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Today's News

  • More a community event than a race

    I’m pretty sure I was the very last runner to cross the finish line at the Fourth of July Freedom Run four years back. How do I know? Well, it was a 5K race, and the clock showed one hour as I rolled in. Not a good sign.

    Oh, sure, I had excuses — one was a 3-year-old named Johnny and the other was an 18-month-old known as “Crash.” Let’s face it, though: Even under the best of circumstances, I’m not exactly setting any speed records.

  • Rodeo Parade winners

    The winning entries in the Evergreen Rodeo Parade on June 14 were: Youth Division: first, Cub Scout Pack No. 50; second, Evergreen High School Cheerleaders; third, Jefferson County 4-H Livestock Council. Non-Commercial, Adult: first, Mountain High Christian Center; second, Evergreen Animal Protective League; third, Jefferson County Public Library drill team. Commercial, Adult: first, Evergreen National Bank; second, Canyon Courier; third, Square Deal Riding Center. Judges’ Crowd Pleaser, Evergreen High School Poms.

  • Sad song is the sequel to the song sparrow saga

    It is sad to report that the song sparrow nest met with ill fate.

  • Arts in the Aspens: a unique twist on fine art

    Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” In the case of artists Kevin Scofield and Christian Dore, good aspens make good neighbors. Or, inversely, good neighbors are brought together by good aspens. Most importantly, great art made by good neighbors looks even greater hanging on good aspens.

    Let’s start at the beginning. In 2001, photographer Kevin Scofield and his wife, Pam, relocated to Morrison. By day, Scofield is the news operations manager at Fox 31 Denver.

  • Eatery offers great view, great food

    After three months in business, the Aspen Grill in the Lakepoint Center is continuing to go strong.

    The restaurant is in the space that formerly housed the Wine Bar on Evergreen Lake. Now it is a bar and restaurant that serves “contemporary comfort bistro fare,” said co-owner Joseph Newman. Newman, Ken Kerver and Evergreen resident John Watson are the owners.

    Newman says his motivation to own the restaurant was simply one thing: Evergreen Lake.

  • Longtime postal worker recalls 34 years of Evergreen faces

    Does every community have a center? A convenient hub where its citizens and their diverse personal and public interests converge? A single point where daily snapshots of a whole town’s unfolding history are available live and in color?

  • Mixed signals: Mountain residents not receiving DTV broadcasts

    Free television reception could be a thing of the past for some mountain area residents when analog TV signals stop emanating from Lookout Mountain in February 2009 and the switch to digital signals is complete.

    In fact, some mountain residents who have already installed digital converters are failing to get the digital signals, because a new DTV antenna on Lookout Mountain is not broadcasting in our direction.

  • Local filmmaker making Evergreen movie magic

    At last, somebody’s going to show those myopic New York studio executives and SoCal-centric Hollywood producers what folks here in Colorado’s fly-over foothills have known all along.

    Evergreen has star quality.

  • No accord reached in tae kwon do tussle

    Martial arts instructor Tom Spratt is eager to resume his class schedule at the Buchanan Recreation Center but has not been able to come to an agreement with the management of the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District.

    Spratt continues to teach classes at Wulf Recreation Center.

    Spratt said he wants the park district to cover the slate tile at the Buchanan center with padded material to make the room safer for the kids.

  • Community delivers fond farewells to postmaster

    A notebook filled with farewell comments from local residents summed up the recent departure of the Indian Hills postmaster, who had served that community for 11 years.

    To keep the tributes a secret, residents took turns writing in the notebook across the street from the post office at the Basecamp Caf. But postmaster J.B. (like the Scotch) Mulder (as in “The X Files”) still knew, because he knew just about everything that went on in Indian Hills.

    “We loved coming in, you always had a smile, we loved your sense of humor,” one local wrote.