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Today's News

  • Ambitious artists not over the top

    For several years, a husband-and-wife team of “environmental artists” named Christo and Jeanne-Claude has proposed a massive project near Canon City titled “Over the River.”

  • Reviewing the lessons of Columbine

    By Hannah Hayes

    When I see parents waiting at a bus stop, I can remember the multitude of feelings I had when my child came home from school on the day of the Columbine shootings. The illusion of schools as safe havens was irrevocably shattered, as were so many lives. We are all Columbine.

  • Pussy willows and mourning cloaks

    Spring returned again on Tuesday, April 7, with temperatures in Evergreen reaching the 60s. It was a lovely day sandwiched between two snowfalls, typical of “Springtime in the Rockies.” It was warm enough to be out with just a sweater and one of the first days that I wanted to work outside.

  • Cell phone ban just grandstanding

    Last week, my former colleagues in the state House passed a bill that would make it illegal to drive while talking on a cell phone, unless you’re using a hands-free device. By the looks of it, the ban will pass the Senate and be signed by the governor.

    At first glance, this seems a reasonable law. But it’s also totally redundant. In fact, under current law, a person who causes an accident while talking on a cell phone can be prosecuted under no fewer than four criminal statutes.

  • GOCO investments key in local projects

    My term on the board of Great Outdoors Colorado expires today. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District on this important board since 2002.

  • Java Groove expanding hours, offerings

    After five months as owners of one of Evergreen’s popular coffee-shop hangouts, Rhonda and Patrick Payer continue to enjoy being part of downtown.

    The Payers are the owners of Java Groove, and downtown Evergreen is the best place to be, according to Rhonda.

    “We’re in such a wonderful location,” she said. “We have people come in who are local and people who drive up from down the hill.”

  • April is customer loyalty month in Evergreen, too

    Each April, we celebrate international customer loyalty month. You may not be aware of that and may not feel particularly loyal yourself. But one local business has been a model of how to develop loyal customers.

  • Egg-decorating winners

    Results in the Downtown Business Association’s second annual egg decorating contest:

    Professional division

    First: The Egg & I by Carol Newsom. Sponsor: Java Grove.

    Second: Continental Divide by Paul Koentges. Sponsor: ReMax Evergreen.

    Third: Chakra by Pamela Rhodes. Sponsor: Mountain Man Fruits & Nuts

    Amateur division

    First: Finishing Touch by Joan Zarlengo

    Second: Bumpy Dots by Deb Farinholt

    Third: Bleeding Hearts by Roxy (only name given)

    Papier mache, adult division

  • Thousands still without power

    About 4,000 people were without power on Monday morning in Evergreen in the wake of the weekend storm, down from a peak of 11,000.

     

    Joe Fuentes, spokesman for Xcel Energy, said the power company deployed about 30 crews from all over the Denver area to help restore power to individual homes on Monday.

     

  • Farmers show why they're No. 1

    Wheat Ridge — For three innings, the eighth-ranked Evergreen Cougars had No. 1 Wheat Ridge looking pretty pedestrian on April 20.

    The Cougars scored in every inning and were up 4-0 thanks largely to a two-run double by Ethan Murphy and some solid small ball. But with a dream upset starting to materialize, the Cougars found themselves taken out to the proverbial woodshed in the top of the fourth.