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Today's News

  • Subspecies of dark-eyed junco are complex but easily discernible

    For some time now, I have thought I should write a column on the juncos that we are seeing at our feeders, but something or another seemed to come up every week, and I put it off. No matter what juncos we have had all winter, there will be new ones coming in as many of them migrate in the early spring to more northern breeding grounds.
    Juncos are commonly known as “snow birds” in many areas because they arrive just before the first snow and leave in the early spring. They spend the winter or snow season with us and move northward to nest.

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  • Poignance, laughs live in ‘Apartment 3A’

    A New York theater critic once commented that “Apartment 3A,” the latest production by the Evergreen Players, refused to be pigeonholed — it is part comedy, part drama, and all heart. This description not only works for “Apartment 3A,” but for the Evergreen Players as well. The Players’ 2014 season offers a diverse mix of shows, including the musical “Annie,” comedic performances by the EPiC improvisation group, and Jeff Daniels’ play “Apartment 3A,” which opens Friday.

  • Evergreen chamber honors community volunteers

    The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to those who serve the community and the organization during the annual Honoree Celebration at the Evergreen Elks Lodge on March 6.

    “This was a special occasion for us because we would not be able to provide the level of services we do without the commitment and devotion of these generous people and organizations,” said Lin Browning, chamber president.

  • Evergreen brothers are the architects of their own learning

    Two Evergreen students tested their architectural mettle when they helped solve structural engineering problems during a remodel at the STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch.

    Evergreen resident Barry Himmelman, owner of Himmelman Construction Inc. in Lakewood, won the bid on the $3.3 million, 30,000-square-foot remodel project at the charter school. Since Himmelman likes to involve building users in his projects, he asked teachers at the school if students could help solve some design problems.

  • Cell tower gets some static in Kittredge

    At least one neighbor — Adobe Creek Center owner Elizabeth Betterton — is worried that the new cell-phone tower in Kittredge is dangerous because of the radiation it emits.

    Betterton said she plans to buy a radiation-monitoring device to check emissions from the disguised cell-phone tower erected recently by Verizon Wireless just south of 26040 Highway 74. She is worried that radiation from the tower could cause leukemia and cancer in nearby residents.

  • King-Murphy second-graders urge peers to look in out-of-the-way places for change to donate to African kids

    Second-graders at King-Murphy Elementary School have been raising money to help provide children in Africa with the school supplies they need.

    In the process, they might have gotten their homes a bit cleaner.

    They call the fund-raiser Digging for Dozens of Dimes. Children went home and cleaned under furniture and in clothes pockets, and looked in other out-of-the-way places to find spare change to donate to the program.

  • Park district candidate is former fitness center executive, bodybuilder

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the five candidates running for three seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    As a candidate for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Tim Kimber says he can offer his experience as a former executive of a national fitness enterprise. He is among five candidates seeking three seats up for election on May 6.

    “With my business background and passion for fitness and health, I could bring some good things to the board,” Kimber said.

  • Mountain Reads tutors help residents develop language skills

    After learning of mountain area residents  who couldn't fill out job applications because they lacked English language skills, a group of volunteers formed the Mountain Reads program.

    Since the program started last year, the tutors have worked with several individuals, helping them improve their ability to speak, read and write. Now the group is seeking more participants for Mountain Reads, which area Rotary clubs sponsor.

  • Home on Deer Path damaged by fire

    A home in the 6000 block of Deer Path that had new owners as of Friday was damaged by fire Sunday morning.

    No one was home when the fire started about 10:30 a.m., and Evergreen firefighters rescued the family’s two dogs. One was fine, and the other was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague. The dog has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the owners.