Today's Features

  • Neither elk nor bear nor flocks of geese deter the grounds crew at Evergreen Golf Course from its appointed rounds.

    The crew of nine — most of whom are retired — mow the lawns, fairways and greens in addition to other duties at the course on Upper Bear Creek Road starting at 5 a.m. nearly every day from April to October, and for them, seeing the wildlife first thing in the morning is part of the job’s allure.

  • It really is the best three seconds each year in Evergreen.

    That’s the time it takes for 5,000 plastic ducks to fall from an Evergreen Fire/Rescue truck to the area below the dam for the Dam Ducky Derby. Now in its 10th year, the derby brings several thousand people to downtown Evergreen for children’s activities, vendor booths, food, music — and most importantly, the duck drop.

    After a countdown, the ducks fell to the creek with a whoosh and began their race to Highland Haven Creekside Inn.

  • Jodey Anderson was all about protecting the environment.

    He also was all about Evergreen — loving the community for what it had been and is now.

    He was a lover of loud music, a nature photographer and someone who enjoyed good times with friends — and he had many friends. He was known for helping others whenever he could.

    Anderson, 64, passed away on July 12, and his family hosted a celebration of life in his honor on Saturday at the Anderson family property on Upper Bear Creek Road. The family has owned the land since 1880.

  • To say longevity is an integral part of Barbara and Boyd Rembe would be an understatement.

    The couple, who now live at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen, are 96 and 95, respectively, have been married 74 years and lived in Kittredge for 68 years.

  • Evergreen was swinging with the sounds of traditional jazz last weekend during the 18th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival.

    The music was endless at five venues in town with bands both local and from across the country coming to Evergreen to entertain 2,000 audience members and to teach young people the techniques and heart of hot jazz. Festival organizers tout the high caliber of performers who participate in the festival each year.

  • For many, saving someone else can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in Conifer, it’s just part of the job.

    Sometimes, the paramedics, EMTs and firefighters in the department even defy nature’s course.

    “We got called to a cardiac arrest and we did CPR, all of that,” Lt. Vincent Van Binsbergen said. “We gave him all the paramedic drugs, and we actually brought the individual back, and he was actually talking to us on the way to the hospital. 

  • Shopping for school clothes is a fun excursion for kids, and on Thursday, 65 area children were treated to a shopping spree at the Evergreen Walmart thanks to Evergreen Christian Outreach, the Evergreen Salvation Army Unit and the store.

  • An Evergreen Eagle Scout hopes to raise money to repair a bus shelter named after an Evergreen boy who was killed in 1987 as he was making his way to a bus stop.

    Conner Richardson, 15, hopes to rally Evergreen to help repair the shelter at the corner of Little Cub Creek Road and Mountain Park Road called Sky Stop. It was named after 8-year-old Levi Sky Hunsicker, who was killed on Sept. 11, 1987, by a car on Buffalo Park Road. Sky Stop was built in 1991 by parents and neighbors to keep area children safe as they waited for the bus.

  • It’s a typical morning for Emery Carson as he walks around the fire station, checking out things. He makes sure everything is in the right place and secure. Then the wait begins.

    “Some-times it’s very quiet,” said the veteran fire chief in his 31st year with the Indian Hills Fire Protection District and the department’s only paid employee.

    The calls — usually 250 to 300 per year — are sporadic at times and other times not so much.

  • “Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”

    — Robert H. Schuller

    The Berendes family of Evergreen knows about impossible situations — and it also knows about miracles.

    Last week, with the help of social media and strangers, Marla and John Berendes and their son Jack recovered a pendant that Jack lost somewhere on the Evergreen Golf Course.