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  • Spokeswoman for Jeffco Schools resigns

    Jeffco Public Schools chief communications officer Lisa Pinto has submitted a letter of resignation and will be stepping down from her position effective June 19, according to the district’s superintendent.

    Pinto wrote in her May 28 resignation that she is leaving the district for another job.

  • Sheriff investigating recent burglaries in Evergreen

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent burglaries at Evergreen businesses.

    Thrift shops of the Evergreen Animal Protective League on Meadow Drive and Evergreen Christian Outreach on Highway 74 were burglarized on May 16 and May 1, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. Items were taken from both establishments.

  • Public meeting planned Thursday on hemp-growing operation in Kittredge

    More than 100 people had signed up to find out more about cannabidiol at a meeting put together by Ambary Gardens LLC in Kittredge.

    The public meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Evergreen Elks Club, 27972 Iris Drive. Two lobbyists, a U.S. Army veteran and a brain injury researcher are scheduled to talk about the benefits of hemp and cannabidiol at the meeting.

  • Two-year-old battling back from horrific dog bite

    Kai Bianco is a little boy with a lot of personality.

    Kai, who was bitten in the head by the family dog last year, turned 2 on May 24. While he is still behind developmentally, Kai acts pretty much like a 2-year-old should. He plays with his trucks — he calls them “go-gos” — and loves to sing, pose for photos and wave bye-bye. He knows what he wants and goes after it.

    He’s a strong-willed little boy. He’s a fighter.

  • Three longtime teachers leaving Wilmot Elementary

    Wilmot Elementary is losing more than 70 years in experience as three teachers say goodbye to students for the last time on Thursday. But the retirees won’t really be far away.

    Kym Shaffner and Kit Snyder, both fifth-grade teachers, and third-grade teacher Marty Schuler still plan to work with children, whether as school volunteers or by tutoring.

  • Curtain coming down on Arniotes’ teaching career at EHS

    Theater and Spanish teacher Fran Arniotes figures she’s taught more than 2,500 students in her 17-year tenure at Evergreen High School.

    Arniotes has directed dozens of shows at the school, and she discussed some of the most recent while reminiscing about her time at EHS before her retirement.  

    She has a long list of plans that will keep her in the theater world but on a different level.

  • Beaty Foundation scholarships an ace in the hole for students

    A family's love for their deceased father and husband, as well as a lifelong friendship between two golfers, has meant big benefits for area high school students in recent years.

    With help from the Bob Beaty Foundation scholarships, many of those students have graduated from college and are out in the working world.

  • Aktion Club members to participate in connector trail walk

    Several members of the Aktion Club of Blue Spruce Kiwanis are planning to participate in the celebratory walk across the new connector trail leading to Evergreen Lake on June 3.

  • Car-racing team raising money for Special Needs Program of Evergreen park district

    The Geezers Racing Team of Evergreen is dedicating this season’s races to raising funds to support the Special Needs Program of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The team’s first 12-hour endurance race is scheduled for June 6 at the High Plains Raceway in Byers, said Dan Smith, one of six drivers in the competition. He and the others on the team will take turns driving a rebuilt 1984 Toyota Corolla that is sporting a new motor. Other upcoming races are scheduled in July and September.

  • Aktion Club members to participate in connector trail walk

    Several members of the Aktion Club of Blue Spruce Kiwanis are planning to participate in the celebratory walk across the new connector trail leading to Evergreen Lake on June 3.

    The club, organized by Kiwanis members four years ago, is a group of adults with disabilities who live in Evergreen and nearby mountain communities. Participants in the organization work on service projects in the community, including a recent one in which they helped build a playground at Marshdale Elementary School.