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  • Roads on Mount Evans, Guanella Pass open

    The roads leading to Mount Evans and Guanella Pass opened for the season this past weekend, according to information from the Colorado Department of Transportation and Clear Creek County.
    Guanella Pass Road is a 22-mile scenic highway that begins at the edge of Georgetown and continues over the summit to Grant. The Guanella Pass Road information line at 303-679-2422, ext. 2, is available for updates.

  • Park district offers summer hikes that include children’s theater

    A special hike for youngsters that features the Snow White story will take place on June 14 at Buchanan Park.
    Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado, both actors and the audience will take a moderate hike, with scenes from the fairytale performed along the way.
    This updated version of the classic fairy tale by Marjorie Sokoff features seven quirky dwarfs, a tongue-tied prince, a sassy mirror, a dancing chicken — and, of course, the lovely Snow White.

  • New author finds her way in 'Prairie Journey'

    Evergreen author Frances Bonney Jenner spent seven years researching and writing her first book, “Prairie Journey.”

    For Jenner, who has spent most of her life working as a librarian, writing and publishing this children’s book is a realization of a longtime goal.

    “I’ve always had a dream to write,” she said.

  • Summer concerts at lake begin with local talent, Oklahoma Duo

    The Hosty Duo will perform original music during the opening summer concert at Evergreen Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5.

  • Top-flight instruction

    “Good spot, you guys!” said Heather Johnson of Evergreen Audubon.

    Members of Johnson’s beginning birding class had just seen a brilliantly colored Western tanager perched in a tree at Lair O’ the Bear Park.

    On the sunny spring morning last Saturday, a variety of birds were flitting around and calling to one another as the class learned how to identify them.

  • 2nd annual Barks and Belts K9 5K offers fun time for canines, companions

    The second annual Barks and Belts K9 5K in Bergen Park this Sunday offers dogs and their companions a chance to get a good workout while benefiting two service organizations.

    A fund-raiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart, the event includes music, treats and fun competition.

    “We’ve added three contests,” said Cathleen Timmons of EAPL, who is helping to organize the event.

  • Remembering brother in arms

     

    World War II veteran Harry Smith of Evergreen stood to acknowledge his military service during the Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning at Evergreen Memorial Park.

  • Summer concerts at lake begin with local talent, Oklahoma duo

    The Hosty Duo will perform original music during the opening summer concert at Evergreen Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5.

    An accomplished guitarist, Hosty also plays harmonica and kazoo and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines during performances with his sidekick, drummer Michael Byars.

    Those who come to the free concert sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District can also enjoy original compositions performed by students at the Evergreen School of Music.

  • Remembering brothers in arms

    World War II veteran Harry Smith of Evergreen stood to acknowledge his military service during the Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning at Evergreen Memorial Park.

     

    As a member of the 5th Armored Division of the Army, Smith served in England, France and Holland during World War II. Smith said his unit was among those that opened German concentration camps at the end of the war.

    “Our medical people did whatever they could to help these people out,” he said.

  • Parents assail schools’ plan for storing student data

    The Jeffco School District’s plan to test a “cloud” storage system for student data has some parents concerned that vital information about their kids would be vulnerable to hackers and security breaches.
    More than 35 concerned parents gathered at Normandy Elementary School on May 22 to voice their disapproval of the district’s plan to pilot “inBloom” — software developed by an Atlanta-based nonprofit that would centralize mountains of student data and store it off site.