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Finest Fine Arts Festival!

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .


With 100 booths representing some of the finest artists around, the 49th Evergreen Fine Arts Festival attracted big crowds both Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd.  

Co-chairs Josh Trefethan and Beth Riser had more than the norm to think about as there was a power outage early Saturday morning before the festival kicked off … and Sunday morning one of the exhibitors collapsed in the roadway, appearing to have experienced a stroke, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Volunteers manned the booth in his absence all weekend, and volunteers offered overnight accommodations for the man's wife, who had to fly in from the Midwest.

Dogs were allowed for the first time, and there were a lot of them.  Food concessions did a record business because Jefferson County Open Space restricted the number of food concessions on the property.  


Squirrels – our chattering neighbors

Written by Ed Furlong on .

Many Audubon members are avid birders, and many of our programs have focused on birds. Broadening the view of our Evergreen world, our September chapter meeting will focus on two native tree squirrels in the Evergreen area: Abert’s and pine.

Their different habitats, diets, behaviors and appearances will be highlighted.  Photographs will make it easier to learn to quickly spot and identify these species. The program also will cover typical questions about these and other small rodents that live in the foothills, and with which we come into contact in our yards and gardens, and out hiking and walking.

The chapter meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 3, at Church of the Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing before we begin our program at 7 p.m. Pine squirrels, often called red squirrels in the Midwest, are widely distributed in coniferous forests from the East Coast to Alaska.


Meet Bob Baldwin

Written by Anne Vickstrom on .

To the Evergreen Chorale, Bob Baldwin is a talented baritone, a wonderful pianist and a heck of a leader and businessman.

To Colorado School of Mines, he was an outstanding student and went on to be an even more impressive professor in chemical engineering.

Oh, and then there’s NREL - the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – that was thrilled to discover that Bob’s ‘retirement’ somehow didn’t ‘take,’ and so he came their way.  He's principal scientist in the National Bioenergy Center.

“I’ve never hated a day of work in my life,” said Bob.  Perhaps that is his secret; he truly loves everything that he does.