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Today's News

  • Evergreen Chamber Orchestra opens 26th season with two unique concerts

    One of the universal joys of music is that it can be enjoyed in myriad settings with audiences large or small. One day you might get a kick out of singing along with the radio in your car. The next, you might settle into an audience with hundreds of listeners for a musical extravaganza.

    The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra knows that setting and company can accentuate a musical experience for even the most veteran listener. For this reason, the ECO is kicking off its 2008-09 season with two unique concerts.

  • Highland Haven envisions honeymoon treehouse

    Taking the concept of going green to a new height, owners of Highland Haven Creekside Inn have asked Jefferson County for a rezoning so they can build a romantic luxury treehouse for two.

    Designed by Tolleson Architects of Evergreen, the treehouse would represent the first new building that the rustic creekside B&B has attempted in 28 years of continuous ownership.

    The new honeymoon suite will be a large room, about 650 square feet, with a king-size bed, fireplace, flat-screen TV, Jacuzzi, two-person tub, deck in front and a wet bar.

  • Breakfast for dinner at LePeep

    LeBreakfast, LeLunch — and now LeDinner.

    Evergreen’s LePeep restaurant in Bergen Park will be open for dinner beginning the week of Oct. 6, said owner Rod Miller.

    “It’s unusual,” said Miller, who has owned the restaurant since 2002. “I don’t know of any other LePeep open for dinner in Colorado. There may be some in other states that I’m not aware of.”

  • Medal of Honor recipient schools local kids in courage and country

    What does a true hero look like? On Thursday, Sept. 18, a small army of local schoolchildren filed into the Evergreen High School gymnasium to see one for themselves.

    As they discovered, retired Army Maj. Bruce Crandall isn’t 10 feet tall, doesn’t speak in thunder and can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. Nor does he have an NFL contract, a song in the Top 40, or a sure-fire plan for the economy.

  • Attendance drop forces Humphrey Museum to take hiatus

    The board of directors of the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum has decided not to host the Gloaminfest in October and is closing the vintage home for the season early this year, instead of staying open for the Christmas season as it has in the past.

    The Gloaminfest will be at St. Laurence Episcopal Church in Conifer instead.

    The museum will close Oct. 1 and reopen April 1 to save money and perhaps find a new partner and regroup. The board has decided to sell an attached 14-acre property for an undisclosed amount, which could help replenish the coffers.

  • Bear Mountain neighbors join forces to fight fire danger

    A group of homeowners on Bear Mountain in Evergreen has applied for a 2009 wildland-urban interface grant from the Colorado State Forest Service to help mitigate fire danger in their mountaintop neighborhood of 200 homes.

    The idea is to join forces and launch a war against dead and diseased trees and to identify trees to be thinned. Participants use their own equipment and volunteer time and muscle power.

    The proposal also asks for funds to educate people on FireWise principles of home protection.

  • Officials urge Coloradans to vote early

    County commissioners, county clerks and even the governor are urging people to either vote by mail or vote early this year, citing an unusually long ballot and a projected record turnout.

    "We've had a lot of activity here in the last couple of weeks from both sides of the presidential campaign, with both Sen. Obama and Gov. Palin visiting Colorado," Gov. Bill Ritter said at a news conference Sept. 16. He said that Colorado is one of the few swing states in the national election. "It is important as a swing state that every vote count."

  • Hot start has harriers excited for remainder of cross-country season

    Evergreen’s cross-country teams have been logging some impressive times in recent weeks, especially the brother-sister combination of Ryan and Bryn Haebe.

    At the Liberty Bell Invitational, Ryan ran the fastest 5k time at Evergreen since 1987, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 52 seconds. His time was good for fourth overall.

  • Pair of golfers qualify for state

    LAKEWOOD — When it became clear the Evergreen boys golf team was not going to claim a vital top-two team finish at the Class 4A Metro regional tournament Sept. 22, the Cougars went into survival mode.

    Top player Ryan Hooks got off to a surprisingly unlucky start at his homelinks at Foothills Golf Course and was as many as seven shots over par. Although he was probably not in danger of missing the cut, stranger things have happened.

  • Goals still high for gymnasts

    Caitlin Sanchez figures she’s done hundreds of vaults in her gymnastics career.

    So, when the Evergreen senior landed awkwardly at a recent meet at Bear Creek High School, she knew something was wrong.

    Sanchez not only dislocated the knee, but tore the anterior and medial-collateral ligaments in her left leg and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Unfortunately for Sanchez, sitting on the sidelines is not unfamiliar territory. Last year, she broke her ankle.