Today's Features

  • A legend.

    That word aptly describes Jim Musser —a legend on the slopes, at his ski shop, and among his friends and family, who say his antics and devil-may-care attitude made him larger than life.

    Musser, 76, closed Musser’s Ski Shop in May. The shop itself was legendary for the line of skis that grew throughout the years outside the shop along Evergreen Parkway. In fact, the family sold 700 pairs of used skis to the Colorado Ski Furniture Co. in Pagosa Springs so they can be repurposed into chairs and other furniture.

  • Saturday morning was quiet in Evergreen as teams of workers fanned out to install this year’s new sculptures for the Evergreen Sculpture Walk.

    Sculptors, welders and helpers got to work at 8 a.m., and by 11 a.m., 12 new sculptures of all shapes and sizes officially became part of the walk, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

    Those 12 sculptures join the 37 permanent sculptures that grace Evergreen and Bergen Park.

  • Some experienced rod-and-reel fishers attended a clinic on Saturday at the Buchanan Park Rec Center to learn more about fly-fishing.

    The participants, between the ages of 8 and 14, learned about tying flies, the bugs that fish eat and fly-fishing techniques before going out to the Buchanan Ponds to see if they could catch rainbow trout.

    Christian Schulz, 12, said the feeling he gets when fishing is indescribable.

    “There’s no answer for (why I like fishing),” said Christian, a student at Montessori School of Evergreen.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.