camelot.

  • EHS preps for 2016 with camp, scrimmage

    Rob Molholm has a simple explanation for what the two-week football camp the Evergreen Cougars run at the end of July is all about.

    “What we look to do is try and get our system in,” said Molholm, the winningest coach in school history with a 54-23 record. “Some people and some assistants like to go away. When you go away, it’s just scrimmaging the whole time and you’re not really coaching your system. This is how we get our system installed.”

  • Cassin building toward a construction career

    At Evergreen High School, Marcus Cassin was used to building success on athletic fronts, in particular on the football field. Now the rising sophomore is building on a different front, working toward a career in construction as part of his studies at Colorado State University.

    The 2015 Canyon Courier male athlete of the year recently was accepted into construction business school at Colorado State. He’s been working an internship near Cherry Creek this summer. 

  • Rocky Mountain Warrior offers a healthy, fun time

    Jason Brown examined the steep climb up the 10 ½-foot wall, but this time it was different. This time, he had 8-year-old Sylvie Guerrant on his back.

    It wasn’t as if Brown was out to prove anything to himself. He’s done the climb time and again. After all he’s been a two-time American Ninja Warrior series competitor ­— in 2012 in Dallas and this year in Oklahoma City.

  • Brook Forest residents discuss problems on Maxwell Falls Trail

    Fire. Trash. Increased traffic. Illegal parking. Unsafe camping.

    These were some of the issues Brook Forest residents and others cited during a meeting to discuss the Maxwell Falls Trail at the Brook Forest Inn on Wednesday evening.

    The meeting was hosted by Clean Trails, a nonprofit that organizes cleanups and educational efforts. Richard Solosky, a Clean Trails representative, said the same problems are being seen across the state.