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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Presidential inauguration an exhilarating experience

    Although they never got close enough to see the new president, those who made the trek to Washington from Evergreen for Inauguration Day were not disappointed.

    “It was so inspiring,” said Janet Heck Doyle, who attended the Sunday concert. “There were all these people you see on TV and the themes of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.

    “The setting was so cool. There was the statue of Lincoln looming over, like he was blessing the whole thing,” Doyle said.

  • Rezoning sought for half acre near Evergreen South center

    Developer Ron Lewis of Evergreen is seeking a zoning change for a half-acre now used for storage west of the Evergreen South Shopping Center at Highway 73 and Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale.

    The fenced-in property is used by an auto repair shop and houses some trailers and fencing materials.

    Lewis said he has no plans to build anything on the parcel; he just wants to replace the existing residential zoning with more appropriate commercial zoning in case he ever decides to use it for parking or something else.

  • Big fence, vexed neighbors

    The Paradise Hills Homeowners Association has filed for an injunction in district court asking one of its members to remove a structure that the association says violates the HOA covenants against unapproved fences.

    But the homeowner, Christine Arnold, says the enclosure is needed to protect her children and pets from the neighbor’s dog and is refusing to take it down. She has filed a counterclaim, attacking the HOA for a breach of fiduciary duty and asking for unspecified damages.

  • Kids dentists purchase space in Honka building

    A kids-only dental practice has purchased the last 4,000 available square feet in the Honka Log Homes Building in El Rancho Center and is planning to open by the summer after extensive remodeling.

    All Kids Dental, based in Glenwood Springs and Rifle, acquired the space in the office condo building for $1 million, according to published reports. The company will occupy the entire third floor above Rustic Point, a furniture and home goods store.

  • Truck collides with elk herd at Floyd Hill

    Sixteen elk were killed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at Highway 65 about 1 a.m. Jan. 23, when a semi truck collided with the herd as it was trying to cross the freeway.

    The semi jackknifed as it hit the animals, and two cars were involved, one of which rolled over. Luckily, none of the vehicle occupants was hurt seriously enough to be taken to the hospital, said Garry DeJong, chief of Evergreen Fire/Rescue. The names of the individuals involved were not available.