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Today's News

  • World of music: Jazz Fest brings a swinging weekend

    “The hippest thing you can do is not play at all. Just listen.”

    — Lennie Tristano

    The word “jazz” covers more ground than any other in the musical lexicon, which means it had a lot in common with them what played and them what listened at last weekend’s eighth annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

  • Calendar photo contest begins

    Mount Evans Hospice is looking for photographs of the mountain community’s scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2009 Seasons of Our Mountains Community Calendar.

    Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries for this popular calendar, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Evergreen National Bank and Evergreen Newspapers.

  • Jeffco enacts fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has announced temporary fire restrictions for all unincorporated areas of the county.

    The restrictions also include a portion of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road and will be in effect until further notice.

    While the restrictions are in effect, the following activities are prohibited:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or campfire except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground or picnic area.

  • Reverse-911 glitch sent wrong people packing during Oxyoke Fire

    When Buffalo Creek resident Vicki Porter got a reverse-911 call July 20 during the Oxyoke Fire notifying her household of a mandatory evacuation, she and her family acted immediately, filling boxes and preparing to flee.

    But the family’s panic was short-lived — and unnecessary. Another call came a half-hour later saying that the first was in error: Porter’s home was one of 1,350 households that were wrongly contacted because of a glitch in the notification system.

  • Gymnasts cap off season

    The competitive gymnastics season may be over, but members of the Evergreen Eagles teams are still hard at work.

    “There’s always things to work on,” said Elise Pate, 14, who’s getting ready to enter her freshman year at Evergreen High School. “We’re practicing year-round.”

    Pate and company recently wrapped up their season by competing at the state meet in Vail.

  • Young and not-so-young tackle Mount Evans Hill Climb

    IDAHO SPRINGS — The 2008 Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hill Climb bike race was a family affair for the Whitesels.

    Patrick, 11, and younger brother Peter, 9, were both competing in the youth race while their dad, Bruce, drove behind in support. This was the first year for the two boys to compete in the race.

  • Sports games slumping

    Last week was a big week for those who enjoy their sports video games (raising hand now).

    Electronic Arts released its latest version of college football delight, “NCAA ‘09,” for all the various consoles (sorry, DS owners, you’ll have to wait for Madden).

    Traditionally, the release of a new virtual football game brings smiles to the masses who gladly fork over $60 for the right to say they were among the first to own — and play — the game.

  • Walgreens to open by end of August

    Never fear. Walgreens will be here.

    The new Walgreens off Evergreen Parkway will definitely be opening by the end of August, according to a company spokeswoman.

    Construction issues have delayed the original opening date, according to Carol Hively, corporate spokeswoman for Walgreens.

    Rumors circulating around Evergreen that Walgreens is backing out or that the company is having a hard time hiring workers are false, Hively said.

    Walgreens’ fiscal year ends Aug. 31, and the company likes to have all of its new stores open by that time, she said.

  • Dogs, owners find fun at new store

    Dogma is defined as a belief in something. Dogma Pet Supply and Dog Wash opened because of owner Craig Gulliford’s belief that a pet supply store should be an experience, not just a store.

    Dogma, near El Rancho at 29017 Hotel Way, opened in January. Gulliford said the business has a fun and happy atmosphere.

    “You automatically smile when you walk in,” he said.

    The walls are painted in bright colors, and dog beds, dog food and other dog supplies line the walls.

  • A moose is on the loose in Evergreen

    Gianna Vinci’s fascination with moose began a month ago when her family traveled to Yellowstone National Park and she saw one of the lanky creatures there.

    The Evergreen toddler’s interest was reinforced when her mother, Patty, bought a children’s book about Orville the Moose — whose antlers were loose — at a gift shop in the park. The book has been favorite reading at the Vinci home ever since.

    But Gianna’s desire to see a moose in Evergreen seemed an unlikely wish until the family drove right by one July 20 on their way to Summerfest.