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Local News

  • Evergreen merchants have big plans for Small Business Saturday

    Hey, big spender — and small spenders: Don't forget your favorite local stores this holiday season, especially on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29.

  • Global-warming claims spark heated responses

    Colorado’s recent cold snap and snow come directly from worldwide global warming, according to a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist who spoke Tuesday evening at the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council.

  • Vacancy panel to name replacement for office-hopping Griffin

    As newly elected Jeffco clerk and recorder Faye Griffin prepares to serve in her third different elected position in eight years — after she resigns from her county commission seat — a GOP vacancy committee is preparing to replace her on the commission.

    E.V. Leyendecker, chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, said the party formed a vacancy committee earlier this year after Griffin announced her plans to run for clerk and recorder — and to leave her term-limited commission seat if elected. 

  • Ringing the bell for a good cause

    From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, the sound of brightly ringing bells can be heard at the entrance to stores in Evergreen as volunteers with the Salvation Army seek donations for the needy.

    Bell ringers standing beside the familiar red kettles will be stationed at entrances to King Soopers in Bergen Park, Safeway and Walgreens in Evergreen, and at Walmart in El Rancho.

    “We have pretty much round-the-clock coverage,” said Christa Babb, a Salvation Army committee member who coordinates efforts in Evergreen.

  • Cognition, Will Robinson!

    What better way to spark the interest of fourth-graders at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in science and technology than to have them build and program robots?

    Minds and hands were thoroughly occupied last Friday as the students worked in small groups to assemble 75 Lego-like pieces into small robots.

    The next assignment was naming the robots — things such as “Wall-e” from the Pixar movie, Broncobot, Henry and Bob — followed by using computers to program the robots to change course when they ran into something.

  • Two nonprofits provide holiday help for the needy

    Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center continue their efforts to assist needy people during the holiday season. From food drives to the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Evergreen, mountain area residents have many opportunities to participate in charitable giving.

  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    By Sandy Barnes
    Staff Writer
    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.
    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • O’Connor begins serving as exec director of rec district

    For the past week, Ellen O’Connor has been working in her new position as executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    After extensive interviews with O’Connor and two other finalists, members of the EPRD board unanimously chose O’Connor to serve as head of the park district on Nov. 12 — a position she officially began the following day.

  • A good time with rhyme

    “Roses are red; violets are blue.
    I’m not a professional speaker; how about you?”

    That was the poem kindergartner Mason Wertz wrote and recited at the annual oral interpretation event at Bergen Meadow Elementary last Thursday. Mason was the first speaker, and his poem summed up the event’s mission: give children an opportunity to speak in public.