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Today's Features

  • I don’t think I’ve ever met a person in her 80s who is more engaged in life and involved in numerous endeavors than Conifer resident Vivian Burrows.

    As an example, I had to request an appointment time with her last week as she had a birthday party in Bailey in the morning and Great Decisions in the evening. She would have to leave that group early to get to choir practice.

    She also found time to drop off some laundry for her son, a much-beloved bagger at Evergreen Safeway, Craig Burrows. Whew!

  • Many activities kept kids busy and learning at the Care for the Earth Fair on Saturday, but none was quite as popular as Neffy.

    Neffy, a 3-month-old Nubian goat, walked among the booths with her owner Lori Tigner with Westfarm Goats in Morrison. Neffy was born three months premature, so Tigner hand-raised her in the house.

    “She a house goat,” Tigner said as she showed Neffy to attendees. Her full name is Nefertari, which means “beautiful companion.”

  • An Evergreen resident had to re-evaluate her life after a skiing accident in mid-December 2017.

    “I realized after my skiing accident that I had some decisions to make,” shares Evergreen senior citizen Miki Farrin.

    She had been skiing for many decades when she was “hit by a large male” from behind her on the slopes, resulting in a broken pelvis and coccyx, dislocated shoulder, broken optical bone and full-brain concussion.

  • “Our sunshine” — That’s how Bonnie and Keith Florquist describe their daughter Sancy Shaw, who died in a Christmas Eve accident on Interstate 70 at Genesee.

    “She was funny, able to speak her mind, competitive and a tomboy,” Bonnie said in an interview at the Florquists’ Evergreen home recently. “She was an overachiever. Give her a task, and she would do it 10 times better.”

    Sancy’s friends couldn’t agree more.

  • Heather Kapande feels lucky, especially this Mother’s Day, because she has two wonderful sons.

    Both of them — Dane, 20, and Troy, 15 — have escaped dangerous situations in their young lives. Kapande wishes she were a superhero who had ways to keep them safe.

    Troy is a student at STEM School in Highlands Ranch. Luckily for the family, Troy was home on May 7 when two shooters entered the school, killing one and injuring eight.

  • The Alderfer Barn has gotten a facelift in the past two weeks, thanks to volunteers and staff from the nonprofit HistoriCorps.

    On Thursday, workers replaced the boards on the west end of the barn on Buffalo Park Road. They also worked on rebuilding the barn doors, replacing window sills and making repairs to the foundation.

  • An Evergreen woman has written a book about the five years she lived on the island of Crete near Greece.

    Melanie Crane said the experiences deepened her faith in God and in herself, and she learned a lot about other people and cultures.

    Her book is called “Uniquely Crete: Life Redefined on a Greek Island.” She will sign her book and read from it from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Bread Lounge in Bergen Park. In keeping with the book’s theme, Mediterranean food will be served.

  • As the sun began its evening descent behind the Front Range, dozens of camouflaged cadets took to the lawn of Waterstone Community Church with radios in hand.

    The cadets, all members of the Dakota Ridge squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, spent much of Monday evening learning to communicate via radio in preparation for an upcoming event in which they’ll be assisting with parking and security. But that is just a fraction of what the group learns through CAP.

  • The wait is almost over: 120 for $120 at Center for the Arts Evergreen will be April 26.

    Those wishing to get an early look at the art that will be up for sale came to the opening reception on Friday. All of the artwork will be on display until the selection event.

  • Evergreen High School is performing a fairly new musical, “Big Fish,” this year, keeping with family-themed theater productions this year.

    In the fall, the theater department performed “You Can’t Take It With You,” an 80-year-old show about family relationships, so director Scott Ogle decided to do something more modern, though also family related, in the spring.

    “Big Fish” is based on a novel and was turned into a Tim Burton movie in 2004. It became a Broadway musical in 2013.