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Today's News

  • Two types of doves appearing at area feeders

    Yesterday I received a report on last year’s Thanksgiving Bird Count. This count is done at your home feeding station for one hour on Thanksgiving Day. It is held in 12 western states, so it is especially interesting to western birders.

    Last year, the five most numerous birds seen remained the same as they have been for several years. The most commonly seen birds were 1, dark-eyed juncos; 2, house sparrows; 3, house finches; 4, black-capped chickadees; and 5, mourning doves. There were a total of 137 species seen in the 12-state area.

  • Sculpted to perfection

    Sculptor Dan Toone stood in front of his piece as it was being installed in downtown Evergreen.

    While Toone, from Taylorsville, Utah, said he didn’t worry that something might go wrong during the installation, his crossed arms and hand over his mouth belied something a bit different.

    The 300-pound, 11-foot metal sculpture called "Austere" now stands in front of Evergreen Crafters as part of the yearly Sculpture Walk sponsored by Sculpture Evergreen, formerly Art for the Mountain Community.

  • One-car accident on Brook Forest Road kills Aurora woman

    An Aurora woman died Saturday in a one-car accident on Brook Forest Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Melissa P. Pearson, 62, was driving a 2001 Subaru Outback south on Brook Forest Road about 8:45 p.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, the patrol said. The car traveled across the northbound lane, spun counterclockwise, went off the road, collided with a fence and partially rolled, said Trooper Nate Reid, a patrol spokesman.

  • Auto parts store not coming to Evergreen after all

    O'Reilly Auto Parts won't be coming to an Evergreen location on Bryant Drive after all.

    After drawing up preliminary plans for a 6,500-square-foot store and 20 parking spaces at 30406 Bryant Drive, officials decided to look at other locations in Colorado, said Mark Merz, a spokesman for the auto parts company.

    Gallerie Quilt is currently leasing the iconic A-frame building, and store owner Steve Starr wants to buy and remodel it. The building is currently listed for sale at $549,000.

  • Fledgling brewpub changes name to Lariat Lodge

    Fireweed Brewing has changed its name to Lariat Lodge because of a potential trademark conflict.

    The brewpub isn't open for business yet, but it's expected to open in September in the former Evergreen Conference Center with about 100 seats. 

  • Bergen Village in receivership

    Bergen Village LLC is in receivership and could be sold at auction at the end of July.

    The restaurants and shops that rent space in the shopping center are not expected to be affected by the impending negotiation, said Kathy Ellman, a listing broker at Terra Firma Real Estate & Development LLC who manages the property at 1240 to 1262 Bergen Parkway. 

    Bergen Village includes restaurants such as Cuisine of the Himalayas and Beau Thai, stores such as Hearthfire Books and Treats, and a Chase Bank branch.

  • Bergen Village in receivership

    Bergen Village LLC is in receivership and could be sold at auction at the end of July.

    The restaurants and shops that rent space in the shopping center are not expected to be affected by the impending negotiation, said Kathy Ellman, a listing broker at Terra Firma Real Estate & Development LLC who manages the property at 1240 to 1262 Bergen Parkway.

    Bergen Village includes restaurants such as Cuisine of the Himalayas and Beau Thai, stores such as Hearthfire Books and Treats, and a Chase Bank branch.

  • School board candidate brings teacher’s perspective

    Jeffco parent Amanda Stevens, a former teacher and now a candidate for the school board, says she would bring a dedication to excellence, transparency and cooperation to the deeply divided board.

    The Lakewood resident announced last month that she is running for Lesley Dahlkemper’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in District 4, which includes areas in South Jeffco. Stevens is the lone candidate so far; the election is Nov. 3. 

  • Dredging of Evergreen Lake will have to wait

    Dredging Evergreen Lake quickly and efficiently could require a backhoe and a "semi-permeable membrane," not a pontoon boat, and officials now say the work won't be done this spring or early summer.

  • Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers

    Evergreen Christian Outreach is seeking volunteers to help with the services it provides in the community.

    "We have a very loyal core group," says Mary Petrich, EChO volunteer services director. "But during summer, we have a seasonal downturn. Our staffing always diminishes in the summer."

    Currently, the primary need is for volunteers to staff the EChO food pantry and Resale Shop, she said. Between 16 and 20 volunteers work at the Resale Shop, and more than 12 help at the food bank.