Today's Features

  • From the whimsical to the classical — and everything in between — the art at the 53rd annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival didn’t disappoint last weekend.

    Art lovers perused the booths at the Buchanan fields, enjoying paintings, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, clothing, leatherwork and more. Each booth brought a new treasure to admire.

  • 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.

  • Kittredge’s Canyonfest is all about fun — small-town fun.

    With the pounding rhythms of a rock band — along with food, beer and wine — for adults to enjoy, kids had fun blowing gigantic bubbles, hula-hooping, participating in sack and duck races, and more.

    Russett Goulding, a longtime organizer of Canyonfest, walked up to attendees on Saturday, asking if they were having fun. She has been known to call the festival a Mayberry-like event, referring to the “Andy Griffith Show.”

  • Mirada Fine Art is filled with sheep — hundreds of them.

    The sheep are part of artist Jill Shwaiko’s exhibit called “Sheep Dreams” at the Indian Hills gallery. They range from life-size to minuscule, and each has its own personality, according to gallery owner Steve Sonnen, who chuckles a bit as he talks about the show.

    “Right now,” Sonnen said, “we are obsessed with sheep. In today’s society, a few sheep here and there can’t hurt to lighten the mood.”

  • Roger and Deana DeLozier of Evergreen Meadows celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30. They met in 1969 on the beaches of San Diego and married just four months after their first date at Disneyland. 

    Roger was a naval officer and Deana, a legal secretary. They settled in Evergreen in 1986 with four children: Tamara, Tiffany and Trisha, all graduates of Evergreen High School, and Mike, who graduated from Conifer High School.

  • Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s 21st annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday was the perfect family outing: games, a bike rodeo and bounce houses for the kids, and demonstrations and learning opportunities for parents.

    Families rode in fire trucks and on a kids train, learned a bit about CPR and watched a helicopter land.

  • 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.