Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • “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.

  • I met Bill Weisenborn well over a decade ago when, after hearing AT HOME in Evergreen Inc., the affordable housing initiative, present to the Pathfinders group, Bill elected to join the AT HOME board.

    It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered just how active he is in our community. In addition to Pathfinders, he sits on the Evergreen Christian Outreach board, mentors a public school student in the “Leaping into Literacy” program and is a regular church attendee. 

  • Youth art show at Shadow Mountain Gallery

    Elementary school artwork will be on display at Shadow Mountain Gallery in March in honor of National Youth Art Month.

    The show will feature 90 pieces of artwork from students at The Bergens, Carlson, Elk Creek, King-Murphy, Marshdale, Parmalee and Wilmot elementary schools. The pieces are chosen by each school’s art teachers.

  • Two area organizations are working to providing a community for retirees in the foothills.

    Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors and Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors — both with members ranging in age from the 30s to 80s — tend to attract those 55 and older, creating a network of friendships and activities.

    The groups are part social clubs, part networking, part support. They are places where area residents can meet others. Contrary to their names, both groups are more about neighbors getting together no matter how long they have lived in the foothills.

  • About 50 Evergreen Middle School boys learned how to fight on Friday — stage fighting, that is.

    The boys are the cast of “Newsies,” and they were preparing for the fight scenes in the show. André Rodriguez, a teaching artist at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, spent the morning teaching them to hit each other and to fall, so that it looked realistic. And it did.

  • Young thespians will take to the Venue Theatre stage April 20-22 to show off their acting and singing skills.
    Kindergartners through second-graders will perform a 20-minute show called “Big Beautiful Planet,” a compilation of songs by Raffi that talk about the importance of protecting the planet.
    That will be followed by “Lion King Jr.,” based on the 1994 movie about a lion cub named Simba and his adventures with lioness Nala, meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa.

  • Recently, I sat down with three caring and determined ladies responsible for a great deal of Evergreen Players’ continuous success. I have personal history with the Players and remain enlivened by its impeccable standards and the strides it has made over the years.