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Today's News

  • Hamilton will stay on fire board another month

    Jaine Hamilton is delaying her departure and staying on the Evergreen Fire Protection District board for at least a month beyond her previously announced effective resignation date of Oct. 1.

    A member of the board since 2002, Hamilton officially announced her resignation July 25.

    Her decision will not affect the board’s timetable to name a replacement, board president Chick Dykeman said Aug. 28. In the event of a resignation, the board is authorized to appoint a person who serves the remainder of the term. Hamilton’s term expires in 2010.

  • EPRD board to study feasibility of buildings in Buchanan Park

    After a contentious discussion that lasted until 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the board of directors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District agreed to pursue a Buchanan Park improvements study as well as a new comprehensive community survey.

    But the order in which the two things will proceed was left up for future discussion.

    The board agreed to assign most of the responsibility for defining the scope of studies to district executive director John Skeel after he volunteered to take on the assignment.

  • It's September, and time for rose hips

    Once more it is time for the September Song. Where has the summer gone? For me, it has flown, wasted by being sick, doctoring, etc. My favorite time of the year and, now that I seem to be somewhat better, where have all the flowers gone?

    With any kind of luck, we may still have a month or two of lovely fall weather. September brings the turning of the aspen leaves from green to gold. By the end of the month Golden, Colo., is at its best.

  • Local composer puts Noah in a whole new light

    There are countless plays, musicals and movies about Noah. And each one ends the same — with a monumental flood and a rainbow. But how many of us really know about Noah, the man responsible for repopulating the Earth as we know it? Have you ever thought about Noah’s life before he was thrust into the spotlight?

    The premiere of the musical “Noah: Come Hell or High Water” will take place Sept. 3. Everything you thought you knew about Noah and the Ark will be turned upside down.

  • An enchanted evening at Invesco for area's Obama fans

    The fourth night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28 turned out to be the Cinderella night that Evergreen area Obama supporters dreamed it would be.

    The transportation, the entertainment, the celebrity and camaraderie at Mile High seemed to confirm that America is a place where ordinary people can influence the course of world affairs.

    Everyone contacted had rave reviews for the event in general and for the landmark speech by Barack Obama, the first African-American to be nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.

  • Mistakes costly

    LAKEWOOD — The Evergreen Cougars lamented a lack of fundamentals and missed opportunities after their season-opening defeat to Frederick on Aug. 30.

    They may have been a little hard on themselves.

    Evergreen lost 22-13 to the Warriors by virtue of two heave-ho touchdown passes that were both a half-step from never happening, and a fluky fumble turned touchdown return on the opening kickoff of the second half.

  • Size matters

    The principles of the four-man defensive line are pretty simple.

    The two defensive ends contain and move to the quarterback in pincer-like fashion. The two defensive tackles batter the interior, disrupting blocking schemes, eating up running backs and allowing the linebackers behind them to flow to the ball.

  • Motorist airlifted from O'Fallon accident scene

    A motorist suffering a medical emergency caused an accident in the parking lot of O’Fallon Park near Kittredge on Highway 74 about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

    A helicopter was called to take the person, who was in critical condition, to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, said Evergreen Fire Chief Garry DeJong, who went to the accident scene.

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the Colorado State Patrol and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

  • Wandering elk discovers swingset is no fun

    Wildlife officers last Thursday morning chased a 300-pound elk with half a swingset tangled in its antlers before finally subduing the animal and removing the hardware headgear.

    The officers pursued the elk for half a mile before shooting it with a tranquilizer gun at 29826 Bronco Road, where it collapsed about 11:15 a.m.

    The elk had a green baby seat, some rope and a 5-foot-long piece of timber snagged in its four-point antlers after grazing too close to some play equipment, probably in the Tanoa subdivision.

  • Early birds get warm welcome at Walgreens opening

    Friday morning's opening of Evergreen's Walgreens was quite eventful for the store's first customers.

    Kristi Leinen of Evergreen had the distinction of being the first shopper. She dashed into the store about 7:40 a.m. — 20 minutes before the scheduled opening — to grab school supplies for her children.